Sunday, April 21, 2013
Here is a list of ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in Richfield
If you aren’t ready to throw some solar panels on the roof and ditch your power company, but would like to save some money by living a greener life, here are 20 tips to help you get started. Around the house: 1. Buy food, including spices and flour, in bulk. You’ll save money and reduce the amount of packaging that goes in the trash. Of course, Sam's Club in Bloomington offers bulk food options, but Richfield's Rainbow Foods, Target and nearby Cub Foods also have some options. 2. Make sure your thermostat is set properly. Lowering the default settings during the summer and at night could save you almost $200 a year, according to Energy Star. More tips at energystar.gov. 3. Insulate your hot water heater. To see if you need to insulate, …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The city’s health advisory board announces local Food Safety Award winners.
A handful of local businesses were recognized by the Richfield Health Advisory Board for their great efforts to provide safe food to customers Tuesday night. See which businesses took home the 2011 awards. Nominees and winners were graded on a variety of different areas including how health risk factors are managed, the store or restaurant's food safety training program, procedures in place, cleanliness and more. Winner's of the board's annual Food Safety Award were: Review these businesses by clicking on any of the names highlighted in blue. Full-Service Restaurant Houlihan’s (Other 2012 nominees: Richfield American Legion Post #435, Richfield VFW Post #5555, and Don Pablo's) Retail Grocery Target (Other 2012 nominee: Lund's) Fast Food, …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Formerly Richfield Public Safety's "Shop With a Cop" event, a video was done to recap the 2012 outing.
Richfield area children joined Richfield Public Safety Department officers in December for the department's fourth annual Shop With A Cop event, which has now been renamed Heroes & Helpers. Children met officers and other volunteers at city hall and then drove with officers to the Richfield Super Target store to shop. After the shopping excursion, everyone returned to city hall to eat pizza and wrap gifts. The purpose of the event was to provide a positive experience with law enforcement officers for children. For a glimpse into this year's event, click the "play" button on the video above. Do you have an upcoming Richfield event? Put it on the calendar. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A look at which businesses and community buildings are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The following is a list of hours for various Richfield businesses and community resources during the Christmas holiday weekend: Regular Hours Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Closed Dec. 22-25 Special Hours Is there another business open or closed over the holiday weekend that we didn't include? Add the information in the comments section below.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The City of Richfield is still working with homeowners on 17th Avenue near the Cedar Pointe Commons shopping center in acquiring 12 homes for a road construction project.
- On MnSun.com
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
What's open on Thanksgiving Day? Find out below.
The following are the Thanksgiving Day hours for various businesses and community buildings: Closed Open for Normal Business Open with Special Hours If you have hours of other local businesses readers should know about, add the information to the comments section below. Editor's Note: Houlihan's was orginally under the "closed" businesses. It is in fact open with special hours. The change has been made.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A ton of area stores are gearing up to kick off the holiday shopping season.
It’s the Super Bowl of shopping, the Oscars for retailers. It’s a time when below-the-radar soccer moms and soft-spoken grandpas take to the shopping cart raceways, weaving in and out of the throngs in search of the Holy Grail, that larger-than-life bargain. There’s a game plan, an emergency plan, and lots of coffee. It’s Black Friday! Black Friday hype increases every year, and this year, retailers are upping their game by opening earlier than ever. While Black Friday has traditionally begun the day after Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart was the first to announce they would be opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving to accommodate those shoppers looking for both great deals and a social experience. Now Target and Kmart have followed suit, opening Black …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The 24th annual event will see fans lining up at area Target stores early Thursday morning.
Hundreds of people will be lining up at area Target stores in the wee hours of Thursday morning to snatch a copy or two of this year's Cities 97 Sampler CD. Richfield Target is one of a handful of metro area Target stores that will carry the CD, which will likely sell out across the metro area within a few hours of store openings. It's unknown how many copies each store will have in stock. For 24 years, local radio station Cities 97 has created the CD and all the proceeds go to various Minnesota charities. The Sampler is a compilation of special Cities 97 studio performances that have never been released. This year's collection features artists and groups such as Mayer Hawthorne, Jason Mraz, The Fray, Ed Sheeran, Foster the People and …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Sears and Walmart plan to open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, while Target plans a 9 p.m. opening.
Retail workers and shoppers are once again pushing stores to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day instead of starting Black Friday on Thursday, as many plan to do. As previously reported by Patch, Target will launch its Black Friday sale at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, while Sears and Walmart have announced plans to open at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Best Buy is continuing the midnight openings it started last year. Critics say Thanksgiving Day openings prevent employees from spending the holiday with their families. Opposition is growing on online petition website Change.org. “C Renee,” a woman who says she’s been a Target employee for six years, started a petition asking the retailer to “give Thanksgiving back to families and not open on Thanksgiving …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Hours may vary by location.
After its first ever midnight opening in 2011, Target announced that many of its stores would be opening at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, kicking off Black Friday a few hours early. According to Target's website, Black Friday hours may vary by location, but Richfield's store is slated to open Thanksgiving night and remain open until *11 p.m. Friday. Saturday the store will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Some of the enticing deals and discounts include a Nook Simple Touch E-Reader for just $49, a Nikon L310 Digital Camera for $99.99 and a variety of DVDs ranging from $1 to $13. According to the website, Thursday shopping will only run until 11 p.m. Friday. For more store locations and hours, visit target.com. Editor's Note: More information was …