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Wayzata holds off upset bid from Park Center in girls BB
Wayzata's girls basketball team has faced some tough teams in the past week.
They scored a huge win over Hopkins last week, and Thursday they had to rally for an overtime win at Park Center.

January 19, 2018

CCX News complete newscast January 19, 2018
Weekend Showcase: "Frederick" at Stages Theatre
The story of Frederick the mouse steps off the pages of a children's book and onto the stage at Stages Theatre Company. "Frederick" runs through Feb. 19.

January 19, 2018

Plymouth fans show their purple pride
Enthusiastic fans packed a restaurant in Plymouth for a radio show Friday. Fans voiced their hopes that the team will earn a trip to the Super Bowl.

January 19, 2018

Golden Valley church aims to pack one million meals
Organizers hope 5,000 volunteers will help pack meals over the next eight days for Feed My Starving Children. They also need to raise $220,000 to pay for the food.

January 19, 2018

Maple Grove school practices Skol chant
Students at Basswood Elementary practiced their Skol chant as the school put on a Spirit Day for young fans.

January 19, 2018

CCX News complete newscast January 18, 2018
Champlin Park/Coon Rapids doing well in girls hockey
The Champlin Park/Coon Rapids girls hockey team is in its first season as a co-op. The team is 12-6-2 and tied for first in the West Division of the Northwest Suburban Conference.

January 18, 2018

Water quality project targets carp on Middle Twin Lake
Crews and scientists were out on Middle Twin Lake to remove carp from the water. The lake is on the state’s impaired waters list and cutting down the carp population could help improve water quality.

Jan. 18, 2018

Cross country skiing balances fitness, academics
Park Brook Elementary School is exposing students to a winter sport some had never tried before. Cross country skiing is a balance between academics and fitness.

January 18, 2018

Evergreen Park teaches world cultures, how to be calm
As a specialty school, Evergreen Park integrates community, culture, arts and experiences. This provides students opportunities for community connections, hands-on learning experiences and multiple exposures to culture and the arts.

Jan. 18, 2018
Crystal approves additional police body cams
The Crystal City Council approved the purchase of 16 new police body cameras Tuesday night. Every Crystal police officer will be required to wear them by July 1.

Jan. 17, 2018

Plymouth works to reduce road salt usage
The city of Plymouth recently won an award from the Freshwater Society for decreasing the amount of salt they use on roadways. Since 2010, the city has reduced salt use by 56 percent.

Jan. 17, 2018

Cooper girls race past Jefferson
The Cooper girls basketball team, ranked No. 1 in the state Class AAA poll, jumped out to a 40-19 halftime lead on the way to a 70-42 win over Bloomington Jefferson Tuesday.

January 17, 2018

Standout Student: MCA’s Maryam Ikuforiji
Maranatha Christian Academy senior Maryam Ikuforiji is bright, artistic and compassionate. She has a 4.2 GPA and will graduate with an associate's of arts degree, in addition to a high school diploma.

Jan. 17, 2018

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Purple pandemonium at Crystal B-Dubs
Minnesota Viking fans are still buzzing about Sunday's miraculous comeback win against the New Orleans Saints. At one sports bar in Crystal, the scene went from gloom and doom to utter ecstasy in just seconds.

Jan. 16, 2018

Fire destroys Brooklyn Center home
Seven people, including two children are without their home after a fire in Brooklyn Center early Sunday morning.

Jan. 16, 2018

Armstrong holds on for Robbinsdale Rumble win
Armstrong built a lead over district rival Cooper in the Robbinsdale Rumble wrestling match, only to see the Hawks rally to take the lead. Armstrong went back in front after a forfeit at 220 pounds, and they just needed to avoid being pinned in the heavyweight match to hold off the Hawks 33-31.

January 16, 2018

Wayzata rallies past Hopkins for big girls BB win
No. 3-ranked Hopkins dominated the first half against No. 2-ranked Wayzata in a big girls basketball showdown Friday, but the Trojans turned the tables in the second half, rallying for a 70-66 win to stay undefeated.

