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Lamborghini Daredevil, 'Miracle On Ice' Gold Medal and Early School Start: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selections include speeding trains, drunk party guests, a local teen on Jeopardy and a local connection to a Super Bowl ad.

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, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.

Fridley officer and tow truck driver on separate DWI stop saw 2007 Gallardo hurtle down University Avenue 'at a high rate of speed.' David Juntunen got away, but his day was about to get a lot worse.

'Miracle on Ice' Team Member to Auction Olympic Gold Medal

 Richfield hockey great Steve Christoff will auction off his 1980 Olympic gold medal at an upcoming auction in New York.

Edina School Board Pushes Back Pre-Labor Day Start to 2014

Classes at Edina Public Schools will not begin until after Labor Day, at least for the coming school year. While classes will be pushed back to Sept. 3 in 2013, the school year will still start prior to Labor Day—on Aug. 25—in 2014.

Canadian Pacific Railroad Increases Speed Through Plymouth

Trains will be moving faster through Plymouth as the railroad attempts to improve efficiency and traffic flow.

Man with slurred speech claims he was one of few sober people in apartment.

Will A Local Teen Win Jeopardy?

Have you ever wanted to be a contestant on Jeopardy? A local teen already has, while still in high school. Lila Anderson, 17, a resident of Minnetonka who attends Providence Academy in Plymouth, will be among the 15 contestants vying for a $75,000 grand prize.

Super Bowl Bound: Former Golden Valley Business Lands 2013 Super Bowl Ad Spot

The business owner expects the regional ad “to be seen by nearly 2 million people” on Feb. 3, according to the StarTribune.com.

MAP: Proposed Stops for Minneapolis Streetcar Line Released

City plans February open houses to gather feedback, showcase progress.

Robbinsdale Schools Students Give Back to Sandy Victims

Plymouth Middle School students sewed blankets for a group of children impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The blankets will be delivered this week.

Eden Prairie's Town Center Station Positioned Well for Growth

Two of Eden Prairie’s other proposed Southwest Light Rail stations, Mitchell and Golden Triangle, will likely not do much for growth, developers said.

Transit Tax Proposal Creates Uncertainty About Southwest LRT’s Next Steps

Supporters have historically pushed for funding in the state’s bonding bills, but a proposed tax increase raises questions about whether that’s the right path this year.

Grant Rule Can Make It Hard for Small Nonprofits to Kick Off Projects

While it was once common to award grant money up front, the current policy is to repay organizations only after they’ve paid for the expenses and submitted their invoices. The policy can make it hard for small nonprofits to use state grants.

2013 Road Construction Projects in Maple Grove

A look at five major road projects coming up this year in Maple Grove.

The Minnesota Department of Education made four stops around the state aiming to get eighth-graders thinking about college as they register for high school classes. By 2018, approximately 70 percent of all jobs in Minnesota will require some form of higher education, according to MDE.

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