Sunday, November 25, 2012
This week's selection includes a new store that creates new clothes from old, two amputees who share their stories with students, and an important coin toss.
Editor’s Note: Every week we will 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, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Minneapolis Teen Charged In Multi-City High-Speed Chase Burglary suspects led police on a chase for 17 miles early Tuesday morning. The chase ended in Maple Grove, where three men were arrested. MAC Nixes Flight Pattern Shifts for Edina Skies Edina skies are safe for the time being, after the Metropolitan Airports Commission opted to nix a major shift in flight patterns over select swaths of the city. Owner Says Prices Will Be Cheap at New Liquor Store in St. Louis Park …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Minneapolis state senator claims MAC chairman has assembled enough votes.
According to TheUptake's Mike McIntee, local residents dreading the arrival of hundreds of planes overhead may get a reprieve on Monday. In an interview on McIntee's Friday radio show on AM 950, Southwest Minneapolis' state Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-61) said Metropolitan Airports Commission Chairman Dan Boivin has assembled enough votes on the 14-member board that governs MAC to delay implementation of a controversial new technology called RNAV. The MAC commissioners are scheduled to meet Monday to vote on whether to endorse the change, which was requested by the FAA. If MAC does not endorse the change by the end of November, the FAA must delay implementation for approximately year. Boivin did not immediately return Patch's requests for …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Airport noise is normally considered a mere annoyance by most area residents, but now, aviation policy makers are moving to find out if there is more to worry about than rattled bones and interrupted conversations.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- On MnSun.com
Friday, January 27, 2012
Monday, September 19, 2011
New air traffic management, airplane technologies behind changes.
It's a sound as ubiquitous in areas near the airport as snow drifts are in January—the rattle of dishes in the cupboard as a roaring, whining passenger jet takes off or comes into land at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. However, relief could be in store for Richfield and other area residents underneath the airport's flight paths, as the FAA rolls out a new air traffic management system called NextGen between now and 2025. Budget Pain Kept Loud Planes in Place “For 40 years there’s been an organization rallying MSP concerned about noise in the neighborhood. The way the airport is used impacts noise exposure,” said Jim Spensley, President of the South Metro Airport Action Council. “The busier the airport is—flights per hour …