Monday, March 11, 2013
Where will you go to celebrate the green March 17? Add your favorite Irish pub, parade or celebration to Patch’s interactive map.
St. Patrick’s Day is a time to pull out your green and celebrate Ireland—even if the only Irish in you is a Guinness. With no shortage of places to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day, Patch wants to know where you plan to get your Irish on. To add a marker to the map above, simply click the "Add" button and fill in the details about where you’ll be celebrating the holiday. Where is it? What makes it special? What’ll be happening there? What time will the festivities take place? Check back regularly between now and St. Patrick’s Day to see the map fill with the most popular spots. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The string of February snowfall should continue Thursday and Friday as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of the Twin Cities.
UPDATE (10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20): UPDATE (Wednesday, Feb. 20): The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has downgraded this week's winter, storm, dubbed Winter Storm Q, to a "winter weather advisory" for the Twin Cities' northern area, including Plymouth. The storm is set to dump nearly a foot of snow along the Minnesota and Iowa border, with even higher amounts possible to the west, in Nebraska. Still, snowfall amounts should hit the three-inch to six-inch mark here in Wright County, making it one of this season's more prominent snowfalls. The timing could also be a bear, with snow forecast to fall during Thursday night's drive home, straight through to Friday morning's commute into work. Check out the "Commute" tab here on …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Watch archived video via The UpTake as President Obama addresses gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Special Operations Center in north Minneapolis.
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Here's what people are saying on Twitter about the president's visit to Minneapolis Monday on the theme of gun violence.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with law enforcement and community members to discuss gun control measures nationwide.
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with local officials about gun violence, less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of 20 children and six school staffers. The day trip will be the president’s first one outside Washington to discuss his “common-sense” plan to combat gun violence, introduced on January 16 and reiterated a few days later in his weekly video address to the nation (see above). The visit follows his promises to heavily involve communities in tackling this issue. “Everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it's not …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Mary Johnson now lives next door to Oshea Israel, who killed her son, and is like a second mom to him.
Mary Johnson of Minneapolis went on a journey of forgiveness that brought her to see her son's killer as a fellow human. Today, they are next-door neighbors, and she considers him a son, and she, his "spiritual mother." Johnson and Oshea Israel shared their story at Westbridge Community Church's services Sunday morning at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West. Israel shot and killed Johnson's only son, Laramiun Byrd, 20, in 1993. Israel, who was 16 at the time of the crime, was tried as an adult and sentenced to 25-and-a-half years in prison in Stillwater. Johnson, full of hatred, she said, worked through the grief to try to see Israel's humanity in the years to come. She asked to meet him in prison more than 10 years into his …
Friday, September 28, 2012
A shooting Thursday at a Minneapolis neighborhood business has sent ripples throughout the Twin Cities as victims are identified. The suspect, who Minneapolis Police confirmed was released from his job earlier that day, killed himself.
UPDATE (5:51 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28) Minneaplis Police had reported earlier that Engeldinger returned to the workplace in the afternoon after being fired the morning of Sept. 27. Police now say the earlier reports were incorrect and Engeldinger was brought into the front office at the end of the work day to be terminated and then took out the weapon and began shooting in the office. ******* UPDATE (4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28) - Minneapolis Police and staff at Hennepin County Medical Center have confirmed a sixth victim in the shooting at Accent Signage Systems has died. The victim's name has not been released. More information on the five people kiled by Andrew Engeldinger Thursday afternoon is expected soon. Engeldinger, who shot and …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wednesday, Aug. 1 marks the five-year anniversary of the collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis.
Survivors of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse have weighed in across the Twin Cities via Patch with their memories of that devastating day. The bridge, which spans the Mississippi River near the University of Minnesota campus, collapsed at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2007. Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 were injured. Rescue crews came from a nine-county area in Minnesota, and from St. Croix County in Wisconsin. United States Navy divers were deployed to help recover victims in the murky water. A new bridge was erected and completed in September 2008. A memorial to the victims is located near the west side of the bridge, next to Gold Medal Park. *** Minnetonka 35W Survivor Pens Book on Disaster Survivor of Bridge Collapse Opens…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The FBI announced the arrest of Mark Edward Wetsch of Minneapolis in connection with a bank robbery in Brewster, Minn, yesterday. Investigators are evaluating if he is the "Man in Black."
UPDATE 3:05 p.m. – Mark Wetsch, the man arrested yesterday, is a former nursing director of Sholom Home West in St. Louis Park. He was convicted in 2005 of taking $1.4 million from the senior care facility through an invoice scheme that occurred between September 1997 and January 2005 . *** The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Minneapolis Field Office is investigating a man arrested in St. Peter, MN, in connection with a bank robbery in Brewster, MN, yesterday, and are evaluating whether he is the highly sought "Man in Black." Mark Edward Wetsch, 49, Minneapolis, was arrested and detained by St. Peter Police after he was traveling in a vehicle which was suspected of being used in the robbery of the Rolling Hills Bank in Brewster around …