January 16, 2018

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School Spotlight: Sonnesyn Elementary
Sonnesyn Elementary focuses on developing a family atmosphere and engaging students inside the New Hope neighborhood school, which educates students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

Jan. 16, 2018
Jan. 12, 2018 complete newscast
Minneapolis Boat Show a big deal for Crystal dealer
At Midwest Water Sports in Crystal, the Minneapolis Boat Show is a chance to showcase their fleet of water craft to a target demo that is eager to buy.

Jan. 12, 2018

Maple Grove clinic sees spike in flu cases
The Minnesota Department of Health urges people to get their flu vaccinations to fight a dangerous strain.

Jan. 12, 2018

Longtime family-owned Plymouth auto shop closes
For 84 years, Herb’s Servicecenter has been a landmark in Plymouth at the corner of County Roads 6 and 101. Now big changes are coming to that spot.

January 12, 2018

“Fabrication” weaves into Maple Grove Arts Center
The Maple Grove Arts Center works to see that art is woven into the fabric of our community. So what better way to kick off the new year than with a show called "Fabrication."

Jan. 12, 2018

Wayzata, Hopkins prep for girls BB showdown
The Wayzata and Hopkins girls basketball teams could meet as many as three times this season. Their first matchup is Friday night, as No. 2-ranked Wayzata hosts No. 3 Hopkins.

January 11, 2018

Maranatha girls getting battle tested
The Maranatha Christian Academy girls basketball team has played in the past eight state tournaments in Class A. The Mustangs have moved up to Class AA this season, and they're off to a strong 7-3 start.

January 11, 2018

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Development common theme at State of the Cities
The mayors from Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Center described the State of their Cities to the local business community today. The annual event was organized by the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jan. 11, 2018

School Spotlight: Fernbrook Elementary
In the Osseo School District, Fernbrook Elementary in Maple Grove is one of the larger schools. It's size is why building a sense of community is top priority for this school.

January 11, 2018

New Hope resident caught up in DACA drama
A New Hope resident is caught up in limbo, one of nearly 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants impacted by legal battles over DACA.

Jan. 11, 2018

District 281 students preparing for pre-Super Bowl event
As Super Bowl LII nears, Robbinsdale District students will be in the spotlight at the first major NFL event leading up to the actual game.

Jan. 11, 2018

Jan. 10, 2018 complete newscast
Golden Valley studies affordable housing crunch
There's a push across the metro for more affordable housing. Hennepin County has about half the affordable housing rentals in the Twin Cities metro, but increasingly more housing has gone upscale.

Jan. 10, 2018

Osseo downs Champlin Park in boys BB battle
Champlin Park beat Osseo in the Section 5AAAA championship game in boys basketball last season. The Rebels hosted the Orioles Tuesday night, with Champlin Park rallying to force overtime before the Orioles dominated the extra session to score a 69-59 win.

January 10, 2018
Avenues for Homeless Youth gets new executive director
Katherine Meerse is the new executive director for Avenues for Homeless Youth, which is a program serving metro and suburban homeless youth. The nonprofit has locations in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.

Jan. 10, 2018
Wayzata senior proves woodshop isn't just for guys
Claire Bohlig of Wayzata High School discovered her woodworking talent at a young age. It's a field that not many women gravitate toward.

Jan. 10, 2018

Jan. 9, 2018 complete newscast
Plymouth fight turns fatal
One man is dead and another in jail after a fight late Monday night at the Stoneleigh Apartments in Plymouth.

Jan. 9, 2018

School Spotlight: Wayzata High School
In 2017, USA Today ranked Wayzata High School in Plymouth as the best high school in Minnesota. The school also wants to grow its giving culture.

Jan. 9, 2018

Roadside assistance risky for Maple Grove CSOs
There are many risks that come with a career in law enforcement. One of those is staying safe during traffic stops or responding to an accident. That has been a challenge for Maple Grove community service officers.

Jan. 9, 2018

Champlin Park girls basketball on a roll
The Champlin Park girls basketball team is on a good roll at midseason. The Rebels have won six straight games and carry a 9-2 record into Tuesday night.

January 9, 2018

Crimson girls hockey coming on strong
The Maple Grove girls hockey team has a lot of young players in the lineup this season. After a tentative start, the team is playing very well now as they head down the home stretch of the regular season.

January 9, 2018

Stars shine at MGGOA meet at Park Center
Several of the state's top gymnastics teams were in Brooklyn Park Saturday at the MGGOA meet at Park Center High School. Class A power Detroit Lakes won the top division at the meet with Maple Grove finishing fourth.

