Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week's compilation includes voting for Vikings cheerleaders, Gov. Dayton congratulating wrestlers, WhirlyBall opening and a new bakery opens.
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. Marathon Suspect Shootout Witness Is Andrew Kitzenberg from Edina The Breck School alum photographed a clash in Watertown, MA, between police and the men they suspect of bombing the Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon Explosions: Minnesota Runners and Residents Recount Experience, Share Updates Two explosions occurred the afternoon of Monday, April 15, 2013 near the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, MA. Wayzata Boston Marathon Runner to KSTP: 'Sounded…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tracey Anthony is among 52 candidates vying for a spot on the team.
Tracey Anthony of Minnetonka is among the 52 candidates vying for a spot on the 20-woman 2013 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader roster. Fans can vote for between three and 20 women they want to see on the 2013-14 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader roster. Voting ends at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
An Okoboji, IA, marina has refurbished the boat and plans to use it for dinner cruises, weddings and more.
The infamous Vikings “Love Boat” has sailed into a new harbor. The Dickinson County News reported Wednesday that The Parks Marina and Okoboji Boat Works in Okoboji, IA, has refurbished the 1994 SkipperLiner houseboat and will cruise it on the Iowa Great Lakes this summer. The marina plans to use the boat for dinner cruises, weddings and more, according to the Spirit Lake, IA, paper. The so-called Love Boat scandal broke Oct. 6, 2005 when a woman reported that seven people had urinated in her yard. Investigators later alleged that 17 Vikings players—including Daunte Culpepper, Bryant McKinne, Fred Smoot and Moe Williams—were on a boat in which players engaged in public sexual activity with women on the ship while crusing Lake Minnetonka. …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Minnesota legislators are debating a new sales tax on licensed clothing, sports memorabilia and luxury suites to cover the state's share of Vikings stadium construction costs.
Do you want to pay sales tax on Twins, Wild and Timberwolves sports memorabilia and licensed clothing to help the State of Minnesota raise money to build the new Vikings stadium? E-pulltab revenues to fund the new Minnesota Vikings stadium have fallen short, so the Minnesota House of Representatives Taxes Committee is considering a new tax on sales of sports-related items to help fill the gap. Watch the House committee debate the issue at its Wednesday meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. above or at TheUpTake.org. The bill (see PDF) by Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL-Bloomington) would tax "'Sports memorabilia' ... items available for sale to the public that are sold under a license granted by any professional sports league or a team that is a …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Business news in the west metro Twin Cities for February 2013, including a long-time restaurant closure and new luxury hotel.
The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael for February 2013. Click on the headline to read the full story. Best Buy Cuts 400 Corporate Jobs The company said there are more cuts coming over the next year. Plans Move Forward for Transitional Care Facility on WestHealth Campus in Plymouth The Plymouth Planning Commission recommended the PUD amendment for the new 56-bed transitional care facility. Hurricane Grill & Wings Makes Landfall in Minnetonka on March 4 The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Maple Grove hockey team stayed in the news this week. Other looks around the metro include a pot bust in Otsego, a Vikings surprise, and Richfield mourns a baby lost too soon.
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. Services Held for Tabitha Rose Markle Tabitha, 9 months, passed away Monday morning from injuries she sustained in an accident on Lake Minnetonka. Her mother, Amanda, works for Richfield Public Schools. Maple Grove Senior High Shares Action Plan Following Boys Hockey Team Incident School officials: “Following the recent situation involving some members of the hockey team, we know there is additional work to do.” Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Standards Based Grading …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Submit a photo of your child or pet in Green Bay or Minnesota gear in honor of this Saturday's game.
On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers, 37-34. Six days later, the teams will face each other again Saturday during Wild Card Weekend. To cap off the playoff matchup between these two NFC North teams, we're bringing back our Packers/Vikings photo gallery. It is running on Patch sites across Minnesota and Wisconsin. To add your images, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. Please include your baby or pet's first name, age and hometown. On Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced he has a "friendly wager" with Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt on the outcome of the game. "Mayor Rybak will wager house-made sausages from Minneapolis restaurant Butcher and the Boar, recently named …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A lung infection caused by a common fungus has been deemed the killer of a St. Michael girl, while the e-pulltabs made its way to the Twin Cities suburbs in this week's wrap-up.
Editor's Note: Every week we provide a recap of the top stories from the following Patch sites: Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. VIDEO: Caring for Hopkins Streets, Struggling Residents is Tough Balance The stories were as heartbreaking as they were predictable after four years of tough economic times. Homeowner after homeowner stepped before the City Council to detail how business had stopped, how they’d lost their jobs, how they just didn’t have anything left. While Hopkins has unfailingly kept up its streets, doing so isn't always easy on homeowners. St. Michael Teen Who Collapsed on Run Died from Fungal Infection …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings’ quest for a stadium may have shed light on a larger issue: Who and what controls our state government?
I was a cub reporter back in 1998 when I first met Rep. Morrie Lanning, who was then the mayor of Moorhead and the head of Concorida College, a private school in that same community. Lanning and I were first introduced as my publication did a special magazine on Moorhead, highlighting its progress and development following the horrors of the 1997 Flood of the Century. Fast forward a few years, and Lanning was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives. He stepped away from the campus, and headed down to St. Paul to tackle the issues. When I first saw him, he was excited to head to the Capitol. Now, as I watch on camera as the Republican from Moorhead try to march forward as chief author of a bill that would, in almost every sense, …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Submit a photo of your child or pet in Green Bay or Minnesota gear in honor of this Monday's game.
On Oct. 23, the Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings, 33-27. Three weeks and one day later, the teams will face each other again during Monday Night Football. The Vikings have a chance to hand the Packers their first loss of the season. To cap off the rematch of these two NFC North teams, we're bringing back our Packers/Vikings photo gallery. So far Packers fans are leading the charge with 30 photos. Vikings fans have uploaded 11. We've added more of our Wisconsin Patches to the list of sites running this gallery. The pressure's on, Vikings fans! To add your images, click on the "Submit Your Photos" button below. Please include your baby or pet's first name, age and hometown. In a poll we posted on Oct. 20, 79 people correctly …