High-Speed Chase, Airport Controversy and New Liquor Store: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection includes a new store that creates new clothes from old, two amputees who share their stories with students, and an important coin toss.

Editor’s Note: Every week we will 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.

Minneapolis Teen Charged In Multi-City High-Speed Chase

Burglary suspects led police on a chase for 17 miles early Tuesday morning. The chase ended in Maple Grove, where three men were arrested.

MAC Nixes Flight Pattern Shifts for Edina Skies

Edina skies are safe for the time being, after the Metropolitan Airports Commission opted to nix a major shift in flight patterns over select swaths of the city.

Owner Says Prices Will Be Cheap at New Liquor Store in St. Louis Park

The new 10,000-square-foot Liquor Boy opens Monday, Nov. 26, in SLP's Park Place Shops.

Coin Toss Determines Sorensen Re-Elected to Albertville City Council

The question of heads or tails determined who would take the council seat. The general election results came in extremely close, a recount took place resulting in an exact tie except for one challenged ballot. The council came to a split vote on voter intent of the challenge ballot. By law, the winner had to be determined by a coin toss.

Making Old Clothes New Again at JuJu Gear in Eden Prairie

The store features skirts and other clothing that has been created using cloth from otherwise discarded items.

Local Yoga Studio to Close

Sigh Yoga has decided to close their doors after several years serving Southwest Minneapolis

Two Amputees Talk to Students About Prosthetics

On Nov. 13, School of Engineering and Arts students listened to Aaron Holm and Rob Rieckenberg talk about the challenges of living without legs, and the benefits of technology.

Details for Excelsior's Christkindlsmarkt 2012

Excelsior may have a small town feel, but it will mark the beginning of the holiday season in a big way with the Sixth Annual Christkindlsmarkt—a festival that originated in Germany hundreds of years ago. 

Minnetonka Student Leads by Example On and Off the Ice

Senior goalie Sydney Rossman will continue her hockey career at Quinnipiac University next year. For 'Syd,' as most everyone calls her, the ice rink is a second home. The Skipper team plans a repeat of last year's Class 2A state title.

Becoming Santa

Patch Editor James Warden got a shot at playing Santa during the Hopkins Activity Center’s Thanksgiving Celebration. Check out how it went.

Best Buy Names New CFO

A retired Williams-Sonoma executive is making a return to retail.

Photos: Accident on Hemlock Lane Slows Evening Commute in Maple Grove

Two vehicles were involved in the accident that happened at the intersection of 73rd Avenue North and Hemlock Lane Tuesday, Nov. 20. One person was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

New EPA Website Covers Superfund Sites in Fridley

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a new website dedicated to polluted Superfund sites in and around Fridley.


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