Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Two explosions occurred the afternoon of Monday, April 15, 2013 near the marathon finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, MA.
During the Boston Marathon April 15, two explosions occurred near the finish line—killing three and injuring more than 100 people, according to a report from Fenway-Kenmore Patch. Among the 23,000 runners at the annual race were approximately 500 Minnesota residents, according to StarTribune.com. Here is what some of the runners shared about the incident and their experience. Click on the headline to read the full story. Roseville Runner: Boston Marathon Bombings "Surreal" Eric Kronback said he thought the two explosions were cannons. Blocks Away from Boston Marathon Explosions: Lake Elmo Woman Recounts 'A War Zone' “All of a sudden I heard two huge blasts—and everything went silent," Chris Hess-Withbroe said from her Boston hotel room …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Looking back at the news of the week from east metro Patch sites.
Updated: Car Drives Through Window at Dorothy Ann Bakery in Woodbury No one was injured in the Saturday morning incident. Woodbury Council Tables Splash Pad Discussion Councilwoman Julie Ohs came up with a “Top 10 List” for the splash pad, which is under consideration as part of the Bielenberg Sports Center expansion project. Senior Living Facility Plans to Build Near Bielenberg Gardens Saint Therese plans to build a campus adjacent to the future urban village. Updated: Officials Identify Victim of Townhouse Fire in Oakdale A longtime Stillwater teacher was found dead in bed at the scene of a townhouse fire in Oakdale early Tuesday morning. Authorities are investigating. Oakdale's Annual Home Improvement Fair Set for Saturday From 10 a.m…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The two groups, represented by SEIU Local 26, will decide whether to give their bargaining committees the power to call a strike, if necessary, in the lagging contract talks.
Hundreds of Twin Cities-area union janitors and security officers are slated Saturday morning to vote on whether to give their bargaining committees the right to call strikes in the stalled labor negotiations. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 said it has been bargaining for months for new contracts for its more than 6,000 members who are janitors and security officers, and that the groups have been working since Dec. 31 without new contracts. The union said both of the labor bargaining committees have recommended a "yes" vote for a strike authorizstion. The union workers, who will take their strike authorization vote at 11 a.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center, are "facing the threat of reduced hours and …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A Q&A with the author, Allan Evans.
Woodbury author Allan Evans’ novel, Killing Time on the Highway, involves a shootout on the highway, eight dead people and the mystery behind $300 million in cash. Much of the action takes place in Woodbury and the east metro. Evans, 53, grew up in Bloomington and also works as the marketing manager at FirstTech. He has been a marketing communications writer for a decade, including a stint as a communications writer for Medtronic, writing everything from magazine ads to ghostwriting articles for cardiac surgeons. Patch asked Evans about the book: Woodbury Patch: Why did you decide to use Woodbury and the east metro as the setting for Killing Time on the Highway? Allan Evans: It's a case of write what you know, and I know—and love—our …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The meteorologist, who lives in Woodbury, said most didn’t expect the system to extend as far south as it did.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
As soon as he woke up Sunday morning, Woodbury resident and WCCO meteorologist Chris Shaffer told his wife: “We’re going to get a foot of snow.” Which wasn’t what was initially projected for the Twin Cities. Most forecasters and models said Sunday’s total for the area would be about seven inches, Shaffer said. He was projecting a foot of snow in areas north, but the system shifted south. “This one caught everybody off guard,” said Shaffer, who recently won a local Emmy as best weather anchor. Sunday’s snowstorm was the biggest for the Twin Cities since Feb. 20, 2011, when more than 11 inches fell, he said. The biggest storm last winter (Dec. 3) was only 4.2 inches, Shaffer said. Related: Major Snowstorm Hits Woodbury: Share Your …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Looking energetic and sounding "presidential," Mitt Romney turned back President Barack Obama in the first of three debates between the two men vying for the top office in the country. Our panel of local politicos weighed in late last night.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney looked less like a "frontrunner" and more like a man on the attack Wednesday night, emerging as the winner of the first presidential debate, according to participants in the area's "Red Twin Cities" and "Blue Twin Cities" surveys, conducted by Patches around the Minneapolis and St. Paul suburbs and exurbs. The "flash" style polls were conducted just hours after the debate from Denver came to close. Obama "missed his opporunity," according to one Democractic member of our panels. Another called him "rusty" in his first debate since winning two of the three presidential debates back in 2008. Demcocrats were defensive of the president, not surprisingly. However, more than half of our pollsters said Mitt Romney won …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Beat this year's July 4 heat at one of the Twin Cities' many events, picnics, parades and celebrations.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Pin your favorite spot for viewing an Independence Day celebration or fireworks show.
Where will you watch fireworks this year? Whether it's on the Fourth of July or another day, put a pin in the map above and share your favorite spot for fireworks viewing. To add a fireworks-viewing pin, click the Add button in the top right corner of the map. In the window that pops up, enter your name and hometown in the top box. Then enter the fireworks location address in the Location box, or use the map to locate the pin. You can resize the popup window to see more of the map. When you're done, click Submit.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
No matter what you do this holiday weekend, take time to recognize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
A memorial keeps remembrance alive. To memorialize something or someone is to record, to remember, to recite to the world, to every generation, that which should never be forgotten: our heritage, our history, the human cost of war. Monuments are especially helpful memorials. An art form that captures the imagination, invokes sentiment and connects us to specific events, time periods and people. Being in the presence of art is to experience with all of our senses what otherwise seems only conceptual. Like when a person touches the name of a fallen or missing hero on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Fingertips press against chiseled dents in polished granite. Souls are stirred. We remember. You need not travel far to touch history. To remember…