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NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) presented Intermediate District 287 Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski with its Educator of the Year Award at its annual conference Nov. 14. The award recognizes an educator who supports children with mental illnesses to succeed in school, a…

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City officials in Robbinsdale have decided to forego the community’s annual tree lighting and singalong. The event is typically at City Hall in early December, and features holiday music, apple cider, and Santa’s arrival via a Robbinsdale Fire Department truck.

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New or gently used winter coats and heavy jackets are being collected through Dec. 4 at Robbinsdale City Hall. The goal is to collect 500 coats. The coats will be distributed to the homeless and others that need them in the Twin Cities metro area by the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center.

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The summer’s $3.7 million construction project at Crystal Airport is complete, with the exception of the installation of precision approach path indicators that will be installed within 60 days.

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A small group of Crystal residents gathered facing the American flag and under blue skies during a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event was held at the Crystal Charles Knaebel VFW Post #494.

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The Golden Valley Community Foundation is welcoming the community members in Golden Valley and beyond to submit an application to serve on the foundation’s board or as an advisor to one of its service committees.

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Right on time, the shadow of the towering flagpole at Victory Memorial Parkway briefly aligned, as it always does, with the inscription “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” for Veterans Day. A small crowd in snow gear gathered, some bearing shovels to clear the plaza in time to obse…

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The Minnesota House and Senate seats in District 45 were claimed by DFLers in the Nov. 3 election. After results were tallied, incumbent Ann Rest emerged a victor in Senate District 45, incumbent Mike Freiberg in House District 45B, and newcomer and New Hope City Councilmember Cedrick Frazie…

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Prism Food Shelf seeks volunteers to fill food-packing shifts for the annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway in mid-November. The organization hopes to give away 1,000 turkeys and side dishes in this year’s event.

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Robbinsdale Police Sgt. Chris Woodhall is the recipient of the Minnesota J. Edgar Hoover Police Safety Award. The Clarence LaBelle VFW Post 217 in Brooklyn Park presented the award to Woodhall at the Oct. 21 Robbinsdale City Council meeting. Former Police Chief Jim Franzen offered remarks on…

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crystal city officials canceled the traditional activities of the annual Night to Unite, an evening when emergency services personnel have previously visited with residents.

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Gov. Tim Walz reiterated his commitment to the proposed Blue Line Extension/Bottineau Light Rail Transit project by making an appearance at the Oct. 8 Corridor Management Committee virtual meeting. The committee is an advisory board that advises the Metropolitan Council on BLRT design and co…

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The Hennepin Recycling Group, which includes New Hope, will host a drop-off event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Brooklyn Park Operations & Maintenance Facility, 8300 Noble Ave. N.

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A restaurant that has been at the northern end of Robbinsdale’s “Little Eat Street” for 10 years is changing ownership. Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano, a bar and restaurant on West Broadway, is leaving the hands of founders Tina and Francesco Suglia.