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Continued: Twin Cities north metro town briefs: WWII planes stopping in Anoka County

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  • Last update: July 16, 2013 - 2:14 PM

Prostate cancer group meets July 24

A prostate cancer support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, July 24, at North Memorial Outpatient Center, 3435 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale.

The topic will be “Treating Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence.” Ken Mitchell, MPAS, will discuss Surgical Impotence Management Strategy (SIMS), a new treatment.

The session is free. Wives and friends are welcome. For further information, call 612-388-3588.



Group members talk to Target about jobs

Several members of a Brooklyn Park group attended Target Corp.’s annual meeting in Denver last month and asked the company to provide jobs to city residents at Target’s expanding Northern Campus.

Brooklyn Park has agreed to give Target about $5 million in property tax rebates in return for the company providing 1,500 new or transferred jobs to fill twin office towers Target is building on Hwy. 610 in Brooklyn Park. The company has said it expects to transfer up to 3,000, mostly information technology, workers from its Minneapolis headquarters by the time the towers are done in 2014.

Joy Marsh Stevens, a leader of the Isaiah group, said that she spoke at the meeting and that she and others were able to meet for the first time with Target executives in Denver and again in Minneapolis. She said company officials made no commitments other than to continue meeting. “I am optimistic about our ongoing work, that as we partner and bring pressure on Target it will result in benefits for Brooklyn Park,” she said.

Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said by e-mail: “Target seeks to be a strong, contributing member in every community in which we do business. … At Target’s annual shareholder meeting, Target leaders expressed this commitment as well as our willingness to listen to, and engage with, members of the Brooklyn Park community. Since that time, we have had continued conversations with them as we seek to understand their questions.”


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  • A B-17 Flying Fortress taxied on the runway at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport during a visit several years ago. The B-17 was a mainstay of the U.S. air effort during World War II, and it will be one of the planes coming to the airport this week as part of the “Wings of Freedom Tour.” In this photo, World War II veteran Donald Berndt took a look at the craft in which he’d just taken a ride.

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