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Open houses on Hwy. 65 repairs

Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will repair the pavement along 4 miles of Hwy. 65 in Fridley and Spring Lake Park this summer.

Construction will start in June and stretch from 53rd Avenue NE., in Fridley to County Road 10 in Spring Lake Park.

Crews also will make pedestrian and bus stop safety improvements, drainage improvements, and guardrail replacements and upgrades.

MnDOT will host two open houses on the projects. The first, aimed at businesses, will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 30 at the Fridley Community Center, Room 109, 6085 7th St. NE. The second, for the public, will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on May 21, also at the Community Center.

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Robbinsdale High to honor 10 alumni

Ten alumni of Robbinsdale High School will be honored on Saturday evening, May 3, as the inaugural members of the RHS Hall of Fame. The high school closed in 1982 after 48 years. The building now houses Robbinsdale Middle School, site of Saturday’s event.

The honorees are: Dr. Barbara J. Johnston, Class of ’47 (medicine & science); Ronald N. Handberg, Class of ’55 (arts & entertainment); Carmen Warner-Robbins, ’59 (humanitarian & service); James Lukaszewski, ’60 (business & professional); Michael B. Fiterman, ’66 (business & professional); Barry Morrow, ’66 (arts & entertainment, humanitarian & service); Richard M. Hagstrom, ’69 (business & professional); Ember Reichgott Junge, ’70 (lifetime recognition); Dennie Gordon, ’71 (arts & entertainment); and John Jacobson, ’79 (arts & entertainment).

The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. re-dedication of the high school and placement of a marker identifying the building as a historical landmark. At 6:30 p.m., the Robbinsdale City Band will play and tours of the building will be available. The hall of fame ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., followed by a reception in the cafeteria. Community members, former students, staff and teachers are welcome to attend. The school is at 3730 Toledo Av. N., Robbinsdale.

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