Editor's Note: Every week we provide a recap of the top stories from the following Patch sites: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.
Jeffery Michael O'Connor was shot and killed by Richfield police Friday morning.
The first two varsity football games of the 2012 season were forfeited as a result of “an administrative error."
New Stores Spring Up on South Lyndale Avenue as Construction Ends
The Lyndale Avenue bridge over Minnehaha Creek hasn't even opened yet—that's on Monday afternoon—and already two popular businesses are moving into the area. Blooma Yoga specializes in pre- and post-natal yoga for women and childbirth education for couples. Freestyle Yogurt is a popular St. Paul yogurt shop that is opening three new locations around the Twin Cities metro area this fall and next spring.
David Osmek says his duties as an elected official will prevent him from attending Oct. 9 candidate forum in Orono. Judy Rogosheske says the absence is a calculated campaign move.
Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle's visit to Golden Valley's Animal Humane Society had some animal agriculture leaders concerned that he was give the wrong message to listeners and consumers. The Humane Society of the United States and an egg farming trade association are currently trying to pass federal legislation that would require farmers to expand laying hen cage sizes.
Thousands of donated new and estate sale items fill nearly every storefront of the empty mall for sale Oct. 13-17 in Plymouth and proceeds go to the Angel Foundation that benefits local families struggling with cancer and in need of assistance.
After handing off more than 400 signed petitions for detachment to the Hopkins School District, the members of Unite Edina 273 are stuck playing the waiting game. The group of Edina property owners have been working to switch their homes from the Hopkins School District to Edina for quite some time now, both by talking with the two districts and by lobbying the state Legislature.
A Minnetonka family smuggled a guest with them on their adventures. He is a green stuffed frog who goes by the name Singapore Sam, and he has become a learning tool for a first-grade classroom in Minnesota to learn about a new culture.
Retired English teacher, Mike Frickstad, published his first book, The Storyteller, last week.
Reach Sports Marketing Group, Virtelligence, Customer Contact Services and SecureConnect made the 2012 Inc. 5000 list.
A pounding at the door then an attacker seeking pills—that's the story told in a criminal complaint last week.