Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's selections include a new Taco Bell, more on the Buddhist monastery, another attempt at school levies and a healthier sport drink for young athletes.
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. Dibble Introduces MN Same-Sex Marriage at MN Senate: 'A Very Simple Bill' Southwest Minneapolis' state representative introduced his gay-marriage bill at the Minnesota Senate Monday. Kiffmeyer: MN Same-Sex Marriage Bill Betrays Vow that 'Nothing Would Change' Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, who represents St. Michael-Albertville, recalled promise that 'no' votes on constitutional amendment to ban marriage wouldn't lead to legalization. ZipRealty Lists Westonka …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The school sent students home Wednesday morning because of a power outage.
Power has been restored at Hopkins High School after officials were forced to send students home early Wednesday, the school district announced. The school lost power in its west wing. Staff worked with Xcel Energy throughout the morning and determined that it would take at least the entire day to restore power. Without power and food service, school officials decided at 10 a.m. to dismiss students. Workers were able to restore power by Wednesday and confirm that school would be on for Thursday. See what students had to say about the unexpected day off of school in the Storify widget above. (Users viewing the site on mobile browsers may not be able to see the widget.)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
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. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Fifth grade teacher Jill Bryan was named Robbinsdale Area Schools Teacher of the Year 2013.
Described as “warm, welcoming and patient,” Jill Bryan, a fifth grade teacher at Sonnesyn Elementary, was named Teacher of the Year for Robbinsdale Area Schools. “I could not be more pleased that Jill Bryan is being recognized for her talents as she is a truly gifted educator,” said Leia Ward, Sonnesyn Elementary’s Principal. “Jill has the passion and skills to help all students reach their potential.” It is the second year the district has been involved in the competition. The news came at a reception on Wednesday evening at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, which combined recognition by the Seven Dreams Education Foundation (SDEF) for their Hands-on Learning Grant winners and the announcement of Teacher of the Year. “I hope that …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Nicholas J. Thyr was selected from a pool of 15,000 finalists.
A Golden Valley student is among the winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships released Wednesday, the organization announced. Nicholas J. Thyr, a Minneapolis resident at the Breck School, was chosen from among 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Program. The winners are judged to have the best combinations of “accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The number of winners in each state is proportional to the number of graduating seniors in the state. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected the winners using: This year’s competition began when 1.5 million juniors across 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship …
From dresses and hair-dos to limos and group photos, share it all with your Patch community.
On May 11, the Earle Brown Heritage Center will be bustling with done-up Robbinsdale Armstrong High School teens ready to dance the night away. But don't wait until then to share your prom memories with Patch. We know that the much anticipated prom night is really one long photo op, and Plymouth Patch is the perfect place to share your memories with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Robbinsdale Armstrong High School as the 1,324th best high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the United States, with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Minnetonka's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This week's compilation includes a Red Cross Hero, 'unemployment is a very boring existence,' MCA issues, profitable liquor store, superintendent search and light rail.
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. Brooklyn Park Man Pulled From Maple Grove Pond Dies The 20-year-old man was pulled from the pond near the 12300 block of Elm Creek Boulevard. Freshwater Society Officially Declares Ice Out on Lake Minnetonka The call came at 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning; Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol uses a different standard. Dayton Heckled in Shakopee, Calls Audience 'Rude' and 'Juvenile' Gov. Mark Dayton told a Shakopee audience that "I’ve been all over the state and I’ve …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Changes due to transportation efficiencies, district says.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A new Visa survey says families are spending over $1,000 for their child to go to prom. What price works for you, and how do you agree on a limit with your teen?
It has gotten more expensive to do most things in life, so we shouldn't be surprised that it has gotten more pricey to go to a high school prom. On average, parents and teens will spend $1,139 on prom this year. This is only a slight increase over last year but a 40 percent increase from the $807 average of 2011, according to a new Visa survey. The list of "needed" items can be endless: dress, tux, shoes (one pair formal and one for the dance?), corsages, limo, dinner, actual prom tickets and after-prom activities. "Prom is the new wedding," said Kit Yarrow, a consumer research psychologist, in a CNN Money article. "I think that every society has to have a rite of passage into adulthood for young people, and prom has become that." Have …