Friday, May 17, 2013
Join a group kayaking down the waterway Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Paddle the Crow River from Lake Rebecca Park Reserve to Hanover. Join the Three Rivers Park District 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Rockford, and go down small rapids chains and learn some of the cultural and natural history of the area while watching the wildlife inhabiting the area. Prior kayaking experience is required. Equipment and shuttle are included. Cost is $60 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #223512-00. This program is open to ages 14 and older.
STMA had 10 wrestlers qualify for the NYWA Individual State Tournament this year.
Information provided by the STMA wrestling youth wrestling club. The STMA K-6th grade youth wrestling team recently participated in both the team and individual state tournaments in Rochester, MN. After qualifying for the Team State Tournament at a Region Qualifier in Waconia, the STMA youth wrestling team headed south to compete against the best the state had to offer. In their 5 dual meets at state, their results were as follows: First round - lost 38-39 vs. Minneota (second seeded team in the tournament) Second round - lost on a tie-breaker 35-35 to Sauk Rapids Third round - won 41-29 vs. Faribault Third round - lost 36-40 to Waseca Fifth round - won 38-33 vs. Brainerd/Pillager. Individually, STMA also had 10 wrestlers qualify for…
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…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The 2013 fishing season in Minnesota includes a several fishing events in the Three Rivers Park District.
Information provided by the Three Rivers Park District. Fly Fishing Basics for Women Get the tools to master fishing techniques from instructors. Learn beginning casting techniques and how to choose proper flies. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony and Bryant Lake Regional Park in Eden Prairie. Free. Restricted to participants age 10 and older. Sponsored by Take Me Fishing. Reservations required. Fly Fishing Basics Get the tools to master fishing techniques from our instructors and be sure your time on the water is well spent. Learn beginning casting techniques and how to choose proper flies. 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park in Minnetrista and Coon Rapids Regional Dam in Brooklyn Park. Free…
Register by June 3, 2013 for the early bird rate. The event is July 30, 2013.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Minnesota has the highest boat registration per capita of any state in the nation, and about 600,000 fishing licenses are sold in the state each year. The 2013 fishing opener in May 11.
Minnesota’s walleye season officially opens at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 11 and forecasts call for clear skies with morning lows in the 30s and afternoon highs in the 50s. Sunday, also Mother’s Day, should be mostly clear with highs in the low 60s. Read an overview of the metro area fishing outlook here. Heading out to the lakes around Wright County and in need of bait or a scouting report? Try these nearby for your bait needs: Fishing licenses are required for all anglers and can be purchased at most gas stations, bait shops and sporting goods stores. Minnesota is the nation’s leader in fishing participation (28 percent of residents age 16 or older buy a license, according to the Department of Natural Resources). About 500,000 anglers …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Blog: STMA Coaches Association will be hosting a 5K run/walk on Saturday, June 8.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The state dropped two spots in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual rankings.
(Editor's Note: The map above was created by the League of American Bicyclists.) Minnesota is still among the top states in “bike friendliness,” but its ranking fell a couple notches in 2013, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The state was ranked fourth this year, down from second in 2012. It ranked high in legislation and enforcement, policies and programs and education and encouragement. But it was middle of the pack in infrastructure and funding and lower tier in evaluation and planning. Minnesota was also missing three of the league’s “Top 10 Signs of Success: Use the map above to see how Minnesota compares to other states in the various categories. Do you think Minnesota needs to do more to support cycling? Share your …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
There are also five driving ranges.
Throughout the Three Rivers Park District, there are 63 holes and five driving range in the Twin Cities area. Equipment rental is available at each course. Baker National Golf Course in Medina Glen Lake Golf and Practice Center in Minnetonka Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center in Plymouth Cleary Lake Golf Course in Prior Lake For mini-golfers Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center in Plymouth Due to varying weather circumstances, be sure to contact the golf course for hours, dates of operation. Share: Do you have a favorite golf course? Share your go to golfing destination in comments below.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Register now for May 18, 2013 event at Lake Mille Lacs.
St. Michael-based nonprofit Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC) is offering a Father Son Fishing trip on May 18, 2013. Here are the details from the FYCC website: Where: St. Albans Bay When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM Cost: $35.00 per person This is a great opportunity for guys of all ages to take off and go fishing together and Mille Lacs is the place to fish. Bus will leave from St. Michael City Center at 2:00 PM and arrive at the launch at approximately 3:30 PM. The bus leaves from the launch at 8:00 PM and arrives back at the St. Michael City Center at about 9:30 PM. We will be eating supper on the launch. Fishing license is required for anyone over 16 years of age. Included: Launch, transportation, supper, …