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UPDATED: Officer-involved shooting in Crystal near Bassett Creek Park
Youth practice bicycle safety in Golden Valley
Published May 9, 2017 at 8:00 am
Reaction to American Health Care Act passage falls along party lines among Minnesota members of Congress
Published May 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm
By Tad Johnson and Seth Rowe Reaction to the May 4 approval of the American Health Care Act in the U.S. House has gone along party lines, much like the vote. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a DFLer who represents Minneapolis and many of the nearby suburbs in the 5th Congressional District, said in a...
New Crystal police officer sworn in April 19
Published April 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm
New Crystal Police Department officer Steven Parker was sworn into duty at an April 19 City Council meeting. Parker graduated from Annandale High School and attended college at St. Cloud Technical College and St. Cloud State University. He later joined the Marine Corps and attended Officer...
Crystal Council tackles unusually lengthy list of liquor sales violations at April 19 meeting
Published April 25, 2017 at 10:00 am
Five of six offending establishments fined, spared license suspensions By Laci Gagliano Sun Post Newspapers The Crystal City Council doled out an unusually high number of civil penalties for underage alcohol sales at the April 19 meeting. Six Crystal businesses, including liquor stores and...
Crystal Police Department to release first draft of body-worn camera policy
Published April 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Opportunity for public feedback is Tuesday, May 16 By Laci Gagliano Sun Post Newspapers The Crystal Police Department will soon roll out a body-worn camera program, and has drafted its first round of policies for the program, which the city council approved in February. A pilot version of the...
Duininck: Proposed transit cuts would be deep, opposite of what is needed
Published April 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm
Conference committee considering transportation funding bills that increase road funding, cut SWLRT, $53 million from Metro Transit The Transportation Finance Conference Committee hosted a hearing April 20 at the State Capitol on the House and Senate omnibus transportation bills that are part of...
Transparency, clearer picture of fiscal expenditures a 2018 Crystal City Council goal
Published April 19, 2017 at 9:20 am
Council previews upcoming budget assumptions, lays out clearer view at work session By Laci Gagliano Sun Post Newspapers The Crystal City Council previewed the 2018 budget at a work session April 13. The city’s contracted finance director, Jean McGann, presented an overview of what the city can...
Osseo Area School Board approves AIM budget
Published April 16, 2017 at 2:29 pm
The Osseo Area School Board approved its 2018 Achievement and Integration for Minnesota budget and plan at its April 4 special meeting. The plan and budget, which account for $4.4 million in district spending, were approved in a 4-2 vote, with Boardmembers Jessica Craig and Stephanie Fortner...
Perpich Center for Arts Education would be abolished under House bill
Published April 6, 2017 at 8:00 am
The fate of Perpich Center for Arts Education, in Golden Valley, is in the hands of Minnesota legislators after the March 3 introduction of a bill to abolish the school. Republican Reps. Jenifer Loon, Eden Prairie-District 48B, Sondra Erickson, Princeton-District 15A, and Cal Bahr, East...
Blue Line Extension flyover video released
Published March 21, 2017 at 11:50 am