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Grand opening for new county library

Hennepin County and Excelsior city leaders will celebrate the opening of Hennepin County’s new $5.6 million Excelsior library Sept. 13.

The ceremony will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m. and music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new library, which is located at 337 Water St.

The event will include tours of the new 7,600-square-foot library and its outdoor reading area. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Excelsior Library.

The new library, which is more than double the size of the city’s old library, replaced one that closed last month after serving the south Lake Minnetonka communities for nearly 50 years.


Adaptive recreation programs offered

Three Rivers Park District is offering new adaptive recreation programs.

A program that allows people to try adaptive mountain bikes, kayaks, archery equipment and geocaching will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at French Regional Park in Plymouth. There also will be an opportunity to socialize and make s’mores by a campfire. The cost is $8, and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #425001-00. This program is for all ages.

An adaptive kayak trip on the Crow River will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Lake Rebecca Park Reserve in Rockford. This trip is designed for intermediate paddlers. High-back kayak seats with side supports, along with all other equipment, are provided along with extra staff.

The cost is $25. Reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation; reference activity number #423512-00. This program is for ages 14+. Scholarships are available.


Riverview Road closed to replace culvert

Eden Prairie has closed Riverview Road between Parker Drive and Hennepin Town Road to replace a culvert.

The road was closed Sept. 2, with a detour using Homeward Hills Road, Pioneer Trail and Hennepin Town Road.

The road is expected to reopen to traffic Sept. 29 with the project wrapping up by mid-October.

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