January 8, 2018

American icon on wheels rolls into Brooklyn Park
Rather than worrying about miles per gallon, here's a vehicle that focuses on smiles per mile. Photojournalist Dustin Scholl stopped by the Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee, where an American icon on wheels rolled into town.

Jan. 8, 2018

From January raw ... to thaw
At Maple Grove's Central Park, the ice ribbon was a popular place. Skaters of all ages took advantage of a mild winter day.

Jan. 8, 2018

Plymouth gets new point person to attract business
In 2015, Plymouth created a new position at city hall designed to help foster and grow its business community. This month, Ben Landhauser took over the job.

January 8, 2018

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Maple Grove downs Totino-Grace in wrestling
Maple Grove has a pretty solid lineup this winter in wrestling. The Crimson beat longtime power Totino-Grace 43-30 Thursday night as part of a quad meet at Maple Grove High School.

January 5, 2018

New Hope breaks ground for new city hall, police station
After three years of preparation, New Hope city officials broke ground Friday for a nearly $15 million city hall and police station. Officials say it's long overdue.

January 5, 2018

Wayzata students get glimpse of technical career path
A traditional college education may not be the best fit for everyone. Wayzata High School hosted its first ever Technical Career Fair, offering students the chance to explore different options.

January 5, 2018

Private school announces tuition reduction
Providence Academy is lowering tuition by more than $3,000. School officials say the reduction is the right thing to do to fit the budget of more Minnesota families.

January 5, 2018

MNLARS glitches still impacting titles, license tab renewals
The city of Golden Valley joins other deputy registrars in asking for additional maintenance and possible reimbursement for overtime costs after the problematic Minnesota License and Registration System (MNLARS) software program rolled out last summer.

Jan. 4, 2018

Hennepin County official: end of 2017 coldest in 132 years
This arctic chill has put the northwest suburbs in a historical deep freeze. In the final days of 2017, the average temp was minus 4 degrees.

January 4, 2018

Osseo edges Park Center in boys basketball thriller
In a game that had a little bit of everything, Osseo upset Park Center 60-59 in overtime in a boys basketball thriller Wednesday night. Chike Okonkwo hit the winning free throw with 1.8 seconds left in overtime.

January 4, 2018

Crystal street to permanently close for park makeover
Welcome Avenue will permanently close between 46th and 47th Avenue. The closure is necessary to make improvements to Welcome Park.

Jan. 4, 2018

CCX News complete newscast January 4, 2018
Standout Student: Brooklyn Center’s Dayvia Gbor
This week's Standout Student is a senior at Brooklyn Center High School. Dayvia Gbor excels for the Centaurs in the classroom and on the football field.

Jan. 3, 2018

Plymouth's Pannek, Cameranesi make U.S. women's hockey team
Two young women's hockey players from Plymouth will play for Team USA at the upcoming Olympic Games in South Korea. Kelly Pannek and Dani Cameranesi, former teammates at the University of Minnesota, were named to the U.S. team.

January 3, 2018

CCX News complete newscast January 3, 2018
Maple Grove expects most development in nearly 20 years
Development in Maple Grove could rival the busy building days of the 1990s or early 2000s. Construction on the Arbor Lakes Business Park is set to begin this spring.

Jan. 3, 2018

Extensive remodel begins at Crystal Cub grocery store
Cub Foods is celebrating its 50th year in business. Not only is it a big year for Cub, it's a big year for the Cub in Crystal, which is undergoing an extensive remodel.

Jan. 3, 2018

School Spotlight: Monroe Elementary
Teachers at Monroe Elementary in Brooklyn Park encourage students to work hard and overcome obstacles, even if it feels like a challenging endeavor.

January 4, 2018
Medical device tax returns, could get repealed
After a two-year suspension, a tax on medical device sales went back into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. Now, federal lawmakers are pushing for a repeal.

Jan. 2, 2018

West Metro firefighters battle fire and ice
At one point Monday, it felt like -17 degrees with the wind chill. The bitter cold is tough on anyone working outside, especially firefighters.

Jan. 2, 2018

School Spotlight: Basswood Elementary
Basswood Elementary is not branded as a science and technology school, but educators use technology as a learning tool whenever possible.

