Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The annual tradition stems from New York's No Pants Subway Ride.
Yep. You read the headline right. Sunday, Jan. 13 is No Pants Day and the fourth (or fifth) annual No Pants Subway Ride-Minneapolis event. The tradition was started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York. Basically, a bunch of people get together and when they are waiting for the train, they take their pants off and ride the train. The event spread globally and is now hosted in dozens of cities from Lisbon, Portugual to Montreal, Canada. The Minneapolis event begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mall of America—just a hop skip and a jump over the Richfield border. Participants will meet at the lower level of the transit station at the mall. There will be a sign that reads "Plan B MN Improv" or "No Pants 2013." The ride ends at Target Field. …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Police determined that there wasn't a bomb and Richfield Police are investigating.
A Saturday evening bus trip to Mystic Lake Casino from the Mall of America was delayed after someone called in a bomb threat, saying that there was a bomb on a bus headed to the casino. Prior Lake Police received the call and Richfield Police located the bus, according to John Stanger with Prior Lake Police. “They determined there was no bomb. No one was in any danger,” Stanger said. Passengers were evacuated from the bus and transferred to a new bus, according to Police Clips. Richfield Police are investigating the incident. Patch will have updates when available.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Richfield High School teachers and volunteers are raising money for the walk.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, November 12, 2012
Dear Editor, This year, Richfield L.E.G.O. is participating in the annual Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving Day. L.E.G.O stands for Local Education Global Outreach, and they do many volunteer projects based on the U.N.'s Millenium goals of poverty, education, health, the environment, and gender equality. The Walk to End Hunger is at the Mall of America on Thanksgiving morning. The money raised will go to various hunger relief organizations including V.E.A.P, the Salvation Army, and Loaves and Fishes. L.E.G.O. is looking for volunteers that are interested in walking or donating. If you are interested in participating, please go to walktoendhunger.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1032577 If you would like to walk, press "Register" on…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Patch sits down with the state senator for Southwest Minneapolis and Richfield.
With the Minnesota State Legislature set to resume Jan. 24, Patch spoke with Sen. Ken Kelash (D-Richfield/Minneapolis) about the upcoming session, his priorities and the Vikings stadium debate. Patch: Let’s lead off with the topic on everyone’s minds—state funding for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. What’s your take, and what will you be pushing for when this comes before the legislature? Sen. Ken Kelash: I’ve been saying this for a while—the Minnesota Vikings are a statewide or, at least, a regional asset, and I think the marching orders they got from former Governor (Tim) Pawlenty to go find a local partner and then come to the legislature (for funding) were flawed. I’m going to be looking as we move forward for ways to regionalize the …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A flash mob of roughly 200 young people turned violent Monday during one of the busiest shopping days of the year at Mall of America. Richfield, Bloomington and Metro Transit officers responded to the call.
Monday, December 12, 2011
All parties converge at the aquarium at the Mall of America.
At Mistle’s suggestion, he, Ivey and Meredith headed with the toolbox toward the aquarium. “What’s our plan?” Meredith asked in a low voice. “Let’s just get down there and check it out,” Ivey said with impatience. Arriving at the front entrance, they found general chaos associated with a group of children having a birthday party. Surveying the scene, Ivey noticed a door marked “Aquarium Staff Only.” Nearby, kids messed around with fins and snorkels. “Follow me,” Ivey told the other two. Ivey pushed the door open, triggering a screeching alarm that pierced their ears. Momentarily panicked, Mistle issued a command. “Move,” he said, ushering the trio down a narrow hallway. By the time he looked up, they were practically face to face with two …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Our would-be terrorists make their way through the Mall of America.
One minute he was muscling a dolly containing enough explosives to bring down a shopping center, the next he was back inside of his Grandma Anna's kitchen, entranced by the saccharine scent of a homemade apple strudel baking in the oven. "Gunter," his beloved Grandma sang in German. "You need to go wash your hands before you can have any sweets." The German, now in his 40s, looked down at his hands, suddenly realizing they were much smaller than he recalled. His Oma Anna had passed away nearly 20 years ago. Wait a second, Gunter thought, Is this all just another daydream? The blaring of a car horn jerked him back to reality, back to the West parking ramp of the Mall of America. Gunter gritted his teeth as Holly's VW Bug screeched within …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Nine-year-old Michael Rosario arm wrestles Mr. Clean at Mall of America promotional event.
Richfield's own Michael Rosario, 9, took on Mr. Clean in an arm wrestling match during the launch of a new line of Mr. Clean products at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN on Feb. 12.