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No Mail Saturdays, Liquor Sales on Sundays, Widening 494 and Pizza Wars: Pick of Our Patches

Also appearing in this week's West Metro news roundup: Anne of Green Gables and some really rich SuperValu folks. And the USPS says farewell to Saturdays.

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.

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Should Liquor Be Sold on Sundays?

Local liquor stores have opposing views on a bill to lift the ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. “The fact that I'm not allowed to be open because of an embarassing, Draconian, ridiculous law from a previous era is absolutely infuriating," said liquor store owner Jason Alvey. "Al Capone has been dead for a long time, people. This is a different world we live in today.”

MnDOT Shares Plans to Upgrade 494 in Plymouth

A third lane through Plymouth on 494? It could happen, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation's plan isn't quite what the city was hoping for.

End of USPS Saturday Mail Delivery Leaves St. Michael Post Office Uncertain

The situation at the St. Michael Post Office may be common at others around the state. Some of the carriers are concerned about losing hours, while some area businesses say the change won't have much of an impact.

Execs of Sold Supervalu Brands to Split Millions: Business Roundup

According to KSTP.com, a Bloomberg report stated four executives from the Eden Prairie-based grocer will likely share nearly $23 million when they leave the company.

Upcoming Construction Project Could Force Neighbors Out of Homes

Perhaps the best time to take a summer vacation is when your street turns into an open sewer?

Menards Announces Opening Date for New Richfield Store

The old home improvement store building was demolished and replaced with a new two-story superstore.

Golden I-394 and Ax-Man Surplus: SLP Business Roundup

A recent article in the Star Tribune explored the stretch of Interstate 394 between Hwy. 100 and Interstate 494 in St. Louis Park, Golden Valley and Minnetonka, calling it "the power strip for office space" in the Twin Cities.

Photos: Maple Grove Polar Bear Plunge 2013

The annual event benefits Minnesota Special Olympics.

Piazza's Italian Ristorante Closes in Golden Valley
The long time Golden Valley restaurant was part of the community for more than 25 years.

Hello Pizza Set to Start Slinging Slices in March

The owner of Hello Pizza revealed the new Edina restaurant is setting its sights on a March open date, during a wine and beer license hearing earlier this week.

Ann Kim, who also lives in Edina, spoke before the City Council Tuesday evening regarding what will be her second pizzeria in the area.

Is This How You Imagined Anne of Green Gables?

‘As It Happens’ interviewed a Minnetonka resident about a new cover for the popular books that changed the redheaded main character to a sultry blonde.

Construction on New Simsonson’s Salon Continues in Plymouth

The business says it will be relocating and reopening in its new location Feb. 27, 2013.

Totino-Grace Football Opts Up Again—This Time to Class 6A

The Fridley-based high school team and perennial state champion is the first in Minnesota to move up two classes.

Man Who Took Dramatic Photo of Car Sinking in Lake Minnetonka Tells What He Saw

Steve Erdahl says driver climbed back into vehicle to retrieve item from floorboard; More than 15 vehicles have gone through the ice on Lake Minnetonka this season, resulting in three deaths.

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