Each week, Mendota Heights community members turn to Patch’s Local Voices section to share information, insight and opinions about what matters to them. Patch blogs give anyone from gardening enthusiasts to local business owners the power to easily connect with the whole neighborhood. If you're interested in posting in the Local Voices section, click hereor email editor James Sanna.
Here’s a look at what your neighbors had to say over the last week:
Community Playground Build—Volunteers Needed!!
Eisenhower Elementary parent Joyce Kurus calls out to the community for help building a new playground at the school—one for the whole Hopkins community to use.
Law as a Magic Elixir
Donald Lee argues that a piece of anti-bullying legislation is the wrong way to tackle the problem.
Spring Clean Your 401(k)
Financial advisor Ric Lager gives his take on how to break your retirement account free of the ups-and-downs of the stock market.
Homes Within Reach Celebrates 100th Home Mark
Kris Anderson shares the story of Homes Within Reach, a nonprifit that assists lower- to moderate-income families to become homeowners in Twin Cities suburbs.
Getting Down to Business: Have You Got What It Takes?
The Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development gives some tips on what to do before jumping into business for yourself.
The MN Chapter for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy 13th Annual Walk-n-Roll
The Minnesota Chapter of the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announce their upcoming fundraiser.
Mainstreet Days set for May 18
The Hopkins Area Jaycees share the details behind the annual Mainstreet Days Arts and Crafts Fair next weekend, which the Jaycees will be hosting.
The Future of Marriage
Donald Lee discusses the proposed legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota, and offers his take on what should come next.