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Woman Begs for Help for Parents and 'Jeopardy' Streak Ends: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection includes a conversation with a First Lady, bike lane experiment ends, Minnesota native and football player heads to Pittsburgh, and trash talk continues.

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.

Local Woman's Plea for Help for Elderly Golden Valley Parents Nets Outpouring of Support

"Michelle" said she was stuck out of town.

Maple Grove Native Ends Winning Streak on ‘Jeopardy’

Maple Grove Senior High graduate Drew Horwood won eight straight games before it ended.

Meet the First Lady! (Of Fridley)

Fridley Patch Blogger Mandy Meisner sat down with Cindy Lund to find out about life at the top, raising a child with special needs, and learning more about the woman behind the name.

Wooddale Avenue's Advisory Bike Lane Experiment Terminated

The Edina City Council voted Tuesday, Mar. 19, to alter the striping on Wooddale Avenue between 50th Street and Valley View Road.

Matt Spaeth Returns to Pittsburgh Steelers

Days after the Chicago Bears released him, the St. Michael native is headed back to where he started in the NFL.

More Trash Talk: Panelists Discuss Single Garbage Hauler System

Should Richfield move to a single garbage hauler system?

Here’s What Hopkins Needs to Do Before Southwest LRT Starts Running

Planners are identifying the improvements that are necessary to make the light rail transit project successful from day one.

Transit services like light rail bolster housing prices and decrease the amount households spend on transportation, according to a report released to the public Thursday.

East Harriet Cooking Coach Teaches Students to Trust Their Taste Buds

With a few simple techniques, East Harriet cooking coach Jen Antila will teach you the confidence to make amazing food fit for an Iron Chef competition. 

Glen Lake Cafe Is In the Planning Stage

The new restaurant will fill a vacant spot in Minnetonka. The owner currently owns 318 Cafe in Excelsior.

City Council members unanimously supported the ordinance establishing Sustainable SLP during its first reading. It will be back for a second reading on April 1.

Effort to Build Regional Tennis Center Gains Traction

Tuesday, the Shakopee City Council gave the Tennis Association the green light to go ahead with a feasibility study for an indoor tennis center tentatively planned for Shutrop Park.

House Hunt: A $1 Home

The starting bid for this two-bed house on Sommerville Street South is as low as you can go.

Emerson Project Hangs in the Balance

A Fortune 500 company's proposal to build along the Savage-Shakopee border in exchange for a tax abatement package got a lukewarm reception from the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District.

PHOTOS: Plymouth City Council Recognizes Pair of Drivers with Metrolink 2012 Driver Award

Dollian Davis has been with First Transit driving Plymouth Metrolink Dial-A-Ride since March 2004; Michael Brinkley has been with First Transit since November 2007.

Wayzata Resident Wins Volunteer Service Award from Minnesota Community Forestry

Ron Anderson Receives the Volunteer Service Award for Work on Bushaway Task Force; Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to community forestry.

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