Shooting Lawsuit, Off-Ice Hockey Talk and We Day: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selections include Michele Bachmann's reacting to Obama's State of the Union speech, students sign letters of intent, new stores and a new restaurant.

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.

The family of Jake Beneke of Maple Grove says the company should have known shooter Andrew Engeldinger could turn violent.

Off-Ice Discussion Around Maple Grove Hockey Still Heated

The incident was addressed at a recent Osseo School District School Board meeting. The Maple Grove Senior High boys varsity hockey players were also reportedly asked for feedback about coaches.

We Day Minnesota: Breck Student To Co-Host Community Service Celebration

Breck School senior Hutton Phillips will join The Jonas Brothers and thousands of youth as she and her brother co-chair We Day, a celebration of youth service coming to the Xcel Energy Center next fall.

Michele Bachmann Reacts to President Obama's State of the Union Address

The sixth congressional district representative released her response shortly after the speech Tuesday night.

Eight Edina Athletes Sign to Play in College

A total of eight Edina High School athletes signed to play at the collegiate level last week, including four athletes who signed with Division I teams.

Eden Prairie Center Announces New Stores Coming Soon

Opening dates range from March 2013 to next year.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Makes Landfall in Minnetonka on March 4

The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the former Old Chicago location at Highway 7 and County Road 101. Hurricane Grill offers an island-infused menu and beach-themed family atmosphere with 32 wing flavors.

Developer Presents Latest Lyndale Gardens Rendering

The plans call for a splash pad, a community oven, community garden, walking trails and much more.

2013 Road Construction Projects in Plymouth

Take a look at four upcoming road construction projects in the area.

Fridley on YouTube: Harlem Shake (Snow Dance Version)

Luke "Mippey5" Thompson rounded up 'Fridley area peeps' for a quick backyard dance with skin bared in hopes of somehow bringing on a snow day.

VIDEO: Hopkins Mayor Goes Gangnam Style

Hopkins officials pride themselves on hosting a State of the City that’s a bit more engaging than the dry presentations so many communities do—and Tuesday’s event was no exception. The event kicked off with a vision of Mayor Gene Maxwell moving to the latest dance craze “Gangnam Style.” That vision didn’t progress beyond some colorful animation (thankfully), but the evening was still full of laughs.


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