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Featured will be Dawn Stebbing, personal image specialist, and Jennifer Chou, a certified specialist in wine. An on-site shopping experience with local fashion and home style vendors will be included. Specially selected wine pairing will complement a buffet menu. Tickets cost $45; the public is welcome.


Public hearing set on streetlight fees

Champlin will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 14, to explore a proposed streetlight utility fee.

Households would pay $3 per month, and the fee would be included on utility bills. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 11955 Champlin Dr.

For more information, contact city administrator Bret Heitkamp at or call 763-923-7110.

Coon Rapids

City to host tree sale to mark Arbor Day

The city of Coon Rapids will host a tree sale in honor of Arbor Day.

–apple, spring snow crabapple, autumn blaze maple, accolade elm, Japanese tree lilac, skyline honeylocust, quaking aspen, river birch, hackberry, swamp white oak and apple.

Most trees will be sold in bare-root form and must be planted the same day as pickup. Trees range from 6 to 8 feet in height and cost $15 to $70, depending on the species. Payment can be made on pickup day. The limit is four trees per household.

Trees must be preordered by April 24. Call 763-767-6455 to order.

The trees will be available for pickup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at the Public Works Garage, 1831 111th Av. NW. For information and photos of the tree varieties, go to www.

New Hope

New Hope, Crystal set curbside cleanups

New Hope and Crystal residents can get rid of unwanted rubbish, including old furniture and appliances, during a curbside cleanup April 4 to 11.

The Hennepin Recycling Group is coordinating the event. Single-family through eight-unit homes that pay for city curbside recycling are eligible. Crews will pick up old couches, chairs and furniture, appliances, scrap metal and household junk up to 100 pounds per item.

Residents will receive a reminder postcard informing them when their neighborhood is scheduled for pickup. Items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on cleanup day. Tires, electronics, paint and chemicals will not be accepted. For more information, call 763-493-8006 or go to

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