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Breck Wins State Tournament Opener
The Breck girls hockey team is the number two seed for the state class A tournament.
The Mustangs cruised to a 9-2 win over Marshall in the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Xcel Center.
Armstrong-Cooper Edges Hopkins in Boys Hockey Playoffs
With nine teams in Section 6AA for boys hockey, the bottom two seeds, number eight Armstrong-Cooper and number nine Hopkins, had a play-in game Tuesday night.
Armstrong-Cooper won 3-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Maple Grove Knocks off Osseo in Boys BB
After losing their first meeting with Osseo this winter, the Maple Grove boys basketball team got a little revenge Tuesday.
The Crimson won 61-54 to split the season series with their rivals.
Maranatha Wins Top 10 Girls' Hoops Matchup
The Maranatha Christian Academy girls basketball team is now in Class AA. The Mustangs faced Holy Family in a matchup of top ten teams and Maranatha came away with a 70-65 win Monday night.

February 20, 2018

Maple Grove wrestlers fall in section to STMA
Maple Grove has had one of its best seasons in wrestling, but the Crimson proved to be no match for longtime power St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 5AAA championship match. The Knights beat the Crimson 54-12.

February 20, 2018


Local Lawmakers Push for New Hope ‘Regional’ Pool
The legislative session is underway. Local lawmakers will be fighting for local projects to be a part of this year's bonding bill.

Feb. 20, 2018


Ice-snow mix helps Crystal body shop
The auto body business is booming this winter. Monday evening's slippery conditions helped to fuel business at Thomas Auto Body and Collision.

Feb. 20, 2018


CCX News complete newscast February 20, 2018
School Spotlight: Meadow Ridge Elementary
Meadow Ridge Elementary opened in 2016, and they're already adding more classrooms to the Plymouth school.

Feb. 20, 2018


Rep. Anderson Lists School Funding As Top Priority
A Plymouth lawmaker listed her priorities with the legislative session about to get underway. Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, discussed the topic of school funding with CCX News.

Feb. 16, 2018

Sen. Hoffman Pushes for New Highway 169 Interchange
The legislative session starts Tuesday with lawmakers keeping a close eye on funding for local road projects. Senator John Hoffman, DFL-Champlin, says paying for a new interchange at Highway 169 and 101st Avenue in Brooklyn Park is high on his to-do list.

Feb. 16, 2018

Weekend Showcase: "The Royale"
Yellow Tree Theatre is taking on the hard hitting issue of racial segregation in the boxing world with its latest production of "The Royale," a powerful play set in 1905.

February 16, 2018

Tax Law Confusion Filters Into Accountant Offices
It's the time of year for filing taxes. And while this tax season will remain the same as years' past, 2018 taxes will look much different. CCX News visited a Robbinsdale accountant for a breakdown of the tax law changes.

Feb. 16, 2018


Armstrong students help seniors bridge technology gap
Seniors from Calvary Center Cooperative and students from Armstrong High School work together to tackle the seniors' technology problems.

Feb. 16, 2018

Breck Wins Section Girls Hockey Title
The Breck girls hockey team lost a late lead, but scored in overtime to beat Orono 3-2 in the Section 5A championship game Thursday night. Ally Qualley scored the game-winner for the Mustangs.

February 16, 2018

Wayzata's McCollor and Trojan Boys Win State Nordic Titles
Junior Mara McCollor of Wayzata won the girls individual pursuit title at the state Nordic ski meet, while the Wayzata boys had three racers finish in the top five on their way to capturing the team title.

February 16, 2018

West Metro Nonprofit Changes Thrift Shop Name
A local nonprofit is undergoing a change. Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners raises $400,000 each year through its thrift store, which now has a new name.

Feb. 15, 2018


Young Learners off to Good Start at D281's ECFE Program
Robbinsdale Area Schools offers a robust early childhood and family education program that serves as many as 800 parents and 1,500 children weekly through services offered at the New Hope Learning Center or in outreach and home visits.

Feb. 15, 2018


Nonprofit for Immigrants Moving into Brooklyn Center
A local nonprofit helps immigrants get settled into the Twin Cities. Now CAPI USA is expanding its efforts to Brooklyn Center, where nearly a quarter of the residents are foreign born.

Feb. 15, 2018



Feb. 15, 2018 complete newscast
Blake tops Wayzata in section girls hockey
The Blake girls hockey team defeated Wayzata 4-2 Wednesday, eliminating the Trojans in the semifinals of the Section 6AA tournament.

