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Police Says Student’s Death Was ‘Suspicious’: News Roundup

The top stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include an interview with the father of a child who drowned in a pond.

Tara Fitzgerald. Credit: Facebook
Tara Fitzgerald. Credit: Facebook

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Apple Valley-Rosemount

Apple Valley Man’s Documentary Features Cool People, Ultimate Frisbee

For many people, summer is a chance to travel and relax. But Apple Valley resident James Wagner saw it as a chance to tell a story.

‘So Boring’: Twin Cities Residents Loathe, Applaud Golden Globes

The awards show may not be for everyone, but it certainly had people talking.

Burnsville

Youth Convince Presbytery to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies

Presbyterian Church of the Apostles in Burnsville and youth from St. Luke Presbyterian in Minnetonka presented to the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area.

Best Twin Cities Photobombs

Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the only one creating on-camera surprises.

Eagan

Glacier Hills Elementary Hosts State Legislators

District 196 Superintendent Jane Berenz, the school's principal and staff shared with legislators the initiatives they have taken to help students succeed.

Eagan Named in Top 20 Best Places to Live in Minnesota

Movoto based the rankings off of seven criteria, including unemployment rate, graduation rate and cost of living.

Eden Prairie

New Bill Would Allow Sunday Liquor Sales

‘Our citizens and businesses deserve a less restrictive regulatory climate,’ Eden Prairie Rep. Jenifer Loon says. What do you think of removing the Sunday liquor sales ban?

Edina

Marilyn Jones, Co-Founder of Grandmothers for Peace, Dies at 83

In the 1970s and '80s, spurred by the arms race and the specter of nuclear war, Jones played a prominent role in organizing nuclear protests, holding public forums and recruiting local churches into the anti-war movement.

Edina Backs Down From Condemning Hooten Dry Cleaning Building

The city voted to drop eminent domain proceedings after a third party offered the owners more money for their 50th and France dry cleaning building.

Unknown Edina Resident Buys House From Vikings QB

Christian Ponder wasn't living in the Tonka Bay home at the time of the sale, according to media reports.

Fridley

Minneapolis Lawmaker Wants to Ban ‘Gay-to-Straight’ Therapy

Rep. Susan Allen says reparative or conversion therapy has been ‘discredited’ and should not be allowed for licensed practitioners.

Hopkins

Brokerage Invests in Hopkins Grad’s Olympic Dreams

Former Hopkins High School Nordic skiing star Jakob Ellingson has been selected as one of seven promising athletes to get an inside look at the Sochi Olympics.

Hudson

'Return It to Taxpayers' Pockets': Hudson's Response to $1B State Budget Surplus

'This money belongs to Wisconsin taxpayers, said Rep. Knudson.

Inver Grove Heights

#whydoistilllivehere: 8 Best Tuesday Traffic Jam Pics

An overnight snow brought Twin Cities traffic to a crawl during the Tuesday morning commute.

Lake Minnetonka

‘We Got ‘Em’: Vikings Fans Welcome Mike Zimmer to Minnesota

Minnesotans expect big things from the new coach.

Lakeville

Medical Examiner: Cold and Alcohol Contributed to Andrea Marker's Death

Lakeville resident Andrea Marker was found dead outside on a dangerously cold day early last week.

Lakeville Named No. 2 Best Place To Live in Minnesota

Movoto based the rankings off of seven criteria, including unemployment rate, graduation rate and cost of living.

City Approves New Rules for Saving Spots at Pan-O-Prog Parade

Lakeville's new ordinance designates the time period during which items can be set out to reserve spots for cruise night and the parade.

Maple Grove

Osseo School Proposal Reduces Crowded Basswood Elementary, Angers Parents

The district is considering a boundary adjustment proposal that will reduce overcrowding at Basswood Elementary. But this proposal has made parents of the affected Basswood students angry. Open-enrolled students will be allowed to stay.

Mendota Heights

Rolling Stone Arch Bridge Concert?: The Best Twin Cities '#knockoffbands'

A Comedy Central game had Twitter users across the metro dreaming up their own funny band names.

Minnetonka

VIDEO: Singer/Songwriter Clay Borrell

A Minnetonka High School student got a shout out from the radio station Cities 97 on Tuesday morning.

Northfield

Where Might Dunkin' Donuts Dip into the Minnesota Market?

A wave of 50 store openings could start within a year, according to news reports.

Rules for a Safe Winter Season

Dakota County Public Health suggests some rules to follow for a safe season.

Oakdale

Check Out Oakdale's Indoor Market

Market Dates Are Slated For Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and 22, March 8 and 22, and April 5.

Plymouth

Which Films, Actors Deserve Oscars?

The Academy announced nominees Thursday. Tell us which ones you think should win.

Richfield

Arc's Value Village Needs MLK Day Volunteers

All four Twin Cities locations are in need of volunteers.

Registration Open for Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K

The run benefits the partnership between Richfield Public Schools and Wood Lake Nature Center.

Roseville

RAHS Students Perform One-Act Plays Next Week

The plays allow more students to get involved in theater.

Shakopee

Once Again, Dayton Asks the Legislature for Shakopee Prison Fence

The governor included $5.4 million for the fence in a bonding proposal announced Wednesday.

Southwest Minneapolis

Should the State Limit Youth Tanning?

A new survey shows that large numbers of Minnesota teens are using tanning beds even as melanoma rates continue to climb.

St. Louis Park

They 'Entrusted Us With Their Safety': Father of Girl Killed in Pond Crash Speaks

Julius Rennie's three children were in the car that crashed into a St. Louis Park holding pond in November. He speaks here about his children, his coping methods and his feelings of apprehension.

Dorfman Quitting Hennepin County Board Early; Special Election Coming

Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman will step down by March, triggering a special election for her District 3 seat.

MnDOT Considers Closing 16th Street Ramp of Highway 169

MnDOT is also considering projects to build a noise wall and a visual barrier wall along the east side of Highway 169, just south of Highway 394.

St. Michael

Buffalo Man Identified as Victim in Weekend Snowmobile Crash

Craig Peitz, 51, was airlifted to North Memorial after an accident Saturday afternoon, where he was pronounced dead.

Elk River, 'The Pit' Ready for Spotlight on Hockey Day Minnesota

Three high school hockey games at the famous Handke Pit are set for television coverage Saturday, including both the boys' and girls' Elk River squads.

Stillwater

One Man's Ode to the 'Hudson Sunday Beer Run'

It's a 'tradition as old as the bridge crossing the St. Croix River.'

Woodbury

Woodbury High School Student's Death Deemed 'Suspicious'

Woodbury High School Principal Confirms Death.

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