Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Let our Patch Pro answer your cooking questions.
The holidays are almost upon us! With Thanksgiving next week and then a month of parties and celebrations to follow, many of us are about to spend some serious time in the kitchen. Whether you've made a turkey for the past 50 years or it's your first attempt at stuffing, there's always something that can turn a normal dish into an award-wining crowd pleaser. So, go ahead and ask away. What would make your cooking better? Here to help with our Thanksgiving preparations is a "Patch Pro"— a local chef who has agreed to answer your questions about cooking in the comments section below. Meet our expert: • Executive Chef Kevin Petroske has been with Redstone American Grill for eight years, specializing in upscale American fare. He takes …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Walmart, Target open doors on Turkey Day. Sam's Club and most of Northtown Mall will wait until Friday. Don't forget Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday!
Have a black belt in Black Friday shopping? Big-box retailers are opening for bargain hunters earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day. Walmart stores will open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Target stores will open an hour later, at 9 p.m. Sam's Club stores will wait until 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 to greet customers, according to TheBlackFriday.com. Some stores at Northtown Mall will open as early as 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, with all retail shops there open by 7 a.m. A few stores such as Herberger's that have their own outside doors may open at midnight, according to spokesperson Linda Sell. Want to avoid holiday shopping mega-crowds? Look for Cyber Monday deals on Nov. 26 or visit local …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Heightened Enforcement Focus in Fridley with Anoka County DUI Task Force
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
While the majority of Minnesotans are having visions of turkey, football, shopping, and what to be thankful for during this extended weekend, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety is having nightmares about the fact that this weekend is historically the year's deadliest holiday travel period. Fridley and its surrounding areas are partnering with the MPS with extra presence on the roads to identify those too impaired to drive. Don Abbott, Fridley's Director of Public Safety, talked to the Patch this afternoon about the weekends plans: "This evening and through the weekend, Anoka County has a DUI Task Force that will be running saturation patrols with 10-20 additional officers patrolling the Southern end of …
Monday, November 21, 2011
24 from Fridley signed a Minnesota man's petition to Target.
About 24 Fridley residents were among as many as 200,000 to sign a petition that an employee of the Northfield, MN, Target store hand-delivered to the retailer's corporate headquarters in Minneapolis Monday, asking for a later start to Black Friday than the planned midnight opening. The petition, at Change.org, had about two dozen signers from Fridley as of Monday night, according to Change.org spokeswoman Katie Bethell. Target has a store in Fridley and another just north of the city in Coon Rapids, as well as a distribution center in the middle of the city. Other big-box retailers, including Richfield-based Best Buy, will also open at midnight Thursday. Wal-Mart, with a store in Fridley, will open at 10 p.m. Thursday.