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CCX News: complete newscast November 22, 2017
Cooper Standout Student excels in football, academics
Standout Student Phoenix Sproles is a senior at Cooper High School. The football team captain is known as a three sport athlete and also as a stellar student.

November 22, 2017
Hy-Vee plans for Maple Grove on hold
Maple Grove's city administrator says Hy-Vee has put plans on hold for building two stores in that city.  Heidi Nelson says the company is re-checking the grocery market in the Twin Cities.

November 22, 2017
Wayzata, Maple Grove set for Turkey Trot hockey
It's become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition. The Wayzata boys hockey team hosts the Turkey Trot tournament Friday and Saturday at Plymouth Ice Center. Maple Grove is the other local team in the field, along with Holy Family and Edina.

November 22, 2017

Immigration decision looms for Liberian refugees
African groups with Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center are calling on the Trump administration to prevent the deportation of immigrants on temporary protected status.

Nov. 22, 2017


OMNI Brewing to open pop-up taproom on Black Friday
Maple Grove's Shoppes at Arbor Lakes are trying something new to lure Black Friday shoppers.

Nov. 22, 2017


Metropolitan Council raises rates on wastewater collection
The Metropolitan Council voted to raise rates for regional wastewater collection. The overall increase is 3.7 percent in 2018.

Nov. 21, 2017



Highway 252 freeway conversion plan emerges
The future of state Highway 252 is up for discussion again and there could be changes in the distant future. Highway 252 is only 4.3 miles long, but it is a critical link between I-94/694 and Highway 610.

Nov. 21, 2017

New coach leads Park Center girls basketball
The Park Center girls basketball team will have to replace three longtime starters who graduated, and they also have a new head coach. Barb Metcalf takes over the Pirates after coaching at West Fargo, North Dakota.

November 21, 2017

Brooklyn Center police warn of package delivery thefts
Brooklyn Center police are seeing an uptick in holiday packages being stolen. They say it only takes seconds for a thief to steal a package sitting at a front door. Advice: deliver to a secure location.

Nov. 21, 2017
Osseo Area Learning Center meets students where they're at
The traditional high school setting doesn't always work for every student. The Osseo Area Learning Center offers something different for high school students.

November 21, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 21, 2017
Small Business Saturday is chance to shop local
Since launching in 2010, Small Business Saturday has been a way to encourage consumers to shop local. On Saturday, independent merchants want to be on your shopping list.

November 20, 2017


More protests expected at Osseo School Board meeting
A group calling for changes in the way Osseo School Board members are elected is planning a return visit to the school board meeting this week. Tuesday's night's board meeting could be a repeat of what happened in October.

Nov. 20, 2017

‘Despicable scooters’ help kids release energy
You might have disliked gym class when you were in school, but chances are it was nothing like this class. In fact, you could call it downright 'despicable.'

November 20, 2017


Busiest Thanksgiving travel expected in 12 years
One of the busiest holiday travel seasons is about to get underway. AAA says 50.9 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving.

Nov. 20, 2017
CCX News: complete newscast November 20, 2017
Park Center wins adapted soccer champioship again
Philip Worzie scored six goals to lead Park Center to an 11-4 win over Chaska in the championship game of the CI Division at the state adapted soccer tournament. The title is the third straight in soccer won by the Pirates.

November 20, 2017

Elite sled hockey teams play in Plymouth
Athletes from the U.S. and Canada are playing for the USA Sled Hockey Championship at the Plymouth Ice Center. It’s the largest gathering of NHL-affiliated teams since the tournament began in 2010.

November 17, 2017

Spreading the message about a dangerous drug
Brooklyn Center High School will host a screening of a documentary film Monday night aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of opioid addiction.

November 17, 2017


Weekend Showcase: Mary Poppins
Wayzata High School’s production of Mary Poppins is a big undertaking. There are many moving parts that the audience doesn’t see thanks to smooth work by the technical crew.

November 17, 2017


Maple Grove's run ends in football semifinals
There was no late heroics this time as the Maple Grove football team fell to unbeaten Eden Prairie 26-0 in the state class 6A semifinals Thursday night. The Eagles dominated the second half after leading 6-0 at halftime.

November 17, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 17, 2017
School Spotlight: Meadowbrook Elementary
Meadowbrook Elementary School in Golden Valley has a unique approach to education. The school educates children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Nov. 16, 2017

New Pirates youth wrestling club a hit
After many years without a youth program in the Brooklyn Park/Brooklyn Center area, the Pirates Youth Wrestling Club is getting started this year at Park Center High School.

