Feb. 1 - Feb. 7

Police and fire activity dominated much of last week's Minnetonka news.

Every Monday, Minnetonka Patch reviews the week that was by highlighting seven stories that had the community talking.

1) Minnetonka Patch had the opportunity to spend an afternoon observing S.W.A.T. team training in Minnetonka. In , you’ll see that this training looks, sounds and feels like the real thing.

2) 84,000—that’s the number of meals for hungry families in Haiti that the . As part of a service initiative with the non-profit humanitarian group Kids Against Hunger, the 720 Minnetonka sophomores hope to make a real difference in the lives of the Haitians devastated by last year’s earthquake.  

3) The  has been a fixture in the community for years. And this past week, Minnetonka Patch got an inside look at the store from its owners—a local family who’s been serving our community for almost three decades.

4) A 40-year-old Minnetonka man is set to for allegedly strangling his teenage girlfriend last December. But now prosecutors are ramping up the charges against him. They say he contacted the victim of that alleged assault 17 times since his December arrest.

5) Last week seven seniors signed letters of intent for NCAA Division I or Division II athletics. These latest signers joined eight other Minnetonka seniors who signed letters of intent in the fall-- taking the number of Minnetonka seniors heading off to play college sports, to 15 players in total. We to the athletes, including one football standout who isn’t shy about showing his collegiate pride!

6) Minnetonka fire crews were called to a in Plymouth, early Monday evening. The apartment building fire left 24 families without homes. Minnetonka had an air truck, three engines and two ladders at the event. Minnetonka joined crews from ten other fire departments and assisted with extinguishment, overhaul, firefighter rehabilitation, and incident management.

7) Minnetonka Patch’s posted two installments of this week- we brought you news of recent Minnetonka home sales and upcoming weekend open houses-- with pictures and an interactive map!


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