A couple of news notes for you and some events coming up we hope you won’t miss.
From one big box to another
Walmart moved out of the Village of Blaine for their new, larger store and now we find out at At Home, another big-box store (this one featuring home décor and furnishings) will be moving in. First, though, architects will be drawing up plans for a remodeling project for the 105,000 square-foot store set to open next summer.
MnPASS in Blaine
So, is Blaine going to get a MnPASS lane? Minnesota’s Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is looking into the possibility of installing the lane from Highway 36 in Roseville to our very own Lexington Avenue.
Yes, we do have enough road work going on right now to last a lifetime but this roadwork, if ok’d, wouldn’t begin until 2019. The biggest thing holding it back will be the cost. MnDOT needs a minimum of $120 million but the project may run as high as $180 million.
We feel it’s a small price to pay for a snappier commute.
You’ll be able to voice your opinion at the upcoming public meetings. Keep an eye on MnDOT’s website for when these will be scheduled.
Notes for your leisure time
Minnesota United has four home games in October, at the National Sports Center in Blaine. On October 3, the team meets the Tampa Bay Rowdies, on the 10th, they face the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, on the 24th the Atlanta Silverbacks come to town and on Halloween, the 31st, you can catch Minnesota United against the San Antonio Scorpions. All games start at 7:00 p.m.
Mark your calendar for October 10, a week from this Saturday, for the BeBrave 5K Fun Run & 5K Kiddie Dash at the TPC. The course’s back-9 cart path won’t be seeing chippers, drivers or 5-irons, but lots of feet as folks from across the Twin Cities run to benefit the 11 national military homefront groups supported byBirdies for the Brave and the Minnesota Military Family Foundation. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., the 5K Fun Run starts at 9 and the Kiddie Dash at 10. Parents are welcome to run with their children. Learn more at active.com or call the TPC at (763) 795-0800.