The former president said he's more enthusiastic about Obama than in 2008.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The former president spoke at a rally on behalf of Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday.
Hurricane Sandy has curtailed campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney, but former President Bill Clinton will speak at a campaign event for the Democratic ticket at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis Tuesday morning—and you can watch it here. It's brought to you by The UpTake, via an internet connection that's not 100 percent reliable (due to the last-minute nature of the event), so the webcast may not be free of trouble. If you were at the event, or watched it here, please leave a comment below or add a photo to this post. We'd like to know what you think of it. The Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, was in Hudson, WI on Tuesday as well. Visit Hudson Patch for news of that event.
Friday, September 28, 2012
A shooting Thursday at a Minneapolis neighborhood business has sent ripples throughout the Twin Cities as victims are identified. The suspect, who Minneapolis Police confirmed was released from his job earlier that day, killed himself.
UPDATE (5:51 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28) Minneaplis Police had reported earlier that Engeldinger returned to the workplace in the afternoon after being fired the morning of Sept. 27. Police now say the earlier reports were incorrect and Engeldinger was brought into the front office at the end of the work day to be terminated and then took out the weapon and began shooting in the office. ******* UPDATE (4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28) - Minneapolis Police and staff at Hennepin County Medical Center have confirmed a sixth victim in the shooting at Accent Signage Systems has died. The victim's name has not been released. More information on the five people kiled by Andrew Engeldinger Thursday afternoon is expected soon. Engeldinger, who shot and …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Biden also highlighted health care reform and women's issues—in wake of Rep. Todd Akin 'legitimate rape' comments.
Economic disparities were front and center in Vice President Joe Biden's speech to about 1,500 people at a campaign rally in Minneapolis Tuesday. The Democrat questioned Republican Mitt Romney's boldness after his selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Biden's counterpart on the Republican ticket. "What's gutsy about giving millionaires another tax break?" Biden asked, touting instead economic recovery built around a revived middle class. "When the middle class does well, everyone does well." He also praised health care reform—following an introduction by a Brooklyn Park father who credited it for his son's medical treatment—and attacked Republican's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. See also: "Minnesota Delegates Will Back …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wednesday, Aug. 1 marks the five-year anniversary of the collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis.
Survivors of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse have weighed in across the Twin Cities via Patch with their memories of that devastating day. The bridge, which spans the Mississippi River near the University of Minnesota campus, collapsed at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2007. Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 were injured. Rescue crews came from a nine-county area in Minnesota, and from St. Croix County in Wisconsin. United States Navy divers were deployed to help recover victims in the murky water. A new bridge was erected and completed in September 2008. A memorial to the victims is located near the west side of the bridge, next to Gold Medal Park. *** Minnetonka 35W Survivor Pens Book on Disaster Survivor of Bridge Collapse Opens…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Xcel Energy predicted electricity would return at 11:36 p.m. Monday.
Update (1 a.m. Tuesday): Two Fridley customers remain without power, according to Xcel Energy, after a steamy evening in which as many as 200 in Fridley and Columbia Heights lost electricity. Update (10 p.m. Monday): Resident Tami Diehm tweeted to Fridley Patch just before 10 p.m. that power at her home had returned earlier than expected. Xcel Energy's online outage map still shows about 200 customers without power in Fridley and Columbia Heights. Is your power off or back on? Leave a comment with your location (block or intersection) below. Follow Fridley Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Original post (8:30 p.m. Monday): Nearly 200 customers in Fridley and Columbia Heights lost power Monday evening…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Minneapolis' Peavey Plaza controversy puts spotlight on modern concrete parks.
Updated below. A simmering controversy over plans to demolish and re-build Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis hit the New York Times Thursday and is drawing attention to concrete-and-water city parks—like Fridley's City Plaza Park. City Plaza Park (next to Fridley City Hall) and Peavey Plaza (next to Orchestra Hall) are similar in several ways. Both use concrete steps to go vertical—the Minneapolis park dips below street level while the Fridley park goes up. And the original water features at both have seen better days—in Minneapolis, the problem is pump failures; in Fridley, budget constraints have kept City Plaza Park dry. What do you think of City Plaza Park? Have you been there when water flowed? Have you spent time there lately? …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Turning Mississippi River water into Minneapolis tap water is a science.
The massive City of Minneapolis water works facility in Fridley's southwest corner will continue to be under the microscopes of University of Minnesota researchers trying to improve the taste and odor of water drawn from the Mississippi River in Fridley. That's according to an article report Tuesday in the Minnesota Daily that said a city committee approved a $170,000 contract renewal. The researchers are comparing two methods of filtration, the Daily said: powder-activated carbon and granular-activated carbon. Fridley Patch took a camera to the plant for a video post last week about what goes on inside. The City of Minneapolis facility in Fridley also supplies several suburbs, but Fridley and Columbia Heights have their own water systems…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Thursday is the Columbia Heights High School student's funeral; here is a look back at last Sunday's candlelight vigil.
Here are scenes from the candlelight vigil in memory of Chris Hanson last Sunday at Northeast Park in Minneapolis. His funeral is taking place Thursday in Columbia Heights. For a short video from the vigil, click here. At least two trains went past the site where Hanson died during the vigil—the first slowing as mourners moved off the tracks where a crosses were set up and flowers and stuffed animals left. Fillmore Street NE was lined with tow company vehicles flashing their lights in honor of the event. About 400–500 people attended the vigil, which took place in the softball fields between Fillmore Street NE and the tracks. After a heartfelt prayer was offered (see video), bunches of white balloons were released into the evening sky. A …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Prayer at candlelight vigil at Northeast Park for 15-year-old who had been hopping trains.
Part of the prayer at the vigil in memory of Columbia Heights High School student Chris Hanson, who was killed on Thursday near railroad tracks in Minneapolis.