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Continued: Twin Cities north metro news: Mayors' snowmobile ride is Feb. 1

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Tickets are $25 each; multiple tickets can be purchased for $22.50 each. Pre-registration is required, and payment must be made in advance. Call 763-572-3588 to reserve a spot. For more information, go to

Hennepin County

Bottineau transitway health report available

The report documenting the expected health impact of the proposed Bottineau light-rail line is now available online and at local libraries.

The Transitway Health Impact Assessment analyzes how the line and its stations would affect the health of communities by looking at physical activity, access to jobs, housing and transportation costs and other factors.

The rail line would run from Minneapolis through Golden Valley, Robbinsdale and Crystal to Brooklyn Park.

Residents can read the report online at www.henn Copies are available at Hennepin County libraries at Brookdale, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Rockford Road and Sumner.

A report that summarizes and responds to comments collected during the public review period is also available on the project website.


Registration underway for spring music classes

Registration is underway for spring classes at the Camden Music School in Minneapolis. The term runs from Feb. 3 to June 7. The school offers instruction for people of all ages and abilities, at two locations: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 3751 Sheridan Av. N., Minneapolis, and Grace Center for Community Life (formerly Holland Open School), 1500 6th St. NE.

For more information, call 612-618-0219 or check


Wildlife center tops 9,000 patients in 2013

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota admitted more than 9,000 animals in 2013, a new yearly high. The 34-year-old center said it also released more animals than ever before.

Among those recently released were more than a dozen bats, several songbirds, a trumpeter swan and a common goldeneye. For more information about the center, go to or call 651-486-WILD. The center is at 2350 N. Dale St., Roseville.


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  • Storms in Minnesota last June displaced great numbers of birds and other wildlife. Many wound up at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville, including this pair of baby robins, being fed by volunteer Jana Wilkes. The center admitted more than 9,000 animals in 2013. See the Roseville article at right.m

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