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The Jaycee Park playground, the oldest operating playground in the New Hope, will receive play structure improvements this year. The improvements at the park on Independence Circle will include complete replacement of the play structures and the base for the structures.

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On a 3-2 vote, the Golden Valley City Council on March 5 approved an increase in the mayor’s and council members’ salaries, as well as unanimously approving a payment of $50 for each meeting the city officials “are directed or designated to attend, up to a maximum of $150 per month.”

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Robbinsdale moved closer to the adoption of Tobacco 21 policies at the Feb. 19 city council meeting. Council members reviewed the possibility of raising the legal age to purchase tobacco within the city to 21 and restricting the sale of e-cigarette/vaping devices and mint, menthol and winter…

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Biomerics, a medical manufacturing company with a facility in Brooklyn Park, committed to creating 120 new jobs between 2017 and Feb. 1, 2019 after the Brooklyn Park’s City Council asked the state for a $1 million loan on its behalf. After Biomerics fell short by 64 jobs, the council approve…

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As the deadline for congressional or presidential action on Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians creeps ever closer, Liberians, their supporters, and elected officials rallied at the State Capitol Feb. 22, calling for either a presidential extension of DED or legislative action to prote…

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Both Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park are now on the record asking for a path to citizenship for Liberians after Brooklyn Center’s City Council declared support for Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure immigration status at its Feb. 11 meeting.

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Representatives from Golden Valley and the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission will speak with members of the community about proposed improvements on and near the intersection of Medicine Lake Road and Winnetka Avenue. The open house will be 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Brookview.