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 …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
April's business news includes a continuing foreclosure fight, new bars and restaurants, flat home sales, a new HCMC clinic, business awards and a new bakery.
Editor’s Note: The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on the following Patch sites in April 2013: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Edina Municipal Liquor Stores Among Most Profitable in Minnesota The City of Edina's three municipal liquor stores brought in $1.445 million in net income during fiscal year 2011. How About a Brewpub in Hopkins? They currently aren’t allowed in the community, but inquiries have prompted the City Council to discuss whether to change that. Sammy's, Version 2.0, Ready for Dog Days of Summer Sammy's Speed Dog—a gourmet hot dog diner—…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The company is moving from Jackson Avenue North to 11th Avenue South.
Packaged juice and beverage manufacturer Citrus Systems Inc. is moving into the Cornerstone Business Center at 401 11th Ave. S., Twin Cities Business reported Monday. The company is moving into the 132,000-square-foot facility from the 71,000-square-foot plant at 125 Jackson Ave. N. it’s occupied since October 2003, according to the publication. The move comes as a result of increased demand for the company’s products. President and founder Tom Boehland told Twin Cities Business that he expects to add to the company’s 52-person workforce but that plans haven’t yet been solidified. Click here to read the full Twin Cities Business story.
Monday, April 29, 2013
This week's selections include women charged with burglary, man charged with 13 robberies pleads guilty to one, firefighters save paramedic and theft from Walmart.
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. Trial Starts for Tim Huber, Charged with Murder in Death of Tim Larson of Albertville Jury selection is the first order of business in a trial set to last three weeks. Minneapolis Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder for Fatal Shooting Steven Andre Moore, 27, has been charged with four felony offenses in connection with the death of a Shakopee High student. Fire Destroys Maple Grove Home Wednesday Evening No one was injured in the fire on the 7700 block of …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week's compilation includes a visit from the governor, a bill to slash the state contribution to the Vikings stadium, and a new wine bar and bistro.
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. Two Escape from House Fire Caused By Tree Falling on Power Line One person had to be rescued from a back bedroom during the 4:30 a.m. incident while snow was falling. Fire Destroys Maple Grove Home Wednesday Evening No one was injured in the fire on the 7700 block of Chesshire Lane North Lake Minnetonka Woman Was Caught in 'Grey Area' Near Boston Marathon Finish Line Elaine DeVries: “People were saying there could be a terrorist there or more bombs. I did see people…
Friday, April 26, 2013
They cited 'unfair treatment of minority students,' the Star Tribune reported.
Ed. Note: The video above—shot by a Hopkins High student and showing the walkout—contains a few snippets of profanity, roughly at the 7:20, 10:20, and 11:20 marks. Hopkins High School was the scene of a student protest Friday, according to the Star Tribune: About 150 students at Hopkins High School staged a walkout Friday afternoon to protest what they called unfair treatment of minority students at the 1,800-student school in Minnetonka. “What do we want?” “Equality!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” they chanted during the brief walkout on the balmy spring day, which broke up as soon as school let out and buses arrived about 2:30 p.m. Last week, prosecutors charged two Hopkins High School students with misdemeanors following a confrontation …
Are you doing spring cleaning? Inspired by Earth Day? Check out a few ways to give back or make some cash without throwing items away.
Whether you’re spring cleaning, looking to earn a few extra dollars or want to give back to the community, several businesses and organizations in and around Hopkins can help. The bonus? The environmentally friendly options help keep unwanted items out of the trash. Visit out the organization and/or business website for details on what can and cannot be donated, sold or consigned and terms. Nine Maternity Clothing Consignment in Hopkins. Sell maternity clothes. Contact Nine Maternity for details. Something Safari in Hopkins. Consignment events take place at the store monthly where gently used clothing, books, toys and other children's products are sold on consignment. Call or stop by the store to learn about consignment opportunities. …
Which have you used to cover your baby?
No matter how old your kids are – diaper changing always seems to make its way back into the rotation as friends and family bring new little ones into their lives. And, I have yet to change a baby wearing cloth diapers. Most of my friends and family have opted for the convenience of a disposable diaper. However, it appears the cloth diaper continues to be a popular choice for many. For example, a group of Twin Cities parents that joined together recently for the “Great Cloth Diaper Change” event – or the Burnsville-based business that sells cloth diapers. So, before I continue to share my parenting “wisdom” with family and friends with little ones – which do you choose for your child? Disposable or cloth? SHARE: Which is better – cloth …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fill out our form and we will run a profile on Patch so residents can learn more about you and the business where you work.
If you are an employee of a local small business, Patch wants to learn more about you. We want to know more about the people who work in our town. What's the best advice you've ever received? What are your Pet Peeves? What's your dream vacation? Fill out this "Employee Spotlight" form, upload a photo and we will post a profile about you on Patch. Have fun with it. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the right. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include your name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't wait for us to come to you. We'll give a shout out to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture.
If you own or manage a local small business, Patch wants to hear from you. Fill out this "Business Spotlight" form and we will feature your company on Patch. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include the business name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch.com.