Brooklyn Park

I’m not one to mince words: I enjoy receiving gifts. It’s a line I’ve toed for years and one I stand by to this day. Presents are awesome! Why, just the other day, I received a gift in the mail that I apparently bought myself several days prior on the internet. It was a pleasant […]

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A 20-year-old Columbia Heights man was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-94 in Brooklyn Park at approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, according to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report. The driver of a Chrysler sedan reportedly saw the man identified as Trevon Tucker waving his hands in the right-hand lane of eastbound […]

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Students at Hennepin Technical College had a chance to receive free flu shots and educate themselves with health resources at the college’s second annual student health fair. The Nov. 12 “Be Healthy HTC” event allowed students at the school’s Brooklyn Park campus to not only get complimentary flu shots and stress-relieving chair massages, but to […]

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Since the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, overall suspensions at Robbinsdale Area Schools are down 79.8 percent from the same time last year. Across the board decreases have been seen in every student group as follows: American Indian, 62.9 percent decrease; Asian-Pacific Islander, 83.3 percent decrease; Latino, 87.2 percent decrease; African American, 79.9 percent […]

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A 61-year-old Brooklyn Park pedestrian, identified as Meshu B. Lamu, was killed  while crossing Highway 252 at 73rd Avenue at about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in Brooklyn Park, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. The state patrol believes two southbound vehicles struck the person, and they did not stop afterward. The patrol is “looking for a […]

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Thanksgiving. Once upon a time, it was a day where American families got together, tuned into the Macy’s Day Parade, watched football, ate everything in existence and were lulled into a deep, delicious sleep caused by a near-lethal combination of tryptophan and the aftermath of a sugar rush from the seven slices of pie you […]

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A new initiative created by Hennepin County is aiming to be more aggressive in ending the sexual exploitation of youth, placing higher penalties on the traffickers and protecting and supporting the children affected. This August, after passing the Safe Harbor Act in 2011, the State of Minnesota fully implemented its “No Wrong Door” initiative, which […]

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