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, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Find out what news and events readers like you have posted on St. Michael Patch recently and learn how you can share your own news and events.
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Planning to run a 5k? Here are some key training tips and strategies from an expert personal trainer and running specialist - plus some of the upcoming 5k races nearby.
Training for a 5K is a great way to boost your cardiovascular health, reduce stress or simply add more running to your routine. A 5K, or 3.1 miles, is perfect for beginners, but it does take some training to gain the endurance to go the distance. Raina Hafer, NCSF, certified personal trainer and running specialist, shares her shape-up tips for success. Commit to a Race. Many local charities and organizations host 5K races in the area, so you'll be raising money for a good cause even as you meet your fitness goal. Choose a race date that allows you ample time to prepare. New runners typically need between eight to 10 weeks to train, while those who are already active may only need six. Here's some of the upcoming 5K races near St. Michael…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week's compilation includes voting for Vikings cheerleaders, Gov. Dayton congratulating wrestlers, WhirlyBall opening and a new bakery opens.
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. Marathon Suspect Shootout Witness Is Andrew Kitzenberg from Edina The Breck School alum photographed a clash in Watertown, MA, between police and the men they suspect of bombing the Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon Explosions: Minnesota Runners and Residents Recount Experience, Share Updates Two explosions occurred the afternoon of Monday, April 15, 2013 near the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, MA. Wayzata Boston Marathon Runner to KSTP: 'Sounded…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Tickets are available for the April 27, 2013 event.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The games that were to open the Knights' inaugural season in the week of April 15 have been postponed.
This was to have been the first week of the inaugual regular season for St. Michael-Albertville High School girls lacrosse team since the sport's elevation elevation from club activity to varsity status. But the lingering winter weather had other ideas, so now the team's season begins next week, with a Tuesday matchup with Delano High School at Delano. Several team leaders told the Press & News about how the team's evolution feels on the verge of varsity play: “From not being a school sport, we haven’t had as many girls come out,” [senior co-captain Makenzie] Bebo said. “Now that it is, we have a lot of new people and a lot of new interest in us. It’s just nice to be recognized.” ... “The fact the seniors have come all the way from our …
Hugs came before hockey when Bill Scherling made a surprise appearance at St. Cloud's Municipal Athletic Complex, the newspaper reported.
The St. Cloud Times recently told the story of Otsego resident Bill Scherling's return from Kuwait, where he has been serving as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves. Scherling surprised his daughters Anna, 10, and Sami, 12, as Anna was about to take the ice with her Rogers hockey team, the Times reported: “It was really surprising. I’m really glad,” Anna Scherling said. “I was really shocked and then I went and gave him hug,” added Sami Scherling. Bill Scherling, who lives in Otsego with his family and has served in the military for more than two decades, is a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves . Twenty-one years of service resulted in three separate deployments – most recently to Kuwait, but also to Afghanistan and Bosnia. …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Space is limited for the free April 21 workshop offered by the Minnesota DNR at Cabela’s in Rogers.
Information provided by Minnesota DNR. Women interested in learning the basics of upland bird hunting are invited to a free workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Cabela’s in Rogers. The event is the first class in a how to hunt upland bird series for women. This program is part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Becoming an Outdoors Woman program. “This upland bird series is a new outreach effort,” said Linda Bylander, an outreach program coordinator for the DNR. “It is tailored to those who have not yet hunted upland birds or have limited experience.” Participants will learn about upland birds, seasons and regulations and what equipment is needed to hunt pheasant and grouse. Call Linda Bylander at …