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  • Last update: April 9, 2013 - 3:48 PM

“Movies and Popcorn” is the theme of the 24th annual Ice Fantasy Show, set for April 26-28 at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. The show will include skaters from Coon Rapids and surrounding cities. Performances will be given at 7 p.m. April 26; 6:30 p.m. April 27, and 2 p.m. April 28. The Saturday and Sunday shows will feature Agnes Zawadzki, who won the bronze medal at this year’s U.S. national competition.

Tickets for all of the performances will go on sale at the Ice Center starting Monday, April 15. They can also be bought at the door on the day of the performances. The Ice Center is located at: 11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard Coon Rapids. For more information:


Crews to rebuild miles of roadway, sidewalks

Road crews will reconstruct nearly 11 miles of streets in Coon Rapids this year.

Crews will remove and replace pavement including sections of roadways, damaged curb, driveway aprons and sidewalks. They will also repair or replace storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main facilities.

For more information, including a list of streets to undergo repair, and a detailed map, go to


Columbia Heights

City seeks talent for Idol competition

Columbia Heights is looking for singing talent for its Seventh Annual Heights Idol competitions.

The contest is open to children and adults and costs $10 a person.

The first round will be held at 7 p.m. on May 16 at Murzyn Hall. Judges during the first round have musical training and coach contestants on ways to improve their performances.

The second round will be on an outdoor stage on June 29 during the Heights Jamboree City Celebration.

Prospective contestants are required to audition by appointment. They should come ready with their music.

City staff screens lyrics and presentation. They also provide some coaching and tips. The contest is limited to 18 contestants.

For more information, call 763-706-8733.


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  • A pair of ice shows are coming up in the north metro this month (see news briefs to right). This Friday and Saturday, Three Rivers Figure Skating Club and the Brooklyn Park and Champlin skating schools will present shows at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. Then, April 26-28, it will be time for the annual show at the Coon Rapids Ice Center. The last two days of that event will feature Agnes Zawadski (above), bronze medalist at this year’s U.S. Nationals.

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