Teen Dies, Honeywell Helps and Development On Again: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection includes a new member of the Vikings Stadium committee, raising funds for cancer research and a runner who won't be going to the Olympics.

First-responders, including the Wright County Sheriff's Department, St. Michael Fire Department and Allina Ambulance, were called to a tragic scene Sunday morning along County Road 119 in St. Michael. Michaela Olson, 16, collapsed to the pavement and later died after a morning run near Gutzwiller Park. 

In an effort to help those effected by the wildfires burning in Colorado, the Golden Valley based company is sending donations to those in need.

Yet another twist in Pillsbury Commons' epic story. Just hours after the City of Richfield confirmed the option agreement was void, the developer asks the city to honor the contract.

SavetheVikes.org founder, Cory Merrifield, will work with Vikings fans, business owners, and the committee to help plan and build the new Vikings stadium. Merrifield called the opportunity to be a part of the committee, "a dream come true."

Two area students train and participate the Miracles of Mitch kids triathlon each year. Now, they’re taking on a big fundraising event in Maple Grove to help the cancer cause.

Leer, a Minnetonka High School alumnus, placed 12th on Sunday in the Olympic Trial Finals of the men's 1500 meter run. Check out this video of Leer discussing his failed strategy for the race.

Duluth floods prevented him from receiving the honor in person, but Fridley Mayor Scott Lund won the League of Minnesota Cities' 2012 C.C. Ludwig Award for outstanding service. A panel of judges chose Lund from among all Minnesota mayors of cities of more than 10,000 residents. The award recognizes "vision, statesmanship, and unwavering commitment to the public good."

The Hopkins Raspberry Festival offers no shortage of colorful moments. As you attend the week’s events, we invite you to upload your favorite Raspberry Festival photos here on Patch. Everyone who uploads a photo by 5 p.m. July 17 will be entered into a drawing for two tickets good for any Stages show through Aug. 5.

Southwest Minneapolis will soon add yet another restaurant to its stable of great neighborhood spots. Menu details are still under wraps, but chef Peter Ireland says to imagine a  "European diner."

If you've driven down Lake Street recently, you've probably seen a bit of commotion at the St. Louis Park High School Stadium. Crews have been working the past few weeks to remove the stadium's grass field, in preparation for a new, synthetic FieldTurf carpet. The roughly $1 million project should be complete in time for the fall sports season.

Soaring temperatures and humidity couldn't keep Edina residents from coming out to watch the city's annual 4th of July Parade along 50th Street. Edina Patch was on hand to capture all of the action, including photos of veterans, dressed-up dogs and a wide array of marching bands.

PHOTOS: 2012 Music in Plymouth Events

Special activities for the 40th annual Music in Plymouth July 3 included a summer carnival for kids, historic trolley rides, Twin Cities Unicycle Club performance, skateboard demos, musical performances and fun entertainment.


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