Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Rep. Mike Beard is one of a host of GOP legislators that has put forward a measure to cut the state's contribution to the Vikings new stadium by half.
GOPers Move to Gut Vikings Stadium Deal Rep. Mike Beard (R) has thrown support to a bill that would reduce the state's financial commitment to the Vikings' new stadium. Beard and fellow south metro legislator Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) are listed as co-authors on the bill, known as H.F. 1753. The bill was introduced on April 10. If approved, the state's contribution would be slashed by over 50 percent—from $348 million to $148 million. A Littler Legislature? Rep. Will Morgan (DFL-Burnsville, Lakeville) seems to have taken a page from the GOP playbook: On April 17, he debuted a bill that would reduce the size of the state legislature, H.F. 1786. If approved, the legislature would shrink by 54 seats total, from 201 to 147. The senate …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week's compilation includes voting for Vikings cheerleaders, Gov. Dayton congratulating wrestlers, WhirlyBall opening and a new bakery opens.
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. Marathon Suspect Shootout Witness Is Andrew Kitzenberg from Edina The Breck School alum photographed a clash in Watertown, MA, between police and the men they suspect of bombing the Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon Explosions: Minnesota Runners and Residents Recount Experience, Share Updates Two explosions occurred the afternoon of Monday, April 15, 2013 near the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, MA. Wayzata Boston Marathon Runner to KSTP: 'Sounded…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Business news in the west metro Twin Cities for February 2013, including a long-time restaurant closure and new luxury hotel.
The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael for February 2013. Click on the headline to read the full story. Best Buy Cuts 400 Corporate Jobs The company said there are more cuts coming over the next year. Plans Move Forward for Transitional Care Facility on WestHealth Campus in Plymouth The Plymouth Planning Commission recommended the PUD amendment for the new 56-bed transitional care facility. Hurricane Grill & Wings Makes Landfall in Minnetonka on March 4 The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Check out where you can watch the game in Shakopee and join in the interactive chat at 7 p.m. tonight.
It's a big game for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday. The Vikings will play the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI at 7 p.m. in a NFC Wildcard playoff game. This will be the third match-up between the two teams after two regular season games. The Vikings beat the Packers last week with a score of 37-34 while the Packers won the first match-up, 23-14. Planning to watch the big game with a group? Here's a list of places you can watch it in Shakopee: Who do you think will win the game? Share your predictions in comments and remember to join the chat tonight!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Submit a photo of your child or pet in Green Bay or Minnesota gear in honor of this Saturday's game.
On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers, 37-34. Six days later, the teams will face each other again Saturday during Wild Card Weekend. To cap off the playoff matchup between these two NFC North teams, we're bringing back our Packers/Vikings photo gallery. It is running on Patch sites across Minnesota and Wisconsin. To add your images, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. Please include your baby or pet's first name, age and hometown. On Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced he has a "friendly wager" with Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt on the outcome of the game. "Mayor Rybak will wager house-made sausages from Minneapolis restaurant Butcher and the Boar, recently named …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Duo read, answer students' questions.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Minnesota Viking Cheerleaders (Molly and Elyssa) were guest readers at Sara Connell’s first grade class at Sun Path Elementary on Nov. 14. They read Thanksgiving stories to the students and answered students’ questions.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Senate is voting on the conference committee bill today—with the governor's pen next.
The Vikings stadium bill is almost at the finish line at the state Capitol. After the House gave final approval at around 3:30 a.m. today, the Senate now gets its say. You can watch live video of the proceedings above, courtesy of The UpTake. Make sure to click on the "Senate" feed. If the bill passes the Senate, it would go on to Gov. Mark Dayton, who has been an ardent stadium supporter. The plan calls for a $975 million stadium to be built downtown Minneapolis, on the current Metrodome site, with the state share of funding coming via a gambling expansion.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Looks like they will take up the Vikings issue between 1-2 p.m.
The Minnesota House is scheduled to debate and vote on the Vikings stadium proposal today starting at 10 a.m. and thanks to our friends at the Uptake, you can watch it in its entirety right here. Debate on the bill could take all day. It's also possible the Senate make take up the bill. The stadium bill would expand charitable gambling to help pay for the state's share of construction. Lawmakers have wrangled over specifics throughout the session, with different payment mechanisms—and stadium locations—being proposed. It is widely assumed that the Vikings would leave the state and likely relocate to Los Angeles if a new stadium is not approved. Be sure to follow Shakopee Patch on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and sign up for our …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
SavetheVikes.org launched in 2009 in an effort to keep the Minnesota Vikings on home turf.
When a small team of people got together in January to discuss bringing a Vikings stadium to Shakopee, it included those you might expect—the recently elected mayor, two state legislators and the chamber of commerce president. But it was Cory Merrifield, the Shakopee resident behind the website SavetheVikes.org, who made the proposal possible. “It would not have happened without Cory being involved,” Mayor Brad Tabke said. "He had a lot of contacts with Vikings and the state and basically he had a financial plan and it was a perfect match. He’s been an amazing help in getting everything done and moving." Who is Cory Merrifield and why is he so involved in the stadium issue? Merrifield’s Background The answer to Merrifield’s role in the …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Submit a photo of your child or pet in Green Bay or Minnesota gear in honor of this Monday's game.
On Oct. 23, the Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings, 33-27. Three weeks and one day later, the teams will face each other again during Monday Night Football. The Vikings have a chance to hand the Packers their first loss of the season. To cap off the rematch of these two NFC North teams, we're bringing back our Packers/Vikings photo gallery. So far Packers fans are leading the charge with 30 photos. Vikings fans have uploaded 11. We've added more of our Wisconsin Patches to the list of sites running this gallery. The pressure's on, Vikings fans! To add your images, click on the "Submit Your Photos" button below. Please include your baby or pet's first name, age and hometown. In a poll we posted on Oct. 20, 79 people correctly …