Sunday, May 19, 2013
The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 19, for all of Hennepin County and other areas of the state
Following a morning of thunderstorms and hail in areas of the Twin Cities, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Hennepin County around 1:20 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday. The county is also under a hazardous weather outlook, according to the Twin Cities National Weather Service. Thunderstorms with possible heavy rain are forecast throughout the night with the potential for high winds and hail. The Twin Cities National Weather Service wrote: THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF REDWOOD FALLS MINNESOTA TO 25 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF WATERLOO IOWA. A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE …
From the north to south metro, mark the calendar for free activities May 26 to June 1, 2013.
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Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Free Family Fun Day: Wetland Birds Sunday, May 26, from 1-3 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. Learn about different types of birds that call a wetland home. There will be mounts, books, photos and more to help you along. Walk along the river to look for herons, egrets and other wetland birds. This program is free and open to all ages. Forest Play Sunday, May 26, from 3-4 p.m., at Richardson Nature Center, in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington. Bring the kids to explore, play, and build stick forts in the Off-Trail Exploration Area with a naturalist. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. It’s all about having fun in …
Summer means lots of outdoor time—and lots of pesky mosquitos. Read on to find out how to repel bugs the "green" way.
Eating and playing outdoors this time of year are two of life’s great pleasures. But that often means exposure to bugs—including mosquitoes and ticks—that can cause serious health consequences. Elmer Gray, an entomologist with the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, says, “Mosquitoes transmit wide ranges of disease that can be deadly or severely debilitating. Here in the United States, last year was a record year for West Nile virus with cases recorded in all 48 contiguous states, an unprecedented range of occurrence.” While chemicals remain the top deterrent to bugs, there are also many safe, green approaches you can employ to repel pesky insects. 1. Avoid standing water. Gray says, “Water features are fine, but they have to be …
Upload your photos of your preparations, the Grand March and the dance.
According to a recent blog post, 'This year's play will run Sept. 5-7th. After each production, kids will have a chance to meet their favorite characters and take a tour of the stage.'
This week's selections include a new Taco Bell, more on the Buddhist monastery, another attempt at school levies and a healthier sport drink for young athletes.
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, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Dibble Introduces MN Same-Sex Marriage at MN Senate: 'A Very Simple Bill' Southwest Minneapolis' state representative introduced his gay-marriage bill at the Minnesota Senate Monday. Kiffmeyer: MN Same-Sex Marriage Bill Betrays Vow that 'Nothing Would Change' Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, who represents St. Michael-Albertville, recalled promise that 'no' votes on constitutional amendment to ban marriage wouldn't lead to legalization. ZipRealty Lists Westonka …
Rep. Keith Ellison said Republicans are neglecting other problems by convening numerous votes on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
From preschoolers to youth, a variety of activities are taking place May 20-25, 2013 in the Twin Cities.
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. Preschool Drop-off: Kits & Cubs: Pond Life Monday, May 20, from 1-3 p.m., at Lowry Nature Center, in Carver Park Reserve, Victoria. Drop off your preschooler to explore nature in spring. They will discover the natural world through hands-on learning, stories, art, songs, play activities, live animals and hikes. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #211316-11. This program is for ages 4-5. Preschool Drop-off: Doodlebugs Tuesday, May 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., or 1-3 p.m., at Silverwood Park, St. Anthony. Each week’s activities are based on a different children’s book with a nature-inspired art theme. Kids spend part…
A look at recent blogs posted on Richfield Patch.
Each week, Richfield community members turn to Patch’s Local Voices section to share information, insight and opinions about what matters to them. Patch blogs give anyone from gardening enthusiasts to local business owners the power to easily connect with the whole neighborhood. Here’s a look at what Richfield Patch bloggers had to say over the last week. Richfield Pool Passes on Sale at Living Social Getting ready for summer? Richfield pool passes are now on sale. Last Saturday brought out the sunshine as well as the people! The city's first farmers market of the year was a success. Richfield High School Prom's Grand March Richfield High School Prom Couples were presented to friends, family and the community at the Grand March on Saturday…
The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime report.
All the following information was taken from the Richfield Public Safety Department's crime reports from May 17, 2013, detailing incidents from May 12-15. May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15