Wednesday, December 26, 2012
You voted and these houses were the top local vote-getters in our Deck the House contest.
Who has the best “decked” house in the U.S.? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, these 25 houses across all our 900 Patch towns have the best holiday lights. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We've chosen 25 finalists from all our entries across the country. Until Dec. 28, vote for …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A look at some of the December holiday celebrations.
How do you spend the holidays?
Monday, December 24, 2012
Christmas is a time for reflection and remembering the good old days.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek offers tips for keeping your home safe over the holidays.
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office release. * Don’t openly display your Christmas tree and gifts in the window so it’s easily visible. A burglar could smash the window and grab the packages. * If you are away on a trip, ask a neighbor to help create a "lived in" look for your home. Use a light timer when you are away and ask a neighbor to keep the front of your home clean of papers and debris. A neighbor could even park a car on your driveway. * Don’t hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, or above door ledges. Instead give the spare key to a trusted neighbor. * Don't announce that you are out-of-town on social media sites. Post your vacation photos on facebook when you return from your out-of-town …
Friday, December 21, 2012
For the 18th year, police officers from across the metro gathered at the Golden Valley police station to donate toys to children in need.
On Dec. 19, 45 police cars and SUVs streamed into Golden Valley, lining the streets near City Hall. But this was no emergency. With cars full of gifts, about 20 metro-area police departments, including Richfield Public Safety, gathered at the Golden Valley police station in preparation for the Golden Valley Police Department's annual Toys for Tots parade to the KARE 11 drop-off site. While officers admit that it's almost impossible to count how many toys each department donates, Golden Valley police told Patch that cops bring thousands of gifts to the KARE 11 tent each year. Right before 5 p.m., police roared down Golden Valley Road to KARE 11's station with sirens on and lights flashing. Wednesday's noisy motorcade of law enforcement …
Patch finds the best of the Twin Cities suburbs.
It’s the day after Christmas, and your house is bursting at the seams with visiting relatives. You’ve got to get them out and get some fresh air, but where would you go? Good thing the Twin Cities have a ton of great places to enjoy with your family. The Bakken Museum For the kid who loves to touch everything, there’s Minneapolis’ Bakken Museum. Tucked away in a mansion on Lake Calhoun, the Bakken offers fascinating, hands-on exhibits about electricity and how it impacts our daily lives. Afterwards, you can take a short walk or drive south to Lake Harriet and the Como-Harriet Streetcar line for the last jaunt of the year on authentic, 100-year old streetcars. The Blast Located in Eagan, this towering, space-themed play place is the perfect…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
From donating time to used books, there are plenty of ways to give back this holiday season.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime reports.
All the information below was taken from the Richfield Public Safety Department's Incident and Arrest reports from Nov. 26, 2012. The following details incidents from Nov. 21-24. Nov. 21 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Richfield ice cream shop and candy store hopes to help VEAP offset recent funding losses.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Richfield's Cone Brothers Ice Cream and Candy Shop recently pledged 10 percent of its candy sales to Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP). VEAP, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit helping lower-income people in Richfield, Bloomington, Edina and South Minneapolis, recently lost a $15,000 annual grant of sorts from the City of Richfield. Cones Brothers is hoping its holiday giving program will help offset some of that loss. “I think it’s important to give back to the community in a way that helps those who need it the most," Cones Brothers owner, Jock Shields, said. "Especially during times like these when the need is greatest." The donation …