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, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.
Services Held for Tabitha Rose Markle
Tabitha, 9 months, passed away Monday morning from injuries she sustained in an accident on Lake Minnetonka. Her mother, Amanda, works for Richfield Public Schools.
Maple Grove Senior High Shares Action Plan Following Boys Hockey Team Incident
School officials: “Following the recent situation involving some members of the hockey team, we know there is additional work to do.”
Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Standards Based Grading
Teachers pleaded with school board members Tuesday night to amend or end Standards Based Grading practices, among other initiatives.
Wright County Deupties bust Marijuana Grow Operation in Otsego
Two Otsego men were arrested last week after a search warrant uncovered a marijuana grow operation in their garage.
New Boundaries Set for District 284 Elementary Schools; Some Middle Schools Impacted
The reassignment of elementary school boundaries will cause some new middle school students in various neighborhoods to see change.
Edina School Board to Proceed with Pre-Labor Day Start
Following outcry from the community and extensive deliberation, the Edina School Board is proceeding with plans to start the 2013 and 2014 school years before Labor Day.
The Bridal Spot Store Closes in Plymouth
As of mid-January, an eviction notice was at the store site at Waterford Plaza in Plymouth and the store was vacant.
New Business: Gigi’s Cupcakes to Open in Golden Valley
A new sweet treat option will be opening soon in Golden Valley. Gigi’s Cupcakes is preparing for an end of February opening.
Lennay Kekua Scandal Hasn't Meant Trouble for MTV's Lenay Dunn
Their unusual first names are similar, but no one seems to have mistaken the made-up girlfriend of Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o with the TV personality from Fridley.
Large Fire Strikes South Lyndale Ave
Beeks King of Pizza among the victims of Thursday night's dinnertime three alarm fire.
Parents Talk: Teens Behaving Badly
We don't teach our kids to hang dolls at school or act in a way that gets them suspended from sports. So why are they doing it?
Suspicious Package Sent to Minnesota Vikings Winter Park Training Facility
The package contained an unknown substance that does not appear to be hazardous.
SLP Residents Believe These Intersections Are The Most Dangerous
This week, St. Louis Park Patch posted a story about the most dangerous intersections in the Twin Cities. Patch then asked readers which intersections in SLP are the most dangerous. Here's a sampling of what they said.
Thursday's "Congress on Your Corner" event gave constituents a chance to speak with the Third District congressman about a wide range of issues.
Boston Garden to Close for Good Jan. 31
After 30 years serving Mainstreet customers, Boston Garden will be closing its doors for good next week, co-owner Felix Kerawala announced Thursday afternoon