The week was marked by yet another winter storm warning for Richfield and much of the state on Saturday and Sunday. from the sky on Sunday, causing crashes, headaches and frowns across the state.
While the weather was the topic of the weekend, much more went on in town throughout the week:
House Rep. Linda Slocum (D-Richfield) of the Republicans’ budget bill. She called the bill reckless and said the bill would’ve taken Minnesota in the wrong direction.
The Neighborhood Files
Local resident was recognized for her achievements in art at the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) at the Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD).
Richfield Patch’s Photo of the Week featured , a 9-year-old Richfield resident who took on Mr. Clean in an arm wrestling match during a new product launch at Mall of America.
The Richfield Optimist Club as the organization’s Students of the Quarter on Feb. 9.
partnered with Edina Park Plaza and vintage clothing collector, Heather Edgington, for a .
The Richfield High School (RHS) held its , which hosted more than 100 parents along with school staff, faculty and students. Event attendees enjoyed a welcome breakfast, speakers, traditional African dance and singing.
Richfield High School band students, , were selected to be a part of the Minnesota Band Director’s Association’s (MBDA) 9-10 Grade Honor Band.
Richfield High School’s was Richfield Patch’s Whiz Kid of the Week. She is a tri-athlete and 4.0-student who has hit over 1,000 points as an RHS basketball player—and she’s only a sophomore!
Police and Fire
Richfield Patch made it to the Feb. 12 session of the Richfield Teen Police Academy and posted for readers to enjoy. This year marked the third anniversary of the academy.
Richfield Public Safety officers dealt with a , including: DUI, drug possession, property damage, swindling and shoplifting.
The Richfield Public Safety Department, along with four other metro area law enforcement departments, partnered with Cornerstone to participate in the creation of a that aims to better protect victims of domestic violence and other similar crimes.
Richfield’s Nordic ski team member headed to Biwabik, MN to compete in the state meet with his coaches and best friend, Jon Moreno. Beaudet placed 68th at the meet.
The Richfield boys basketball team won its matchup against St. Thomas Academy and Mahtomedi.
The Richfield girls basketball team fell to Hill Murray, but redeemed itself with wins over Minneapolis Roosevelt and Mahtomedi.
The Holy Angels boys basketball team lost a close 54-52 game to Farmington and Shakopee. The Holy Angels girls basketball team also lost to Farmington.
The Holy Angels boys hockey team closed out the regular season with shutting out Red Wing and a tie with New Prague, bringing its overall record to 16-8-1.
The Richfield boys hockey team lost to Mahtomedi, but came back to win over Simley and North Branch to close out the season with a 10-14-1 record.
Richfield gymnast Sara Tseng qualified for the state competition after placing third on vault at the sectional finals Wednesday. She will join fellow teammate Kelsey Metz at state.
The Holy Angels Starliners took and categories at the 2011 Girls Dance Team State Tournament at Target Center.
The Richfield/Edina wrestling team split up for the weekend to compete in the sectional meet. and then lost to Eden Prairie in the second round.
The Bizz Buzz
The Biz Buzz, a column dedicated to local businesses, was introduced and included an article from Tim Carter, managing owner of , on the efforts of the Richfield Chamber of Commerce and the city to in Richfield.
Richfield Patch was back with its weekly installments of , , the and —all meant to help plan for savings, weekend fun and a little “me time.”
Richfield Patch’s featured five homes at excellent prices and was back with the scoop on the Richfield houses that had changed hands to new owners.
Patch’s Mom’s Council discussed to ensure you’re protecting your child, while also allowing them to engage in social networking.
Richfield Patch was out and about in the city to create its weekly , a collection of scenes around town.
Patch picked in the community and for those who make it up. Wood Lake Nature Center and World Relief Minnesota were among the organizations included.
Bites Nearby was back with another tasty spot for readers to check out: .