The nutrition services department at Robbinsdale Area Schools strives to introduce students to new fruits and vegetables, according to Katie Wahl, director of the department. Through funding from the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, the schools are developing student’s awareness of a …
Brooklyn Center’s Community Emergency Assistance Program’s Meals on Wheels program is merging with Crystal-based Northwest Suburban Dinner at Your Door program July 1, becoming the third largest Meals on Wheels provider in Minnesota.
Michelle Coulon’s biggest piece of advice is to never say never. Soured by her experiences growing up as a twin, Coulon shied away from the possibility of adopting twins when she and her husband, Jon, went through the foster care process.
The members of the Robbinsdale Human Rights Commission tried to tackle how to go about a future forum on race at a June 24 special meeting. The consensus at the end of the nearly two-hour meeting was that a slow-burn approach would be much more effective, with next month’s forum being a shor…
Members of the public have an absolute right to ask questions of Robbinsdale Area Schools officials, Helen Bassett, the vice-chair of the Robbinsdale School Board said at a June 22 work session. They can ask anything they want to ask because it’s their money, she added.
Artist Lili Payne’s work will appear in a public corridor of Roseville from July through Halloween. Payne, of Robbinsdale, designed one of 20 large rose statues for public art exhibition Roseville in Bloom.
Two separate shootings took place at the same location in Crystal on consecutive nights, with one person dying and three being taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Carlton Jenkins, the superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, has been announced as a finalist for a superintendent position at Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin. He is one of two candidates being considered in the final selection process.
The Crystal City Council on June 16 approved a resolution designating the polling locations for the remaining elections in 2020, locations that will be different from those utilized in the past.
The Crystal Multicultural Advisory Committee is a group of volunteers who advise the Crystal Police Department on how to better communicate with, serve, and understand the needs of a diverse community.
Robbinsdale Area Schools Nutrition Services is extending its free meal program through the summer. Meals are available to all aged 18 and younger from 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Crystal offers financing assistance to homeowners for home maintenance and energy improvements through grants. The city’s Economic Development Authority provides a grant of 20% of the eligible costs, 40% for some sanitary sewer projects, for home improvement projects. The requirements includ…
A contract to reconstruct a portion of Beard and Chowen avenues was awarded, despite being $788,000 over budget, by the Robbinsdale City Council. The City Council unanimously voted to award the contract June 16 per staff advice that a rebid would likely not bring in any lower bids.
Three more people were shot and injured Monday evening outside of a restaurant along the 5200 block of West Broadway in Crystal.
The officials at PRISM are asking the community for paper and zip-seal plastic bags to hold food and hygiene donations. The organization asks that the paper bag donations be double-bagged. Zip-seal plastic bags are needed in all sizes: sandwich, quart and gallon. Donations can be dropped off…
The Robbinsdale Human Rights Commission will present a community forum on race and equity issues 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Due to COVID-19 constraints, the event will be viewable online at ccxmedia.org. The forum will also be broadcast live to residents with cable television on channel 16.
The Office of the State Auditor was petitioned by eligible voters of Robbinsdale Area Schools to examine 17 areas of concern between July 1, 2015, and March 31, 2019, State Auditor Julie Blaha said at the Robbinsdale School Board meeting June 15.
Mark Welna treated health care workers at St. Therese of New Hope to a meal last week. Welna, owner of Welna Ace Hardware in downtown Robbinsdale, said the meal came to fruition through a conversation with the owners of the neighboring business, Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano.
A Robbinsdale man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly assaulting and dragging a woman underneath his car, killing her in the morning hours of May 29 in north Minneapolis.
In a recorded online message distributed via YouTube, Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering represented her department in extending condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd, the man who died May 25 while in custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.
The NEAR Food Shelf, 5209 West Broadway, Crystal, opened June 3 after being closed since March 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robbinsdale Cooper High School’s first-ever virtual graduation ceremony premiered June 4 on YouTube. The event included most of the trappings of a traditional commencement: speeches and formal acknowledgment from the school board, all pre-recorded and stitched together by local company Kemme…
Robbinsdale Area Schools Superintendent Carlton Jenkins virtually addresses the 435 graduating students in Armstrong High School’s Class of 2020. “Take your rightful place. Go out and transform the world and continue to fight for human decency as you have shown those skill sets here in Distr…
Ramon Arrington II is a junior and member of the football team at Robbinsdale Cooper High School. He and his mom went to the U.S. Bank Stadium parking lot in Minneapolis to drop off supplies for community members affected by the protests. It was the weekend after protests began in response t…
The filing period for various local offices ended June 2. This year, elections will be held for open seats in the U.S. Senate and House, Minnesota Legislature, Hennepin County, Three Rivers Park District and city and school board elections. This includes city council elections in the cities …
Cynthia Bergquist, an education assistant at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School, was selected as Robbinsdale Area Schools 2020 Education Assistant of the Year. Bergquist works with students in the special education resource room and provides additional support in classrooms.
The city of Crystal is seeking volunteers who want to be more involved in the community by participating on boards, commissions and task forces.