North metro town briefs: Free admission for 3M golf tourney

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 30, 2013 - 3:59 PM

The 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities golf course in Blaine is underway, with championship play Friday through Sunday.

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Free admission for 3M golf tourney

Admission is free for this week’s 3M Championship at the TPC Twin Cities golf course in Blaine.

Pro-amateur rounds are set for today, July 31, and Thursday, Aug. 1. Championship play begins Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday.

Public parking is available at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport, and shuttles will be offered.

The tournament will donate $1.3 million to benefit healthcare programs at Allina Health.

For more information, go to

Registration on for citizens academy

The city of Blaine will host its 12th annual Citizens Academy for residents interested in learning more about police and fire department operations. The eight-week course will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 4-Oct. 23.

The academy provides an overview of the structure and operations of the police, fire and community standards departments. Topics will include police use of force, firefighting, crime prevention, housing maintenance, and fire and police investigations.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must pass a criminal background check. Applications can be found on the city website at

For more information, contact Wende Ferguson, support services manager, at 763-785-6112 or e-mail at


Resurfacing work will narrow Hwy. 10

Hwy. 10 resurfacing in Anoka will narrow the roadway to one lane in each direction between Fairoak and Seventh avenues throughout August.

The $7.3 million project will include drainage improvements, curb-and-gutter replacements, ramp work and the rehabilitation of several bridges.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes and adjust their schedules in order to avoid delays.

Weather permitting, the project will be complete by late-October.

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