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The three-part race includes a 0.3-mile swim, 16.7-mile bike ride and 3.5-mile run. Individuals and two- and three-person relay teams may race.

Individual registration is $90 plus a processing fee. Relay team registration is $125 plus a processing fee.

The registration fee includes a dry fit performance shirt, swim cap and refreshments after the race. All finishers will receive an official race medal.

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columbia heights

‘Springbrook Spree’ will aid nature center

Tickets for Springbrook Nature Center’s annual fundraising dinner and auction are now on sale.

The 2014 Springbrook Spree will start at 5:30 p.m. on ­Saturday, March 15, at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St., Columbia Heights.

The event includes a buffet dinner and cash bar, silent and live auctions and guest speaker Darby Nelson, an aquatic biologist and author of the book “For the Love of Lakes.”

The cost is $40 for the first ticket, and $35 for each additional ticket up to a total of eight.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 612-226-1638, at the Nature Center or through the website at

New Hope

Council OKs plans for apartment building

The New Hope City Council approved plans for construction of a 68-unit apartment building at 6113 W. Broadway.

The developer, Ron Clark Construction and Design, will break ground this spring.

Compass Pointe will be a four-story apartment building valued at $13 million, according to the city. It will include heated underground parking, a community room, workout facilities, a tot lot, basketball half-court and an outdoor grilling area.


Lions Club to host two fish fry events

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  • Blaine’s third annual triathlon will take place May 17. The race consists of a 0.3-mile swim, 16.7-mile bike and 3.5-mile run. Registration is now open.

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