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  1. Woodbury explores improvements to its lauded indoor parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Star Tribune

    Woodbury is about to implore a number of its residents to share ideas on expansion of its lauded indoor Central Park. Woodbury's Central Park is an indoor space, attached to a county library and other features, with a special glow at sunset.

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  2. Medtronic, Brooklyn Park police sued over handling of bomb threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Star Tribune

    A former Medtronic employee is suing the company and Brooklyn Park Police Department in connection with a bomb threat made to the company early last year. Chia Doua Yang, 61, claims in the lawsuit that three Brooklyn Park police officers falsely imprisoned him "based on false factual allegations" made by two Medtronic employees, according to the suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court.

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  3. Nonprofit reaches $1 million fundraising goal, plans Anoka County youth homeless shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Star Tribune

    With the money in hand, the nonprofit plans to open an overnight shelter for homeless young people in Anoka County. A nonprofit helping homeless youth in Anoka County could open an overnight shelter by the end of the year after surpassing its $1 million fundraising goal.

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  4. SouthWest Transit looks to curtail local bus serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Star Tribune

    SouthWest Transit says there are not enough riders on its local bus routes and plans to discontinue service starting Feb. 2. A public hearing on the proposal will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, giving riders a chance to comment on the elimination of Routes 635 and 636. Route 635 has eight trips that includes stops at the SouthWest Station in Eden Prairie plus the Eden Prairie Library, Hennepin Technical College and the intersection of Anderson Lakes Pkwy.

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  5. Applications for Brooklyn Park light-rail advisory group due MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Star Tribune

    You still have a few hours to get your application in to serve on a community working group to help plan the Brooklyn Boulevard station on the proposed Bottineau Light Rail project. The Brooklyn Boulevard Community Working Group will meet monthly for about three to four months to craft plans to build a transit service and station area that tends to the area's needs adn preferences, and resembles the unique an culturally diverse area of Brooklyn Park, a news release from the city said.

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  6. Facing the facts on affordable housing in the Twin CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | Star Tribune

    As the Metropolitan Council updates its affordable housing allocation formula, it should be guided by this question: What will it take to spread lower-cost housing throughout the region. Last week, the council began working on the difficult task of reallocating how much low- and moderate-priced housing each Twin Cities community should provide.

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  7. String of system failures preceded suicidal 6-year-old's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Star Tribune

    Child protection workers and care providers failed to work together for more than a year to safeguard 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson, despite knowing she was severely mentally ill and living in a chaotic Brooklyn Park foster home, according to city and county records and a source familiar with the case. Before she was found Dec. 27 hanging from a jump rope tied to her bunk bed, Kendrea was reportedly sexually endangered, threatened with beatings, locked in her room and may have been exposed to pornography - all the while becoming extremely angry that she could not be returned to her family, records show.

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  8. Did 6-year-old Brooklyn Park girl kill herself? Police wonderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Star Tribune

    The manner of death of a 6-year-old girl who died with a jump rope around her neck Dec. 27 in her foster home cannot be determined, Brooklyn Park police said Wednesday. But records obtained by the Star Tribune show investigators strongly considered the possibility that Kendrea Johnson committed suicide.

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  9. New library in Brooklyn Park closer to realityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Star Tribune

    A new $23.5 million library in Brooklyn Park is about to move from concept to concrete with the selection of a contractor and the start of work shortly after. The long-awaited new county library in Brooklyn Park is getting closer to reality, as Hennepin County nears selection of a contractor to build the $23.5 million building near the corner of 85th Avenue N. and W. Broadway Avenue.

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  10. New library in Brooklyn Park closer to realityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Star Tribune

    A new $23.5 million library in Brooklyn Park is about to move from concept to concrete with the selection of a contractor and the start of work shortly after. The long-awaited new county library in Brooklyn Park is getting closer to reality, as Hennepin County nears selection of a contractor to build the $23.5 million building near the corner of 85th Avenue N. and W. Broadway Avenue.

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  11. update: Crashes close Brooklyn Park rampRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Star Tribune

    The ramp from County Road 81 to southbound Hwy. 169 is closed as law enforcement and as many as five tow trucks work to clear two separate crashes.

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  12. 6 a.m. update: Current travel timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Star Tribune

    Black ice is a definite possibility this morning as temperatures are well below zero. Our first case of it is on the ramp from County Road 81 to southbound Hwy.

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  13. Where to put affordable housing? Met Council tackles plan this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | Star Tribune

    The delicate task of reallocating how much affordable housing each Twin Cities city and suburb should provide won't be easy. Over the next decade, an estimated 52,000 new low- and moderate-income homes and apartments will be needed in the metro area, and determining each city's share has become a lightning-rod issue, sparking accusations of institutional racism and spawning a federal fair-housing complaint alleging that state policies have illegally intensified concentrations of poverty.

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  14. Car swindler gets a harsher sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Star Tribune

    A Crystal man who operated a fraudulent used-car business from offices across the metro area was sentenced Friday in Hennepin County District Court, receiving a harsher sentence than initially decided in a September plea agreement. Judge Pam Alexander sentenced Zachary Moore, 25, to 10 years' probation and 100 days in the county workhouse.

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  15. Getting a handle on home care fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | Star Tribune

    Despite years of warnings, Minnesota's publicly supported home health care system remains vulnerable to fraud and mismanagement. The growing, multimillion-dollar industry needs tighter controls and better oversight.

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  16. Minnesota temporarily suspends foster care license of home where 6-year-old diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Star Tribune

    Four days after 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson died with a jump rope around her neck in the bedroom of her Brooklyn Park foster home, the Minnesota Department of Human Services temporarily suspended the license of her foster care mother. Because of the girl's death late Saturday, the agency decided Wednesday that Tannise Nawaqavou cannot ensure the safety of the children she has under her care, the state said.

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  17. Minnesota suspends foster care license of home where 6-year-old diedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Star Tribune

    The temporary action was taken as the investigation into Kendrea Johnson's death continues. Police continue to say it is not being treated as a homicide.

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  18. Hennepin County officials say little about death of girl in Brooklyn Park foster-care homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Star Tribune

    Hennepin County child protection officials said little Tuesday about the death of a 6-year-old girl found unresponsive with a jump rope around her neck in a foster-care home. As recently as September, however, an advocate said the county should consider alternative housing for the girl, according to court documents.

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  19. Renewal continues Channel 12, cable TV for northwest metroRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Star Tribune

    Those are just some of the upgrades that Northwest Community Television will provide as it heads into a new year serving cable viewers in the northwest suburbs. NWCT will continue to provide such staples as "hyper-focused" community news from Channel 12, plus live sports and municipal and public affairs programming.

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  20. Brooklyn Park Police investigating child's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Officers were dispatched to the 9200 block of Queens Garden N. after receiving a report of an unconscious child.

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