Friday, May 24, 2013
The two-volume, 35-song Hopkins Royals Sampler showcases the talents of high school musicians.
Hopkins High School students are talented musicians—and now you can continue enjoying their performances long after the performances have ended and they’ve graduated. Fans can now buy a two-volume, 35-song Hopkins Royals Sampler that showcases the talents of local musicians. Money from the choir and orchestra helped fund the project, according to a video produced by the Royal Page. “It shows that there’s this incredible diversity at the high school,” a student in the video said. “Even just among the small group of 40 or 50 kids there’s just a huge diversity of what type of music and what instruments and who’s playing it and which friend groups.” Watch the Royal Page’s video in the player above. Click here to purchase the sampler. The …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's selections include a new Taco Bell, more on the Buddhist monastery, another attempt at school levies and a healthier sport drink for young athletes.
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. Dibble Introduces MN Same-Sex Marriage at MN Senate: 'A Very Simple Bill' Southwest Minneapolis' state representative introduced his gay-marriage bill at the Minnesota Senate Monday. Kiffmeyer: MN Same-Sex Marriage Bill Betrays Vow that 'Nothing Would Change' Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, who represents St. Michael-Albertville, recalled promise that 'no' votes on constitutional amendment to ban marriage wouldn't lead to legalization. ZipRealty Lists Westonka …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The school sent students home Wednesday morning because of a power outage.
Power has been restored at Hopkins High School after officials were forced to send students home early Wednesday, the school district announced. The school lost power in its west wing. Staff worked with Xcel Energy throughout the morning and determined that it would take at least the entire day to restore power. Without power and food service, school officials decided at 10 a.m. to dismiss students. Workers were able to restore power by Wednesday and confirm that school would be on for Thursday. See what students had to say about the unexpected day off of school in the Storify widget above. (Users viewing the site on mobile browsers may not be able to see the widget.)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
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. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dlayla Chakolis made the shot during the state AAU qualifying tournament at Bloomington Jefferson High School.
Move over Blake Hoffarber. Hopkins has a new buzzer beater in town. An Eisenhower Elementary School sixth grader Dlayla Chakolis sank a half-court shot Sunday during the state AAU qualifying tournament at Bloomington Jefferson High School, the Pioneer Press reported. The efforts of Chakolis, a North Minneapolis resident who’s nicknamed "Lay-bron," didn’t keep her team, the Stars, from losing to Crossfire. But they’re scheduled to go up against each other again during the state sixth-grade championship at the end of May. Watch the highlight, uploaded by her father, in the video above.
Wetsch pleaded guilty Monday to charges of robbing five banks and admitted robbing more than two dozen more.
The person accused of being the 'Man in Black' bank robber admitted on Monday that he stole $3,106 from the Hopkins US Bank branch. Mark Wetsch, 49, of Minneapolis, made the admission as part of guilty plea to five charges of bank robbery at other Minnesota banks between April 26, 2011, and Dec. 27, 2011. Wetsch had previously pleaded guilty to a 2012 bank robbery in Brewster, MN, that led to his arrest. The robbery charges result from the theft of: Wetsch admitted "he wore a black mask and brandished a firearm believed to be real," according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for Minnesota. Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of 14 years. Prosecutors did not charge Wetsch with the Hopkins robbery, but it was one of 25…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The performing arts-focused school is based in downtown Hopkins
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 …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Eisenhower Elementary parents seeking volunteers.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A new Visa survey says families are spending over $1,000 for their child to go to prom. What price works for you, and how do you agree on a limit with your teen?
It has gotten more expensive to do most things in life, so we shouldn't be surprised that it has gotten more pricey to go to a high school prom. On average, parents and teens will spend $1,139 on prom this year. This is only a slight increase over last year but a 40 percent increase from the $807 average of 2011, according to a new Visa survey. The list of "needed" items can be endless: dress, tux, shoes (one pair formal and one for the dance?), corsages, limo, dinner, actual prom tickets and after-prom activities. "Prom is the new wedding," said Kit Yarrow, a consumer research psychologist, in a CNN Money article. "I think that every society has to have a rite of passage into adulthood for young people, and prom has become that." Have …