January 2, 2018
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Wayzata girls win Hill-Murray tournament to stay unbeaten
It's been a great start to the season for the Wayzata girls basketball team. The Trojans made it through the 2017 portion of the schedule without a loss by beating host Hill-Murray in the championship game of the Pioneers' holiday tournament.

January 2, 2018

For some businesses, arctic blast leads to sales spike
Video Universe in Robbinsdale saw a rise in sales during this frigid week. Broadway Pizza also had a surge in calls for pizza deliveries.

January 2, 2018

2017: A Look Back
From a severe hail storm that caused damage that’s still being repaired, to tighter rules in some cities for tobacco, to last minute comebacks in sports: 2017 was a year to remember.

December 23, 2017

Armstrong-Cooper falls in tourney girls hockey opener
Armstrong-Cooper is hosting a holiday girls hockey tournament for the 22nd straight year.
The Wings lost a 1-0 game to Willmar in the tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at New Hope Arena.

December 29, 2017

Tips from BBB for making year-end donations
With a year of hurricanes and other disasters, many donors are looking for ways to help. The Better Business Bureau has some advice to help make your donation reach its intended destination.

December 29, 2017

Weekend Showcase: New Year's Eve events
This New Year's Eve, there is no shortage of activities. From outdoor fun to indoor celebrations and local comedy, it's your choice how to usher in a new year.

December 29, 2017

Minnesotans earn high marks for helping charities
A survey released this month shows Minnesota is one of the most charitable states. Nonprofits depend on that generosity to help families in need.

December 29, 2017

CCX News complete newscast December 29, 2017
New Hope ponders the feasibility of a 50-meter pool
As the city of New Hope prepares to demolish the 50-meter city pool to build a new city hall and police station, several regional swimming clubs have pushed to rebuild the pool nearby. The city is looking for the additional $2million it would cost.

December 28, 2017

CCX News complete newscast December 28, 2017
Twin Cities home construction up in 2017
2017 was the best year for new home construction in the Twin Cities in a decade.
There was a 36 percent increase in single family construction compared to 2016.

December 28, 2017

Lack of inventory is a big reason for this increase.
Small snowfall adds up to big challenges
Minnesota State Patrol recorded nearly 500 crashes statewide in five hours this morning. For those who clear the roads, it’s a matter of timing and temperature.

December 28, 2017
School Spotlight: Northport Elementary
Teachers say the Turnaround Arts program implemented at Northport Elementary School about four years ago has been a game changer. The school serves about 650 students from Brooklyn Center, Crystal, and Robbinsdale.

December 28, 2017
Brooklyn Park bowling alley receives upgrade, name change
Brunswick Zone is changing its name to Bowlero, and that’s not the only change. Management hopes new renovations will inspire a new generation of bowlers.

December 27, 2017

“Grandpa Train” operates model trains in his garage
When Gerry Kramer moved into a Crystal senior living facility, he would not part with his trains. So, instead of a car, he moved all of his trains to his garage.

December 27, 2017

Standout Student: Perpich's Kamryn Friedrich
18-year-old Kamryn Friedrich has an eye for photography. A senior at Perpich Center for Arts Education, Friedrich has a depth that belies her young age.

December 27, 2017
Crimson girls basketball set for holiday tournament
The Maple Grove girls basketball team is set to play in the St. Michael-Albertville holiday tournament Thursday and Friday. Maple Grove is 6-2 entering the tournament, with losses to top-10 teams Wayzata and Park Center.

December 27, 2017

This cold snap is creating ice, but when are area lakes safe?
The cold weather means area lakes are freezing fast. But are they safe to go out on? The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says it can be tricky to judge what's safe.

December 27, 2017
Longtime Robbinsdale hardware store owner retires
After more than 40 years helping people solve problems at a hardware in downtown Robbinsdale, Dale Runke has decided to retire. A new owner plans to keep the store open.

December 26, 2017
Armstrong-Cooper boys hockey hitting its stride
After an uneven start, the Armstrong-Cooper boys hockey team has played pretty well of late. The Wings have won three of their past four games.

December 26, 2017

CCX News complete newscast December 26, 2017
Cold weather forces people indoors for recreation
A full day below zero means there is very little traffic at skating rinks today. But it’s a different story for indoor activities at the Community Center in Maple Grove.

