Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's selections include speeding trains, drunk party guests, a local teen on Jeopardy and a local connection to a Super Bowl ad.
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. Charges: Daredevil Tore through Fridley in Loaner Lamborghini, Late for a Date with a Tree Fridley officer and tow truck driver on separate DWI stop saw 2007 Gallardo hurtle down University Avenue 'at a high rate of speed.' David Juntunen got away, but his day was about to get a lot worse. 'Miracle on Ice' Team Member to Auction Olympic Gold Medal Richfield hockey great Steve Christoff will auction off his 1980 Olympic gold medal at an upcoming auction in New York. Edina …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Not throwing a Superbowl party at home? Catch the game at these local hangouts.
On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will face off in Super Bowl XLVII. Kickoff takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Minnesotans can catch the game on WCCO. The station will have interviews and features starting at 1 p.m. with Super Bowl Today. The Super Bowl Kick Off Show starts at 5 p.m. and will include pregame activities, such as the National Anthem sung by Alicia Keys and the coin toss. But you don’t have to travel to stay in to catch the action. The following Hopkins restaurants and bars will be showing the game. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter | Check out Patch’s Pinterest boards
Leading up to the Super Bowl, the 49ers and Ravens have Minnesota pro football fans split on the victor. Two former Vikings standouts, one on each squad, also complicate things.
Saturday, February 2
Even if the Vikings haven't been able to reach the Super Bowl in more than three decades, Minnesota fans have an interest in this year's big game. Former All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss, who the Vikings drafted in 1998, is lacing up for the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. Meanwhile, Matt Birk, a Minnesota native and longtime Viking offensive lineman, has his first (and probably only) shot at a ring since coming into the league. A new map created by Facebook's Data Science team shows the 49ers fanbase stretches from the California coast well into the Midwest. But, in Minnesota, pockets of Ravens fans begin to crop up. The analysis of 35 million Facebook users who have "liked" a National Football League team fan page paints a colorful …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Super Bowl parties often start early and run late, so designate a sober driver in advance of kick-off.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, February 3, 2012
(The following news release comes from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.) Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is advising motorists to have a game plan for a sober ride for Super Bowl festivities. Super Bowl parties often start early and run late, so designate a sober driver in advance of kick-off. “We know how to prevent alcohol-related crashes,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, “Take the time to make a plan and stick to it on game day.” Each year in Minnesota, alcohol-related crashes account for up to 200 traffic deaths and more than 35,000 motorists are arrested for DWI.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
You've still got time to stock up on ingredients to make some of this tasty party fare.
While many people are legitimately interested in seeing whether the New England Patriots or the New York Giants will pull out a win this Super Bowl Sunday, all the delectable food we’ll be putting in our mouths is probably just as exciting. Patch readers and local editors from across the metro area shared their favorite game day recipes, and we’ve compiled the favorites: Submitted by Hopkins Patch Editor James Warden Chop lamb into chunks larger than regular ground meat. In large, heavy-bottom pot or casserole, brown lamb in olive oil. Remove it from pot. Peel and dice onion, carrots, parsnips and turnip. Put them in the pot and cook until they start to soften. Stir in tomato paste, scraping lamb drippings from bottom of the pot. Return …