New Hope

The Emergency Foodshelf Network, located in New Hope, announced a name change in September. The organization will now be known as The Food Group. “Emergency Foodshelf Network no longer describes the depth and breadth of their work in the community,” according to a spokesman. The organization offers all the same programs only now it is [...]

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To the Editor: I have served on the New Hope City Council since 2009. I have had the opportunity to work with Council Members John Elder and Dan Stauner for almost six years now. In that time, we’ve had respectful arguments and constructive discussions. Sometimes I change their minds. Sometimes they change mine. Sometimes we [...]

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It never fails to amaze me how in the face of a very serious and very real calamity, some people have the uncanny ability to exacerbate the situation with needless rumor-spreading and unfounded doomsday prophecy. Sometimes, it’s because of genuine yet misled fear. Sometimes, it’s to capitalize on the vulnerabilities and even gullibility of the [...]

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Robbinsdale Area Schools Early Childhood Family Education  will be holding their 40th anniversary celebration 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25 at the New Hope Learning Center, 8301 47th Ave. N. All past, present, and future program participants are invited. The 1974 Minnesota Legislature funded the piloting of six early childhood education programs. Today, such [...]

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Post-fire, Crystal Cafe repairs took months instead of days After a March grease fire left his restaurant covered in a fine chemical dust, Crystal Cafe owner Doug Staricha estimated it would be open by St. Patrick’s Day or thereabouts. Instead, a tangle of problems meant the cafe’s re-opening was delayed for months. The eatery recently [...]

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To the Editor: The current New Hope City Council has been in place since 2008. This team revamped the budget, held the line on spending, worked with residents to preserve our waterways and fought for our shared fire department. Without this council team, all the new residential and commercial developments happening in this city, including [...]

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by Ryan Schleicher Sun FOCUS Newspapers Park Center has advanced to the state tournament with a 2-1 win over Totino-Grace in the Section 5A championship on Thursday, Oct. 16. Scoring didn’t take long to kick in either. Most people weren’t even situated in their seats yet, cups of coffee still too hot to sip, but [...]

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