Thursday, May 16, 2013
Kyle Rossow and the rest of the Saint John’s 4x800-meter relay team finished four seconds ahead of the second-place team.
A St. Louis Park native and Hopkins grad helped the Saint John's 4x800-meter relay team place first at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, according to a university news release. Sophomore Kyle Rossow and the rest of the team finished in 7:45.60 at the May 11 meet in St. Paul, four seconds faster than runner-up St. Olaf. He was joined by freshman Thomas Feichtinger, senior Eric Mann and sophomore Chris Mergens.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The suspect was 'extremely intoxicated' at the time, according to St. Louis Park Police.
A Minnetonka man is facing charges of second degree assault after allegedly attempting to stab a fellow patron of the St. Louis Park American Legion with a switchblade. Thomas Duane Goeman, 63, had reportedly been drinking at the establishment on Mar. 27, when he "tried to stab [a man] for no reason." Officers observed a red mark on the victim's neck, which he claimed was from Goeman grabbing him. Police report Goeman was extremely intoxicated at the time, according to a criminal complaint. The victim told officers he did not know why Goeman appeared to want to stab him. Several witnesses corroborated the man's story, stating they observed Goeman swing a knife at the victim. The victim then reportedly ran away from Goeman and threw a chair…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Former TwinWest Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Nustad stepped down in August 2012 after four years.
The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it has selected Brad Meier to serve as its next president. Former TwinWest Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Nustad stepped down in August 2012 after four years to become president of the Minnesota Retailers Association, the statewide trade group representing Minnesota’s retail industry. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very excited to announce that Brad Meier will join TwinWest Chamber of Commerce on February 11, 2013 as President/CEO. I am especially excited that Brad is bringing his strong member-driven leadership abilities and extensive chamber experience to TwinWest.” TwinWest Board Chair Mike Sowada said. The announcement came after a multi-stage selection …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The error, which arose out of editing and formatting changes, does not change the conclusions of the project’s draft environmental impact statement.
Engineering consultants have identified a $100 million typo in a Southwest Light Rail Transit report that understates the cost of putting the Twin Cities & Western freight line in the same corridor as the light rail—an option known as “co-location.” The draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) listed the “professional services” cost of option 3A-1—the co-location alternative—as “$99,357 (in thousands).” That should have read “$199,357 (in thousands).” The difference between the two figures is $100 million but does not alter the conclusions of the DEIS. “While I'm dismayed that an error of this nature was made, we all think it's important to be transparent, to identify the error and make the correction immediately,” Hennepin County …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Register for adult English language or GED preparation classes.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Editor’s note: The following announcement comes from Adult Options in Education. Adult Options In Education is taking appointments for registration at Eisenhower Community Center. To schedule a registration appointment for adult English language or GED preparation classes, call 952-988-5343. Appointments begin mid-August; classes will start Monday, September 10, 2012 at sites in Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park. Adult Options In Education offers classes for adults who need English-language skills (ESL/ELL classes); a refresher in math, reading, or writing; or GED preparation. All Adult Options In Education classes are free. Transportation and childcare assistance may be available for registered students. Registrations for classes…
Monday, July 2, 2012
The Edina, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis Regional, St. Paul Area and TwinWest chambers have all endorsed the proposal.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Editor’s Note: The state’s five largest released the following statement Monday after endorsing the Metropolitan Council’s request for up to $14 million for Southwest Light Rail Transit from the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The Edina, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis Regional, St. Paul Area and TwinWest chambers have all endorsed the proposal. Click on the PDFs to the right to read the resolutions of support, the cover letter for the application packet, the application and the Federal Transit Administration’s approval for preliminary engineering. Minneapolis/Saint Paul/Plymouth/Eden Prairie/Edina, MN — Minnesota’s five largest local Chambers of Commerce endorsed Metropolitan Council’s application today to the state’s $47…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The graduates celebrated their accomplishments June 5 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
(The following announcement comes from Adult Options in Education) An enthusiastic, and proud, crowd gathered at Hopkins Center for the Arts Tuesday, June 5 for Adult Options In Education’s GED graduation ceremony. More than 50 graduates participated in the ceremony recognizing their accomplishments of passing the five GED exams. Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison delivered the keynote speech. Monica Hernandez, who studied in Minnetonka and Lokundo Lohese, a student from St. Louis Park, delivered the student speeches. Amanda Stadther, a Hopkins student originally from New Zealand, was awarded the Bernice Brooks Memorial Scholarship. Stadther, who has already started college courses, will use the $500 scholarship to help fund her…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The event takes place May 19 and 20. Volunteer registration is open through May 13.
Residents only have a few more days to sign up to volunteer at this year’s Community Days of Service. Community Days of Service, which takes place May 19 and 20, is an annual event organized and led by local faith communities in Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park to help area schools, city parks and charitable community organizations. The event, now in its fourth year, attracted more than 600 people from 32 different cities last year. For 2012, organizers aim to engage more than 800 volunteers. Projects include sorting food at STEP in St. Louis Park, organizing supplies at ResourceWest in Hopkins and cleaning at Sojourners Shelter in Minnetonka. In all, there are more than three dozen volunteer opportunities. This year, the event will …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Worshipers trek between St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church of the Reformation for Good Friday.
They could be seen on Minnetonka Boulevard on Friday—bundled up, a bit rough and carrying a cross. The group periodically circled together at an intersection, read a short message, echoed a liturgy and said prayer. The worshippers were trekking seven miles between St. Paul's Lutheran Church on the Hopkins-Minnetonka border and Lutheran Church of the Reformation in St. Louis Park. The walk was a modified version of the Stations of the Cross—a way to remember key events during Holy Week. The weather was cold, gloomy and, at times, drizzly. But the walkers didn't care. It was Good Friday. It was a day of rememberance. It was a day of grace.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Your daily video roundup of Patch stories from around the Twin Cities west metro.
Highlights: The Edina boys hockey team secures a state tournament berth, a St. Louis Park bar and grill deals with liquor license concerns, Hopkins students gather to build school spirit, a Minnetonka mom has turned her love of children's dance into a thriving business and Golden Valley officials debate dog licensing changes.