Richfield Patch Announces New Blog Platform; City to Improve Water System

Miss something last week? Richfield's Weekly Review is here to give you a recap.

Richfield Patch announced Tuesday that it would be .

The new feature on Patch aims to add more ways to involve the community. The new platform is expected to launch later this week and is looking for interested bloggers to participate. For more details about Patch blogs, click .

In other news, Last week’s unpredictable weather caused many Holy Angels and Richfield High School for a later date.

However, some teams managed to get in some play at the beginning and the end of the week, including many of the schools’ track and field athletes participating in the Friday afternoon.

highlighted the event by winning the 100 meter dash with a time of 15.08 seconds.

Here’s other news highlights from last week:


Wellington Management Inc. President Steve Wellington, Jr., the developer of the vacant Kmart site, night to discuss initial plans for the site. Wellington previously .

The Richfield City Council approved Tuesday to fund improvements to the city’s water system.

The council also held a special work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the need for many throughout the city. A major roadway of concern was East 76th Street.


As part of Richfield Patch’s coverage of the Prom 2011 season, Patch did some research on some of the season’s for teen boys and girls. For the full story with some pictures, click .

Also, don’t forget to look at Patch’s breakdown for the cost of attending the dance in our article .

Richfield Public Schools has implemented pregnancy prevention programs at its middle and high schools in an attempt to reduce its high teen pregnancy rates. While the rates are still high, school officials told Patch the programs seem to be working. For the full story, click .

The and bands all preformed at the annual Richfield Scholarship Concert Friday night. Patch was there taking pictures; to see the photo gallery, click .


Richfield Patch continued featuring Richfield High School and Holy Angels 12th-grade athletes as part of its “Senior Spotlight” series. Athletes featured, included: , Holy Angels lacrosse; , Holy Angels baseball; , Holy Angels lacrosse; , Richfield baseball; , Richfield track and field; , Richfield track and field; , Richfield track and field.

The Neighborhood Files

Wood Lake Nature Center held its annual benefit dinner Friday night to raise money to keep the center running and to celebrate its 40th anniversary. For a photo gallery of the event, click .

Richfield Patch profiled local resident Nathan Bauer. Bauer, who has Down syndrome, said while he has a disability, he is more alike most people than different from them. To read Bauer’s story, click .

An Richfield Bloomington Credit Union’s Bloomington branch Tuesday morning. The FBI said the robber is thought to be the same person who robbed two other banks that day, as well as two others in past weeks.


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