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This summer, printmaking artist Amy Sands had work selected to appear in the 2020 International Biennial Print Exhibit at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Sands was one of four American artists featured in the exhibit of 164 submissions. The exhibit is the result of a rigorous juried…

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With a global pandemic stretching family budgets in unexpected ways this year, the coats donated to Community Emergency Assistance Programs through the Pilgrim Dry Cleaners Coats for Kids drive are a “godsend,” said Clare Brumback, CEO of Brooklyn Center-based Community Emergency Assistance …

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When COVID-19 suddenly shut down Minnesota schools in March, food service staff scrambled when they learned that providing meals to go for students was part of the plan for distance learning. When the Osseo School District resumed Distance Learning on Monday, Sept. 14, all students again hav…

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The City of Robbinsdale is accepting registrations for National Night Out block parties, which will occur Oct. 6. Due to COVID-19, block parties will not be visited by local public safety officials, sharing of food and drink is being discouraged and street closures may be prohibited. Accordi…

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Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations. With hurricanes affecting blood donations in the southern United States and COVID-19, donors are urgently needed to help maintain a stable supply of blood.

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A Fournier has kept the city of New Hope safe since 1972. First was Don Fournier, a member of the New Hope Fire Department (now the West-Metro Fire Rescue District) for 20 years. After a one-year gap, his son, Tim Fournier, joined the ranks of the New Hope Police Department. Now, as the depa…

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Last week was a rainy, chilly chapter in Minnesota summer weather. Of course, it was enjoyed by some, like Robbinsdale photographer Bryan Frost. Frost captured this enchanting photo of the Crystal Lake fishing pier, cloaked in the early morning dew on Sept. 10.

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The Robbinsdale Chamber of Commerce opted to make its annual fair of business booths into a virtual event this year. A list of all of the promotions and deals as part of this event are available on the chamber website, robbinsdalechamber.com.

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Writer and jazz saxophonist Richard Terrill, of New Hope, will read poems from his new collection, “What Falls Away Is Always: Poems and Conversations” and perform with the Larry McDonough Quartet during a Sept. 13 book launch event.

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Corinne Williams has always had an “entrepreneurial spirit.” Her mother, Sarah Williams, said her daughter’s first stint to making a buck began at age 3 or 4. A toddling Corinne invited family members to an art gallery full of her own handmade work, priced according to what she thought they …

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The entry period for New Hope’s annual In Focus photo contest is now open. The competition gives local photographers the opportunity to showcase their photography skills while exploring what makes New Hope a great community to live, work and play.

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NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness), McCubbin Training and LeadingAge Minnesota have created a free, online training on self-care for senior workers during COVID-19. The training helps caregivers develop personal strategies for managing stress and practicing self-care as the…