December 26, 2017
Police ask for public’s help in solving two burglaries
Osseo police have released photos of two cars that were near a jewelry store and photography studio that were burglarized earlier this month. If you recognize the vehicles, contact police.

December 26, 2017
School Spotlight: Weaver Lake Elementary
At Weaver Lake, students are encouraged to ask, ‘What’s the big idea?’ as they inquire and explore learning.  At Weaver Lake, everything they do has a science and technology component to it.

December 26, 2017
CCX News complete newscast December 22, 2017
Weekend Showcase: Art is Primary
The Robbin Gallery transforms itself to show artwork from eleven elementary schools in the Robbinsdale District. The show runs through December 26.

December 22, 2017
After 40 years, Troupe America bids farewell to Plymouth Playhouse
After four decades, Troupe America’s Church Basement Ladies performance on December 23 will be its last at the Plymouth Playhouse. Executive producer Curt Wollan says it’s simply time for a change.

December 22, 2017

Brooklyn Park school attempts to spin to a world record
Nearly 700 students from Monroe Elementary School packed into the gymnasium Thursday afternoon with a goal of setting a world record.

December 22, 2017

Crystal police seek more tools for mental health cases
Crystal police handle 2000 mental health cases a year. The chief would like to see a system that’s used in Duluth where a social worker embeds with the police department.

December 22, 2017
Cooper rallies past Minnehaha Academy in girls BB
Cooper is ranked number one in class AAA girls basketball. The Hawks got a tough test from a top ten team in class AA, Minnehaha Academy, before rallying for a 65-57 win.

December 22, 2017

School Spotlight: Cedar Island Elementary
In today's School Spotlight, we visit the oldest elementary school in Maple Grove. Cedar Island Elementary has been part of the community for 47 years.

Dec. 21, 2017
Robbinsdale police look for car spotted in package thefts
Robbinsdale police are looking for a gray Chrysler Sebring or Dodge Stratus that may have been used in the theft of packages from door steps.

December 21, 2017

Brooklyn Park student invents Aeropong
The saying 'necessity is the mother of all invention' rings true for one Brooklyn Park family. The family wanted their autistic daughter to improve her hand-eye coordination, so their son invented a game to help her do just that.

December 21, 2017

Wayzata girls hockey team is battle tested
The Wayzata girls hockey team has made some strides this season. The Trojans are 7-5-1 after winning ten games last season, and they've played well against some of the best teams they've faced.

December 21, 2017

Osseo takes it to Champlin Park in wrestling
Northwest Suburban Conference rivals Osseo and Champlin Park met up as part of a five-team wrestling meet at Champlin Park. The Orioles rolled to a 66-10 win over the shorthanded Rebels.

December 21, 2017

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Park Center edges Maple Grove in double OT
Park Center has faced a lot of good teams early in boys basketball this season. The Pirates survived a tough challenge from district rival Maple Grove, beating the Crimson 76-75 in two overtimes.

December 20, 2017

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office conducts warrant sweep
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office launched a warrant sweep Wednesday. Many of the suspects wanted for outstanding warrants were in the northwest metro.

Dec. 20, 2017

Standout Student plans return to the classroom
Today's Standout Student has dreams of one day returning to the classroom. Neil Pursley visits West Lutheran senior Katelyn Edwards who hopes to help others.

Dec. 20, 2017

Last-minute gift ideas that are local, local and local
In need of a last-minute gift idea? Think local. We've rounded up a few unique ideas from places right here close to home.

December 20, 2017

Golden Valley votes to raise franchise fees on utility bills
The Golden Valley City Council voted to increase the franchise fees the city tacks onto Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy bills to help pay for infrastructure improvements.

December 20, 2017

Laquon Treadwell visits Plymouth elementary school
Unexpected gifts are sometimes the best gifts. A Minnesota Vikings player visited a Plymouth elementary school and surprised students who had no idea he was coming.

Dec. 20, 2017

School Spotlight: Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion
Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion is one of the only language immersion programs in the northwest metro. Around 750 students speak and learn in Spanish at the K-5 school that operates out of the old Sunny Hollow Elementary school in New Hope.

