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Topics include traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, narcotics enforcement, courts and prosecution, a tour of the Hennepin County 911 dispatch facility, a K9 demonstration and a tour of the police department’s emergency operations center.

Applicants must be at least 18, live or work within the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department jurisdiction and pass a background check. For more information, call Sgt. Mark Geyer at 952-474-3261 or go to for an application.


Salon 300 to show art not accepted for fair

Salon 300, an annual exhibit at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, again will showcase Minnesota-made artwork submitted but not chosen for the fine arts exhibition at the Minnesota State Fair.

Artists who pick up their unselected artwork at the fairgrounds have the option of bringing it directly to the Hopkins Center for the Arts. All work brought from the fair with a registration form is accepted into the Hopkins show.

A free public opening reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and many of the artists participating in Salon 300 will be on hand. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 1.

The name “Salon 300” stems from the style of exhibition, which stacks work of different shapes and sizes to maximize gallery wall space.

In its early days, Salon 300 — which is in its ninth year — did include about 300 pieces of artwork in a show. In the last couple of years, however, the State Fair has refined its review process, making the first cut online, which results in fewer works brought to the fairgrounds for the final cut.

This means that now there are fewer artworks in the pool at the fairgrounds from which Salon 300 draws. So Salon 300 has become a smaller show, but more consistent in terms of quality of work, the Hopkins Center for Art says.

The arts center is at 1111 Mainstreet in Hopkins. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.


Arboretum program blends art, greenery

Combining art and nature, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will host an art crawl Aug. 17-18, with its landscapes and gardens providing the setting for the exhibition.

“Art Crawl Through the Gardens 2013,” a show and sale of local arts and crafts, will feature a range of works, from photography and paintings to fabric bags and birdhouses, plus live music. Exhibitors will set up along Three-Mile Drive, and on Sunday, a local group, The BZ Girls, will perform live in the Nelson Shrub Rose Garden from noon to 4 p.m.

Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. For more information, go to The arboretum is located 9 miles west of I-494 on Hwy. 5 in Chanhassen.


Art exhibit features ‘Town and Country’

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