Monday, December 3, 2012
Leggings, house fire fatalities and election results: Check out what people were reading on Minnetonka Patch last month.
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Minnetonka Patch in November. Did you catch them all? Click on the headlines below to read the full story. • Minnetonka High School Principal Asks For Modesty; Doesn't Ban Yoga Pants • Victims Identified in Minnetonka House Fire • Minnetonka Election Results Are In: Who Will Represent You? • Disqualifications at State Cost Minnetonka Girls the State Swimming Title • Minnesota Marriage Amendment: This Is Why I'm Voting 'No' • Minnesota Marriage Amendment: This Is Why I'm Voting 'Yes' • Ike's Food & Cocktails Opens Sept. 18 in Minnetonka Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for Patch
Friday, November 23, 2012
In this increasingly digitalized world, we can’t go anywhere without packing the chargers, the battery packs, the DVDs and the game systems. But what about gifts for folks who don't need any more digital toys? Patch is here to help.
In this increasingly digitalized world, we can’t go anywhere without packing the chargers, the battery packs, the DVDs and the game systems. But what happens when the power goes out? How do we escape from it all? Yes, there truly is life and entertainment outside of the electrically-charged world. Here are a few gift ideas to help friends and family unplug and recharge. Books Check out Barnes & Noble, Beyond Shinders or Target for the newest bestsellers or tried-and-true classics. Bookstores’ shelves are stocked with adventures waiting beyond the front cover. Have a traveler in your posse? Check out the travelogues. So your mother-in-law is hooked on reality TV shows? You’ll find plenty of drama in the fiction section. Nothing beats …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The restaurant, which was formerly Prima, was expected to open in spring. I've been trying to find out when or if it will open, but no one wants to say. Here's a new clue.
I was excited, like many Minnetonka residents, for a new restaurant. In January, when I noticed some work going in the former Prima site, near Minnetonka High School and the intersection of County Road 101 and Highway 7, I stopped in to see what was up. "New restaurant!" proclaimed the workers. Then I found out it would be a branch of Ike's Food & Cocktails, a popular downtown Minneapolis restaurant with locations at the airport. While I was told the restaurant would be opening in spring and then it didn't, I tried to contact the owner Carl “Chip” Isaacson to no reply. I then handed off the story to two different freelancers because I no longer had the time. Each of them have tried to get answers from Chip, but for one reason or another, …