February 15, 2018


Economist brings full supply of jokes to Armstrong HS
Dubbed "the world’s first and only stand-up economist," Yoram Bauman talked economics with students at Armstrong High School. The comedian also planned performances at the University of Minnesota and Carleton College.

Feb. 14, 2018


Feb. 14, 2018 complete newscast
Bipartisan bill would make drug makers pay for opioid crisis
Governor Dayton and a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled a plan Wednesday to take on the prescription opioid epidemic. Brooklyn Center lawmaker Chris Eaton is among those pushing for the bill.

February 14, 2018

Standout Student: Champlin Park’s Andre Hardy
Champlin Park Senior Andre Hardy is a semifinalist for a National Merit Scholarship. He's also making big moves on the stage.

Feb. 14, 2018


MnDOT tries to ease truck parking shortage
Anyone who is a truck driver knows that fatigue is a tough part of the job. That's why Minnesota is one of eight states installing technology at rest areas to help drivers find parking spaces when they need to get off the road.

Feb. 14, 2018



Maple Grove Falls in Section Girls Hockey
Maple Grove's girls hockey team lost for the first time in two months Tuesday night, falling 3-1 to Blaine in the Section 5AA semifinals, ending their season.

February 14, 2018


Breck routs Chisago Lakes in 5A Girls Hockey
Breck scored multiple goals in every period as the top-seeded Mustangs won its Section 5A semifinal game over Chisago Lakes 10-0. Breck faces Orono for the section title Thursday night at Parade Ice Garden.

February 14, 2018


Cooper Girls Win 20th Game by Beating BSM
The Cooper girls basketball team, ranked No. 1 in Class AAA, bet Benilde-St. Margaret's for a second time this season Tuesday night. The Hawks' 57-41 win is their 20th of the season.

February 14, 2018

Champlin Park Scores Big Boys Basketball Win
The Champlin Park boys basketball team continues to play well. The league-leading Rebels won a key game in the North Division of the Northwest Suburban Conference Monday night, beating second place Blaine 75-72.

February 13, 2018

Feb. 13, 2018 complete newscast
Maple Grove Girls Hockey Set for Section Semifinals
The Maple Grove girls hockey team has had another strong season, and now they are set to face Blaine in the Section 5AA semifinals Tuesday night in Roseville.

February 13, 2018


School Spotlight: Rush Creek Elementary
Respect and responsibility are two of the tenets students at Rush Creek Elementary try to live by.

Feb. 13, 2018


Session preview: Sen. Rest lists legislative priorities
The legislative session starts next week, and local lawmakers are talking about their priorities. DFL Senator Ann Rest of New Hope says the state should help fund the replacement of the New Hope pool because it's an important regional asset.

Feb. 13, 2018


Plymouth flower supplier works to meet busiest day of year
Len Busch Roses in Plymouth does about 18 percent of its yearly business during the Valentine's Day holiday.

Feb. 13, 2018


Maple Grove man accused of intentionally hitting man with car
A Maple Grove man is charged with second degree assault after he allegedly hit a man with his vehicle. The incident happened Sunday night at the Maple Tavern.

Feb. 13, 2018


Feb. 12, 2018 complete newscast
Wayzata edges BSM in girls hockey playoffs
The Wayzata girls hockey team found out that playoff wins aren't easy to get, but the Trojans did survive an upset bid from Benilde-St. Margaret's to beat the Red Knights 3-2 in the Section 6AA quarterfinals Saturday.

February 12, 2018

Significant upgrades planned for Plymouth Creek Center
Significant upgrades could be on the horizon for the Plymouth Creek Center. Tuesday night, city staff members will meet with the city council to discuss a long-term plan for the building.

Feb. 12, 2018


BP, BC police work to create trust with minorities
Police chiefs from Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park are working to increase the number of minority officers. It's part of an attempt to improve relationships and understanding with diverse communities.

Feb. 12, 2018


Home remodeling delays blamed on worker shortage
More than 25 different companies in the housing industry will hold a career fair Tuesday to try and fill more than 200 job openings. Industry officials say a skilled worker shortage has reached a crisis level.

February 12, 2018


Maple Grove skates to shutout win in girls hockey
The Maple Grove girls hockey team has played in the last two Section 5AA championship games. They hope to return to the final this season, and beat Spring Lake Park 4-0 in the section quarterfinals Saturday.

