Monthly Archives: December 2008

UPDATE: Fire blamed on electrical short

by John Gessner and Jeff Achen Thisweek Newspapers An electrical short caused the Dec. 22 fire that ravaged a Burnsville apartment building and left nearly 200 people homeless, Burnsville Fire Marshal Doug Nelson said Dec. 31. A faulty wire that … Continue reading

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Variety is the spice for CR concerts

Another celebration of music and art is about to get under way in Coon Rapids.

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2008 brought change to School District 191

Metcalf Junior High chess coach Brian Ribnick stands on the new “chess patio,” a giant chess board that’s a tribute to the school’s outsized accomplishments in competitive chess. It was built over the summer and dedicated in September. Photo by … Continue reading

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BHS student plays Tournament of Roses

Afternoons spent surfing the waves and lounging on California’s sunny beaches seems a delightful way for a Minnesota girl to spend a winter holiday. Rachel Miller, a member of Blaine High School’s marching band, will march in the world-famous Tournament … Continue reading

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Blaine City Council reviews contract towing draft RFP

Blaine City Council members recently agreed that a full-blown request for proposal (RFP) process might not be the best way to approach contract towing services.

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New year brings healthier kids, thanks to FCCLA

Yoga, reindeer chow and the Cha Cha Slide were the order of the day recently for a group of Westwood Middle School (WWMS) students. Spring Lake Park High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members recently hosted … Continue reading

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New Ham Lake council member watches budget

In the current economic climate, new Ham Lake Councilmember Tom Johnson believes the city may have to tighten its belt even further.

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Hospital has holiday cheer on Christmas Eve

They dashed down the halls faster than Dancer, Prancer and Rudolph delivering gifts on a cold December night.

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North Metro Storage gets beautification grant

North Metro Storage is the latest business to receive a Ham Lake Beautification Grant.

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Ham Lake hopes to rebuild Highway 65 service road

The city of Ham Lake will once again try to acquire half-a-million dollars from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to reconstruct the service road on the west side of Highway 65 from 176th to 179th avenues.

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