Monthly Archives: August 2009

Charlie Jablonsky enjoys woodworking’s challenges

Twenty years ago, Charlie Jablonsky and a friend from work talked each other into taking up woodworking as a hobby. In the two decades since,  Jablonsky has made thousands of items, from pens to toys to clocks to baskets to … Continue reading

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Sen. Klobuchar says new GI bill rewards sacrifice

Sen. Amy Klobuchar — In the past month, Minnesota has been sadly reminded about the deep sacrifice that our men and women in uniform make on behalf of our country.  As we mourn the loss of five brave soldiers, we … Continue reading

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Forest Lake Brewers knocked out of state tourney

For the second straight year, it's the second round and out for the Forest Lake Brewers at the Minnesota Baseball Association Class C State Tournament. — Forest Lake Times

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Road closings begin in Coon Rapids

Two roads will be closed in Coon Rapids early this week for sewer repair work. Today (Monday, Aug. 31), Northdale Boulevard was shut down from Olive to Ilex streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  for repairs of two sanitary … Continue reading

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Cyclist, 13, struck by car in serious condition

A 13-year-old Coon Rapids boy was listed in serious condition at Hennepin County Medical Center today (Monday, Aug. 31) suffering from injuries he received when the bicycle he was riding collided with a car the evening of Aug. 28. Victor … Continue reading

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Guide dog motivates Spring Lake Park blind woman

When a visitor comes to Kathy Keenan's door, he might be greeted by a jump and a smooch from a rambunctious Liesl, Keenan's guide dog. But when Keenan, 60, of Spring Lake Park harnesses Liesl, the dainty lab knows it's … Continue reading

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New hours at Minnesota Historical Society Library start Sept. 8

To serve visitors better in the midst of a reduction in the Minnesota Historical Society's operating budget, hours for the library will change to reflect highest demand visitation times. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, new hours will be Tuesdays, noon to … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s new star to begin rail service Nov. 16

The Metropolitan Council today (Monday, Aug. 31) announced that the Northstar commuter rail line will begin passenger service on Monday, Nov. 16.

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Speedway news

Five local weightlifters who train at The Gym in Elk River won their respective divisions at the Minnesota Raw Bench Press Association meet Feb. 8 in Lonsdale.

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Fall levy vote unlikely for Lakeville schools

School Board deadlocked, faces Sept. 8 deadline for 2009 referendum; levy question near certainty in 2010 by Derrick Williams Thisweek Newspapers Thought the public was split on the idea of the Lakeville Area School District asking for more property tax … Continue reading

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