Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week's compilation includes voting for Vikings cheerleaders, Gov. Dayton congratulating wrestlers, WhirlyBall opening and a new bakery opens.
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. Marathon Suspect Shootout Witness Is Andrew Kitzenberg from Edina The Breck School alum photographed a clash in Watertown, MA, between police and the men they suspect of bombing the Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon Explosions: Minnesota Runners and Residents Recount Experience, Share Updates Two explosions occurred the afternoon of Monday, April 15, 2013 near the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, MA. Wayzata Boston Marathon Runner to KSTP: 'Sounded…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Blogger Heidi Miller reacts to Boston attacks.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Coach Justin Reese, the Tigers' new Defensive Coordinator, will preside at the May 4 event.
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media in a Storify window above (use scroll bar at right) or at Storify.com. According to the Boston Athletic Association, three Fridley residents were running in the marathon: Michael Hlusak Wati Hlusak Frank Kutzler The BAA's website lists only the first two as having finished as of 3:10 p.m., Central Time. UPDATED 5:35 p.m. 4/15/13: If you are trying to locate someone who was in the area of the Boston Marathon this afternoon or if you have definite, first-hand information on the whereabouts of someone who was at the marathon, Google has set up a People…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week's compilation includes the death of a grocery chain's namesake, Chelsea Clinton presents top prize to student and a manufactured home fire.
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. (UPDATED) Washburn HS under Code Yellow as Students Protest AD Firing Students taking part will be suspended, school administration said. The Star Tribune reported that Athletic Director Dan Pratt was or will be fired in connection with the purchase of a new playing-field scoreboard. UPDATED: SW Journal Reports Principal Carol Markham-Cousins Out at Washburn HS Robert McCauley is now substitute principal at Washburn, a Minneapolis school district spokesman told the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Minnesota legislators are debating a new sales tax on licensed clothing, sports memorabilia and luxury suites to cover the state's share of Vikings stadium construction costs.
Do you want to pay sales tax on Twins, Wild and Timberwolves sports memorabilia and licensed clothing to help the State of Minnesota raise money to build the new Vikings stadium? E-pulltab revenues to fund the new Minnesota Vikings stadium have fallen short, so the Minnesota House of Representatives Taxes Committee is considering a new tax on sales of sports-related items to help fill the gap. Watch the House committee debate the issue at its Wednesday meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. above or at TheUpTake.org. The bill (see PDF) by Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL-Bloomington) would tax "'Sports memorabilia' ... items available for sale to the public that are sold under a license granted by any professional sports league or a team that is a …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jabs, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret's School, sustained a spinal cord injury in December 2011. Since then his story has inspired hockey lovers in the state and U.S.
Patch websites around the country this week will be featuring people who have overcome obstacles in life. There are many noteworthy examples in Minnesota. This article focuses on Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's School (BSM) hockey player who was injured in an on-ice incident in December 2011. This story is running on all Patch sites in Minnesota. On Sunday Jack's mom, Leslie, announced on his CaringBridge page that he will be a captain next season for BSM's hockey team. To remind readers of how far he has come, we are re-featuring a story from April 2012. This story followed his discharge from the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. *** As the elevator doors opened, a gathering crowd in the lobby of the Sister Kenny …
Did you want to hear the Jessica Schaffhausen 911 call?
Should news outlets and social media replay graphic video and audio clips? A couple recent examples: Kevin Ware's compound leg fracture in the NCAA men's basketball tournament or, closer to home, Jessica Schaffhausen's 911 call after her ex-husband told her he'd killed their children? CBS aired Ware's injury live but held back on replays—an approach the network's sports chairman defended to the Associated Press: "If people want to go watch the footage for whatever reason, they have a right to do so," [Sean] McManus said. "I just didn't think we had any obligation to be the facilitator of putting that footage back on the screen. We documented it, we described it and we showed it, and I think that was enough." (See the full AP article at …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Your bracket's broken but you still want to see who wins the 2013 NCAA men's basketball tournament. What place in Fridley is the best for catching the action?
As March Madness heads into the Final Four stage, where in Fridley do you pull up a chair or stool to take it in? In 2012, Fridley Patch readers voted the Shortstop as the best place in the city to spend March Madness. Other options in the poll were Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill, Broadway Bar & Pizza, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Marino's/American Legion, Chris and Rob's Chicago Taste Authority, GB Leighton's Pickle Park, The Shorewood Bar and Grill, and VFW Post 363. This year at the Fridley Patch Facebook page, one commenter seconded the suggestion of the Fridley Shortstop. What's your favorite spot in Fridley for catching March Madness action? Leave a comment below!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
This week's selection includes a new Islamic U of M, a malt shop's anniversary, Lyndale Gardesn final plans, a new church, a city's surplus and I-94 headaches on the way.
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. VIDEO: Meet Mark Andrew, Contestant on NBC's 'The Voice' From Eden Prairie On Season 4 of the hit show "The Voice," Eden Prairie's Mark Andrew breaks onto the scene. Tom Windle of Maple Grove Throws U of M's First 9-Inning No-Hitter Since 1931 The former Osseo High pitcher told gophersports.com why he chose to stay close to home for college and the support he gets from his hockey-playing twin brother, Sam. Shakopee Considers $400,000 Enticement Package for Data …