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Prep Blog: A Northwest Suburban Conference Football Preview

Last week, we started a slew of conference previews with the South Suburban Conference where it was predicted last year’s state runner-up to be the favorite. This week, we head just a little north and west of the Twin Cities metro to take a look at the Northwest Suburban Conference.

07/18/2013

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Many Area Trees, Weakened By Storms, Pose Dangers

It’s been more than two weeks since a storm rocked the Twin Cities. Thousands of trees fell, some of which are still lying down around the area. But there may be some trees that are still standing tall that could be dangerous. Keith Yetzer with Yetzer Tree Service in Maple Grove says even though his team’s helped clear dozens of trees in the past few weeks, he says there are still some dangerous ones out there.

07/07/2013

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Brooklyn Park Man Charged With Soliciting Teenage Prostitute

A Brooklyn Park man is charged with one count of prostitution involving a 16-year-old who was pulled in to prostitution by a fellow Hopkins High School cheerleader. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Oladipupo Ademola Legunsen is accused of soliciting sex from a high school sophomore on March 6, which he saw posted in an ad on Backpages.com. The victim was allegedly solicited by 18-year-old Montia Marie Parker of Maple Grove, who knew the victim from the cheerleading team at Hopkins High, where she was a senior.

07/05/2013

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Police: Church Supporting Gay Marriage Vandalized For 2nd Time

Authorities said a Maple Grove church was vandalized for the second time in recent months, and police need the public’s help to find out who is responsible. Pilgrims United Church of Christ was the apparent victim of vandalism for the second time since early June, and it’s believed the motive is that the church is supportive of same-sex marriage.

07/02/2013

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I-94 Near Rogers Reopens After Serious Injury Crash

Authorities said at least two people were seriously hurt in a crash that closed westbound Interstate 94 closed near Rogers for more than three hours Thursday morning. Authorities responded to the crash at about 10:09 a.m. Thursday on westbound I-94 near Brockton Lane, which is just east of Highway 101.

06/27/2013

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Church Billed For Thousands By F-Rated Business

Month after month, a Twin Cities church has been billed for stuff workers say they never ordered. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove has paid thousands of dollars to an office supply company.

06/25/2013

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GOP’s Zeller Vows Common Touch In Governor Race

Former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers is joining the race for governor, saying he would bring a middle-class family man’s sensibility to the job.

06/23/2013

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Puppies Buried Alive In N. Dakota Now Recovering In Minn.

After nearly being buried alive at a construction site, nine puppies will hopefully find good homes in Minnesota. Police in Tioga, N. D., confirmed a man tried to bury the nine puppies last Saturday. After someone there became aware of what was going on, they quickly went searching for the puppies and uncovered them.

06/20/2013

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Maple Grove Police: Man Innappropriately Grabbing Women On Trails

Police have issued a crime alert after two women were inappropriately touched by a stranger while they were using park trails in Maple Grove.

06/19/2013

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Maple Grove Displaying Local Art This Summer

Locally made art will be popping up all over Maple Grove this summer, and there’s a way for you to get involved. The art installations will be featured in windows all over the city, and the opening reception for the interactive installation will be on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

06/06/2013

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Xcel: More Than 9,000 Customers Lost Power In NW Metro

More than 9,000 customers in suburbs northwest of Minneapolis lost power for a few hours Wednesday evening, according to Xcel Energy. The 9,100 customers affected were in Osseo, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids and Maple Grove. The power went out around 5:30 p.m. and came back around 9:45 p.m.

06/05/2013

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Police: Hopkins Cheerleader Used Teammate As A Prostitute

An 18-year-old Hopkins High School senior cheerleader allegedly used her sophomore teammate as a prostitute, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County. Montia Marie Parker, 18, of Maple Grove was arrested on one count of second-degree felony sex trafficking, and one count of felony solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution.

06/04/2013

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Maple Grove’s Sophomore Star Already Signed With LSU

She can pitch and she can hit, and she does it so well that as just a sophomore she is one of the best in the state.

05/25/2013

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Bartender Charged After Intoxicated Man, 20, Drowned

A Maple Grove bartender faces charges, authorities say, after she allegedly served a 20-year-old man liquor before he left a bar intoxicated, broke through the ice of a nearby pond and drowned last month.

05/17/2013

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DeRusha Eats At Nadia Cakes

Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove has people lining up for their delicious cupcakes. And the story of how the shop’s owner ended up in Minnesota is perfect for Mother’s Day weekend.

05/11/2013

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