We are re-running the top 10 stories of the year over the Christmas break.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between Dec. 14 and Dec. 20.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Eden Prairie, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shakopee, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** UPDATE: Pink Water in St. Michael, Albertville Caused by Glitch in Annual Filter Maintenance Pink and purple water made its way to St. Michael and Albertville faucets this week for the second time this year. Bill T had a simple response: Yep, purple …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
We're counting down the most inspiring, popular, interesting and tragic stories of the year.
On April 25, St. Louis Park High School Senior Andrew Dudley was hit by a car on Shady Oak Road and died. A day after Andrew died, his fellow students painted the "Senior Wall" in honor of him. A former classmate, Justin Brown, wrote a blog post about Andrew. In it he said: Andrew Dudley had a kind, funny, caring and unselfish character all the time. As a former classmate of his, I know there was never a dull moment—he truly lived his life on the edge. Next time you see your family or friends, don't be afraid to give them a hug. Life is precious, and you only get one chance, so here is my advice to you: Appreciate the ones around you, because they are there for a reason. Truly live your lives to the fullest and tell your family you love …
Monday, April 30, 2012
A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents for the week of April 21-28, including a bank robbery, a stolen stash, gang graffiti and burglaries.
To keep you up to date with what is happening in cities near your hometown, Patch will be providing regular updates of police, fire and crime related incidents in the west metro. The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story. St. Louis Park High School Student Dies in Bike Crash The crash took place Wednesday night near the intersection of Shady Oak Road and Excelsior Boulevard in Minnetonka. St. Michael Car Accident Victim Identified The Minnesota State Patrol named the man who died in a Thursday rollover. Fire Guts Knife …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
This week's selection includes a school board member resigning, a business suing Richfield and a Minnesota School of Business department chair sentenced for fraud.
Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (Click on the headline to read the full story.) Friends React to Unexpected Loss Social media was filled with memorials to 18-year-old Andrew Dudley following Wednesday’s fatal crash. Students Paint 'Senior Wall' in Honor of Dudley A day after the death of Andrew Dudley, seniors at St. Louis Park High School honored their peer and friend the best way they knew how—with paint. Edina Administrators Reverse on Hornette Name Change The district opted to retain the Hornette name in an effort to refocus energy toward combating …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Andrew Dudley, an 18-year-old senior at St. Louis Park High School, was struck and killed by a car while on his bike Wednesday night.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Senior Andrew Dudley died Wednesday night in a bike accident.
A day after the death of one of their classmates, seniors at St. Louis Park High School honored their peer and friend the best way they knew how—with paint. Students painted the message "We Love Andrew Dudley — R.I.P." on the famous "Senior Wall" Thursday. Dudley, an 18-year-old senior, died on Wednesday night after he was struck by a car while biking out of a church parking lot in Minnetonka. “Mellow was the word his counselors and teachers and friends are describing him as," principal Rob Metz said of Dudley. "Mellow, easy-going, cheerful, happy-go-lucky.” The "Senior Wall," which is on the backside of the track and field equipment shed, has long been a place for Park seniors to mark their final year at the school. Student groups and …
Senior Andrew Dudley and assistant girls basketball coach Joel Koch both passed away recently.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story cited an incorrect age for the victim based on a Minnetonka Police Department news release. The city now says he was 18. It's been a tough, solemn week for everyone at St. Louis Park High School. Andrew Dudley, an 18-year-old senior, died Wednesday night after he was struck by a car while biking out of a church parking lot in Minnetonka. Last Tuesday, assistant girls basketball coach Joel Koch died suddenly due to a heart attack. His funeral was on Friday. Principal Rob Metz said both incidents have been felt in the high school's hallways. "I think it’s a little solemn. I notice it in students more. Combining the two events (is tough)," he said. "At Joel’s funeral last week, there were hundreds …
Social media was filled with memorials to 18-year-old Andrew Dudley following Wednesday’s fatal crash.
The crash took place Wednesday night near the intersection of Shady Oak Road and Excelsior Boulevard.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story cited an incorrect age for the victim based on a Minnetonka Police Department news release. The city now says he was 18. An 18-year-old boy on a bicycle died after a car hit him Wednesday night on Shady Oak Road, Minnetonka Police said. The victim has been identified as Andrew Dudley, a senior at St. Louis Park High School. The crash happened at about 8:45 p.m. on the 4600 block of Shady Oak Road in Minnetonka, near the intersection with Excelsior Boulevard, as Dudley exited a parking lot into the southbound lanes of traffic. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The twisted bicycle rested next to a white sedan just after the crash while residents prayed in small groups in the nearby Cross of …