November 16, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 16, 2017
Majority of shoppers to stick with brick-and-mortar stores
Minnesotans are eager to spend during the 2017 holiday shopping season, but they're not as optimistic about the economy as the rest of the country.

Nov. 16, 2017

MN's first hospice home for children opens in Brooklyn Center
A Crystal resident spearheaded the effort to found the state's first respite and hospice home for children in Brooklyn Center. The facility used to be a hospice home for adults, but should be ready to accept families with children after the beginning of the year.

Nov. 16, 2017

Adult Academic Program helps students forge new career path
Students in the Adult Academic Program in Crystal took a manufacturing tour with the hopes of gaining insights into a possible future career.

Nov. 16, 2017

You gotta go: Champlin Park’s “Urinetown”
Champlin Park High School indulges in a little bathroom humor for their fall musical "Urinetown."

Nov. 15, 2017

Plymouth welcomes USA Sled Hockey Classic
Hockey teams from across the United States and Canada will be in in Plymouth this weekend for the USA Sled Hockey Classic. The tournament runs Thursday through Sunday at the Plymouth Ice Center.

Nov. 15, 2017


Brooklyn Park lawmaker attends summit on climate change
A Brooklyn Park lawmaker is part of a Minnesota delegation in Germany showing its support for the historic Paris climate accord to help combat climate change.

Nov. 15, 2017


Pirates CI team aims for third straight title
The Park Center CI division adapted soccer team will shoot for its third consecutive state championship this weekend. The Pirates, with players from throughout District 279, carry a 9-1-1 record into the tournament.

November 15, 2017

Hopkins girls gearing up for another big season
The expectations are high every year for the Hopkins girls basketball team. This season is no different. The Royals and teams across the state are in their first week of practices.

November 15, 2017

Standout Student: Providence’s Julia Landwehr
This Standout Student is passionate about helping others. She is Providence Academy senior Julia Landwehr.

November 15, 2017


CCX News: complete newscast November 15, 2017
After "Miracle Minute", Maple Grove football focuses on Eden Prairie
It was a night they'll never forget, but the message to the Maple Grove football players a couple of days after their miracle comeback win over St. Michael-Albertville: it's time to move on and get ready for the next game.

November 14, 2017


Earle Brown teachers push for safety changes
Teachers and staff members at Earle Brown Elementary School in Brooklyn Center are calling for changes due to what they call an "unsafe work environment."

Nov. 14, 2017


Plymouth’s last independent barber shop closing
It's the end of a hair cutting era in Plymouth. On Dec. 1, the last traditional barber shop in the city will close its doors and relocate to Medina.

Nov. 14, 2017


New girls hockey co-op set for season
The newly paired Champlin Park/Coon Rapids girls hockey team is set for the 2017-2018 season. The former rivals are adjusting to the new co-op.

November 14, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 14, 2017
School Spotlight: Oak View Elementary
A Maple Grove elementary school is showing major improvement when it comes to state test scores. In School Spotlight, we visit Oak View Elementary, where we see what teachers and staff are doing to get results.

November 14, 2017
Brooklyn Park 8 year olds play in prestigious tournament
A local youth football team is just back from an invitation tournament in Illinois and Indiana. The Brooklyn Park Pirates logged plenty of miles on I-94 and came back with plenty of memories.

November 13, 2017
Wayzata wins section girls swimming & diving
Wayzata easily won the team title at the Section 5AA girls swimming and diving meet in their home pool in Plymouth. The Trojans have 13 athletes qualified for this week's state meet which starts Thursday at the University of Minnesota.

November 13, 2017


Small businesses on guard against cyber attacks
How secure is your company’s sensitive data? A Plymouth company official is helping others understand the unseen threats that could ruin a company.

November 13, 2017


Police keep close watch for safety violations near school buses
Plymouth police and school bus drivers voice concerns that more drivers are ignoring safety laws. Police are keeping a close eye on trouble spots along school bus routes.

November 13, 2017


Robbinsdale boy gets surprise of a lifetime
Ryan Kranz has always had a love for trains. So when a local organization discovered the 10 year old Robbinsdale boy suffered from a heart defect, a train surprise was the obvious choice.  For more information on Wishes & more go to www.wishesandmore.org.

November 13, 2017
CCX News: complete newscast November 13, 2017
Maple Grove pulls off miracle comeback
The Maple Grove football team looked to be on the way out of the state class 6A playoffs. That's until an amazing rally carried the Crimson to a 29-27 shocker over St. Michael-Albertville. Maple Grove scored 19 points in the game's final minute to shock the Knights.

