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2”+ of rain falls in New Hope
According to Hennepin County weather forecaster Sarah Karel, rain totals for August are already up to 4.5 inches after last night's storm, more than normal.

Aug. 17, 2017


Plymouth gardener’s secrets to growing geraniums
A Plymouth resident has a green thumb when it comes to geraniums. Debbie Soeffker has been growing them for at least 14 years.

Aug. 17, 2017


Free outdoor theater coming to the Hilde
The Plymouth Arts Council is bringing something different to the Hilde Performance Center. This coming Tuesday night, you can enjoy free outdoor theater.

August 17, 2017

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Golden Valley to get first taproom
Golden Valley is the latest suburb to get a brewery. Under Pressure Brewing plans to move into a space near Highway 55 and Boone Avenue.

Aug. 17, 2017


Osseo football hoping to bounce back
The Osseo football team won a state championship two seasons ago, but with a new coach and mostly inexperienced players, the Orioles slumped to 2-7 last fall. They'll look to bounce back this season.

August 17, 2017


Beacon Academy moves into new home
Students at a local charter school will have a new space when they return to class this fall. Beacon Academy will move into a new location in Crystal.

Aug. 16, 2017

Back-to-school finds at Just Between Friends sale
In this week's Money Savers, we find out about a sale in Brooklyn Park that can result in big savings for a few short days.

Aug. 16, 2017

Maple Grove football excited for 2017 season
With five offensive and defensive starters returning the Maple Grove football team should again be a strong contender in their district and section this fall. The Crimson open the season at home Aug. 31 against Osseo.

August 16, 2017

Hopkins volleyball looking for 3rd straight trip to state
The Hopkins volleyball team is back at practice as the Royals take aim at a third straight section title. Hopkins brings back four starters from their 2016 team that won 29 matches.

August 16, 2017

Changing the grade? State plan measures schools differently
Big changes could be on the way over how the state evaluates your child's school. State officials have drafted a plan that would evaluate schools on several factors.

Aug. 16, 2017

Robbinsdale comedian has last laugh
It's no joke. There's a day for everything. Aug. 16 happens to be National Tell a Joke day. What better way to have a few laughs than our visit with Robbinsdale comedian Casey Flesch.

Aug. 16, 2017

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Swimmers want New Hope to rethink pool future
The New Hope city pool has been around for more than 50 years, but it might be replaced with a new city hall and police station. A new pool could be built on the current city hall site, however, those plans are uncertain and residents who use the current pool have concerns.

Aug. 15, 2017

Brooklyn Park to consider document on council behavior
Former Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman left the city over what has been described by some council members as a “culture of hostility.” On Monday night, city officials approved a plan to improve relationships between council members and staff.

August 15, 2017

Brooklyn Park police goes fishing for Special Olympics
The Brooklyn Park Police Department is helping to reel in funds for Special Olympics. Tuesday morning, police teamed up with 10 Special Olympic athletes to go fishing.

Aug. 15, 2017

Champlin Park aims for another big volleyball season
Though they lost arguably the state's best player to graduation, the Champlin Park volleyball team is eager to prove that there is life after Sydney Hilley. The Rebels should be strong again this fall.

August 15, 2017
Maple Grove girls soccer shooting for state
The Maple Grove girls soccer team had an excellent season in 2016, but one that ended in frustration. The Crimson lost 2-1 in overtime to Centennial in the Section 5AA final.

August 15, 2017
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Maple Grove eye doctor has tips on solar eclipse viewing
Millions of Americans will look to the skies on Monday to witness a rare solar eclipse. Minnesota isn't one of the states that will get to see the full eclipse, which is why local optometrists say people need to be careful next week.

Aug. 15, 2017

Inaugural youth festival aims to motivate
A local organization made up of high school students is on a mission to connect their peers to resources that will help them succeed.

Aug. 14, 2017

Wayzata football opens with new head coach
For the first time since the 1999 season, Wayzata opens practice with a new head football coach. Lambert Brown, who was assistant head coach last fall for the Trojans and has been a head coach at Fridley and Chaska, takes over for Brad Anderson.

August 14, 2017
Wayzata boys soccer ready to contend again
The Wayzata boys soccer team took second in the state Class AA tournament last season. With six starters returning, the Trojans should be one of the better teams in the state once again this fall.

