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Teacher Dies, House Fire and Pedestrians Play Frogger: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selections include a racetrack's end, a resident still in danger of losing her home to foreclosure and all-day, everyday kindergarten.

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.

Memorial Service Scheduled for Eden Prairie Teacher

Jodi L. Heyman died March 23 at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer.

Multi-Level House Fire on Oxford Road in Shakopee

Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire in the Dean Lakes area.

Pedestrians Play Frogger at Moore Lake Beach

Bus patrons are clashing with speeding cars. Pedestrians deserve more respect.

Yorktown Park Community Garden Gets Council Approval

Registration for garden plots opened Thursday, April 4, for Edina residents and will begin Thursday, April 18, for nonresidents.

Raceway Park to Close After 2013 Season

Tuesday, the owner of Raceway Park announced that the track would close to make way for an asphalt recycling plant.

Two-Story Apartment Building Approved on West 31st Street

The construction of a seven-unit apartment building on the south side of 31st Street received unanimous approval from the St. Louis Park City Council on Monday, April 1.

Rose McGee Unable to Reach Settlement With Mortgage Companies

Tuesday’s court hearing didn’t lead to any loan modification agreement that would stop foreclosure the Golden Valley resident’s home.

Met Council: Hopkins LRT Stations Would Need Over 800 Parking Spots

The Southwest Light Rail project needs park and rides so commuters can use the trains.

Senate and House leaders seem to be in agreement with Gov. Mark Dayton on the idea of funding all-day, everyday kindergarten programs across Minnesota. However, until it is fully funded for all students, the Minnetonka School District is not sold on the idea.

New Business: ChiroWay of Maple Grove

It is the fourth location in Minnesota.

Women's Fashion Boutique Relocates to Southwest Minneapolis

Bella Boutique relocated from Mendota Heights and has opened its doors on 50th Street and Xerxes Avenue.

Slotterback a Semifinalist for New Superintendent Gig

Richfield's superintendent will interview for a position with Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools District Wednesday.

2013 Construction: I-94 Rehab From St. Michael to Monticello Scheduled

Construction is scheduled to begin in late May.

Sixth District Review: Bachmann Continues Criticisms of Obamacare

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann also invited district artists to submit pieces to a congressional competition and announced plans for mobile office hours April 10, 2013, in Waite Park.

How Local Girl Scouts Put Lessons into Practice to Fight Water Pollution in Two States

The Clean Water Champion award will be presented to the Girl Scouts of the Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys council on Thursday, April 11, at the Freshwater Society’s Ice OUT/Loon IN Party and FUNraiser.

Study Gives Plymouth Area Schools Uneven Grades for Achievement Gap

A study by the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now graded all public schools in the categories of student performance, subgroup performance, performance gains and achievement gap.

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