November 10, 2017

Maple Grove’s incredible comeback shocks coaches and fans
The high school playoff game appeared over and fans were beginning to leave. The craziness started with just one minute left.

November 10, 2017

Zebra mussels confirmed in Medicine Lake
Despite the best efforts to keep them out, zebra mussels have been found on docks at Plymouth’s Medicine Lake. Those near the lake wonder how they got there.

November 10, 2017


WWII still fresh on Brooklyn Center vet's mind
At 94, World War II veteran Don Halverson still remembers the day he landed on the beach in Italy. The Brooklyn Center resident was a sergeant with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.

November 10, 2017

Weekend Showcase: "The Pajama Game!"
The story of a union labor versus management dispute in a pajama factory hits the stage at Maple Grove High school this weekend and next.

November 10, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 10, 2017
Shorthanded Champlin Park falls in state volleyball opener
Playing without two suspended starters, the Champlin Park volleyball team lost its state Class AAA quarterfinal match to Moorhead Thursday in St. Paul. The Rebels now face Stillwater in the consolation semifinals.

November 9, 2017

Hopkins is swept in state volleyball opener
After splitting two regular season matches with Prior Lake, the Hopkins volleyball team lost to the Lakers in three sets in the Class AAA quarterfinals Thursday morning.

November 9, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 9, 2017
Tenant charged with attacking landlord with axe
A Brooklyn Park man is accused of attacking his landlord with an axe. According to the criminal complaint, Samuel Nyaboga had not been paying rent and the victim had initiated eviction proceedings.

Nov. 9, 2017

Chilly fall gives winter sports head start
For some Minnesotans, winter has arrived too early this year. But the chilly temps are welcomed by people who make a living on winter recreation.

Nov. 9, 2017

School Spotlight: Jackson Middle School
Some of the highest paying jobs didn't exist a generation ago. What the future has in store is anybody's guess. But teachers at Jackson Middle School are preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow.

November 9, 2017
Standout student: Osseo's Gabrielle Holton
Standout student Gabrielle Holton is a high flying achiever. The Osseo High School senior isn't afraid to challenge herself, and she has her sights set on the future.

November 8, 2017
Hopkins volleyball ready for state tournament
The Hopkins volleyball team is back in the state tournament for a third straight season. The Royals beat Benilde-St. Margaret's in a good four-set match in the Section 6AAA championship and face Prior Lake in the state quarterfinals on Thursday.

November 8, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 9, 2017
Robbinsdale approves tighter tobacco regulations
The Robbinsdale City Council voted to approve tighter regulations on tobacco, including raising the price of small cigars and restricting the sale of certain flavored tobacco products, but did not raise the legal age.

November 8, 2017

Voters provide more funding for school districts
Local school districts had a good day at the ballot box. Bond levies passed in the Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Hopkins, and Wayzata school districts.

November 8, 2017

Incumbent and new member elected to Golden Valley council
Gillian Rosenquist and Incumbent Larry Fonnest are elected to the Golden Valley City Council. With a lot of new development underway, Rosenquist says it’s a great time to be in Golden Valley.

November 8, 2017

School Spotlight: Crystal’s Neill Elementary celebrates diversity
Neill Elementary on Medicine Lake Road in Crystal serves a diverse population of more than 500 kids from Crystal and Golden Valley. The school embraces diversity as a way to unite students and create a unique learning environment.

November 7, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 7, 2017
Automaker Tesla buys Brooklyn Park company
The electric car company, Tesla, is buying Perbix.  Perbix makes automated factory equipment and has been a supplier to Tesla for three years. Employment at the local plant is expected to grow.

November 7, 2017
Election Day 2017 focuses on local city and school voting
Four school districts in the CCX coverage area have levy questions on the ballot. Golden Valley voters are deciding two seats on the city council.

November 17, 2017
Fragrance company eyes Maple Grove for HQ
A Bloomington-based fragrance company is interested in building a corporate headquarters in Maple Grove. The company  spoke at Monday night’s city council meeting about the desire to go in the first building in the proposed Arbor Lakes Business Park.

November 7, 2017
Champlin Park set for state volleyball
Champlin Park's volleyball team is bound for St. Paul for a fourth straight season. The Rebels survived a big test from St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 5AAA championship match.

