West news briefs: Excelsior library closes, to relocate

  • Updated: July 29, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Groundbreaking at the new Park Nicollet Regional Center in Maple Grove was held Monday.

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7th annual antique appraisal is Sept. 13

Ever wondered what a family heirloom or garage sale find is worth? Find out at the seventh annual Edina Historical Society Antique Appraisal Event on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Edina Senior Center.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. Preregistration is strongly recommended.

The cost is $10 per item, with a limit of three items per person. To register, send your check payable to Edina Historical Society, 4711 W. 70th St., Edina, MN 55435. Include a brief description of the item. To receive confirmation of your registration, please include your e-mail or a self-addressed stamped envelope or postcard.

Local appraisers Bonnie Lindberg and James Marrinan will give oral appraisals of the objects, as well as provide interesting facts about their historic uses and unique qualities. Because of time limitations, appraisers cannot review dolls, watches or jewelry.


Longtime library closes to relocate

Excelsior’s library is closing Aug. 16 in preparation for the new Hennepin County Library to open in September.

The library, which opened at 343 3rd St. in 1965, will close starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 16. The new $5.6 million library will open Sept. 13 at 337 Water Street. During the interim before the new library opens, library visitors can go to nearby Hennepin County libraries in Minnetonka at 17524 Excelsior Boulevard or at 12601 Ridgedale Drive, or at Wayzata’s library at 620 Rice Street. For more information, contact the library’s At-Home Service at 612-543-8850.

Requests with Excelsior Library can be picked up at the Minnetonka Library, 17524 Excelsior Boulevard. The book return at the Excelsior Library will also be closed; books and other library materials can be renewed or returned to any other Hennepin County Library. To renew by phone, call 612-543-8811.


Groundbreaking held for new clinic

Maple Grove celebrated a groundbreaking July 28 for a new Park Nicollet center.

The new Park Nicollet Regional Center, which is expected to open in late 2015, will be a three-story, 90,000-square-foot medical building next to Park Nicollet’s existing clinic.

The new building will house outpatient services — including specialty clinics, primary care, behavioral health and diagnostic services — while the existing Park Nicollet building will be converted to a same-day surgery and endoscopy center, opening in early 2016. The $48 million project will allow Park Nicollet to offer these services in the northwest metro for the first time.


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