Dec. 19, 2017
How a car purchase can benefit Brooklyn Center charity
If you are in the market for a new car before the end of the year, CEAP wants you to remember Meals on Wheels. Morrie's Subaru is participating in the "Share the Love" event, where new car buyers can check Meals on Wheels for the nonprofit to receive a $250 donation.

Dec. 19, 2017

The days before Christmas: a look inside one business
For those in the business of selling gifts, this is "go time." At The Woods in Maple Grove, the biggest days of the year are the 10 days before Christmas. 

December 18, 2017

Looney Lutherans back at it with "Hold the Lutefisk!"
Those looney Lutherans are up to their antics again. This time with a whole new Christmas show at Plymouth Playhouse.

Dec. 15, 2017

School Spotlight: Greenwood Elementary
Reading is one of the core subjects taught in any elementary school. The hope is that students will grow to enjoy and appreciate reading, but that's easier said than done. Greenwood Elementary works to install a passion for reading.

Dec. 14, 2017

Standout Student delves into field of cancer research
This week's Standout Student is determined to help find a cure for cancer. Lana Trautman is a junior at Breck and she's conducting research to help ease the side effects of cancer treatments.

Dec. 13, 2017

School Spotlight: Brooklyn Middle STEAM School
Brooklyn Middle STEAM School offer students a variety of opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Partnerships with local businesses allow students to see what goes on in the real world.

Dec. 12, 2017

Be'wiched opens second location in Plymouth
Ten years after opening Be'wiched Deli near downtown Minneapolis, chef Mike Ryan opens a second location in Plymouth.

December 11, 2017

School Spotlight: Noble Elementary
Noble Elementary is a Golden Valley neighborhood school, educating about 400 students in pre-K through fifth grade.

Dec. 7, 2017

Standout Student: Maple Grove's Precious Kennedy
At Maple Grove High School, senior Precious Kennedy has an important life skill that will serve her well beyond school: resiliency. Born in Liberia, Kennedy can handle change.

December 6, 2017

Golden Valley school helps demystify computer science
Students at the School of Engineering and Arts in Golden Valley are focusing on coding this week as part of the worldwide push for students to explore computer science.

Dec. 6, 2017

School Spotlight: Brooklyn Center High School
Brooklyn Center High School is an art-centric campus. Performing and visual arts are a prominent part of the school's curriculum.

Dec. 5, 2017
Fire destroys Plymouth apartments
As many as eight families are cleaning up after a fire ripped through a Plymouth apartment building Sunday morning.

Dec. 4, 2017

"Bedless nights" raise suburban poverty awareness
Several Plymouth families skipped sleeping in beds this weekend and instead spent the weekend sleeping on the floor. It's part of Interfaith Outreach's annual Sleep Out.

December 4, 2017

Building industry seeks to attract workers
There's a statewide effort underway to attract new workers to the construction industry. Project Build Minnesota is aimed to spread the word that there's a good life built by construction.

December 4, 2017

TwinWest Chamber outlines new strategic plan
New TwinWest Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Full outlined a strategic plan for closer collaboration and community partnerships with schools, cities, nonprofits and others.

December 1, 2017

After Plymouth vote, affordable housing advocates rejoice
This week Plymouth gave a green light to an affordable housing development. Local churches and nonprofits have been working toward this goal for several years.

Nov. 30, 2017

School Spotlight: Birch Grove School for the Arts
Birch Grove School for the Arts in the Osseo School District offers students more than basic writing and arithmetic.

Nov. 30, 2017

Front Porch Musical Theatre presents “Annie”
Front Porch Musical Theatre presents "Annie" in honor of it's 40th anniversary appearing on Broadway. Performances are at the new Performing Art Center at Rogers High School.

November 29, 2017

School Spotlight: Robbinsdale Middle School
Middle school today isn't necessarily about educating students to be ready just for high school. Today it's preparing them to be lifelong learners.

November 28, 2017

School Spotlight Special
School Spotlight is something new on CCX Media this year.  Its a look at the daily challenges and successes that happen daily in neighborhood schools.

November 23, 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
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
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

‘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

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
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
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

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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
School Spotlight: Brooklyn Center Middle School
In this week's School Spotlight, we get an up close look at life for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Brooklyn Center Middle School.

Oct. 19, 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
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
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
'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

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
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
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
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
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

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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