February 12, 2018

CCX News complete newscast February 9, 2018
Blue Line Extension future lies with BNSF Railway
A plan for the Bottineau LRT line to share space with BNSF freight lines has stalled. The railroad says it is not interested in a passenger rail service in the freight rail corridor.

February 9, 2018



Flu still packs punch at local emergency rooms
Officials at the WestHealth emergency room in Plymouth are taking precautions to protect the public and staff from exposure to the flu. They say the number of cases are higher than each of the last two years.

Feb. 9, 2018


Weekend Showcase: Robbinsdale puts history on display
As Robbinsdale is about to celebrate its 125th birthday, the Robbinsdale Historical Society and the Robbin Gallery worked together on a new display. It includes sections dedicated to the Wrestling Hall of Fame and the children's game, Cootie.

February 9, 2018


Wayzata girls hockey hoping for playoff run
Wayzata is the No. 3 seed for the Section 6AA girls hockey tournament behind the top two teams in the state rankings, Edina and Blake. The Trojans play Benilde-St. Margaret's in the quarterfinals.

February 9, 2018


Pirates score big win over Maple Grove
The Park Center girls basketball team beat Maple Grove for the second time this season Thursday night, building a 40-25 halftime lead and then holding off a Crimson rally.

February 9, 2018


Local Nordic skiers advance to state
No teams from the CCX viewing area qualified for the state Nordic ski meet from Section 5, but a handful of individuals punched their tickets to state. Maple Grove, Champlin Park, and Park Center had skiers qualify for state.

February 8, 2018
CCX News complete newscast February 8, 2018
Brooklyn Center police roll out tool to combat opioid crisis
The number of opioid-related deaths in Hennepin County reached an all-time high last year. Now, Brooklyn Center police have a new tool designed to combat drug overdoses.

Feb. 8, 2018

School Spotlight: Birchview Elementary
In some places, an elementary school with 500 students wouldn't be considered small. But in the growing community of Plymouth, Birchview Elementary in the Wayzata School District falls into that category.

February 8, 2018

Osseo schools use taste tests to up veggie consumption
After receiving grant money from Hennepin County, Osseo Area Schools has hired chefs to collaborate with lunchroom staff to tackle a very tough job—getting students to eat healthy. The district recently hired Chef JoJo Ndege to help diversify the menu to more closely reflect the diversity of the student body.

Feb. 8, 2018

Senator Eaton lists legislative priorities
We asked local lawmakers about some of their top priorities. For DFL Representative Chris Eaton of Brooklyn Center, it’s the opioid crisis.

Feb. 7, 2018

Local athletes sign to play college sports
Standout athletes at several high schools in the northwest suburbs were recognized at signing ceremonies as they put their college choices in writing.

February 7, 2018

Johnson on possible Pawlenty entry: “competition’s good”
Tim Walz was the big winner in a crowded DFL field for governor on primary caucus night Tuesday. Jeff Johnson won among the GOP candidates. Johnson spoke with CCX News about the possible candidacy of former Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Feb. 7, 2018
CCX News complete newscast Feb. 7, 2018

Maple Grove police shoot man with a knife
Maple Grove police say they responded to multiple 911 hang-up calls coming from a home in the 9600 block of Trenton Lane. When they arrived, police were confronted with a person who had a knife.

Feb. 7, 2018


Standout Student: Osseo's Darian Clark
This week's Standout Student is one to keep your eye on. Osseo High School's Darian Clark is a talented musician with a drive to create.

February 7, 2018


Wayzata dance coach helps orchestrate SBLII halftime show
A longtime Wayzata High School dance coach and a former student of hers played a big role in gathering the dancers for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Feb. 7, 2018

Maple Grove set to host Osseo in wrestling
The Maple Grove wrestling team is set for "Pack the Gym Night" as they host Osseo Friday night. It's youth night, senior night and student night with special prize giveaways and more.

February 7, 2018


Hicks breaks CPHS scoring record
Champlin Park senior guard Erica Hicks scored 15 points and became the program’s all-time leading scorer as the Rebels defeated Elk River 46-38 Monday night.

February 6, 2018

Armstrong girls, Wayzata boys win section Nordic titles
The Armstrong girls and Wayzata boys won Section 6 Nordic ski team titles Monday at Theodore Wirth Park. The Armstrong boys placed second to also qualify for state, as did the Wayzata girls. The state meet is Feb. 15 in Biwabik.

