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West school briefs: Osseo school board candidate filings open
The filing period for the three Osseo School Board seats that will be up for election this fall will continue through Aug. 12. During the filing period, district residents who are interested in running for school board can file affidavits of candidacy in the superintendent's office during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through ... (more)
TCF's Earnings Jump 39% on Surge in Auto Lending
TCF Financial in Wayzata, Minn., reported a significant increase in second-quarter earnings as a surge in automobile lending and improved asset quality offset a decline in fees from deposit accounts.
The Dirt: Water gardens on parade
Want to incorporate more native plants into your landscape? There are good reasons to go native: Native plants, with their deep root systems, require minimal watering and provide habitat for birds, bees and other creatures.
A new Twin Cities restaurants rundown
Owners Birk Grudem and Christina Nguyen parlayed the success of their Hola Arepa food truck into a Nicollet Avenue dining destination.
Vacant Cargill seed plant in Ukraine seized
An idled Cargill sunflower-oil plant in Ukraine has been taken over "by a small number of armed individuals whose intentions are not clear to us," the Wayzata-based agribusiness confirmed Friday.
Wander Minnesota: Sculptures @ MN Landscape Arboretum
There's a new addition to the varied scenery at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: the Harrison Sculpture Collection at the Arboretum's highest physical point, with sculptures donated by Wayzata philanthropists Alfred and Ingrid Harrison, sculptures they'd collected from all over the world.
Twin Cities playgrounds go abroad
Volunteers dismantled playgrounds in Brooklyn Park to be donated to a group called Kids Around the World, a nonprofit that brings second-hand playground equipment to third world countries.