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  • Updated: March 26, 2013 - 5:34 PM

Cole’s Salon employees along with friends and family members raised over $35,000 over the last three years walking in the Colon Cancer Coalition’s Get Your Rear in Gear event.

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Three Rivers gets new commissioner

Hennepin County commissioners have appointed Steve Antolak as a new commissioner for Three Rivers Park District.

Antolak, a Brooklyn Park lawyer, will join six other board members who oversee management of the park system. It includes 23 parks, park reserves and special areas on 27,000 acres, and about 200 miles of trails, mostly in suburban Hennepin County.

Antolak has practiced law for nearly 30 years, and last November ran unsuccessfully for Hennepin County District Court.

He was elected to the Osseo area school board and has been active in the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the Brooklyn Park Planning Commission and Human Rights Commission.

The Three Rivers board includes five commissioners elected from districts in Hennepin County, plus two commissioners appointed by the Hennepin County Board for four-year terms. They are paid $927 per month, except for the board chairman, who is paid $978.50 per month, and they generally meet twice a month.



Library to present Writer’s Fair

The Carver County Library will present a Writer’s Fair from 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Author Peter Bognanni and Loft instructor Holly Day will offer tips for polishing a manuscript, self-publishing, editing, writing for children, blogs, gaining exposure and more.

Register online at www.carverlib.org or call 952-227-1500. The Chanhassen Library is located at 7711 Kerber Blvd. in Chanhassen.



Volunteers needed for Run the Valley

Run The Valley, one of Golden Valley’s most popular community events, needs volunteers at Brookview Community Center on April 13 to make the event run smoothly and safely for runners and walkers.

Run The Valley is one of the main fundraisers for the Golden Valley Human Services Fund, which helps city residents in times of need.

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