Sunday, May 5, 2013
This week's compilation includes a Red Cross Hero, 'unemployment is a very boring existence,' MCA issues, profitable liquor store, superintendent search and light rail.
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. Brooklyn Park Man Pulled From Maple Grove Pond Dies The 20-year-old man was pulled from the pond near the 12300 block of Elm Creek Boulevard. Freshwater Society Officially Declares Ice Out on Lake Minnetonka The call came at 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning; Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol uses a different standard. Dayton Heckled in Shakopee, Calls Audience 'Rude' and 'Juvenile' Gov. Mark Dayton told a Shakopee audience that "I’ve been all over the state and I’ve …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
This week's selections include Michele Bachmann's reacting to Obama's State of the Union speech, students sign letters of intent, new stores and a new restaurant.
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. Family of Accent Signage Victim Sues Company, Shooter's Estate The family of Jake Beneke of Maple Grove says the company should have known shooter Andrew Engeldinger could turn violent. Off-Ice Discussion Around Maple Grove Hockey Still Heated The incident was addressed at a recent Osseo School District School Board meeting. The Maple Grove Senior High boys varsity hockey players were also reportedly asked for feedback about coaches. We Day Minnesota: Breck Student To Co-Host…
Monday, January 21, 2013
From community service activities to glitzy balls, the weekend will be packed with presidential pomp. What are your plans for viewing the inauguration? Tell us in the comment section below.
Monday, January 21
The following is the updated schedule of events for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Note: All times are Eastern Standard time. MONDAY, JAN. 21 Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony Location: Capitol Hill Start Time: 11:30 AM ET On Monday, the President and Vice President will be sworn in the traditional ceremonial swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that is open to the public. Inaugural Parade Location: Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue Estimated Start Time: 2:35 PM ET President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden will participate in the Inaugural Parade following the public swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol. This year’s …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
We're counting down the most popular, inspiring, interesting and tragic stories of the year.
Voters were glued to their TVs and computer screens, waiting for results on the night of the Presidential Election. Minnetonka Patch readers were also concerned with finding out their local results in the post: Minnetonka Election Results Are In: Who Will Represent You? It was a good night for local Democrats, in Minnetonka and across the state. Terri Bonoff (DFL) kept her Senate seat in District 44 with a win against Republican David Gaither. Yvonne Selcer (DFL) defeated incumbent Republican Kirk Stensrud by 202 votes in a heated race for House Seat 48A. Incumbent David Hann in Senate District 48 was the lone Republican voted in by local voters. He narrowly defeated Laurie McKendry. "We came close," McKendry wrote early Wednesday on …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between Dec. 7 and Dec. 13.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** Hennepin County News: Budgets Increase, New County Administrator The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, on a vote of six to one, approved a 2013 county budget of $1.78 billion – a 2.85-percent increase over the 2012 budget, and a .93-percent …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The majority of voters at all Minnetonka precincts but three voted for Barack Obama.
Barack Obama was the clear winner for voters in the city of Minnetonka. The majority of voters in all precincts except the ones in Ward 3 P-D-V and Ward 4 P-A were for Obama. In Ward 3 P-F-V, it was a tie between the two presidential candidates with 1,039 votes each, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State. Here is the break down of how Minnetonka residents voted by precinct for the 44th president of the United States. 677 Check out these related stories: • Barack Obama Re-Elected President • Minnetonka Election Results 2012 • Obama Wins Minnesota Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for Patch
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 10:15 CST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Voters in Minnesota on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 10 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. CBS News has called the Minnesota race for the President shortly after 9:30 p.m., about the same time ABC News projected Minnesota for Obama, after Obama took a more than 40,000 vote lead with about 10 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press also called the Minnesota race for Obama before 10 p.m., according to the Pioneer Press. Obama's 12 percent lead would match his margin over John McCain in 2008. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. It has voted Republican only once in the last 50 years. …
Minnesota's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close two hours earlier.
Minnesota and Wisconsin voters have, including those in Minnetonka, until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key states ends as much as two hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Minnesota time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Minnetonka Patch's election 2012 voter's guide: where to vote, how to vote, when to vote and candidates on the ballot.
Make sure you get that red "I Voted" sticker! Election Day is upon us—Tuesday, Nov. 6, is the big day—and Minnetonka Patch wants to make sure you're not only equipped with information, but also the logistics of voting. After all, every vote matters. Everyone votes for a reason: to see their candidates win. That's why we're going to offer robust election night coverage, heavy on real-time results from all the races you're following: Federal, senate, congressional, Minnesota constitutional amendment results, Hennepin County election results including judicial races and local coverage of state races effecting people in Minnetonka. Tune in to Minnetonka Patch on Election Day for frequent updates. • Need to know where to vote? How to register …