February 6, 2018

Suburban hotels feel Super Bowl bump
Tourism to the Twin Cities metro is generally slower in the winter months, but the Super Bowl brought an influx of fans and locals to stay, shop, and dine while attending activities surrounding the big game.

Feb. 6, 2018

Calls pour in to local financial planners
Local financial planners are keeping an eye on Wall Street's wild ride. From a dramatic dip Monday to Tuesday's sudden surge, investors are trying to make sense of it all.

Feb. 6, 2018

School Spotlight: Lakeview Elementary
Lakeview Elementary is the only elementary school in the Robbinsdale School District to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP). The school serves more than 400 students from Robbinsdale and Brooklyn Center in grades pre-K through fifth grade.

Feb. 6, 2018


Brooklyn Park’s new brewery plans to open within the month
Mike Campbell, one of the owners behind Brooklyn Park’s Blue Wolf Brewing Company, hopes the new brewery and taproom becomes a place where locals can stop and try something new.

Feb. 5, 2018


CCX News complete newscast February 5, 2018
Champlin Park beats Armstrong-Cooper for hockey title
The Champlin Park boys hockey team beat Armstrong-Cooper 4-1 Saturday night to win the West Division title in the Northwest Suburban Conference.

February 5, 2018

Rebels take down Park Center in boys BB
Champlin Park is playing well lately in boys basketball. The Rebels won the battle for Brooklyn Park bragging rights Friday, winning 86-81 at Park Center. Josiah Strong scored 36 points for the Rebels.

February 5, 2018

WWII vet who does Super Bowl coin toss visits Crystal
After tossing the coin for the Super Bowl, Hershel "Woody" Williams worked with a local group to help families honor their war heroes.

February 5, 2018


Local dance teams part of SBLII halftime spectacle
The Super Bowl halftime show had Justin Timberlake and a tribute to Prince, not to mention several local high school dance teams, including Wayzata, Maple Grove and Hopkins.

Feb. 5, 2018


Gramsky's among newer Brooklyn Park restaurants
It's no secret Brooklyn Park has been working hard to attract new restaurants. Now, one of its newer locally-owned restaurants is starting to pick up steam with some good reviews.

February 5, 2018


CCX News complete newscast February 2, 2018
Maple Grove celebrates "Wonders of Winter"
Maple Grove's Central Park is celebrating Super Bowl weekend close to home with everything from wagon rides and fat tire biking to ice carving.

February 2, 2018
Weekend Showcase: "Bye Bye Birdie"
Armstrong High School is taking on a popular musical inspired by the life of Elvis. "Bye Bye Birdie" opens Feb. 2 and also runs next weekend.

February 2, 2018
Local cops play key role in Super Bowl security
Cops from every city in the northwest metro have joined the Super Bowl security force in Minneapolis. It's a plan that’s been in the works for two years.

February 2, 2018


Super Bowl Experience a huge draw
CCX News met fans from Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove who soaked up the history of football and tested their football skills.

February 2, 2018


Wayzata boys win Lake Nordic title
The top-ranked Wayzata boys Nordic ski team won the Lake Conference championship meet Thursday on a frigid day at Theodore Wirth Park. Wayzata boys took the top three spots in the meet.

February 2, 2018

Armstrong girls, boys win NWSC Nordic titles
The Armstrong girls and boys teams raced to titles at the Northwest Suburban Conference championships at Theodore Wirth Park Wednesday. Armstrong's Luci Anderson won the girls individual pursuit title.

February 1, 2018

Rebels aim for conference title in boys hockey
The Champlin Park boys hockey team has a chance to win the West Division title in Northwest Suburban Conference boys hockey this week. The Rebels host Coon Rapids Thursday, and then league leader Armstrong-Cooper Saturday.

February 1, 2018

CCX News complete newscast February 1, 2018
Osseo Middle School uses its diversity to help students learn
Osseo Middle School is embracing its diversity by offering courses that match its student body. One of those courses focuses on Native American history and culture.

Feb. 1, 2018


Brooklyn Park mom-and-pop coffee shop partners with Internet giant
Starting this week, the Daily Dose Café in Brooklyn Park is partnering with Amazon to deliver food and coffee.

February 1, 2018

Hopkins HS students push for sex trafficking legislation
Hopkins High School junior Jessica Melnik founded a group called Girls United MN and her group is pushing for legislation to prevent sex trafficking through education.

