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…
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 …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Business news in the west metro Twin Cities for February 2013, including a long-time restaurant closure and new luxury hotel.
The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael for February 2013. Click on the headline to read the full story. Best Buy Cuts 400 Corporate Jobs The company said there are more cuts coming over the next year. Plans Move Forward for Transitional Care Facility on WestHealth Campus in Plymouth The Plymouth Planning Commission recommended the PUD amendment for the new 56-bed transitional care facility. Hurricane Grill & Wings Makes Landfall in Minnetonka on March 4 The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Leading up to the Super Bowl, the 49ers and Ravens have Minnesota pro football fans split on the victor. Two former Vikings standouts, one on each squad, also complicate things.
Even if the Vikings haven't been able to reach the Super Bowl in more than three decades, Minnesota fans have an interest in this year's big game. Former All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss, who the Vikings drafted in 1998, is lacing up for the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. Meanwhile, Matt Birk, a Minnesota native and longtime Viking offensive lineman, has his first (and probably only) shot at a ring since coming into the league. A new map created by Facebook's Data Science team shows the 49ers fanbase stretches from the California coast well into the Midwest. But, in Minnesota, there are pockets of Ravens fans begin to crop up. The analysis of 35 million Facebook users who have "liked" a National Football League team fan page paints a …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Maple Grove hockey team stayed in the news this week. Other looks around the metro include a pot bust in Otsego, a Vikings surprise, and Richfield mourns a baby lost too soon.
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, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Services Held for Tabitha Rose Markle Tabitha, 9 months, passed away Monday morning from injuries she sustained in an accident on Lake Minnetonka. Her mother, Amanda, works for Richfield Public Schools. Maple Grove Senior High Shares Action Plan Following Boys Hockey Team Incident School officials: “Following the recent situation involving some members of the hockey team, we know there is additional work to do.” Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Standards Based Grading …
Friday, January 4, 2013
100 fans agree on one thing: They're cute.
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Friday, January 4
Who's gonna whup who? Join our interactive chat on the third matchup of the season between the NFC North rivals in this first-round NFL playoff game.
The Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings at 7 p.m. Saturday in an NFC Wildcard playoff game. Where will you watch the game? In Fridley, Two Stooges' is laying claim to "the largest party in the Twin Cities" with an "exclusive Vikings food menu." Leave a comment below to say where you'll be, whether at home or an establishment with TVs. Green Bay won the first game between the teams, 23-14, while the Vikings took the regular-season finale in Minnesota, 37-34. Who's going to win Saturday's game? Give us your predictions and comment on the big plays, crucial calls and boneheaded decisions in our Cover it Live blog. No need to wait for the game-time chat above—leave a comment below to taunt and trash talk the other side. It helps. …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Submit a photo of your child or pet in Green Bay or Minnesota gear in honor of this Saturday's game.
On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers, 37-34. Six days later, the teams will face each other again Saturday during Wild Card Weekend. To cap off the playoff matchup between these two NFC North teams, we're bringing back our Packers/Vikings photo gallery. It is running on Patch sites across Minnesota and Wisconsin. To add your images, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. Please include your baby or pet's first name, age and hometown. On Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced he has a "friendly wager" with Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt on the outcome of the game. "Mayor Rybak will wager house-made sausages from Minneapolis restaurant Butcher and the Boar, recently named …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Gov. Dayton said seat licenses would make 'People's Stadium' into 'Rich People's Stadium.' Do you agree?
Updated below. Gov. Mark Dayton lashed out against the idea of the Minnesota Vikings selling seat licenses at the new stadium in a letter to team owners. Do you "deplore" the idea like the governor does, and would you pay for a seat license? In his letter to Zygi and Mark Wilf (see PDF), Dayton wrote: Now comes word that the team is considering requiring season ticket-holders to pay part of the "NFL Team/Private Contribution" for construction costs. I strongly oppose shifting any part of the team's responsibility for those costs onto Minnesota Vikings fans. This Private Contribution is your responsibility, not theirs. I said this new stadium would be a "People's Stadium," not a "Rich People's Stadium." I meant it then, and I mean it now. …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings punter said he has invited at least 10 prominent Republicans to take part in a debate at 5 p.m. Friday, but none has taken him up on the offer.
With or without someone to debate against, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Minnesota's proposed constitutional marriage amendment. Kluwe, a vocal advocate for gay marriage who has recently been speaking out against the proposed constitutional marriage amendment, said he sent invitations to 10 prominent Minnesota Republicans. He is set to take part in a debate at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Brave New Workshop in downtown Minneapolis. Twin Cities radio personality Tom Barnard has signed on to act as moderator for the debate. Among those Kluwe claimed on Twitter to have invited and gotten a no: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), whose district borders Fridley. On Thursday afternoon, Kluwe took to Twitter to provide an update …