Friday, May 17, 2013
Lucid, Badger Hill and Bad Weather Brewing say the increase would hurt growing companies.
Lucid, Badger Hill and Bad Weather Brewing warn that an increase in the alcohol tax could slow plans for an expansion to the facility that the three breweries share, according to a Wednesday Star Tribune report. One budget proposal calls for hiking the alcohol tax from $4.60 per barrel to $27.75 per barrel, although a House proposal would only apply those taxes to breweries producing more than 50,000 barrels per year. The newspaper quoted Lucid Brewing co-owner Jon Messier as saying: This bill goes right after the guys that are growing, which is the dumbest thing in the world, in my opinion. … This bill tells me, ‘Don’t grow your business here,’ and I don’t know why you would do that to anyone. Click here to read the full story.
The lay-offs happened because of sales decline in one of its business units.
Minnetonka-based Communications Systems Inc. laid off 12 employees following a sales drop for its Transition Networks business unit, which makes components for integrating fiber-optic cable into data networks, the Star Tribune reported. The unit had sales declines of 16 percent in the first quarter compared to the same time last year. The layoffs equate to 8 percent of the 150-employee Transition Networks business unit. Click here to read the full story.
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Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here is Patch's roundup of movies playing at theaters in the Minnetonka area, including AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18, Mann St. Louis Park Cinema 6 and Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theatre at West End. New this weekend: Star Trek into Darkness One sentence plot: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 89 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86 Reviews: "Abrams boldly goes into Star Trek Into Darkness, and crushes it again. …
The care packages include nightlights, first aid kits, medication management containers, water bottles, healthy snacks and other items that make a senior’s daily life and home more secure.
While sending care packages to troops overseas is a time-honored tradition, Minnetonka Assisted Living will be delivering them to local senior veterans or their surviving spouses during Memorial Day week. This program is part of a national effort by Emeritus Senior Living to deliver more than 2,000 care packages and provide a helping hand with safety measures for seniors. Called “Heroes Emeritus” in honor of the veterans’ service, the program is underway now and runs through May 27. The care packages include nightlights, first aid kits, medication management containers, water bottles, healthy snacks and other items that make a senior’s daily life and home more secure. In addition to delivering the packages, the Emeritus team will perform a…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The 93-unit project aims to offer residents beautiful views of the natural environment.
Minneapolis-based Harriss Architects plans to build a four-story, 93-unit apartment complex near the intersection of Highway 169 and Minnetonka Boulevard, according to documents filed with the City of Minnetonka. The “Tonka on the Creek” project on Minnehaha Creek is being pitched as a project that takes advantage of the surrounding natural environment. In a letter included with the application, Harriss said the 93,000-square-foot building, located at 9731 Minnetonka Blvd., will have rooftop access that “will offer spectacular views of the surrounding woodlands and the creek.” The roof will have a grill station, a deck and raised planter beds that residents can use as a community garden. On the ground, there will be a trail that leads to a…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The company is laying off 79 workers starting July 1.
A Minnetonka-based company is closing a lab and laying off 79 workers, Twin Cities Business reported Wednesday. ViroMed Laboratories Inc., a subsidiary of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), “offers a comprehensive menu of specialized infectious disease tests and adjunctive technical, clinical and regulatory support,” according to the company’s website. LabCorp recently notified the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that it plans to cut 79 of 104 employees beginning July 1 and concluding in September, according to Twin Cities Business. Click here to read the full story.
This week's compilation includes a house fire investigation, the 'man in black,' attempted kidnapping, man caught burglarizing church and gas skimmer.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Tim Huber Guilty of Second-Degree Murder, Not Guilty of First-Degree Murder The jury found Huber guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the 2011 killing of Timothy Larson of Albertville, but not guilty of premeditated murder, the West Central Tribune reported. Mandy Matula’s Blood Found on Jacket in David Roe’s Vehicle Ballistics testing has confirmed that markings on the unfired bullet discovered last weekend indicate it was at some point in the chamber of…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The owner of the Minnetonka facility grew up near Hinsdale, IL
The owner of ADOGO Pet Hotel in Minnetonka is considering opening a location in Vernon Hills, IL, the Daily Herald reported Friday. John Sturgess grew up near Hinsdale, IL, and thinks the Twin Cities’ west metro is similar to the suburbs of northeastern Illinois, he told the newspaper. ADOGO is a full-service canine experience that offers boarding and day care. It has a 7,000-square-foot outdoor play space, aromatherapy, soothing music and more. The investment in the 17,000-square-foot Vernon Hills facility could reach $1 million. But pet boarding and day care are not currently allowed at that location under the village’s ordinance, according to the Daily Herald. Click here to read the full story.
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Friday, May 10, 2013
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Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here is Patch's roundup of movies playing at theaters in the Minnetonka area, including AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18, Mann St. Louis Park Cinema 6 and Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theatre at West End. New this weekend: The Great Gatsby One sentence plot: "The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 98 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 40 Reviews: "Frenzied and overwrought, Baz Luhrmann's The Great…