Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A 2013 resurfacing project on I-94 from Clearwater to St. Cloud could bring potential backup of up to 20 miles or more during peak travel times, according to MnDOT.
As the Minnesota winter gives way to spring, road construction projects around the Twin Cities and Minnesota are gearing up for another season. Among the projects is a resurfacing 7.5 miles of Interstate 94 north of the Twin Cities from Clearwater to St. Cloud. The Minnesota Department of Transportation estimates the project could impact a backup of traffic of “20 miles or more during peak travel periods.” With residents in the northwest metro getting ready to make travel plans for spring and summer, MnDOT is urging drivers to consider an alternate route during the Clearwater to St. Cloud I-94 reconstruction project. “Find the best route that works for you based on where you’re leaving from and when and your destination,” said J.P. …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tuesday is the 10th anniversary of the war. How has it affected your life and what does it all mean to you?
Ten years ago Tuesday, two F-117 Stealth fighters and nearly 40 cruise missiles targeted a farm that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was thought to be visiting. The next day, coalition troops at the border crossed into the country. In an address just after the war began, President George W. Bush said the country’s mission was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.” Of course, bitter experience would come to cast a shadow over those goals. Weapons of mass destruction were never found. No meaningful connection to al-Qaeda was ever uncovered. And violence that continues to this day could be as oppressive as a dictator’s rule. In the end, the promising …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
From Maple Grove to Minnetonka to Eden Prairie, there are a variety of egg hunts and spring related events happening throughout the west metro.
As the Easter holiday draws near and spring is just around the corner, communities throughout the west metro are preparing for egg hunts and spring related activities in March. Here’s a rundown of some of the events for 2013. Did we miss an event? Be sure to add the information to comments below! Please make sure to note – some events do have a fee and require preregistration. Activities and fees are subject to change by organizer. Richfield Egg Scramble When: 10 a.m. March 23 Where: Augsburg Park in Richfield Who: Children ages 3-10 Details: Register by calling the Richfield Community Center at 612-861-9385. Brooklyn Park Egg Hunt When: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23 Where: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Avenue …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Have you resolved to have a family movie night each week? Take more time for yourself? Share your 2013 resolutions in the comments section below.
I make new resolutions every year. There's something about Jan. 1 that makes me want to start some things fresh. And usually I'm able to stick to about half of them—like giving up watermelon for the month of February or taking a nap once a week. (Wink) Try as I might, I haven't been able to convince myself that a gym is a great place to be three times a week—however, I'll give it another shot in 2013. Patch wants to know what resolutions you've made for the new year. Have you vowed to have a family movie night each week? Take a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park? Make a standing date with your partner? Or maybe you've decided to count to three before yelling at your clumsy nine-year-old for breaking yet another glass dish. Tell …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Resolution on next year's street reconstruction is at city council Monday night.
Even before summer 2012 is over, planning is underway for rebuilding Fridley roads in 2013. The Fridley City Council will take up a resolution concerning four road-rebuild projects at its regular meeting Monday: See the full city council meeting agenda in the PDF with this post (street project maps are on pages 54 and 55 of the PDF). The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at Fridley City Hall. It is open for anyone to attend. You can also watch live or replayed on cable TV or on online archived video.