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Continued: West news briefs: Hopkins Raspberry Festival fundraiser is Saturday

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Environment is subject of city forum

The city of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission will host a session on “What’s Up With the Weather?” on Thursday, April 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Edina High School.

Meteorologist Paul Douglas and J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director for Fresh Energy, will talk about “normal weather” vs. “climate change.”

The event will begin with a resource fair at 6 p.m. at the school’s Fick Auditorium. Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy and the Center for Energy and Environment will have information on reducing energy consumption and saving money, and the Energy & Environment Commission will have information on its sustainability efforts.

For more information, call Ross Bintner at 952-903-5713 or visit



Knowledge bowl to benefit student

Registration is open until April 17 for a knowledge bowl fundraiser organized by Chaska High School senior Mark Meier to benefit friend Tommy Costello, who has been battling cancer for the last year.

The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 4 at Chaska High School. Students or adults interested in forming teams of five to compete in the knowlege bowl can contact Mark at to register before April 17. It costs $10 per person to register for teams of up to five people.

There will be five oral rounds with 45 questions per round, a silent auction and pizzas available for $12 each. All money raised will go to a fund split up to support the Costello family’s medical bills and a charity of their choice.



Independence Party plans 3rd District annual meeting

The Independence Party of Minnesota 3rd Congressional District will hold its annual meeting and convention on Saturday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Shady Oak Meeting Room of the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.

Everyone is invited. For more information, call 952-201-0982 or e-mail Gary Satnan at



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