August 14, 2017
Maple Grove boys soccer aims for strong season
The Crimson went 10-5-3 last fall, and they hope to make a deeper playoff run after falling in the Section 8AA semifinals.

August 14, 2017
Gas line project impacts three suburbs
Residents in three local suburbs will need extra patience. Several neighborhoods are dealing with construction as part of a massive natural gas line project.

Aug. 14, 2017

Big B’s Bait & Tackle reels ‘em in
For more than two decades, Big B's Bait shop in Plymouth has been an anchor for local anglers. But what are some of the challenges of running a bait business?

August 14, 2017


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Backyard Getaways: Maple Grove’s Fish Lake
Located next to the busy I-94/494 split, Maple Grove's Fish Lake is a water lover’s dream. It’s an easy escape where paddle boarding is a popular thing.

Aug. 14, 2017

Robbinsdale woman competes to be on magazine cover
A Robbinsdale woman is competing to be on the cover of FabUplus magazine. Jenifer Emerick wanted to use the opportunity to share her story about battling depression plus raise awareness of mental health.

Aug. 11, 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



Young Osseo football players gear up for the season
About 135 young football players learned some of the finer points of the game from the Osseo High School staff this week.

August 11, 2017

Game Fair returns
Game Fair is an outdoor and hunting lover's dream. The show has grown tremendously since it started in 1982, and is a regular stop for many from across the state.

August 11, 2017

Armstrong basketball alum set to join CCX Sports Hall of Fame
Former Armstrong basketball star Heather Haanen Camping stopped by her old school recently. She is still the school's all-time scoring leader and will be inducted into our CCX Sports Hall of Fame in a program airing Labor Day weekend.

August 11, 2017

Brooklyn Center charter school to close
Odyssey Academy, a nearly 20-year-old Brooklyn Center charter school, is learning it will have to close for good.

Aug. 11, 2017

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In the Garden: gardeners vs. grubs
Japanese beetles are really bad this year. Dundee nursery expert John Henning says forget about the beetles, now is the time to go after grubs.

Aug. 10, 2017


Local lawmaker plays role in state Capitol renovation
Thousands of people are expected to turn out this weekend for the grand reopening of one of Minnesota's most iconic buildings. The state Capitol has undergone a massive, multimillion dollar renovation over the past several years.

Aug. 10, 2017


Maple Grove high school grad dies in climbing accident
A Maple Grove family is mourning the loss of their son after a climbing accident in Colorado. Hikers discovered the body of 17-year-old Carter Christensen on Sunday.

August 10, 2017



Maple Grove wrestler shines on national stage
Emily Shilson of Maple Grove has had a busy and productive summer on the wrestling mat. Shilson is the top-ranked female high school wrestler in the nation in her weight class.

August 10, 2017


Wirth Park digs into $8.5 million makeover
One big park project is under construction in the Golden Valley area. Theodore Wirth Park is getting a facelift.

Aug. 9, 2017

Brooklyn Center police deploy body cameras
Brooklyn Center police have begun rolling out their body cameras. Officers have only been wearing the device for a few days, but officials say the high-def cameras are already making a difference.

Aug. 9, 2017

Park Center gym gets new look
The main gym at Park Center High School has a new look. The main floor in the south gym has been resurfaced and repainted with new logos and a return to the school's kelly green color.

August 9, 2017


Cooper fields receive makeover
Work is underway at Cooper High School to replace the school's junior varsity baseball and football fields behind the school.

August 9, 2017



Affordable pet care option in Golden Valley
Kindest Cut, a part of the Animal Humane Society, offers spay and neutering surgeries plus wellness clinics for pets of income-qualifying families.

Aug. 9, 2017

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Truax ready for return to ring
Pro boxer and Osseo native Caleb Truax will make his return to the ring late this month. Truax has had a couple of scheduled bouts postponed or canceled in the past year, so he's eager to box again.

August 8, 2017

Maple Grove police to get K9 unit
For the first time in 20 years, the Maple Grove Police Department is getting a K9 unit. Police Chief Eric Werner says it's badly needed.