Feb. 1, 2018

Maple Grove lawmaker lists upcoming session priorities
With the legislative session just around the corner, we will be interviewing local lawmakers over the next few weeks about their priorities. Rep. Dennis Smith, R-Maple Grove, says his list includes updates to the 911 system and completion of the 610 freeway.

January 31, 2018

Local hotels expect big Super Bowl LII business
Super Bowl week is expected to be a windfall for the Twin Cities, including the northwest suburbs. That's especially true for local hotels.

January 31, 2018


MDH report faults New Hope nursing home for man’s death
A resident at North Ridge Health and Rehabilitation was found dead last April. According to the investigation, the patient was given a dosage of the painkiller oxycodone that was 20 times too strong.

Jan. 31, 2018


U.S. Rep. Paulsen uninjured in fatal Virginia train crash
It was tense moments Wednesday morning for U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen and other GOP congressional leaders. They were aboard an Amtrak train headed to a retreat in West Virginia when the train collided with a garbage truck.

Jan. 31, 2018
CCX News complete newscast January 31, 2018
Rebels knock off rival Anoka in boys BB
The Champlin Park boys basketball team has now won five of its past six games following a 75-53 win over Anoka Tuesday night. Josiah Strong poured in 33 points to lead the Rebels.

January 31, 2018


Local coaches stress character at Super Bowl event
A group of high school athletic directors and coaches took part in a seminar Tuesday that focused on character and integrity. One of those attending was Cooper football coach Willie Howard.

Jan. 30, 2018


Super Bowl impact spreads wings to Crystal Airport
Crystal Airport officials are gearing up for the Super Bowl. The regional airport is expecting to see more traffic because of the big game.

Jan. 30, 2018

Zachary Lane Elementary sprouts kindness to help students
What is the key to student achievement? The staff at Zachary Lane Elementary believe it is having a good partnership between home, school and the community.

January 30, 2018


CCX News complete newscast January 30, 2018
Armstrong-Cooper boys hockey shooting for title
The Armstrong-Cooper boys hockey team won the West Division title in the Northwest Suburban Conference last season, and the Wings are in position for another shot at the title. They play Champlin Park Saturday with first place on the line.

January 30, 2018


Hotel building boom seen in several northwest suburbs
There are more than a half dozen new hotels in the works in the Minneapolis northwest metro. They're all aiming to welcome back visitors long after the Super Bowl game is over.

January 29, 2018

New Hope officer risks own life to save another
What's the first thing that comes to mind if you see a burning vehicle in a ditch? It's probably not jumping into the vehicle, knowing the flames could spread at any moment. But that's what happened to New Hope police in a situation where they didn't know what to expect.

Jan. 29, 2018


Local cities share common legislative priority: LRT
The start of the 2018 legislative session is less than a month away and cities are making their final pleas for assistance to local lawmakers.

Jan. 29, 2018


Park Center knocks off Osseo in boys BB rematch
After losing to Osseo in overtime in the teams first meeting of the season, Park Center got a little revenge Friday night, beating Osseo 72-58. The teams are now tied for first place in the West Division of the Northwest Suburban Conference.

January 29, 2018

CCX News complete newscast January 29, 2018
Maple Grove offers shuttle service to Super Bowl festivities
As festivities kick off this weekend in downtown Minneapolis, getting there could be expensive and time consuming. Transit officials encourage people to think bold and take the bus.

January 26, 2018


From snowshoeing ... to a winter beach party
From snowshoeing to indoor winter beach fun, Three Rivers Parks have a lot to offer this weekend.

Jan. 26, 2018


Armstrong-Cooper wins in dramatic fashion
In a key boys hockey game in the West Division of the Northwest Suburban Conference, Armstrong-Cooper's Eric Schneider scored late in overtime to give the Wings a 4-3 win over Irondale.

January 26, 2018


CCX News complete newscast January 26, 2018
Maple Grove girls hockey keeps rolling
The Maple Grove girls hockey team continues to excel down the home stretch of the regular season. The Crimson, ranked No. 5 in Class AA, beat No. 4 Hill-Murray 3-1 Thursday night in Maple Grove.

January 26, 2018


Brooklyn Park author teaches how to write a memoir
How do you write your life’s story? Brooklyn Park author Laura Vosika is sharing tips on how to get started writing your own memoir.

January 26, 2018


Prekindergarten evolves in Wayzata School District
The educational journey for students in the Wayzata School District begins at the Wayzata Early Learning school. Experts say there's a noticeable difference between children who attend prekindergarten programs and those who don't.