November 7, 2017
Electronics recycler Tech Dump marks major milestone
Six years after opening, Golden Valley based Tech Dump is celebrating the milestone of having processed 20 million pounds of electronics. It's also proud of its purpose.

November 6, 2017
Brooklyn Center police warn of issue that could attract car thieves
A potential problem could make your car or truck an easy target for thieves. A device that makes it easy to start a car without a physical key could also give access to crooks.

November 6, 2017
Crimson run over Roseville in football playoffs
Evan Hull rushed for 397 yards and four touchdowns as Maple Grove beat Roseville 41-28 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA football playoffs. The Crimson rushed for 527 yards as a team.

November 6, 2017
Wayzata girls, boys race to state cross country titles
The Wayzata girls and boys cross country teams raced to state championships Saturday in Northfield. It was the fourth title in five seasons for the boys, and the fourth in six seasons for the girls.

November 6, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast November 6, 2017
Training to provide shelter for disaster victims
Where do people go when they suddenly lose their homes to fire or violent weather? What happens when hotels are filled by a big event like the Super Bowl? That’s the scenario local emergency management professionals practiced for.

November 6, 2017
CCX News: complete newscast November 3, 2017
Maple Grove girls lose a heartbreaker in soccer final
Eagan scored the game-winning goal with six seconds left in the second half to stun Maple Grove 2-1 in the state Class AA girls soccer final. Meredith Haakenson scored the lone Crimson goal.

November 3, 2017
Cooper marching band to put on show fit for a ‘king’
Cooper High School marching band will hold a special performance Saturday called "King of Rock" featuring the music of Elvis Presley complete with an Elvis impersonator.

November 3, 2017


Wayzata wins state boys soccer title
In a rematch of last year's state Class AA boys soccer championship game, top seed Wayzata beat second seed Stillwater 2-0 Thursday. It's the third state title in Trojans boys soccer history.

November 3, 2017

Champlin Park wins marathon match in section volleyball final
Champlin Park was aiming for its fourth straight trip to the state volleyball tournament Thursday night. The Rebels got it done, winning a thrilling five-set match over St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 5AAA championship.

November 3, 2017

Brooklyn Center schools make final levy push
Brooklyn Center is among a group of 19 metro school districts that will ask voters for funds to either cover operating levies or construction needs.

November 3, 2017

Plymouth to hold city’s first indoor farmers market
The city of Plymouth is teaming up with Bachman's to offer residents fresh, local foods during the winter months.

November 3, 2017

Champlin Park ready for round two of football playoffs
Champlin Park's football team had an up-and-down regular season, going 4-4 with injuries taking a big toll. The Rebels played well in the snow in the opening round of the playoffs last week, beating Mounds View 28-0. Champlin Park plays at top-ranked Eden Prairie Friday night.

November 2, 2017

Cooper aims for section football title
Cooper has been in the state football playoffs just once in school history, in 1996. The 2017 Hawks are looking to secure the school's second trip to state when they face St. Louis Park Friday for the Section 5AAAAA title.

November 2, 2017

School Spotlight: Edinbrook Elementary
Edinbrook Elementary is among the largest in the Osseo School District with more than 750 students. School officials say they're working to build community with students and parents.

November 2, 2017
CCX News: complete newscast November 2, 2017
Totino-Grace boys win state soccer title
The Totino-Grace boys soccer team won the state Class A title Thursday. The Eagles beat St. Thomas Academy 1-0 at U.S. Bank Stadium. It's the first state championship in boys soccer for Grace since 2004.

November 2, 2017

Crystal officers cleared in shooting of teen at park
A report from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says 18-year-old Khaleel Thompson called police to lure them to Bassett Creek Park where he waited with a BB gun painted to look like a handgun. The report says the only way for the officers to stop the threat Thompson posed to the officers was to use lethal force.

Nov. 2, 2017

Tainted Halloween candy cases reported in Crystal
Crystal police are asking parents to check their kids Halloween candy after several sharp objects were found in trick-or-treat bags.

Nov. 2, 2017

Standout Student: Heritage Christian’s Nathan Crellin
Nathan Crellin, a senior at Heritage Christian Academy in Maple Grove, has a love for the outdoors and a fascination for creation that's guiding his course.

Nov. 1, 2017

Customers mourn death of Brooklyn Park Walmart greeter
Andrew Davis, 52, of Crystal died unexpectedly. He worked for the Brooklyn Park Walmart for 20 years as a greeter. But customers, family and friends say he did much more than greet the public.

