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.
Osseo School District: "The off-campus incident that was reported to school officials this week took place in mid-December."
Famous advice columnist Pauline Esther Phillips, better known as 'Dear Abby,' lived in Minnetonka.
A 26-year-old Otsego woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash when her car collided with a utility truck and trailer Wednesday morning on icy roads.
The director of Hopkins Center for the Arts has stepped down from her position for health reasons. Amanda Birnstengel told Patch on Wednesday that she is fighting Stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to her bones in many places.
Rose McGee said that new CitiMortgage and Fannie Mae attorneys want to work with her on a mortgage modification plan.
A ruling of mental incompetence to stand trial is the latest twist in the long, strange tale of a woman arrested last July after she set up housekeeping in a vacant Fridley home.
A bicyclist spotted Nancy Breberg inside her partially submerged car 18 hours after she had landed in a holding pond off 10th Avenue and Revere Lane in Plymouth. Breberg's husband says he plans to hug Geoffrey Racette, his hero, for calling 911 and helping his wife.
Prospective patron became angry after being denied admittance at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.
The Louisiana chicken fast-food restaurant confirmed they are coming to Eden Prairie "in the future."
The Sparrow Cafe at 50th and Penn features a giant painting bylocal graffiti artists Broken Crow.
A recent Patch story about the future coming of Bennigan's to Richfield garnered lots of chatter on the site and on Facebook.
A decision of whether to start school before Labor Day for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years is still up in the air, after no clear consensus was reached during an Edina school board meeting last week.
Two inches of rain fell Thursday, Jan. 10, and by Friday morning it had frozen—creating an ideal surface for ice surfing on Lake Minnetonka.
An online petition has been started to appeal the Archdiocese's decision, and parents are beginning plans to open a new school in the Lake Minnetonka area in time for the 2012-13 school year.