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Ryder Cup fever extends to northwest metro hotels

An online check reveals that there is very little hotel availability this week. Most Twin Cities hotels are full, including in the northwest suburbs, due in large part to the Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup, which features European golfers vs. U.S. golfers, is held this year at Hazeltine National Club in Chaska. It's expected to pump $350 million into the Twin Cities and some of that cash will flow into the northwest metro. People from 160 countries are expected to attend.

dumpster full of pumpkins
Pumpkin recycling
Oct 25, 2016 03:01 PM

Don't let your pumpkins go to waste, recycle them after Halloween

Don’t let your pumpkin turn into a bumpkin. Your leftover Halloween decorations can become a valuable soil amendment called compost.

CEAP in Brooklyn Center plants fruit trees
Oct 21, 2016 12:00 PM

Trees to bear fruit for food shelf

A food shelf serving families in need in the northwest metro now has an orchard that will bear fruit for years to come. Staff and volunteers for CEAP in Brooklyn Center got their hands dirty to plant 30 fruit trees outside their building along Brooklyn Boulevard.

Overview of Highway 610 and surrounding undeveloped land
Oct 21, 2016 11:58 AM

Two hotels proposed along Brooklyn Park’s 610 corridor

Brooklyn Park is getting two new hotels. They will be located in the southeast quadrant of the Minnesota 610 freeway and West Broadway. A Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites are expected to open next spring. The hotels are more proof of the building boom that is exploding along the 610 corridor.

Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center police chiefs hold a forum to talk about community and police relations
Police talk
Oct 20, 2016 12:38 PM

Local police chiefs hold community conversation

Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center police chiefs are answering questions from the public. They took part in the first of two "Community and Police Conversations" Wednesday night. A variety of topics were brought up, but race matters were at the forefront of the discussion.

Highway 610 from Brooklyn Park to Maple Grove will open soon.
Highway 610
Oct 20, 2016 12:05 PM

Highway 610 expected to open next month

It might surprise you that it was about 50 years ago when lawmakers first started talking about a new highway that could take drivers across the north metro. Before the year is over, drivers will be able to take the “north crosstown,” or Highway 610, all the way across Maple Grove.

Kids move bark and logs in this all woods playground during Brooklyn Park's Pre-K class
Nature playground
Oct 19, 2016 12:25 PM

Brooklyn Park playground inspires kids to experience nature

Brooklyn Park city run daycare, ABC Pre-K, is adopting a nature based curriculum this year. City forestry crews used left over wood pieces to make a nature focused playground called nature play space. The area encourages kids to run, jump, and use their imagination.

Bert Bouwman from Brooklyn Park's Corn Maze explains how to pick a pumpkin
Oct 18, 2016 12:20 PM

Rainy weather produces pumpkin bumper crop

Bert Bouwman's Brooklyn Park farm is chock full of autumn treats. It's a bumper crop for Bouwman this year. Thanks to a rainy summer and autumn, there are orange orbs everywhere you look. "The weather has been cooperating," Bouwman said. "My fields are very sandy, so the rain coming often, and in larger amounts than normal has helped the growing season."

Brooklyn Park City Council candidate Susan Pha
Susan Pha
Oct 12, 2016 12:46 PM

Complaint against Brooklyn Park Council candidate dismissed

An election complaint filed against Brooklyn Park City Council candidate Susan Pha has been dismissed. Administrative Law Judge James Mortenson found no probable cause that Pha violated state campaign finance laws.

Brooklyn Avenues for Homeless Youth
Homeless shelter
Oct 11, 2016 12:44 PM

Brooklyn Center concert to raise funds for youth homeless shelter

It takes about $100,000 a year to keep Brooklyn Avenues afloat. The transitional housing shelter in Brooklyn Park hopes to raise at least $15,000 with a benefit concert later this month. Brooklyn Avenues can house 11 kids and has one emergency bed. The shelter supports about 80 to 100 young people a year. Most of the youth at Brooklyn Avenues stay for 18 months, or until they turn 21. The facility has been full since opening almost two years ago, but does have a backup plan for overflow.


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.

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