Nov. 1, 2017


Families raise awareness to possible Medicaid cuts
A group of local parents and caregivers came together, concerned about the impact of possible Medicaid cuts. Congress is currently working on tax reform with possible cuts to entitlements like Medicaid.

November 1, 2017


CCX News: complete newscast November 1, 2017
Crimson girls advance to soccer final
The Maple Grove girls soccer team is making the most of the first trip to the state tournament in program history. The Crimson beat Lakeville North 1-0 in a shootout in the Class AA semifinals.

November 1, 2017


Public works officials make plea to cure the clog
Despite the recent winds and cold weather, it still looks like fall outside. Leaves are on the ground and still on some trees. As Eric Nelson, reports, it's a critical time for people to make sure they dispose of leaves properly.

Oct. 31, 2017

Maple Grove business park plan gets unfavorable reviews
The Maple Grove Planning Commission recommended denial of an office and warehouse development proposal. The Arbor Lakes Business Park plan now goes to the Maple Grove City Council.

Oct. 31, 2017

School Spotlight: Wayzata East Middle School
Every day, more than 700 students in grades 6 through 8 make their way to Wayzata East Middle School in Plymouth. The school makes a special effort to teach students about character skills.

Oct. 31, 2017
CCX News: complete newscast October 31, 2017
Armstrong ready for volleyball semifinals
The Armstrong volleyball team is into the final four of the Section 6AAA tournament. The Falcons meet Benilde-St. Margaret's in the semifinals Tuesday night at Cooper High School.

October 31, 2017


Local Vote 2017: Brooklyn Center School Board, Amy Bailey
In Local Vote 2017 we will hear from the only candidate running for school board in Brooklyn Center. Amy Bailey was appointed to the board earlier this year when another board member left. Now she is running to be elected to that seat for a four-year term.

October 30, 2017

Housing contractor shifts focus to help aging population
As the baby boom generation ages, it means a variety of lifestyle changes. A Plymouth small business is working to help seniors stay in their homes.

October 30, 2017


Council members get LRT insights from Taiwan trip
A couple of local city council members have returned from a week-long visit to Taiwan. Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris and New Hope City Council member Jonathan London were part of an eight-member delegation that studied transportation in that country.

Oct. 30, 2017

Wayzata pulls away to beat Maple Grove in boys soccer semifinals
Local teams Wayzata and Maple Grove met up in the state Class AA boys soccer semifinals Monday morning at U.S. Bank Stadium. Top seed Wayzata pulled away for a 6-2 win to stay unbeaten.

October 30, 2017


Plymouth salon takes part in "Coated in Love" campaign
Two local women are teaming up with a Plymouth salon to help keep kids warm this winter. New Reflections salons in Maple Grove and Ridgedale are also collecting coats all-year-round.

Oct. 30, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast October 30, 2017
Candidates: Golden Valley, Rosenquist
Gillian Rosenquist has served on several Golden Valley commissions and is making her second run for city council.

October 27, 2017

Osseo School District investigates sickness complaints
The Osseo School District is trying to get to the bottom of complaints about illnesses in a school building. The district called in environmental health experts after a number of staff members complained about allergy-like symptoms.

October 27, 2017

Volunteers needed to advocate for children in court
Hennepin County is looking for more people to serve as a guardian ad litem. A Maple Grove woman says it’s a job that makes her laugh and cry. There are 500 children without a court advocate.

October 27, 2017

Maple Grove woman’s fight against cancer includes research
As Kris West fought cancer, she was also one of six women in the country chosen for a campaign called Project Zero, which raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

October 27, 2017


Halloween deals and a parade of pumpkins
In Weekend Showcase, merchants at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes hand out Halloween specials on Saturday morning. Then, there is a new fall tradition involving a Halloween wonderland of lights.

October 27, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast October 27, 2017
Maple Grove girls win first state soccer game
In their first state tournament gave ever, the Maple Grove girls soccer team didn't let a cold rain and strong winds slow them down. The Crimson beat East Ridge in the Class AA quarterfinals.

October 27, 2017

Wayzata girls dominate to move into semifinals
The Wayzata girls soccer team looked like the top seed they are in the state Class AA quarterfinals Thursday night. The Trojans beat St. Michael-Albertville 3-0 in a dominating performance.

October 27, 2017

“Krusher” Kowalski remembered for helping veterans
Services for Stan "Krusher" Kowalski are set for Friday at Living Word Church in Brooklyn Park.  Kowalski gained fame on the wrestling mat, but is remembered for helping veterans' causes.