Aug. 8, 2017

New Hope residents pack meeting to talk trash
In New Hope, the city is trying to figure out the best way to pick up garbage. Trash has become a wedge issue and there are many opinions about the best way to do this.

Aug. 8, 2017

Health Check: back-to-school physicals
The start of the new school year is only weeks away, which means that parents are busy heading to the stores to pick up back-to-school supplies. But health experts say another place parents should take their kids is to the doctor's office for an annual physical.

Aug. 8, 2017

Brooklyn Park 6th grader serves up pancakes for kids in Africa
A Brooklyn Park 12-year-old puts on his chef hat and his apron and gets to work curbing some hungry appetites. Colby Harrer has earned a reputation as a pretty good cook. And that's just part of the story.

Aug. 7, 2017

Caught on tape: man steals Maple Grove grad party gifts
Surveillance video captures guests stealing a box of graduation cards and money from a Maple Grove graduation party. The Simi family estimates they lost more than $2,000, plus notes from well-wishers who wanted to send their daughter, Mya, off to basic training with plenty of support.

Aug. 7, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings unveils refurbished Crystal restaurant
Buffalo Wild Wings in Crystal has a new look, just in time for football season. The bar and restaurant underwent an extensive makeover this past week.

Aug. 7, 2017


 
Victims ID’d in fatal Plymouth crash
A second person has died from injuries sustained in a crash last Thursday on Highway 55. The victims were a 15-year-old and her 86-year-old grandfather.

Aug. 7, 2017

Goydos wins 3M tournament in playoff
Paul Goydos birdied the first playoff hole to win the 2017 3M Championship golf tournament at the TPC Twin Cities course. Goydos defeated Gene Sauers in a one-hole playoff for the win.

August 7, 2017

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Plymouth-New Hope falls in Wood Bat final
The Plymouth-New Hope 11-year-old all-stars advanced to the championship game of the 11-12 division of the 13th annual Wood Bat Little League baseball tournament. After building an early lead, PNH fell to Coon Rapids-Andover.

August 7, 2017
Wright is ready for college ball after Pro Am League
Champlin Park graduate McKinley Wright won Minnesota's Mr. Basketball award this past season. This summer, Wright played well against mostly older players in the Twin Cities Pro Am league as he gets set to begin his college career.

August 4, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast August 4, 2017
Bus companies make back to school push for drivers
The start of the new school year is only a month away, and local school bus companies are in the middle of their big push to recruit new drivers.

August 4, 2017

Art show features a contrast in styles
Is it a painting or a photograph? One artist focuses on photo-realism in his paintings. Another creates with found and traditional materials. The styles featured at the Robbin Gallery are about as different as they come.

August 4, 2017
Experience a backyard getaway at Baker Park Reserve
Baker Park Reserve in Medina offers camping in rustic cabins or tents, water sports on Lake Independence and even golfing at the nearby course.

August 4, 2017


Brooklyn Park police get new armored vehicle
Brooklyn Park Police have a new armored vehicle called ‘the BATT’ for use when needed. Police use an armored SWAT vehicle around 30 times a year.

August 4, 2017


Robbinsdale event benefits Baseball in Benin project
Robbinsdale is the site for the 13th annual Wood Bat tournament, with proceeds going to the Baseball in Benin project. Thirty-five teams are entered in three age categories this year.

August 3, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast August 3, 2017
Plymouth PD: sex trade bigger problem than most realize
A new University of Minnesota study outlines the magnitude of the underground sex trade. It's a problem a group of west metro police officers spend a lot of time trying to tackle.

Aug. 3, 2017

North Memorial chaplain gives perspective on Minnehaha tragedy
Long-time North Memorial Chaplain Greg Bodin has a long history with Minnehaha Academy as a graduate of the school and former board member. Wednesday, Bodin was at the school for another reason.

August 3, 2017

New Hope gardener’s advice: start small, have patience
An avid gardener from New Hope has a green thumb and she's not afraid to show off her gardening skills. Lilies and hostas make her yard stand out from others.

Aug. 3, 2017

New Hope to consider organized garbage collection
New Hope has been talking about changing trash collection from several haulers to just one. It's an issue other cities have entertained too and it tends to get residents speaking out.

August 3, 2017


Free baseball clinic in Robbinsdale
Saturday the Minnesota Twins will host another free baseball and softball clinic in Robbinsdale.

Aug. 2, 2017
Brooklyn Park neighborhood uses best crime deterrent
Kathy Hand's Riverview Lane neighborhood has more than 20 years of experience with National Night Out. Her neighbors say powerful things happen when people know and understand each other.

August 2, 2017

Crystal family affected by fire ready to call home, home again
A Crystal family is close to getting back on their feet after a fire destroyed their home the day after Christmas. As you can imagine, it's been a long ordeal.

August 2, 2017

Festival Foods to announce reopening date next week
Festival Foods in Brooklyn Park remains closed, more than two weeks after a fire. The grocery store hopes to be open again in a couple weeks, but it has been a slower than expected process.

Aug. 2, 2017

CCX News: complete newscast August 2, 2017
Hooker ready to begin pro career in Europe
Former Park Center and University of North Dakota basketball star Quinton Hooker is going to Poland to begin his professional career. Hooker is playing in the Twin Cities Pro Am league this summer.

August 2, 2017


Youth girls sharpen their hockey skills in New Hope
Armstrong-Cooper head girls varsity hockey coach Elsa Bruestle is running youth hockey sessions this summer at New Hope Arena.

August 1, 2017

Bridge collapse survivor learns valuable life lesson
Ten years later, the memories are still vivid of the 35W bridge collapse. For a former Plymouth resident, it was an experience that she's still not fully recovered from.

Aug. 1, 2017


Health Check: benefits of acupuncture for chronic pain
With a record number of opioid-related deaths in Hennepin County last year, experts are pushing for physicians and patients to explore non -drug therapies for chronic pain.

Aug. 1, 2017


Maple Grove worker receives free Portillo's for a year
Chicago-based Portillo's broke ground in
Maple Grove Tuesday and offered one loyal fan free food for a year.

August 1, 2017
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Brooklyn Center family faces need for liver transplant … twice
A Brooklyn Center family is raising awareness about organ donation. For the Andersons, it's personal. One family member received a donated liver years ago. Now, another is waiting for one.

August 1, 2017


New campaign highlights Brooklyn Park businesses
This fall, a new ad campaign called, "Built in Brooklyn Park," will focus on manufacturing and products made in Brooklyn Park. Its intent is to encourage economic growth.

July 31, 2017



Local responders remember 35W bridge collapse
First responders from the northwest metro reacted quickly to help survivors of the I-35W bridge collapse. Although they are trained for disasters, they say images from the bridge collapse are hard to forget.

July 31, 2017


Youth softball team wins championship for late coach
The Brooklyn Park Flames 10-U girls softball team didn't lose a game during their league season this summer, but did suffer a big loss. Coach Julie Bachand lost her battle with cancer in mid July. The team played on and won the state title over the weekend.

July 31, 2017
Robbinsdale restaurants highlight chef shortage
Robbinsdale will have one less restaurant where people can eat lunch on a Monday afternoon. The owners of Nonna Rosa's Italian restaurant made the announcement Tuesday on social media that they're scaling back their business hours.

July 31, 2017

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Health care vote impacts local med-tech companies
The future of a medical device tax is uncertain after a Senate vote failed to reverse Obamacare. A local industry advocate says they’ll continue the fight to repeal the tax.

July 28, 2017

"State Fair" on stage in Maple Grove
The Cross Community Players' production of "State Fair" is timeless and provides entertainment that benefits a local food shelf.

July 28, 2017
Champlin Park's Ashburn excelling on national level
Champlin Park volleyball standout Izzy Ashburn is following in the footsteps of 2017 graduate Sydney Hilley. Ashburn was named tournament MVP of a national high performance camp this summer.

July 28, 2017

Fun is the order of the day at MG youth girls basketball clinic
If you're looking for quiet concentration, the Maple Grove youth girls basketball clinic might not be the right fit. Music, contests, and lots of loud cheering are part of the fun atmosphere at the clinic run by the Maple Grove High School coaching staff.

July 28, 2017

Construction progresses on hospice home for children
Crescent Cove, a facility offering hospice and respite care for children and their families, plans to open its doors in November. The Brooklyn Center facility will be the first of its kind in Minnesota.

July 28, 2017


No time for a long vacation? Try a "Backyard Getaway"
In the first installment of our mid-summer series, we go to a place with more purple and gold than a Vikings game. These colors are all natural and right in our back yard.

July 28, 2017

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Crystal gardener inspired by Star Trek
A Crystal City Council member is going "boldly where no one has gone before," creating an out-of-this-world landscape with creativity and spunk.

July 27, 2017

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Maple Grove restaurant owner charged with sex trafficking
Zhaxi Taxing, the owner of Sumo Japanese Sushi Steak House in Maple Grove, is charged with two counts of engaging in sex trafficking.

July 27, 2017

Crystal Frolics softball tournament is this weekend
One of the area's top softball tournaments is this weekend. The Crystal Frolics tournament has about 75 teams in four divisions.

July 27, 2017


Metro Transit fares to increase 25 cents
Starting this fall, anyone in the Twin Cities using public transportation will have to pay a little more for a ride.

July 27, 2017



Use back-to-school shopping to teach kids a lesson
The National Retail Federation expects back to school spending to be up this year with parents spending more money on clothing and electronics. Prosperwell Financial’s Nicole Middendorf suggests using back to school shopping as an opportunity to teach kids about money.

July 26, 2017
Patience still required at driver’s license centers
A statewide upgrade to Minnesota's Driver and Vehicle Services System has led to long wait times and frustrated customers at local service centers.

July 26, 2017

Find an injured animal? Here’s what to do
What should you do if you find an injured animal or bird in your neighborhood? The best thing is to call someone trained to deal with the situation, which is what a Robbinsdale couple did recently after finding an injured hawk.

July 26, 2017

Wayzata strength coach wins national award
Wayzata High School's Ryan Johnson is the National Strength and Conditioning Association's coach of the year. Johnson received the award in Las Vegas this month.

July 26, 2017

Brooklyn Park's Johnson back on the court
Former DeLaSalle High School basketball star Jarvis Johnson of Brooklyn Park had his college career derailed by a heart ailment. Johnson is back on the court playing in the Twin Cities Pro-Am league at his old high school.

July 26, 2017

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Golden Valley company secures soccer stadium naming rights
It was a big day for the Minnesota United soccer club. They now have an official stadium sponsor, which is based in the same city as the team and the construction company building their new facility.

July 25, 2017

Brooklyn Park approves separation deal with fire chief
The longest tenured department head with the city of Brooklyn Park will soon be leaving that job. Monday night, the Brooklyn Park City Council approved a separation agreement for Fire Chief Ken Prillaman.

July 25, 2017

Health Check: what to look for in sunglasses
Summer is time to enjoy the outdoors and the sunshine with caution. Most people know that the sun's rays can be bad for skin, but did you know they're just as bad for our eyes?

July 25, 2017
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Osseo adds members to athletic hall of fame
Osseo High School will add nine former athletes and one coach to its Athletic Hall of Fame.

July 25, 2017

Daily Dose prepares for Brooklyn Park location
A popular Maple Grove coffee house is expanding into Brooklyn Park. In 2012, Daily Dose opened and quickly worked its way into the hearts of locals.

July 24, 2017

Backyard Peter Pan magic hovers in Dayton
Peter Pan is onstage tonight through Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. Check Buncebackyard.com for directions to the Bogle home in Dayton.

July 24, 2017

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Fusion SC of Plymouth has championship club at USA Cup
The Fusion SC U-15 girls team, based in Plymouth, won the Silver Division title Saturday at the Schwan's USA Cup youth soccer tournament. Fusion beat Edina SC 4-3 in a shootout after a scoreless regulation and overtime.

July 24, 2017

Wayzata reaches final in sub-state baseball
The Wayzata American Legion baseball team used an 8-run sixth inning to beat Hopkins 13-2 in the semifinal round of the Sub-state 4 tournament. Wayzata then lost to Excelsior in the final.

July 24, 2017

County approves funding for missing trail links
Hennepin County is awarding almost $1million of grant money to select cities for bike and sidewalk projects. Some of the cities that will benefit are in the northwest metro.

July 24, 2017

Champlin Park hockey team, neighbors lift spirits
The hailstorm that hit Brooklyn Park last month, not only did millions of dollars in damage to homes, it also blew away a brand new gift for a young girl with Down Syndrome.

July 24, 2017

Fire chief steps down, ‘hostile work environment’ cited
Brooklyn Park's fire chief plans to step down. Chief Ken Prillaman has reached a separation agreement with the city manager. The move comes amid accusations that the chief was mistreated by a council member.

July 21, 2017

Osseo team helps USA Cup athletes on, off field
Volunteers help facilitate the massive event in Blaine drawing teams from around the globe. Some local students have an important job helping on the fields.

July 21, 2017

Wayzata plans bigger scoreboards for athletic fields
It could soon be easier for fans to keep track of the score at Wayzata baseball and softball games next season. The school is getting approval to put up bigger score boards.

July 21, 2017
Wayzata, Osseo football break up summer monotony
After a summer of individual and team workouts, football players in the Wayzata and Osseo varsity programs came together for a joint practice at Osseo. Regular fall practices for teams begin Aug. 14 with the first games of the season on Aug. 31.

July 21, 2017


Beauty and the Beast in New Hope
Off-Broadway Musical Theater is staging "Beauty and the Beast" now through August 5th at New Hope's outdoor theater.

July 21, 2017
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Robbinsdale gardener teaches lasagna method
No tilling and virtually no weeding. It's true, a Robbinsdale gardener is using a creative method to get the most out of her garden.

July 20, 2017

Wanted: sewing supplies for Uganda
If you can sew, knit, or crochet, or you know someone who does, you can make a big difference in somebody's life. A Maple Grove woman is collecting sewing supplies to help girls and women near a refugee camp in Uganda.

July 20, 2017

Maple Grove wins Legion playoff opener
Maple Grove scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the third on the way to a 5-3 win over Monticello in the Sub-State 11 American Legion baseball playoffs.

July 20, 2017

Robbinsdale man charged with murdering student
The Anoka County Attorney's Office charged 19-year-old Zakariya Ahmed of Robbinsdale with second-degree murder.

July 20, 2017

Photos released of Brooklyn Park hotel robber
Brooklyn Park police hope newly released surveillance photos will help solve a hotel robbery. It happened late Monday night at La Quinta Inn and suites off I-94 and Boone Avenue.

July 19, 2017


Local students attend journalism camp
A 2015 Maple Grove High School graduate is one of the students taking part in the inaugural ThreeSixty Journalism broadcast camp.

July 19, 2017


Big tent means big sale at Dean’s Supermarket
The annual sale in downtown Osseo is a tradition for customers and for Dean’s Super Market.

July 19, 2017

NHCC among first to offer Summer Scholars Academy
Thanks to a generous gift, there is a new program at North Hennepin that prepares kids for college. The Summer Scholars Academy gives students a chance to hone their English, math and reading before they enter college.

July 19, 2017
TopLine book drive benefits African students
Brooklyn Center’s Idowu Kotila led an initiative to collect books and send them to Africa. People dropped off more than three thousand used books at TopLine Federal Credit Union locations.

July 19, 2017

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Sandburg returns to a middle school after 8 years
Sandburg Middle School has been home to many adult programs since middle school students moved out in 2009. The school will reopen as a middle school this fall.

July 18, 2017
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Delivery truck crashes into townhomes
A delivery truck driver glances off one building and crashes into another. Police investigate how it happened.

July 18, 2017
Health Check: Getting kids moving during summer break
Summer vacation is already half over, but its not too late to find an active summer camp program. Parents play an important role to ensure that children get their daily dose of exercise.

July 18, 2017

Maple Grove couple's game idea bounces into Target
In this week's Business Matters report, it's an update on a Maple Grove family we first told you about in December. They invented a game called PlingPong and now, the game is getting a big bounce into Target stores.

July 17, 2017
Crystal man charged with killing wife
Police say a Crystal man has confessed to shooting and killing his wife. Dennis Sandland, 56, has been charged with murder.

July 14, 2017


Should drivers choose conventional or synthetic oil?
While only a limited number of vehicles actually require synthetic oil, many drivers are offered the choice of a synthetic or synthetic blend. Is making the switch a good idea?

