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.
13 Maple Grove Boys Hockey Players Reportedly Suspended for Several Games
Osseo School District: "The off-campus incident that was reported to school officials this week took place in mid-December."
Famous advice columnist Pauline Esther Phillips, better known as 'Dear Abby,' lived in Minnetonka.
UPDATE: Name Released of Otsego Woman who Died in Crash
A 26-year-old Otsego woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash when her car collided with a utility truck and trailer Wednesday morning on icy roads.
Art Center Director Resigns for Health Reasons
The director of Hopkins Center for the Arts has stepped down from her position for health reasons. Amanda Birnstengel told Patch on Wednesday that she is fighting Stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to her bones in many places.
Rose McGee said that new CitiMortgage and Fannie Mae attorneys want to work with her on a mortgage modification plan.
A ruling of mental incompetence to stand trial is the latest twist in the long, strange tale of a woman arrested last July after she set up housekeeping in a vacant Fridley home.
Husband Plans to Hug 'Hero' for Finding Wife Trapped in Partially Submerged Car
A bicyclist spotted Nancy Breberg inside her partially submerged car 18 hours after she had landed in a holding pond off 10th Avenue and Revere Lane in Plymouth. Breberg's husband says he plans to hug Geoffrey Racette, his hero, for calling 911 and helping his wife.
Drunk Woman Causes Epic Scene at SLP Bar
Prospective patron became angry after being denied admittance at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.
Popeyes Will Move Into KFC Location
The Louisiana chicken fast-food restaurant confirmed they are coming to Eden Prairie "in the future."
PHOTOS: Huge Mural Graces New Coffee Shop
The Sparrow Cafe at 50th and Penn features a giant painting bylocal graffiti artists Broken Crow.
Patch Readers Express Concern Over Potential Bennigan's Restaurant
A recent Patch story about the future coming of Bennigan's to Richfield garnered lots of chatter on the site and on Facebook.
Edina Public Schools Postpones School Calendar Decision
A decision of whether to start school before Labor Day for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years is still up in the air, after no clear consensus was reached during an Edina school board meeting last week.
Video: 'Epic Ice Surfing on Lake Minnetonka'
Two inches of rain fell Thursday, Jan. 10, and by Friday morning it had frozen—creating an ideal surface for ice surfing on Lake Minnetonka.
Archdiocese Announces Plans to Close Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School
An online petition has been started to appeal the Archdiocese's decision, and parents are beginning plans to open a new school in the Lake Minnetonka area in time for the 2012-13 school year.