Robbinsdale

The Step To It Challenge runs May 4-31 By Shonna Korsmoe Murphy News Service After a long winter, Hennepin County is encouraging its citizens to get out and get moving with the annual Step To It Challenge. For the sixth year in a row, 24 participating communities in Hennepin County will be holding the Step [...]

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The Bridge for Youth, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit serving runaway, homeless and abandoned youth from area suburbs was recently awarded a five-year $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will provide $186,000 per year. The money will provide shelter for 18 months, counseling and case management, life skills education and [...]

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Six volunteers have been awarded the Three Rivers Park District’s Distinguished Volunteer Service Award for their outstanding contributions to the parks. “The Distinguished Volunteer Service Award is a way to acknowledge outstanding representatives of our dedicated park volunteers,” says Deb Vosler, volunteer coordinator for the Park District. “In 2013, 823 ongoing volunteers donated more than [...]

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North Hennepin Community College will host its annual Earth Week celebration from April 21-26 in collaboration with the Osseo Public School District’s American Indian Education’s annual Wacipi. This year’s theme – food – will promote a deeper understanding of the interconnections between food and health, culture, recycling, waste reduction, science and social justice, and will [...]

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On April 15, the Robbinsdale City Council unanimously voted to appoint Acting Police Chief Jim Franzen as the city’s newest police chief. Franzen  fills the position vacated by former chief Steve Smith, who resigned in March after being arrested in a prostitution sting in Coon Rapids. The newly-minted chief spoke metaphorically about the events that [...]

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