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Closing arguments delivered May 9, verdict expected May 16 “One … two … three … four … five … six.” The prosecutor paused between each number as she asked the judge to consider how long it took the murderer of DeLois Brown and her two parents to pull the trigger of a 9 mm Glock [...]

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Brooklyn Park City Council members are considering creating a commission or task force to help improve communication and community involvement related to public safety issues. Councilmember Elizabeth Knight recently introduced the idea of a public safety advisory commission. She said the suggestion stemmed from feedback of residents who would like to be better informed and [...]

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By Gina Purcell Sun Post Newspapers Ten years ago Scott Grayson, a city council member at the time, wanted to create a way for residents to gather, have a good time and get to know one another. Golden Valley had become a large city is served by multiple school districts. “Wouldn’t it be nice if [...]

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It all started with a scrapbook. Julie Thompson, a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, thought the book would be a good way to document ideas of activities to enjoy with her “little sister” Kayla. Four years later Thompson, of Brooklyn Center, and 12-year-old Kayla have developed a bond that [...]

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Construction is underway to rebuild the 45-year-old Bass Lake Road bridge over Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center. The bridge is just south of the former Brookdale Mall and new Shingle Creek Crossing development. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is leading the $2.3 million project.  The bridge and adjacent sidewalk will be closed until August. Reconstruction [...]

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A golf tournament coming to Brooklyn Park this month will benefit military families in Minnesota. Tom Hokr, co-owner of Thomas R. Hokr & Associates in Maple Grove, and retired Brigadier General Joe Kelly, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, are partnering with the Minnesota Military Family Foundation (MMFF) to present the first annual MMFF Northwest Open [...]

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Brooklyn Center Community Schools’ administration is currently reviewing applications from more than 30 candidates for an open high school principal position. Current principal Jean Sorensen recently announced her decision to step down from the role, but said she will still be a part of the district’s administrative team. “I decided to step down from the [...]

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