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Weapons Confiscated, Hunter Shot and Radon: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection includes another resignation at Best Buy, council opposes same-sex marriage amendment and school board chooses health over profits.

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.

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The prohibited items were taken during the first week of weapons screening at Brookdale, Southdale and Ridgedale courts.

Law enforcement officials say Brian Hansen of Maple Grove was shot twice with a shotgun by his turkey hunting partner last Friday. His condition is unknown.

After hearing stories about radon gas in basements a few years ago when the Powell family moved into their Hans Hagen home near Big Woods Elementary, Mark and Jessica tested their basement.

The departure of Barry Judge reportedly is not connected to the resignation of former CEO Brian Dunn, however.

Mayor Shep Harris says he and other council members wanted it on record that the city stands against the resolution.

The new policy largely institutionalizes practices already in effect. The district has already culled sales of soda, most sugary treats and other unhealthy items from schools. But insisting on healthy and more expensive foods even when it cuts into profits could have real financial impacts.

The 24,000-square-foot addition and tweaks to Braemar Ice Arena are estimated to cost $3.4 million.

Ejab Dema was surprised by staff and members of Twin West May 2 with the $5,000 Twin West Legacy scholarship.

In just five years, St. Louis Park has won two titles and has been runner-up twice at the club level.

The restaurant, which is known for pizza and fried chicken and a "mile-long" buffet, will be located near Cub Foods at 1266 Vierling Dr. E. They also have a gluten-free menu.

lkl May 07, 2012 at 01:21 AM
The weapons look pretty mild.
Mike E May 07, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I am glad we are spending tax payers money to prevent people from clipping their nails during court sessions. Good use of over 1 million dollars.

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