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Minnesota: Persevere, Teach for America, persevere: Pioneer Press editorial
We've followed the Minnesota ups and downs of Teach for America, the nonprofit that recruits best-and-brightest college graduates to serve in classrooms where needs are greatest.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
New housing, grocery slated for New Hope
Development is hopping in New Hope, with three housing proposals and a Hy-Vee supermarket that would be the first grocery in the city in years.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Hennepin County holds 'emergency' town hall meeting after record year of heroin overdose deaths
The town hall forum, which is open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Av.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Good Question 'Reply All': Hair Nets, Days Of The Week & Buttons
Don from Brooklyn Park, Minn., asked: If you work in a restaurant, are you required to wear a hair net? According to the Minnesota Food Code, people preparing food have to wear something to restrain their hair, whether it be a hat, hairnet or some other kind of hair restraint.
Many Twin Cities golf sites changing course
From new clubhouses to total makeovers, operations in numerous cities diversify to make money and slow the losses from fewer rounds being played.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
FBI, Brooklyn Park Police Search For Bank Robber
The FBI and Brooklyn Park Police are looking for a man who robbed a U.S. Bank by gunpoint Thursday afternoon.
Brooklyn Park teen gets 34 years in shooting of Minneapolis boy, 13
A Brooklyn Park teen who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy on a Minneapolis street in a case of mistaken identity was sentenced Thursday to more than 34 years in prison.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Brooklyn Park loses Parks Director Jon Oyanagi to Ramsey County
News of Jon Oyanagi's departure comes four months after a divided City Council rejected a government reorganization plan under which several positions, including Oyanagi's, would have been eliminated and two others created.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
West metro town briefs: Step to It Challenge registration open
Residents of 24 cities can register now for the Step to It Challenge, which pits residents of different cities against each other to see who can be the most active from May 4 to 31. Thousands of people are expected to compete in Bloomington , Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park , Champlin, Crystal, Eden Prairie , Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple ... (more)
Driver Honored For Saving Kids From Smoking Bus
A quick thinking school bus driver was honored Tuesday for his actions after saving children last month from a bus that was on fire.
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He has a story to tell
Kevin Kling, renowned storyteller, will be a guest speaker at the Northland Community and Technical College Theater at 7 p.m. on April 16. Kling is best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and his storytelling stage shows like "Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log."
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Hennepin County Crews Fill Potholes with 'Hot Patch Mix'
With more than 2,100 lane miles of roadways in Hennepin County, there is no shortage of potholes for crews to fix.
Ramsey County Parks director to retire
Greg Mack has been the director of Ramsey County Parks and Recreation since 1988.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
St. Cloud Times
Thousands head to Sauk Rapids for WingFest
Thousands head to Sauk Rapids for WingFest on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/05/thousands-head-sauk-rapids-wingfest/7361655/ Annual WingFest in Sauk Rapids is an official start to spring for some participants, who are advised to come early, come hungry.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Engage Technologies Acquires Shrink Sleeve Supplier
Engage Technologies Corp., the Brooklyn Park, Minn.-based parent company of Squid Ink Manufacturing, Eastey Enterprises and Cogent Technologies, acquired NAFM, a manufacturer and supplier of shrink sleeve and labeling solutions.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
KEYC Television, Mankato, MN
4 injured in Brooklyn Park apartment fire
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - Four people have been hurt in an apartment fire in Brooklyn Park.
4 injured in Brooklyn Park apartment fire
Fire officials say the blaze started about 1 a.m. at the Huntington Place apartment complex.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Solution to future propane problems eluding Minnesota lawmakers
When state lawmakers rushed to approve $20 million in emergency heating aid in February, there was lots of talk about coming back to address the deeper structural issues that contributed to the severe propane shortage and consequent price spike.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Ramsey County taps Brooklyn Park official to lead parks and rec department
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation will soon have a new director. County Manager Julie Kleinschmidt named Jon Oyanagi to begin the position on May 5. He replaces Greg Mack, who is retiring.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Twin Cities Daily Planet
Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee sells Microfinance Bank to Liberian diaspora
Kabh, a produce vendor in Monrovia, Liberia is one of the recipients of loans from Liberty Finance, a microfinance bank started by Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee.