July 2015

There are 17 blog entries for July 2015.

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The Blaine City Council met on July 9th and approved a 45-home single family addition. The addition will be placed near the Lexington Athletic Complex and will be called Parkside North.

This is the second addition of this type to be added. The athletic complex is expected to be open in late August, even though some of the ballfields won't open until next spring.

The Addition

The addition includes the plat, which has 18 homes on 121st Court. It also includes a second addition with 27 homes on Lever Street and 123rd Circle.

Originally, the plan would have been for 48 home lots total, but the preliminary plat was changed during the development process. This was done do provide larger lots for those looking to live in the area.

Paxmar is

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Bruegger's Bagels has been a tradition since 1983. They started in Troy, New York and have expanded to 26 states since. There are more than 300 bakeries across the United States and they still provide traditional bagels to the public.

All bagels are made in small batches to ensure freshness. They still use the same process as bakers used in the early 1900s. The bagels are made with five basic ingredients: flour, water, malt, yeast and salt. No preservatives are used and you can taste the freshness.

More than Just Bagels

When you decide to dine at Bruegger's Bagels, you are not limited to just bagels. They provide breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Of course, you can always enjoy a bagel and coffee, too. Some

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Event

An upcoming event featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be coming to the Plymouth, MN area very soon. Live at the Hilde will be held at the Hilde Performance Center on Friday, August 21st.

This outdoor concert will provide plenty of fun with gates opening at 5:30pm and the concert starting at 6:30pm. Along with the headliner, G. Love and Special Sauce will perform and so will JJ Grey and Mofro.

The beautiful outdoor amphitheater will provide the venue for this fun event. If you have yet to experience this outdoor venue, this concert gives you the opportunity to do just that.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Formed in the mid-1980s, Big Head Todd and the Monsters have provided great music ever since. They have plenty of fans

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There are a whole slew of new laws going into effect this Saturday, August 1. We looked over the list and found three that we think you should know about.

1. No More Messing with Other’s People’s Stuff

It’s amazing that full-grown adults don’t understand that it’s just wrong to put bodily fluids into someone else’s food or drink, but there you have it. Our lawmakers actually had to pass a law to punish people who do this.

It stems from an incident here in Blaine with a man doing nasty stuff to a co-worker’s coffee. Do something like this after August 1 and you may be found guilty of a gross misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $3,000. I’d list the items you are prohibited from adding to anyone’s food or drink but they’re entirely too

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Bringing a new puppy home can be quite a bit of work. They need attention and plenty of time to play. You will also need to provide adequate space for your new puppy.

Before you bring your puppy home, it's important to puppy proof the home. Some plants are toxic, while other things can be left out and your new friend may get into them. Here are some of the things you can do to puppy proof your home.

Remove Harmful Plants

Some plants, such as azaleas may be beautiful, but they can harm animals. If the animal decides to eat the plant, it can actually kill them. If you own harmful plants, either put them up out of the reach of your new puppy or replace them with nontoxic choices.

Keep Medications Stored Away

Leaving medications out on a

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop is a great sot for lunch, dinner or for delivery. They offer plenty of options with freshly baked cookies, sandwiches, shakes and more. They deliver on weekdays for lunch and provides take out service every day of the week. Here's what you can expect when you dine at Potbelly.

The Menu

Since 1977, Potbelly has been making toasty warm sandwiches and they haven't change the way they do it one bit. The sandwiches are quite cravable and provide the freshest ingredients possible. Some of the favorite sandwiches include:

  • Smoked Ham
  • Mediterranean
  • A Wreck
  • Chicken Salad
  • Pizza Sandwich
  • Mushroom Melt
  • And More!

You can choose either multigrain or regular bread for your sub and even make it a BIG sub for

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When Blaine decided to take on the Lexington Athletic Complex it became one of the largest park projects in the area. It's nearly ready and the opening is expected to come in August of 2015.

The open house will be held on August 18th and a ribbon cutting will be a part of it. Speeches will be happening at 6:30pm. Ball fields will not be ready until the spring of 2016, but teams can start using the multipurpose fields in September of 2015.

Other park features will open this fall, as well. The park shelter, which will look much like a barn will open, along with pickleball courts, tennis courts and a playground. There will also be trails weaving throughout the park, which will connect to other trails within nearby neighborhoods. The hockey rink

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An interesting aspect of any real estate market is that when more homes are listed for sale yet even more sell, the area’s inventory decreases. That is exactly what we’re seeing in the Blaine real estate market right now and the opposite of what's happening in other markets around the Twin Cities. In fact, Edina is seeing the flip side of Blaine's situation.

Our local MLS releases its market statistics a month behind, so although these statistics are from June, 2015, they are considered the most recent numbers.

New Listings in Blaine

The number of Blaine homeowners that have decided to list their homes for sale increased more than 14 percent. If you recall, last month that number was down slightly, so this is good news for Blaine home

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Planning

Everybody has a huge list of projects to complete around the home. This list can get out of hand in a hurry, but you have things you need to do. Here are some of the things you can do in ten minutes or less, which will help you get something crossed off the list.

Create Cleaning Products

Did you know, you can make your own natural cleaning products? Not only will this save you time because you won't have to go to the store, but it will also save you money. You can easily make a toilet bowl cleaner, laundry detergent and other cleaning product with items you may have around the house already.

Lubricate Sliding Doors and Windows

Have you have a squeaky door or a stuck door or window driving you nuts for a while now? It's time to get a bit of

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Spring Lake Park provided the first Spanish immersion class this past year with about 78 students attending. This class will now move to the middle school in the fall.

The goal of the class is to help students maintain their language skills after they leave Woodcrest Elementary, which as a Spanish immersion program. Continually expensing students to the language helps them to improve and practice.

The task force in charge of the program met during the 2014-2015 school year to look at the research, which supports adding the program to the middle school level. They looked at other immersion programs across the metro area and have decided adding this program is a very important part of the education of middle school students.

Four scheduling

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