Metro briefs: Maple Grove presents free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccines


Maple Grove Transit is providing free round-trip rides on its on-demand MY RIDE service to folks getting COVID-19 vaccinations means of June 30.

The supply is sweet for anyone who lives inside the service zone and goes to a state-approved vaccination website for his or her first or second shot.

Journeys should be booked telephone at 763-493-2200.

Tim Harlow

Brooklyn Park

Seven file for mayoral particular election

Seven candidates shall be on the poll when Brooklyn Park holds a major election April 13 to decide on its subsequent mayor. Finalists will advance to a basic election Aug. 10.

Former Mayor Jeff Lunde resigned to function Hennepin County commissioner for District One — which incorporates Brooklyn Park — prompting the particular election. Lunde, who served as mayor from 2011 to 2020, had two years left in his time period.

Candidates within the major runoff embrace Lisa Jacobson, Yelena Kurdyumova, Mark Mata, Boyd Morson, Benjamin Osemenam, Wynfred Russell and Hollies Winston.

Tim Harlow

Savage

New bus route covers south metro cities

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) is providing a brand new east-west bus route. Route 447, which started service Feb. 20, runs each 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to midnight seven days every week. It primarily serves the Hwy. 42 hall and passes means of Prior Lake, Savage, Burnsville and Apple Valley.

Stops embrace Mystic Lake On line casino Lodge, County Street 21 and Major Avenue in Prior Lake, the Savage Park and Journey at 14121 Huntington Av., the Sears Auto at Burnsville Middle and the Apple Valley Transit Station.

“As an entire we have now a scarcity of east–west connections within the south metro,” mentioned Luther Wynder, MVTA chief govt.

Wynder mentioned the timing was proper so as to add the route due to the transportation wants of native riders, together with front-line employees.

Route 495, as an example, which serves Mystic Lake and Amazon from the Hwy. 13 hall, has retained 80% of its prepandemic ridership, he mentioned, among the many highest ranges within the area.

The MVTA supplies public transit for Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee in Scott County and 4 cities in Dakota County: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Rosemount.

ERIN ADLER

Bloomington

Muslim Middle provides N95 masks to metropolis

Bloomington’s Muslim Neighborhood Middle has donated tons of of N95 masks to town — and is looking on different organizations to do the identical.

Shahid Aziz, a board member on the middle, lately donated 250 masks to Amanda Crombie, human providers program coordinator for town.

“The concept is to assist battle this enemy that we have now, the pandemic, and get again to regular as quickly as attainable,” Aziz mentioned in a metropolis video highlighting the donation. “We wish different group organizations to mimic. And we additionally prefer to imitate others in doing good. It’s OK to compete in doing goodness.”

The Muslim Neighborhood Middle presents a free well being clinic on Saturday mornings in addition to a meals shelf.

Kim Hyatt

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