North news briefs: Open house on 169/101st Av. study

  • Updated: August 19, 2014 - 2:20 PM

A volunteer gathered prairie seeds at the Crow-Hassan Three Rivers Park. Volunteers are needed for this year’s gathering. The wildflower seed is collected for prairie restoration and enhancement projects. Training and collection bags will be provided.

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Open house on 169/101st Av. study

A study looking into a possible interchange between Highway 169 and 101st Avenue will be the subject of an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Av. N.

This is the third open house on the subject, and it will give people a chance to be updated and to offer input on three alternatives that are under consideration.

Brooklyn Park’s partners on the study are Maple Grove, Osseo and Champlin; the Minnesota Department of Transportation; the Metropolitan Council; Hennepin County; Metro Transit, and the Three Rivers Park District.

For further information, go to the project website:


Food shelf benefits from block grant

The Washington County Board recently approved using $70,000 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to fund the Hugo Good Neighbor Food Shelf.

Annual grant funds for CDBG and HOME programs are used to fund high- and medium-priority activities identified in the Consolidated Plan approved by the board and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Hugo Good Neighbor Food Shelf was approved for funding in the 2014 Annual Action Plan.

The food shelf is south of 152nd Street and east of Hwy. 61 in Hugo. Eighty-seven percent of the households served by this food shelf are low- to moderate-income households.

For the past three years the food shelf has served: 1,381 families in 2011; 1,761 families in 2012; and 2,021 families in 2013.

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Golf leagues offered at Village course

Several golf leagues for adults will begin play the week of Aug. 25 at the New Hope Village Golf Course. Being offered are:

• A league for seniors on Monday mornings.

• A men’s league on Monday evenings;

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