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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Raising six children did not appear very strenuous or troublesome for my parents, they enjoyed us kids a great deal (and they both had God-given wisdom in keeping us in line). 

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V. John Ella has filed to run for City Council in Robbinsdale’s Ward 2. The current council member, Dan Rogan, has announced he would not be running for re-election. Ward 2 comprises the eastern portion of the city.

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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Starting June 1, CenterPoint Energy began utility work on Winnetka Avenue (County Road 156) between 10th and 42nd avenues in Crystal, Golden Valley and New Hope. Weather permitting, utility work is expected to be completed by November.