Judge Tosses Family's Lawsuit in Young Boy's Death: News Roundup

The top stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a local skater performs in Disney on Ice.

"Shop with a Cop" program, 2013. Credit: Lakeville Police Department
"Shop with a Cop" program, 2013. Credit: Lakeville Police Department


Student Organizes ‘Purple Bowling’ for Anarae Schunk

Burnsville High School student Miya Wawracz-Harms plans to donate the funds to Cornerstone, a domestic abuse prevention organization.

Oak Ridge and Easter Lutheran Receive First Green Ribbon Initiatives Award

Green Ribbon Initiatives recognized the groups at a District 196 School Board meeting.

Behind Eagan’s New E-Cigarette Shop

E-Cig Pigs opened in early November.


Hockey Jamboree Will Honor Memory of 8-Year-Old Edina Boy
The deadline for registration is Dec. 15.

Edina High Student Publishes Historical Fantasy Novel She Wrote on Lunch Breaks
The Edina senior wrote a first draft of her novel, "Two Broken Birds," while she was in sixth grade.

Pentagon Park Developer Plans 400-Room Hotel
Hillcrest Development is looking for Edina's approval of the project by late March.


Where in Hudson Do People Smile the Most?
A new app thinks it knows 'The Happiest Places in Town.

'Mall of America 'Clouds Choir' Version of Zach Sobiech Song on iTunes
Five thousand people singing Zach Sobiech's Clouds at the Mall of America last week is now available as a single on iTunes, benefiting the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund at Children's Cancer Research Fund. 


Students Shop with Lakeville Police Officers for Holiday Gifts

Officers, students and Target employees participated in the "Shop with a Cop" program on Dec. 10.

David Gerson Challenges Kline for Republican Endorsement

Gerson made the announcement on Monday.

Maple Grove

Patrick's Bakery & Café Is Coming Soon to Maple GroveThe bakery will be located in the former home of the California Pizza Kitchen at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes opening in January.

Early January Opening Planned for Rusty Taco in Maple Grove
Rusty Taco staff is planning an early January opening of the Maple Grove store that will be located at I-494 and Bass Lake Road.

Friendly Frozen Yogurt Shop Opens Next Week in Maple Grove
Menchie’s opens its newest location at 8097 Wedgewood Lane North in Maple Grove on Saturday, Dec. 14.


Crappies Are Biting On Lake Minnetonka
As the ice thickens, Lake Minnetonka anglers get out their poles and warm winter gear. Some even discuss their success and the safety of the ice online.

Minnetonka Schools Approve New Kindergarten Options
In May, the state legislature approved state-funded all-day kindergarten– a help to many parents who were paying big bucks for the extended day option. 

Stensrud Makes Another Push to Represent District 48A
The former Republican state representative will be seeking to represent parts of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka.


Council Passed 2014 Budget with Additional TIGER Trail Funds
The project would build a safe pathway across Hwy. 3.

Northfield Colleges Present City With Donation Checks Totaling $152K

Both colleges donated $76,000 each to their host city.


Oakdale Skater Performs in Disney on Ice
Steven Grant is performing in Disney's Passport to Adventure at the Xcel Energy Center.


More Restaurant Space Approved for Lyndale Gardens
The developer is now in talks with a potential tenant.

Celebrate New Year's While Giving Back
A semi-formal event at the Richfield American Legion will generate funds for Richfield Public Schools and the Richfield Foundation.


Judge Tosses Family's Lawsuit in Lily Lake Death
Local and state government weren't at fault in the death of a nine-year-old boy last year after he was infected by a rare amoeba at a Stillwater lake, a judge ruled. 

At Stillwater Library, This Patron Was Checked Out
As staff tried to close up Wednesday, there was only one problem: a customer with a .351 alcohol level. 

St. Louis Park

New Interim Pastor Wants Peace Presbyterian to 'Take Risks Without Freaking Out'
The church needs to focus on its core mission work instead of fighting for self-preservation, the Rev. Zach Wilson said.

St. Louis Park Dial-A-Ride Program Cut Amid Funding Woes
The PRISM Express transportation program was expanded to St. Louis Park in September 2011.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case of SLP Rabbi Booted from Frequent Flier Program
Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg was barred from Northwest Airline's World Perks program and his frequent flier miles confiscated for complaining too much and trying to get bumped from flights.

St. Michael

D's Family Pizza Closes Doors Again, Hopes for Return
Six months after closing and re-opening in its Albertville location, the pizza place has spun its last pie, for now.


Woodbury Native a Finalist for College Soccer's Top Awards
Woodbury fans can help Kassey Kallman by voting online.


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