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Continued: North metro town briefs: Halloween events are coming

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The community center is located at 5600 85th Av. N, Brooklyn Park.

Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Brooklyn Park, New Hope

Pumpkin recycling offered Nov. 1-7

Residents of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope can drop off pumpkins for recycling from this Friday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 7, at a container in Central Park, across the street from Brooklyn Park’s Operations and Maintenance Building, 8300 Noble Av. N. Pumpkins will be made into compost. They can be dropped off at the location any time of day. All candles, candle wax and decorations must be removed first.


Nov. 10 concert will mark Veterans Day

A Veterans’ Day Concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at St. James Lutheran Church, 6700 46th Pl. N., Crystal. Gary Heil, a Vietnam veteran and musician, will present sacred and secular tunes with singing, sing-alongs and instrumentals. Heil has worked as a volunteer in music therapy at the Veterans Administration and currently teaches at Mount Calvary Music Academy in Excelsior. A free-will offering will be taken. For further information, call 763-537-3653.

North Metro

Two colleges drop application fees

Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College have dropped a $20 application fee for prospective students. “By removing one extra fee, our hope is that many people apply, come and visit our campuses …, ” Kent Hanson, president of the aligned colleges, said in a statement.

Anoka-Ramsey, with campuses in Coon Rapids and Cambridge, and Anoka Tech, located in Anoka, are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, which is waiving application fees systemwide through Oct. 31. The waiver by Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech is not temporary; it will continue indefinitely.


Candy being collected for deployed families

The Plymouth Fire Department is collecting Halloween candy until Friday, Nov. 1, to send to deployed military personnel, children, veterans, first responders and wounded soldiers.

Residents can drop off candy at Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd., until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Whole bags of candy can be donated; no Pixie Stix will be accepted. The candy will be given to Hopkins-based Shamblott Family Dentistry, which ships it overseas through the organization Operation Gratitude.

For more information, call Plymouth City Hall at 763-509-5000.

Robbinsdale Schools

KA-BOOM! is coming to Cooper High School

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