North news briefs: Eagle Scout carries on family tradition

  • Updated: July 29, 2014 - 1:13 PM

Paul Fisher, second from left, received the Eagle Scout rank on July 12 at a ceremony at the Champlin Ice Forum. Fisher joins his father, Brian, left, and brothers Peter, second from right, and Jack as Eagle Scouts.

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Eagle Scout carries on family tradition

Paul Fisher of Champlin, a member of Anoka Troop 606, recently became an Eagle Scout, joining his father and two brothers in attaining Boy Scouting’s highest rank.

Fisher’s father, Brian, became an Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 50 in Duluth. Paul’s brothers Peter and Jack achieved the rank in 2007 and 2009, respectively. They also belonged to Anoka Troop 606.

For his Eagle project, Paul Fisher organized and led scouts and others in efforts to beautify the Champlin Cemetery. They cleared a hedge that bore invasive foliage and cleaned up the cemetery. The Eagle rank was presented to Fisher at a July 12 ceremony at the Champlin Ice Forum.

“Paul has been a great leader and mentor to the younger scouts in the troop,” said Carl Ellingson, Troop 606 scoutmaster.

Peter and Jack Fisher’s projects also involved efforts in Champlin. Peter’s included planting 200 trees in Andrews Park and Jack’s made fire hydrants more visible for the fire department.

New Hope

City photo contest entries due Aug. 15

Entries for New Hope’s annual In Focus photo contest are due Aug. 15.

Photographs can be entered in one of three categories: nature, people, or places. You must live or work in New Hope to enter. Photos must be taken in New Hope.

Volunteer judges will score entries with a prize awarded in each category. There will also be an award for a young photographer 16 years and under, and a People’s Choice award winner chosen by residents. For rules and a registration form, go to


Forum on heroin set for Thursday

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will host a town hall forum on Thursday, July 31, to discuss the growing spread of heroin in the metro area and how the community can stop it.

The event, “Keep Heroin out of Hennepin County,” will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at Shiloh Temple at 1201 West Broadway, in Minneapolis. The town hall forum is for any young adults, parents, educators or concerned citizens in the community.

The event is organized by or includes representatives from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Minneapolis faith leaders, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, RS EDEN, the Hennepin County attorney’s office, North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and the Minneapolis Police Department.

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