As we prepare to begin a new chapter in 2014, now is the time to look back on the year that was to reflect on the successes and also the challenges. Here are the top stories of the year on Minnetonka Patch.
Happy New Year!
Most of the cases occurred during the afternoon and early evening hours and involve the suspect breaking a window to gain entry into the home.
The event on Feb. 2 takes place outside and includes food trucks, large fire pits and live music. Guests will sample beer and choose MN’s Top Brewer.
Recent plans announced for Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka will give shoppers more options.
FebruaryShould Liquor Be Sold on Sundays?
Some local liquor stores have opposing views on a bill to lift the ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. Do you support Sunday liquor sales?
The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the former Old Chicago location at Highway 7 and County Road 101.
Minnetonka is the top-ranked team in the state tournament, and a third state title would be unprecedented.
Scott Colehour and others disagree with a senior housing proposal for Minnetonka Blvd. because of the size of the facility. So far, the plan has been rejected by the city.
Teens often approach their parents about riding on a party bus with an emotional plea just days before an event. Would you allow your teen to go on a party bus?
The building would be built in the southwest corner of the Cub Foods parking lot.
As more and more children are told they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), some doctors and parents wonder if it is over-diagnosed.
The Counties Transit Improvement Board voted to support a local sales tax increase for transit funding.
After 10 years in Minnetonka, Adney has taken a statewide position.
It was a year ago when Assistant Principal Jeff Erickson left Minnetonka to become principal at Mounds View High School. He is returning now to replace Dave Adney at MHS.
Montia Marie Parker has been charged with two felonies: sex trafficking in the second degree and solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution.
Watch the ballroom dancer's performance from Tuesday night here.
Xcel Energy reported that thousands of people in the Minnetonka area lost power following the high winds, heavy rain and hail early Friday morning.
A missing teenager from Orono is home safe following more than 24 hours of gut-wrenching uncertainty as to his whereabouts.
Matthew Allen Holler has been charged with third-degree burglary.
Cornell Frank Caston and Oladipupo Ademola Legunsen, both of Brooklyn Park, were each charged with one count of felony prostitution.
State Patrol hasn’t said how many were hurt. Two of the vehicles were totaled.
The cleaner said she found the ring in her vacuum cleaner bag.
Her vehicle was broadsided at Highway 7 and County Road 101.
Witnesses said they saw the woman accelerating toward a tree before her SUV went into the water.
Although she is gone from the show, she asked fans to stick with her.
The candidates and issues that voters are considering in the election for Minnetonka City Council, Minnetonka School Board and Hopkins School Board.
A man died. No officers were hurt.
Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 16 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Minnetonka.
A bank robbery occurred at 10:28 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at Wings Financial Credit Union.
The were no injuries. Macy’s and the Lakeshore Grill were evacuated but are now back in business.
The former priest in the middle of the lawsuit is Jerome Kern, who was assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary for 18 years.
The list of priests “credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in the archdiocese" was released today.
The home was severely damaged, but there were no injuries.
A man was found dead due to mixed drug toxicity in a Blue Earth home owned by Hayden Spencer.
Rep. John Benson will be completing his fourth term in the Legislature before he retires. Candidates are already announcing bids for the seat.
Mall officials questioned the validity of receipts from Kay Jewelers in the amounts of $83,000 and $108,000 in order to get free promotional wristbands.
What do you think was the most important news in 2013? Leave a comment below.