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Community and Police Conversations

The Multicultural Advisory Committee of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park present the first in a series of Community and Police Conversations. An interactive approach to strengthen and revitalize community and police relations.

Rake up leaves in your street
Fall leaves
Oct 04, 2016 03:26 PM

Don't leave your leaves rake 'em up: Tales from Tim's Recycling Bin

Just like paper or cans, leaves can be recycled into a valuable new product. In this case: compost. Here's what you can do.

Adult deer peaking from behind a tree
Sep 30, 2016 06:05 PM

Northwest suburbs try to reduce deer-vehicle collisions

It happens fast and often in Minnesota. A deer comes out of nowhere and collides with a car or truck. "If you're going at a high rate of speed sometimes the animal can end up coming through the windshield into the car," said Dominick Wareham of the Maple Grove Police Department. Maple Grove has about 60 deer-vehicle accidents a year. Detective Wareham, who organizes hunts to thin the population, says everybody knows someone who's hit a deer—it even happened to him.

Ryder Cup
Sep 29, 2016 05:55 PM

Edinburgh USA gets Ryder Cup bounce

Brooklyn Park’s Edinburgh USA golf course filled with international flavor. They came from the across the pond, from the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, just to watch and play golf. Some of the Ryder Cup fanatics flocked to Edinburgh USA Thursday to get in a few rounds.

Pilot George Felix flies out of Crystal Airport
Crystal Airport
Sep 28, 2016 06:16 PM

Runway changes proposed for Crystal Airport

Crystal Airport has about 41,000 small planes take off or land each year. Flight instructors say it's ideal for new pilots.

LRT Corridor Design Update
Sep 26, 2016 11:30 AM

Designing the look of light rail along West Broadway

Last week, Brooklyn Park city officials held a two-day workshop that focuses on the design elements of light rail transit, which includes everything from sidewalks to bike lanes to plant life along the light rail corridor.

Diversifying the Police Force
Sep 26, 2016 11:25 AM

Diversifying the Police force

The Brooklyn Park Police Department hopes to recruit cadets that represent the diversity of the city.​

Wokie Freeman
Sep 25, 2016 09:46 PM

Meet Brooklyn Park's New Assistant City Manager

Brooklyn Park's New Assistant City Manager Wokie Freeman was recently the feature interview in the Mshale Newspaper.

Road Closed

I-94 Ramps at Hwy 81 Closing

The I-94 on and off ramps at Hwy 81 (Bottineau Blvd) will close for six weeks starting September 26.​

Tyler Moroles of the DFL Latino Caucus
Latino vote
Sep 23, 2016 12:28 PM

Major parties make push for local Latino vote

In a meeting room at the Brookdale Library, a small group gathered Sept. 12 to mark the return of the Latino DFL caucus. "It was basically inactive and dormant," said Tyler Moroles, a DFL volunteer who's spearheading the effort to revitalize the Latino DFL caucus, but he admits it will be an uphill battle. "[Latinos] have a lack of motivation to vote because they feel like no political party really speaks for their voice," Moroles said.

Request for Proposals (RFP)
Sep 21, 2016 02:00 PM

RFP for Legal Services

Proposals will be received at City Hall until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016, for prosecution legal services (City Prosecutor) for the City of Brooklyn Park.

Phala Austin holds daughter Maelea who is on the Autism spectrum
Sep 21, 2016 12:41 PM

Respite care for families dealing with autism

Brooklyn Park parents Jontue and Phala Austin have their hands full raising two young children. Maelea, 7, and Naomi, 4, are on the autism spectrum. "Naomi definitely makes her needs more apparent, she can articulate her thoughts, she can just say what she wants. Mealea, not so much so," says Jontue Austin. "She is receptive to language, but in terms of expressing language, she has always had issues with that." The difficulty in communication makes it difficult for the Austins to find childcare.​

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