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General Mills hosts PuppyFest June 23
Published June 28, 2017 at 9:30 am
Brooklyn Park may enact a moratorium on development around light rail station areas
Published June 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm
The Brooklyn Park City Council heard the first reading of an interim ordinance that would adopt a moratorium on development around the city’s five planned light rail station areas June 12. If adopted, the moratorium would last for one year, unless the council approved rescinding it early. The...
Second Harvest Heartland food bank planning to open Brooklyn Park headquarters
Published June 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm
Second Harvest Heartland, a nonprofit food bank that provides perishable and non-perishable food items to food shelves, pantries and other food distribution programs, wants to locate its new headquarters in Brooklyn Park. The food bank, which operates in 59 counties in Minnesota and western...
Northwest officials want to move forward with Bottineau Line, with or without Southwest
Published June 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm
Elected officials in the northwest suburbs want to move forward with the Bottineau Blue Line Light Rail Transit Extension project regardless of the status or future of the Southwest Green Line Extension project. Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat and Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeff Lunde said at a...
New Golden Valley liquor store promises to offer unique experience
Published June 15, 2017 at 8:53 am
Rodney Brown, of St. Louis Park, stands amazed in his Golden Valley wine shop, Cedar Lake Wine Company. “If anybody would have told me in 1992, (when I moved to Minneapolis), that 25 years later I would own my own wine store, I would say, ‘You’re out of your mind,’” he said. Brown and...
Storm damage your home? Do your homework before hiring a contractor
Published June 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry reminds homeowners to do their homework before hiring a building contractor after a storm ... or anytime.
Owner of Brooklyn Center tax business charged with tax fraud
Published June 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm
A Minneapolis woman who ran a tax preparation business in Brooklyn Center is facing 18 felony counts of tax-related offenses. Annie Mae Hester, 69, was charged June 1 by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office with a litany of felony charges, including 11 counts of knowingly preparing fraudulent...
Hotel groundbreaking on West Broadway in Brooklyn Park
Published June 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm
Brooklyn Park aims high for new job density
Published June 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm
Brooklyn Park has approximately 1,200 acres of land available for new developments, and the Economic Development Authority wants to see it filled with as many jobs as possible. The city has strived to host a total of 50,000 jobs within its limits by 2030. Based on current job projections from the...
Brooklyn Park City Council approves Cove at Northwoods Park housing development
Published June 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm
The Brooklyn Park City Council approved a preliminary plat and rezoning of 21 acres east of Winnetka Avenue between 107th and 109th Avenues for a 55-lot single family residential subdivision called Cove at Northwoods Park at its May 22 meeting. Both the plat and rezoning were approved in 6-0 votes,...