Monday, March 11, 2013
Where will you go to celebrate the green March 17? Add your favorite Irish pub, parade or celebration to Patch’s interactive map.
St. Patrick’s Day is a time to pull out your green and celebrate Ireland—even if the only Irish in you is a Guinness. With no shortage of places to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day, Patch wants to know where you plan to get your Irish on. To add a marker to the map above, simply click the "Add" button and fill in the details about where you’ll be celebrating the holiday. Where is it? What makes it special? What’ll be happening there? What time will the festivities take place? Check back regularly between now and St. Patrick’s Day to see the map fill with the most popular spots. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Monday, February 4, 2013
President called on voters to pressure their legislators to pass gun control measures.
Speaking to a crowd of local dignitaries and law enforcement officers on Monday, President Barack Obama called on voters to pressure Congress to act on curbing gun violence. "We've suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing," he said. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he added. What did the Twin Cities think about Obama's visit on social media? Adopting universal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons, limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, and putting more police officers on the street are "common sense," bipartisan measures to reduce gun violence, the President said. He also repeated other proposals to expand access to mental health care for young people. Several …
Video clip from an online news channel segment with Fridley Patch's local editor, on the president's Feb. 4, 2013 visit to Minnesota to discuss gun violence.
Editor's note: HuffPost Live invited me on their live webcast Monday afternoon to talk about President Obama's appearance in north Minneapolis. If the video clip doesn't appear above, you can see it at HuffPost Live.
Watch archived video via The UpTake as President Obama addresses gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Special Operations Center in north Minneapolis.
If you don't see the video of President Obama in Minneapolis here, please visit TheUptake.org.
Here's what people are saying on Twitter about the president's visit to Minneapolis Monday on the theme of gun violence.
Follow what people are saying about President Obama's visit to Minneapolis Monday in the Storify above. Or if you can't see it there, check it out at Storify.com.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with law enforcement and community members to discuss gun control measures nationwide.
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with local officials about gun violence, less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of 20 children and six school staffers. The day trip will be the president’s first one outside Washington to discuss his “common-sense” plan to combat gun violence, introduced on January 16 and reiterated a few days later in his weekly video address to the nation (see above). The visit follows his promises to heavily involve communities in tackling this issue. “Everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it's not …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Residents in Norton Avenue area lost service for a couple hours Thursday. The broken pipe was 6"—nothing like the 36" ruptured main in downtown Minneapolis.
Thursday was not a good day for city water mains in Fridley and downtown Minneapolis. But a much bigger broken main made more of a mess in Minneapolis. The troubles started in Fridley at about noon Thursday on Norton Avenue NE when a six-inch pipe burst, according to Jim Kosluchar, director of public works for the City of Fridley. Several homes were without water for two to two-and-a-half hours, he said, and city workers finished repairs about 4–5 p.m. Meanwhile, nine miles south of Norton Avenue, at about 2:30 p.m., a private contractor struck a 36-inch Minneapolis water main near Hennepin Avenue and Second Street, flooding streets for blocks around with icy-cold water and cutting off service to many residences and businesses nearby. Most…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Looking for something to do this New Year's Eve? Patch has compiled a list of area events.
Happy New Year! Here are a few things for you adults to do this holiday: If you're looking to get fancy and possibly be a part of a good cause, consider attending Widows Hope Foundation's inaugural fundraising event, the “Hope 13” Gala. Widows Hope a non-profit organization dedicated to helping widows, widowers and their children in times of loss. Where: The Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Why Go: The R Factor, formerly The Rupert's Orchestra, will be playing all night long. And, well, it's for a good cause. Cost: $150 for VIP; $40 for general admission. For tickets, go to widowshope.org. Things to know: Dress is formal to semi-formal. General admission includes a champagne toast at…
Get the family together for some fun this New Year's Eve.
Happy New Year! Celebrate the New Year at Wood Lake Nature Center with family and friends. Follow hundreds of candle-lit luminaries on a trail through cattails and trees while on the lookout for deer, fox and owls. Where: Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr. S., Richfield, MN When: 6-9 p.m. Why Go: Roast marshmallows over a crackling fire or warm up inside with hot cocoa. Make a craft, play a game, or just sit back and relax. Cost: $4 per person; free for FOWL members. Things to know: No pre-registration required; doors open at 6 p.m. The City of Golden Valley's Park and Recreation Department will host an event at Scheid Park on New Year's Eve. According to its website, event goers can enjoy sledding, skating and other fun winter …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Child safety, supervision, guns in the household are all topics in the death of a Minneapolis 2-year-old boy shot by his 4-year-old sibling.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012