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Each year, Press Publications provides a comprehensive Voters’ Guide so north metro residents have the information they need in order to cast their votes for the upcoming election. The guide includes bio information and a question and answer section for candidates running for the state legis…

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Minnesota students in the class of 2021 earned an average composite score of 21.6 on the ACT college readiness exam. This score is 0.3 percentage points higher than the class of 2020. While Minnesota typically sees a participation rate of at least 90% on the ACT, just 60% of students in the …

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•Volunteers with the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department were recently recognized for their efforts in 2020 and 2021. Volunteers participate in programs that include Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Police Reserve, Trail Watch, Police Explorer and the Chaplain program. 

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CENTERVILLE — For over a year now, the Planning and Zoning Commission has been debating on whether it should recommend some changes to the city code related to outside storage in residential districts. 

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Blaine City Council members discussed restricting the retail sale of pets in the city during their Oct. 4 working session. Council Member Jason Smith originally requested council members discuss the pros and cons of the amendment, which resulted in two options: an outright ban of retail pet …

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Circle Pines resident Mildred Rivera Severseike finally got to meet her pen pal. She’s been writing to her since she was in the fourth grade — almost 50 years ago. 

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Five speakers were able to voice their opinions on a variety of topics to the school board before the public forum was closed after the allotted 15 minutes were up. 

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CENTERVILLE — Since the early ’90s, motorists traveling on Main Street and 20th Avenue have been greeted with a variety of messages: birthday greetings, anniversary wishes, graduation congratulations, event announcements and more. 

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The Centennial School Board has given its blessing for district administration to begin not only the strategic planning process but also the achievement and integration (A&I) plan. 

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Later this week, a local veteran will lace up his running shoes and attempt to do the nearly impossible — all in hopes of spurring conversations and raising awareness of veteran suicide. 

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There are two documents central to the formation of the United States—the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Each September, Constitution Week commemorates the formation and signing of the latter. It kicks off on Sept. 17, a Friday this year, on what is known as Constitution Day.

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When they wade in, most swimmers don’t give a thought to what is lurking just out of sight. Some may fear getting bit by big fish or turtles, but such occurrences are rare. The truth is, most creatures that inspire fear or disgust are completely benign, and those that pose actual threats to …

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Marissa Blahnik has lived in White Bear Lake for the past 13 years, but grew up in New Jersey. On Sept. 11, 2001, at the age of 22, Blahnik was living in northern New Jersey and commuted to Midtown, New York, for her job at Court TV. 

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LINO LAKES — When family members were not allowed to visit their loved ones during the early months of the pandemic, frontline workers provided a hand to hold and a smile, even though you couldn’t always see it behind their personal protective equipment (PPE). 

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As we look out to our once active hummingbird feeders, we’re instantly reminded that the move is on. The return of fall brings the departure of many migratory birds in the midwest. While the result is a noticeable decrease at hummingbird feeders, rare hummingbirds can sometimes use a helping…

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It’s that time of year when students are heading back to school. Press Publications asked four school districts, including the Centennial School District, about challenges in learning gaps among students in their district and how schools plan to respond to these challenges during the 2021-22…

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When students return to Centennial Schools next week, they will not be required to wear masks while in school. However, school officials recommend that they do so. 

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CENTERVILLE — The Centerville City Council has voted 3-2 (Council members Steve King and Russ Koski opposed) to approve a purchase agreement with Centra North of Coon Rapids to develop the city-owned block, which presently sits vacant.

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The Blue Heron Days parade will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, beginning at the corner of Lake Drive and Market Place Drive in Lino Lakes. For the first time in 17 years, however, it will be without Steve Falkers and his horse and carriage, who annually led the Anoka County 4-H throug…

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LINO LAKES — Although the topic has come up a couple of times in the past and then gone down the drain, this time it is likely to stick. The city of Lino Lakes is one step closer to officially establishing a stormwater utility.

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During a recent visit to a city council meeting, the reigning Lino Lakes Ambassadors and the new ambassador candidates invited the council, and members of the public, to attend the 2021 coronation on Friday, June 20.

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The main message a local family hopes to get across by sharing their son’s health scare is to never ignore the warning signs. 

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“Welcome to Crumbls!” This is the greeting customers will experience when walking into Crumbl Cookies, opening this Thursday in Shoreview.