Oct. 26, 2017
School Spotlight: Maple Grove Middle School
Maple Grove Middle School is the largest middle school in the Osseo School District. The staff has a unique approach to making sure children get personalized attention.

Oct. 26, 2017
Candidate Profiles: Golden Valley, Andy Schuler
Andy Schuler is one of five people running for two positions on the Golden Valley City Council. Schuler was also among those running in 2015.

October 26, 2017
Brooklyn Park residents help plan future of city’s parks
Since last March, the city of Brooklyn Park has asked residents what they want to see in a future park system. The top suggestions include a water facility and performance center.

Oct. 26, 2017

Wayzata girls, boys roll to section cross country titles
The Wayzata girls and boys cross country teams each raced to wins at the Section 6AA meet Wednesday to advance to the state meet.

Oct. 26, 2017

Wayzata boys overwhelm Mounds View in state soccer
Top seed Wayzata stayed unbeaten, handing Mounds View a 4-1 loss in the state Class AA boys soccer quarterfinals in St. Cloud.

Oct. 26, 2017

Late heroics carry Maple Grove to state boys soccer win
Maple Grove trailed Prior Lake 1-0 deep into the second half of the teams' state Class AA boys soccer quarterfinal Wednesday night in St. Cloud, but the Crimson didn't panic. They tied the game with just under eight minutes left and won on a goal by Jeff Clune in the second overtime.

Oct. 26, 2017

Protesters disrupt Osseo School Board meeting
Protestors wanting more local representation interrupted the Osseo School Board meeting in a "silent protest."

Oct. 25, 2017


Totino-Grace boys roll in state soccer
The Totino-Grace Eagles showed why they are the top seed in the state Class A boys soccer tournament. They rolled over Chisago Lakes 4-0 in the quarterfinals to advance to Monday's semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Oct. 25, 2017

Maple Grove girls set for first state soccer trip
They've had several near misses over the years, and now the Maple Grove girls soccer team is in the state tournament for the first time.

Oct. 25, 2017


Brooklyn Park approves revised code of conduct policy
The city of Brooklyn Park is working to diffuse tensions among city council members by revamping its code of conduct for elected officials. But it was a 4-3 vote and it had some council members asking whether the new policy will make a difference.

Oct. 25, 2017

Candidate Profiles: Golden Valley, Larry Fonnest
In Local Vote 2017, we are hearing from all five candidates running for Golden Valley City Council. Voters are choosing two council members from that group. The only incumbent in the race is Larry Fonnest who has served on the council since 2014.

October 25, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast October 25, 2017
Champlin Park student overcomes adversity
A senior from Champlin Park High School is taking on a new role during one of the biggest challenges he's faced.

Oct. 25, 2017

Candidate Profiles: Jim Ryan
In Local Vote 2017, Golden Valley voters are deciding two seats on the city council. There are five candidates running for those seats, including Jim Ryan.



October 24, 2017
CCX News: complete newscast October 24, 2017
Construction headaches almost over for New Hope businesses
For the past few months, a New Hope gas station has been singing the construction blues. A couple of road projects have impacted the convenience store, but there is relief in sight.

Oct. 24, 2017

Brooklyn Park moves forward on key development plan
The proposed site is called 610 Junction, 65 acres of land southwest of Highways 610 and 169. City officials are hoping the area can be a job creator.

October 24, 2017

Wayzata girls ready for state soccer
The Wayzata girls soccer team is the top seed for the state Class AA tournament. The Trojans beat Minneapolis Washburn for the Section 6AA title in a battle of the top two teams in the state rankings.

October 24, 2017
Wayzata wins state girls tennis opener
The Wayzata girls tennis team beat Rochester Mayo 6-1 in the state Class AA quarterfinals Tuesday morning at Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota.

October 24, 2017


School Spotlight: SEA
Six years ago Robbinsdale Area Schools started something new in the Olson Elementary School building. They launched a magnet school for science and math called the School of Engineering and Arts or SEA school.

Oct. 24, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast October 23, 2017
Super Bowl LII leads to Brooklyn Park tree planting
The Super Bowl is still three and a half months away, but cities across Minnesota are already receiving benefits from the upcoming game.

October 23, 2017

Candidate Profile: John Giese
Golden Valley voters will be electing two city council members. They have five candidates to choose from.

October 23, 2017
Daily Dose Cafe to open second location Nov. 2
Fans of a Maple Grove coffee shop are eagerly awaiting the opening of a second location. Daily Dose Cafe will open in northern Brooklyn Park Nov. 2.