January 25, 2018


Maple Grove volunteer part of Crew 52
There's an army of Minnesota volunteers assembling for the Super Bowl. They're known as Crew 52, and there's a Maple Grove man in the thick of the pack.

January 25, 2018


CCX News complete newscast January 25, 2018
Police arrest taxi cab driver accused of firing shots
Brooklyn Park police were called at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of gun shots fired in the 8100 block of Zenith Court North. The incident led to the arrest of a 10/10 Taxi cab driver.

Jan. 25, 2018

Park Center hopes to avenge earlier loss to Osseo
The seventh-ranked Park Center boys basketball team is hoping to avenge their earlier loss to Osseo.

January 25, 2018

Osseo at Park Center rematch set for Friday
Osseo and Park Center are each having great seasons in boys basketball. The sixth-ranked Orioles are 12-2 and winners of ten straight games heading into Friday’s rematch, while seventh-ranked Park Center has won six in a row.

January 25, 2018


Schools report spike in flu cases
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 111 schools reported flu outbreaks last week, a sizable increase from the previous week. Beacon Academy in Crystal has also been hit hard by the flu bug.

Jan. 25, 2018

Fire departments make plea to dig out hydrants
This week's massive winter storm has prompted the Brooklyn Park Fire Department to ask people to clear snow away from fire hydrants. When a hydrant is covered with snow and ice, it can take firefighters up to six minutes to dig out the hydrant.

January 24, 2018

Hennepin Tech Culinary Career Fair highlights chef shortage
There is plenty of opportunity for those who want a culinary career. Hennepin Technical College officials say instead of too many cooks in the kitchen, there aren't enough.

Jan. 24, 2018

Rebels hold off TG rally in boys BB
The Champlin Park boys basketball team played a strong first half, building a 12-point lead at the break at Totino-Grace. The Eagles made a strong push in the second half but Champlin Park responded well and went on to a 59-55 win.

January 24, 2018


Champlin Park cruises past TG in girls BB
Champlin Park's girls basketball team played a near flawless first half Tuesday night, building a 48-18 lead over Totino-Grace on the way to a 68-35 win.

January 24, 2018


CCX News complete newscast January 24, 2018
Life’s a stage for Cooper High School student
Standout Student Trevor Hendrix is a regular on the stage at Cooper High School and has had starring roles in productions at Stages Theatre Company.

Jan. 24, 2018

Watch out below! No school day means sled day
Some students decided to add a little more action to their unexpected day off. Valley Place Park in Crystal was packed with people hitting the sliding hill.

January 23, 2018

A day for the dogs: Portillo’s celebrates grand opening
The wait is finally over in Maple Grove. Famous Chicago hot dog chain Portillo's is up and running. The ribbon cutting and grand opening of drew a huge crowd as people flocked there to eat.

Jan. 23, 2018

14” of snow reported in Brooklyn Center
Robbinsdale and Brooklyn Center school students celebrated a snow day Tuesday. Many other local residents worked to dig out their driveway.

Jan. 23, 2018


Garden City Elementary embraces its diversity
At Garden City Elementary in Brooklyn Center, kids are encouraged to explore their roots and be proud of who they are. It's one of the things the school is most proud of.

January 23, 2018
CCX News complete newscast January 23, 2018
Robbinsdale salon goes to great lengths to recycle hair
When a Robbinsdale salon owner heard about the opportunity to reduce the amount of garbage at her salon, she was excited for the opportunity. Now she's seeing a boost in business as a result.

January 22, 2018
Snow creates excitement at Wirth Park ski events
All the snow that fell Monday is good news for upcoming cross country ski events. There is plenty going on in the next couple weeks at Theodore Wirth Park.

January 22, 2018

Osseo takes round one against Maple Grove in boys BB
The Osseo boys basketball team is putting together a strong season. The Orioles pulled away to beat Maple Grove 73-55 in the first meeting of the season between the two rivals.

January 22, 2018

91% rate Brooklyn Park quality of life as good or excellent
The city of Brooklyn Park has a better idea of what residents think about city services and overall quality of life. The results of a community survey were just released.

January 22, 2018


CCX News complete newscast January 22, 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

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

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
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

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
“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

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



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

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


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


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


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

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
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

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
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

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

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



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
“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
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
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

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
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

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
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


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

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
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




 
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
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

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
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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