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Continued: North metro news briefs: Anoka Sheriff Stuart hosts open house Sept. 18

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Residents can tell the city what kind of equipment and layout they’d like to see in the park in an online survey at

Brookview Park, located off Winnetka Avenue just south of Hwy. 55, is one of the more heavily used playgrounds in the city. The new playground equipment will use the same footprint as the old and will likely be split into two sections, one for kids ages 2 to 5 and another for kids ages 6 to 12.


Franklin Av. bridge is topic of open house

The public is invited to an open house on Monday on the preservation and renovation of the Franklin Avenue bridge.

The meeting, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Av. SE., will give people a chance to talk with Hennepin County staff and consultants who are working on the project. Planning will consider the needs of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians and the historical significance of the bridge.

For more information, go to and search for “Franklin Bridge.”


Taste of Epiphany is Sept. 14 at church

The second annual Taste of Epiphany is set for 1-7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Church of the Epiphany, 4900 Nathan Lane in Plymouth.

The event features free food samples from Latin America, Central and West Africa, Europe, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Kids’ games including a bounce house will be available, and for adults there will be beer, wine, a raffle and bingo, plus grilled burgers and brats for sale.

For more information, go to

Lupus walk and 5K run coming on Sept. 14

The Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run is open to all walkers and runners Sept. 14 at French Regional Park in Plymouth.

Sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota, the events will begin registration at 9 a.m. with the walk and 5K to begin at 10:30. Also, 2013 Lupus Ambassador Chris Cronick will tell her story of the daily trials and triumphs over this disease. Online registration is available. Go to

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