October 23, 2017

Wayzata boys earn top seed for state soccer
October 23, 2017The Wayzata boys soccer team is back in the state Class AA tournament for a second straight season. The Trojans are 17-0-2 and seeded first for the tournament.

October 23, 2017


Stolen Jeep leads to chase, crash in Maple Grove
A stolen Jeep Wrangler caused several 911 calls and some unsettling moments out on the highways in Maple Grove Monday morning.

Oct. 23, 2017


Backyard Getaways goes to Dayton and Maple Grove
This Backyard Getaway is a spot with brilliant fall foliage inside the Elm Creek Park Reserve and a nearby farm with a Halloween theme.
Both are located in Hennepin County.

October 20, 2017


Standout Student: West Lutheran’s Ian Wreisner
Today’s Standout Student marches to the beat of his own drum. And just about any other instrument he comes across. Neil Pursley introduces us to Ian Wreisner, a senior at West Lutheran High School.

Oct. 18, 2017

School Spotlight: North View Middle School
When it first opened in 1970 in Brooklyn Park, North View was a junior high. Today it's a middle school educating students from around the world.

October 17,2017

Golden Valley apartment complex magnifies luxury living
At the intersection of I-394 and Highway 100, one of Golden Valley's most visible high-rise apartments is just a few months from opening. It's one of several big projects in the city.

October 16, 2017


New Hope nonprofit a well-oiled, finely-tuned operation
The nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz relies on volunteers to supply more than 18,000 hours work to clean and repair more than 8,000 bikes that will be donated to children who might not otherwise have one.

Oct. 13, 2017

Survey says… community center wanted in Robbinsdale
The results of a Robbinsdale community survey overwhelmingly says residents want a community center. Mayor Regan Murphy says residents can expect more opportunities for input on the possibility of a community center in the future.

Oct. 12, 2017

School Spotlight: Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy
In the northwest suburbs, we have access to parks, lakes, the Mississippi River and experts who know those ecosystems well. At Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy, teachers incorporate all of those natural resources into the curriculum.

Oct. 12, 2017

Park Center students show versatility outside classroom
It's a double dose of Standout Student with two students from Park Center High School. Aaron MacMurdo and Michaela Hobin share more than a schedule of challenging classes.

October 11, 2017


School Spotlight: Cooper High School
Cooper High School has been around for more than 50 years. This Robbinsdale District School is focused on creating a strong academic environment by living “The Cooper Way.”

October 10, 2017
Brookview Community Center meets its end
After decades of discussion on what to do with the aging Brookview Community Center, city council members voted to build a new facility. On Monday, October 9, they took the ceremonial first swing to mark the beginning of demolition.

Oct. 9, 2017


Maple Grove's StemoniX pioneers new drug discovery
Maple Grove's newest medical technology company, StemoniX, is working to discover new medicines for some of the biggest health problems.

October 9, 2017
'Monster' show haunts Maple Grove Arts Center
This year the 'Monster Show' is up at Maple Grove Arts Center just in time for the Masquerade Gala on Oct. 27.

Oct. 6, 2017

Big weekend push for bike donations
New Hope nonprofit Free Bike 4 Kidz is teaming up with Allina Health to collect thousands of bikes for kids in need Saturday.

October 6, 2017

Hennepin County children needing foster care increases
Children in Foster Care in Hennepin County has gone up 99 percent since 2009. Hennepin County Deputy Administrator Jennifer DeCubellis says the system is under pressure to meet the growing needs of foster care children.

Oct. 5, 2017

School Spotlight: Osseo High School
At Osseo High School the goal is to elevate learning and encourage critical thinking. Students come from diverse backgrounds, and instructors try to keep learning relevant for each one.

October 5, 2017
Standout Student at Armstrong finds music at young age
The name of this week's Standout Student is one you often hear associated with high school theater productions. But Armstrong senior Julia MacFarlane shines in other ways as well.

October 4, 2017


Golden Valley SEA students help hurricane victims
When students at the School of Engineering and Arts in Golden Valley heard about Hurricane Harvey devastating a school in Texas, they wanted to do something about it. They raised enough money to help a school and send the surplus to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Oct. 4, 2017

School Spotlight – Oakwood Elementary
It's not often that a school receives national recognition for its overall academic performance. Oakwood Elementary was one of 342 schools nationwide to be named as a National Blue Ribbon Honor School.