July 12, 2017
Adaptive water-ski program gets a trial run in Plymouth
An adaptive water-ski program is getting a trial run in Plymouth, thanks to the sports and recreation department at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

July 11, 2017

Reclaimed barnwood business expands in Brooklyn Park
Less than two years after opening, a Brooklyn Park business is expanding its offerings to meet a growing demand. Behind the door at Rustic Revival Barnwood, there's now a design center.

July 10, 2017
Whiz Bang Days Art Show
The Whiz Bang Days Art Show at the Robbin Gallery and Art on the Lawn offer a sampling of the festivities for this weekend's 69th Whiz Bang Days in Robbinsdale.

July 7, 2017

June storm numbers are still adding up
A hailstorm that hit the northwest metro in June may be one of the more costly in Minnesota history. It’s a bill homeowners will be paying for some time.

July 5, 2017

Tips for avoiding budget-buster vacations
Thinking of hopping on a plane and putting a great vacation on a credit card? Don’t let today’s relaxing vacation become tomorrow’s headache. Check out these money saving tips from financial professional Trey Peterson first.

July 5, 2017

Volunteers make a difference for patients and hospital staff
North Memorial Health Hospital uses as many as 700 volunteers.  They do all kinds of jobs from helping to discharge dozens of patients a day, to bringing live music right to their hospital room.

July 5, 2017

Volunteers Making a Difference: A CCX News Special
Whether you find them in schools, a hospital, or even out in a field, an army of people who just want to help are at work every day.

July 2, 2017


Weekend Showcase: Testing your balance
Try slacklining for free. Its like walking a tight rope, inches off the ground at the Coon Rapids Dam park in Brooklyn Park.

June 30, 2017
Slow down! Neighborhood raises speeding concerns
Chances are you've noticed someone driving a little too fast down your neighborhood street. One Brooklyn Park man says it's happens all too frequently in his neighborhood.

June 29, 2017
Brooklyn Center Police urge respectful celebration on July 4
With the holiday of July 4 falling in the middle of the week, Brooklyn Center Police urge residents to be respectful. They expect to be busy responding to local fireworks, as do local emergency pet hospitals.

June 30, 2017
Catch fireflies, save money
A new branch of Firefly Credit Union opened in Maple Grove earlier this year. The credit union is encouraging parents to bring kids by and pick up a unique money-saving tool to catch fireflies and save money too.

June 28, 2017

Listen up! Crystal clinic has hearing reminder
Experts say that more than 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. There are a number of different things people encounter every day that could contribute to the problem.

June 27, 2017

The Liberty part of Golden Valley building boom
There is a building boom underway in the city of Golden Valley. More than 1,500 new rental apartments and townhomes are being added to the city. 

June 26, 2017


Weekend Showcase: Stand-up paddleboarding
It's one of the fastest growing water sports on Minnesota lakes. Three Rivers Parks offers stand-up paddleboarding at Fish Lake in Maple Grove.

June 23, 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
Crystal plans major streetscape changes
A small section of one of the busiest roads in Crystal is set to get a major makeover. City officials are planning a major redesign of Bass Lake Road between Bottineau Boulevard and West Broadway.

June 21, 2017


Money Savers: free fishing lessons
For a fun and thrifty family experience look no farther than the nearest body of water.

June 21, 2017

A workout that boosts fitness, releases aggression
People looking to get fit have plenty of different options around the Twin Cities. But finding a program that's right for you can be a challenge.

June 20, 2017

After 25 years, Crystal aquarium business to close
Celebrating 25 years in business is an accomplishment by any measure. It's a milestone reached last month by Aquatropics Aquarium Center in Crystal, a small business that has now announced it's closing.

June 19, 2017


Brooklyn United Methodist Church Mega Sale begins Wednesday
The Brooklyn United Methodist Church Mega Sale is early this year. Instead of July, the sale begins Wednesday night.

June 14, 2017

Longtime local communications guru retires
Dave Carlson has spent 15 years in video production behind the scenes at Wayzata Schools, plus even longer in the local video production community. Upon retirement, he’s happy to see the students actively producing newscasts.

June 8, 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



West Lutheran student serves up plenty of success
Miranda Walberg is accomplished on the volleyball court, but that's just one dimension of this outstanding senior at West Lutheran High School in Plymouth.

Sept. 29, 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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