Brooklyn Center

Thai exchange student hopes to take up skiing, practice English When the school year started on Sept. 2, most students found new teachers, new friends, and new classes mixed in with the familiar faces and places of their schools. For Rattiyaporn “Benz” Chokkoon, a Thai exchange student studying at Cooper High School, just about everything [...]

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Accuses management of retaliation following summer demonstration This article was edited at 10:59 a.m. Oct. 31 to include a statement from North Memorial. The National Labor Relations Board has alleged that North Memorial Healthcare retaliated against some of its unionized employees and engaged in other unfair labor practices after a demonstration outside the hospital’s Robbinsdale campus last [...]

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Tim Wise, author of “White Like Me,” will present “Beyond Diversity: Challenging Racism in an Age of Backlash,” noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in CBT Grand Hall at North Hennepin Community College. The lecture will be free, and the 2-4 p.m. diversity training session will cost $15 per person. Wise’s lecture critiques “diversity” [...]

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North Hennepin Community College will be hosting an evening of music with Jon Vezner 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in its Center for Business and Technology Grand Hall to celebrate the contributions and impact of our alumni and recent retirees. Vezner, a musician, singer and songwriter who was honored as NHCC’s 2012 Distinguished Alumnus, will [...]

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Brooklyn Center Election Day ballots will include an array of races on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Voters will cast ballots for Brooklyn Center mayor, the Brooklyn Center City Council, the Osseo School Board, the Robbinsdale School Board, the Three Rivers Park District Board, Hennepin County Sheriff, Hennepin County District Attorney, county judges, state representatives, governor, U.S. [...]

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The Think Again Brooklyns group hosted a forum on citizen engagement and the importance of voting, two weeks away from Election Day. The Tuesday, Oct. 21, meeting, hosted at Brooklyn Park City Hall, featured three speakers talking about voter turnout, citizens’ relationships with legislators, and the importance of civic engagement in regards to the legislative [...]

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