Oct. 3, 2017
Brooklyn Park shines spotlight on city's manufacturing businesses
As the state recognizes Minnesota Manufacturing Week, Brooklyn Park will unveil its "Built in Brooklyn Park" campaign aimed to highlight the city's manufacturing businesses.

October 2, 2017


Golden Valley play area puts athletic skills to the test
At Schaper Park in Golden Valley, it’s where American Ninja Warrior meets NFL draft combine. Since its official opening two weeks ago, the new fitness course and play area has become quite popular.

September 29, 2017
School Spotlight: Fair School Crystal
FAIR School Crystal was conveyed to Robbinsdale Area Schools in 2015, offering students from throughout the district a wider exposure to arts and arts integration.

Sept. 28, 2017

School Spotlight: Zanewood Community School
Each week, we are shining the spotlight on public schools in our coverage area. We start in the Osseo School District with Zanewood Community School in Brooklyn Park.

September 26, 2017

Students get glimpse of manufacturing in the digital age
Every other year, Productivity, Inc. of Plymouth throws opens its doors to students, mainly high school and college, inviting them to get an up close look at the manufacturing.

September 25, 2017
New executive director takes over at Perpich Arts school
Perpich Center for Arts Education high school in Golden Valley has a new executive director. He faces a tremendous challenge after a legislative audit released earlier this year pointed out management issues and declining enrollment.

Sept. 25, 2017


Quite the collection: seed gathering at Crow-Hassan Park
Get out and enjoy nature in one of the most beautiful prairies in the metro.

Aug. 14, 2017



Plymouth business has customers make escape plan
If you haven't been to an escape room, chances are you've heard of one. It's becoming a hot trend all around the country, and we currently have two in the northwest metro.

June 22, 2017
CCX News Special: Making the Grade 2017
In this news special, we feature several of the Standout Students we have profiled in the past school year.

May 27, 2017
Now Serving "Stone Soup" at Stages Theatre
At the Stages Theatre, a play that focuses on what happens when hungry strangers come to town with nothing but an empty pot.

April 21, 2017

"Luxuriant Landscapes" at Gallery 5004 in Robbinsdale
"Luxuriant Landscapes" is on display now in all its luxuriant Minnesota splendor at Gallery 5004 in Robbinsdale.

April 7, 2017


St. Patrick's Day Weekend Showcase
From a St. Patrick's Day themed 5K fun run to a production of Joseph and The Technicolored Dreamcoat, to Rince Nua Irish Dancers the weekend is hopping!

March 17, 2017

Standout Student: Heritage Christian’s Hannah Hallada
This week's Standout Student has a knack for creativity. Neil Pursley introduces us to Hannah Hallada, a senior at Heritage Christian Academy.

March 9, 2017
Impressionist art leaves lasting impression
The exhibition by the Schroeder Studio Group at the new Maple Grove Arts Center is all about impressionist painting.

February 17, 2017


Weekend Showcase: "Fancy Nancy"
A young Maple Grove actress plays the part of a precocious youngster in the latest Stages Theatre production.

January 27, 2017


Warming up the weekend with art
If you can't get out of town at least get out of your house to see some great free exhibits that happened to be in a warm environment: The Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale and the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

January 13, 2017


New Hope comedian puts the merry in Christmas
New Hope comedian David Harris has been entertaining people around the Twin Cities now for more than 20 years. He's live at the Joke Joint Comedy Club in Lilydale tonight and Friday.

Dec. 22, 2016

Weekend Showcase: From “The Enchanted Christmas Ball” to the Plymouth Rockers
If the snow and cold don't deter you from getting out and about this weekend, there's lots to do.

December 16, 2016



Brooklyn Center man keeps ink-stained tradition alive
The Minnesota Newspaper Museum at the State Fair shows visitors what an old-fashioned newspaper office looked like. Many volunteers, like Paul Soule of Brooklyn Center, are newspaper veterans.

August 28, 2015

Golden Valley psychologist behind 100 years of Ye Old Mill
Governor Mark Dayton declared opening day of the State Fair "Ye Old Mill Day" to celebrate 100 years of operation. The ride offers nostalgia, fun and even a bit of romance.

August 27, 2105

Cool it! How to save on the AC
Money Savers talks with the experts and local residents about the best ways to save money on air conditioning and avoid a potentially costly summer fix.

June 24, 2015

Maple Grove runner reacts to Boston Marathon verdicts
A local marathon runner says the guilty verdicts in the Boston Marathon bombing trial are a step toward healing. Dawn Olson of Maple Grove ran the marathon the year after the bombings.

April 9, 2015

 

 
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