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Crossroads Church to launch Dec. 3 in Hastings

A new church is coming to Hastings with the intention of bringing a movement and a place for community. Crossroads Church, located at 225 33rd St. W., will open Dec. 3 for the first worship services at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Crossroads is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church of America (ECC). It i

HASTINGS STAR GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 13:06:00

Improving awareness of sex trafficking: local goup addresses an issue that's already touched Hastings

"I didn't know about sex trafficking until I was in the middle of it." Those words came from Brianna, a young adult who was saved from sex trafficking before she was in too deep. Her story was part of a recent Human Trafficking Education and Awareness class hosted by the Hastings Anti-trafficking C


HHS students perform at Jazz and the Winds concert

The concert featured the Hastings High School Jazz Ensembles and Concert Bands. The performances were directed by Jim Jacobsen and Duane Oldham. The Varsity Band, Jazz II, Concert Band, Jazz I and Wind Ensemble performed a variety of music for the audience.

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-11-20 21:12:16

Conflict of interest? Newport Planning Commission chair sells land, votes to recommend development

The city attorney has determined Newport Planning Commission chair Kevin Haley had a conflict of interest in while voting on and discussing the new Bailey Meadows development. Haley recently entered into a purchase agreement to sell land where homes will be built next year in the northeast corner of


Bailey Meadows development approved in Newport amid opposition

A split city council voted to approve construction with conditions on the Bailey Meadows development planned for the northeast corner of Newport. The development will consist of just under 200 single-family and villa homes on about 64 acres. Matt Pavek, with developer Golden Valley Homes, said the h


Semi truck fire near Woodbury causes delays

A westbound lane on Interstate 94 opened again shortly before noon Monday after a truck hauling more than a ton of frozen seafood ignited early that morning. Lt. Tiffani Nielson with the Minnesota State Patrol said the truck's driver smelled smoke and pulled over to the shoulder near Century Avenue


New Thanksgiving weekend 5K race in Cottage Grove ruffles feathers in local Hale to the Bird event

The organizers of a local 5K are not thankful another race has been scheduled in Cottage Grove two days after their Turkey Day event. Since 2010, the annual Hale to the Bird 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving morning has drawn local runners and walkers to the 3.1-mile course that begins and ends in Hamlet

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-11-20 02:00:00

Weird weather we're having. Can we move on from climate change denial?

I've often wondered how people deny the overwhelming scientific evidence that our planet is warming, weather world-wide is getting weird and that human activities are causing it. I guess it's that many of us would rather deny overwhelming evidence than admit that we need to change our ways. But ther

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-11-20 20:03:30

Pinetree Patchworkers quilts on display at the Brainerd Public Library

The Brainerd Public Library now has four types of community quilts made by the Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Guild on display until mid-January. Quilts include: Crisis Quilts: Made by the Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Guild and other area quilters, are given to children 18 years old or younger through

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-11-20 18:31:00

CliftonLarsonAllen Announces Career Achievements in Brainerd

Brainerd, MN (November 1, 2017) - CLA believes the best way to serve our clients and communities is to support our people in building careers that match their personal and professional aspirations. We are thrilled to express our congratulations and announce the following individuals who have reached

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-11-19 01:14:00

Area broadband projects held up as example at statewide conference

Resilient Region leaders joined more than 150 broadband leaders from across rural Minnesota last month to compare approaches to expanding access to, and use of, high-speed internet. Attending were Maureen Ideker of Essentia Health, Joe Buttweiler of Consolidated Telecommunications Co. and Dawn Espe

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-11-20 16:01:00

Be a Santa to a senior

Since 2003, with the help of more than 60,000 volunteers, Be a Santa to a Senior-an important holiday program for Brainerd lakes area seniors-has provided over 2 million gifts. Be a Santa to a Senior provides companionship, holiday cheer and gifts to seniors who may otherwise not receive a gift this

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-11-20 17:01:00

Nisswa: Road improvement plan, funding options presented

Striving to get a better handle on how best to fund and fix city roads into the future, the Nisswa City Council met Wednesday, Nov. 8, to hear ideas. All council members and the mayor attended a city public works committee meeting where Heather Casperson, from PFM Financial, presented information. J

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-11-20 14:01:00

Keeping the community in Thanksgiving

In the run-up to your memorable Thanksgiving meal with friends and family, take a moment to consider how blessed we are in the Aitkin area to have so many local food options to include. By purchasing locally-produced poultry, meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits, breads, wild rice and wine for this specia

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

Calling the kettle red: Salvation Army launches holiday campaign

BAXTER-Armed to the teeth with hot chocolate and sweets, the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army marched into Cub Foods at noon Friday to kick off the annual Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign is slated to run Nov. 17-Dec. 23. They're building off last year's victories-in 2016, 202 people volunteered for m

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-11-19 10:01:00

Roads to grandma's house should be busy

Despite an uptick in gasoline prices across the nation, holiday travelers are coming out in force-on the ground in public transit or personal vehicles, through the skies on airliners-in what is anticipated to be the largest Thanksgiving surge since 2005. While average gas prices are hovering around


Warren honors 'Gardener News' founder Castronovo

WARREN TWP. - The Township Committee presented a certificate of recognition to longtime resident Thomas Castronovo at the Thursday, Nov. 16, committee meeting. Castronovo is the founder, executive editor and publisher of the Gardener News monthly gardening newspaper. Castronovo launched the publicat

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-11-20 19:00:00

Process ongoing to revamp Warren school policies

WARREN TWP. - Officials in the grades K-8 school district are actively working to address action plan goals. Perhaps chief among those goals is the revamping of district policies as advised by policy consultant Strauss-Esmay Associates. Superintendent Matthew Mingle addressed the progress of the goa

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-11-20 14:00:00

North Warren Regional High School band wins N.J. State Championship

PISCATAWAY -- North Warren Regional High School's marching band took first place in the Oct. 28 Group III Open division of the U.S. Bands New Jersey State Championship Competition held at Rutgers University. The Patriots performed their show, "A.I. Evolution," in a competition that featured 50 bands

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-11-19 08:01:00

Details Emerge After Fatal Car Crash in Union Sunday

UNION, NJ - The events leading up to a deadly crash Sunday began at about 4 p.m., when police were summoned to the Target/Whole Foods stores on Vauxhall Road to assist with an alleged shoplifter resisting arrest. According to Union police, officers attempted to arrest the suspect, who was violently

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-11-20 02:18:00