A Life Saved, Pink Water And School District Boundaries: Pick Of Our Patches

This week's compilation includes a decision on light rail, a charity event that hopes to raise $1.95 mil, and new jobs and businesses.


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.

VIDEO: Three Men Save Friend’s Life at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Hopkins

Robert Grimm, Ken Noble and Dan Mengelkoch provided CPR after Dan Dorr collapsed.

Residents reported pink water, and even purple water in some parts of Albertville, coming out of their faucets this week after a glitch at the water treatment plant.

Hopkins School Board Rejects Edina Detachment Bid

Directors voted unanimously to keep Parkwood Knolls and Walnut Drive properties in the district.

Golden Valley Council Votes ‘Yes’ to Light Rail Resolution

In a 3-2 vote, the Golden Valley City Council adopted a resolution of support for the Bottineau Transitway locally preferred alternative on Dec. 18. The backing from the city moves the light rail project into a preliminary engineering phase that representatives from Hennepin County say will cost roughly $90 million.

Sleep Out Event in Plymouth Looks to Raise $1.95 million

Community members are braving the cold and sleeping in tents to raise money for Interfaith Outreach programs. The group is about $500,000 shy of their goal. The campaign runs through the end of the December.

Read What Eden Prairie Coach Mike Grant Said In His St. John's Interview

Dave Aeikens of the St. Cloud Times live blogged Mike Grant's interview with the public. Grant has applied to replace retiring coach John Gagliardi.

Southwest Minneapolis Author Guides Job-Seekers Through Unemployment Wilderness

Lisa Mauri Thomas turned her expertise with executives into help for average workers.

New SLP Furnishing Business: 'Be the Cool Kid and Get Here First'

The new eco-minded Ciel Loft & Home is located at 4416 Excelsior Blvd. in St. Louis Park.

Looking for a Job? Big Thrill Factory In Minnetonka Is Hiring

The Big Thrill Factory, a new recreation center going into the former Kmart building on Highway 7 and County Road 101, is hiring. Owners hope to fill 80 positions before opening March 1. 

Maple Grove City Council Supports Revised Layout for Highway 610 Extension

The updated design “will allow the project to compete for future state and federal funds as they become available.”

Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers.

'Feeding Frenzy' for Guns and Ammunition at Trail's End in Fridley

'The craze is on,' said the outdoors retail store's manager. The store limited purchases of military-style rifles to one per customer on Tuesday.


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