Thousands Remember Zach at Mall of America: Good News

Also: A 6-year-old hero, snowplow hero arrives and cupcakes. Good news from the past week from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities.

"Clouds" at Mall of America. (Courtesy MOA Twitter)
"Clouds" at Mall of America. (Courtesy MOA Twitter)

It’s cold. Bottom line. It’s the “walk-ouside-and-the-wind-takes-your-breath-away” cold that comes with winter.

But here are a few stories from around the Twin Cities that will warm you up inside, and maybe keep those subzero wind chills away for just a little while this weekend. 


Feel-Good Stories

Hear Choir of 4,000 Sing 'Clouds' at Mall of America – Stillwater Patch
Literally thousands gathered to remember a teen who hit No. 1 on iTunes before losing his fight with cancer.

Snow Plow Driver Gets a “Shout Out” for Going Extra Mile – St. Michael Patch

Minnetonka's 21st Century Skills: Make a Math Video – Minnetonka Patch

Eagan's Winter Market Fest Begins on Dec. 7 – Eagan Patch

Rachel Frederickson Returns to Swimming Pool on 'Biggest Loser' – Stillwater Patch

Wanna-Be Library in Uganda Has Friend from Hudson and Is Seeking More – Hudson Patch

Plymouth Native, Wayzata Grad Making Romantic Paintball Movie - Plymouth Patch

Minneapolis Becomes 254th Yellow Ribbon Network - SW Minneapolis Patch

Awards and Accomplishments

Woodbury 6-year-old Honored for Saving Family, Others from Fire – Woodbury Patch – Woodbury Patch
Young Bella Montantes woke up to the sound of a fire, and had the presence of mind to wake her mom.

St. Michael Catholic School Announces Middle Level Honor Roll – St Michael Patch

Maple Grove Wins Top Honors for National Night Out – Maple Grove Patch

Osseo Area Schools’ EC&FE Program Earns Top Ratings – Maple Grove Patch

Eagan Rotary Club Gives $30,000 to 27 Community Organizations – Eagan Patch

Lakeville Veteran Honored at Timberwolves Game – Lakeville Patch

Eden Prairie Chef, Businessman Named Restaurateur of the Year – Eden Prairie Patch

Minnetonka, Wayzata Players Receive All-Conference Honors – Lake Minnetona Patch

Volunteer this Holiday Season

Volunteer Opportunities in Maple Grove – Maple Grove Patch

Volunteer and Giving Opportunities in Minnetonka – Minnetonka Patch

Lakeville Police Department Continues Toys for Tots Tradition – Lakeville Patch

New Businesses Arriving

Cupcake in Eagan Opens by Week's End – Eagan Patch

Watch: Site Preparations for Eagan Senior Living Complex – Eagan Patch

123-Room Hotel Proposed for Site Near Eagan's New Outlet Mall – Eagan Patch

Lakeville Could See Another SuperAmerica in Town – Lakeville Patch

Who’s Hiring?

CaringBridge is Hiring in Eagan: Job Search – Eagan Patch

360 Communities is Hiring: Lakeville Area Job Search – Eagan Patch

Guides and Information

Where are the Twin Cities’ Best Holiday Lights?

Touring local streets for brightly lit homes is a holiday tradition, and the Twin Cities has no shortage of festive houses.

Where Can You Visit Santa Claus in the Twin Cities?


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something