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  • Updated: March 26, 2013 - 5:18 PM

Gear up: Get your bikes out of the garage and ready to ride. Learn about bike maintenance and repair at the Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Center on April 4.

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City to fill planning commission vacancy

Blaine is seeking applicants to fill a seat on its planning commission. It’s a two-year term starting in April representing Ward 2 in the northern part of the city.

The seven-member planning commission reviews and advises the City Council on long-range community planning goals and specific development proposals.

The mayor will make the appointment. It will be confirmed by the City Council.

Call the City Clerk’s office at 763-785-6122 for an application and additional information. Interested Blaine residents should submit an application by April 5 to Catherine Ekstrand, deputy city clerk, at


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Bike maintenance lab at Brookdale library

Learn how to change a flat tire, lube your chain and other essentials of bike repair at a “Library Laboratory” program on bike maintenance.

The how-to session runs from 7 to 7:45 p.m. on April 4 at Hennepin County Library’s Brookdale branch, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy. in Brooklyn Center. Thad Cialek of Freewheel Bike will lead the session.

For more information, call 612-543-5600.



Citywide garage sale in May; register now

Champlin will hold its 22nd annual citywide garage sale May 2-4. If you’d like to host a sale, the registration deadline is Friday, April 12. Neither Internet nor phone registration is available. To download a registration form, go to .

For shoppers, maps will be available at City Hall, Parks & Public Works and various local gas stations on April 26.


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