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Continued: West metro news briefs: Hopkins band marks 30th anniversary

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Stanek will discuss his experiences as a member of President Obama’s Gun Control Conference in Washington, D.C. He also will cover the question of “sanctuary cities” and other law enforcement issues.

The seniors’ meeting begins at 10 a.m. with a business session, followed by the guest speaker. A noon lunch is served from a menu ranging in price from $6 to $11 per person. There is a minimum basic charge of $3 for those not ordering lunch.

The meeting is held at Poor Richard’s Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd. in Bloomington. For more information, call 952-828-1943.


‘Minnesota miracle’ is focus of forum

The Edina Democratic Forum will present Tom Berg, a Minneapolis attorney who was a state legislator during the 1970s, talking about the so-called “Minnesota miracle” on Tuesday, May 28.

Berg will discuss how, “through friendships and cooperation,” policy and program changes paved the way for the “miracle.”

The session will be held at Davanni’s Pizza meeting room at 5124 Gus Young Lane in Edina. A social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and the forum at 7 p.m.


Nonprofit gets city human rights honor

The Eden Prairie Human Rights and Diversity Commission gave out its annual Human Rights award on Tuesday to Hammer Residences, Inc., an Eden Prairie nonprofit serving adults and children with developmental disabilities throughout the Twin Cities.

The award is given each year to an individual or business that has made significant contributions to the city in the areas of human rights and diversity.

There is no monetary stipend, but recipients’ names are engraved on the Human Rights Award plaque in the Housing and Community Services office located in the Eden Prairie Center mall.


Wine event to support sailing center

A wine-tasting event will take place next month to support the nonprofit Wayzata Community Sailing Center.

The sixth annual “Wine on Wayzata Bay” will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Wayzata Yacht Club. It will include more than 150 wines, hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live music, a silent auction and sailboat rides.

Tickets cost $45 before the event or $60 the day of the event. For more information, go to www.wineonwayzata

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