Landslide Cause, Teacher Fired and Former School President Gets New Job

The top stories from our Patch sites in Hennepin County, Fridley, Shakopee and St. Michael include a change in dispatch centers and a restaurant reopens.

A memorial to the Peter Hobart students lost and hurt. Credit: St. Louis Park Patch
A memorial to the Peter Hobart students lost and hurt. Credit: St. Louis Park Patch

By Kevira Voegele

Lilydale Landslide Caused by Natural Soil Erosion: Report

Two independent investigations showed no wrongdoing by city employees in their management of the Lilydale bluff that collapsed in May, killing two Peter Hobart students.

Benilde Teacher Fired for 'Inappropriate Communication' With Students

The teacher's external photography business may have been related to his firing.

Former Totino-Grace President Who Revealed Same-Sex Relationship Lands New Job

Bill Hudson, former head of the Catholic high school, is taking a new job at Mounds Park Academy in Maplewood.

911 Dispatch Switch: Edina Police Chief 'Excited to Serve Richfield'

The City of Richfield sought another agency to handle 911 calls and selected Edina, whose city council considered the deal Tuesday.

Sammy's Speed Dog Reopens for Business

The Shakopee restaurant reopened after hiring and training new staff.

Star Tribune: Future of Wayzata's Lakefront Comes Into Focus

Sneak peak at Phase III design concepts will be available for viewing this weekend at James J. Hill Days.

Edina Photographer's Pet Calendar Raises Big Bucks for Local Nonprofits

Tangerine House of Design owner Lisa Asp uses a combination of fundraising practices to finance the production of about 1,000 pet calendars. Proceeds go to five animal nonprofits.

Concerns with I-94 West Raised During Meeting with MnDOT Commissioner

Senator Warren Limmer: “Over the years, I’ve been watching where MnDOT spends money. I keep seeing resources going south. I get the impression we’re being neglected.”

New Brightmount Academy Plymouth Location Opens in Late September

A new campus that involves one-on-one instruction is opening its doors in Plymouth. The private school offers grades 6-12 courses and intensive tutoring for grades K-12.

Eden Prairie Center Partners with DonorsChoose.org for 'Celebrate Schools!' Initiative

Nominate your school for a change to win $25,000 to support supply and other cost needs.

Minnetonka Company Expanding Salt-Substitute Production

Salt for Life is building a plant in Fargo, ND.

Maple Grove Baseball Team Wins Minnesota VFW U16 State Tournament

The team beat Hutchinson with a 8-3 win for the title in August.

Minnetonka Swimmers Win Meet and Set Records

The next event is Saturday in Minnetonka.

St. Michael Youth Brings Home First Place in Giant Pumpkin Competition

The STMA Middle School East student grew a pumpkin weighing more than 270 pounds.

First Day of School in the Osseo School District

Students throughout Maple Grove went back to school for the 2013-14 school year Sept. 3.

Twitter Talk: First Day of School in Maple Grove

Students, parents, schools and businesses in and around Maple Grove share their thoughts on the first day of school on Twitter Sept. 3, 2013.

Free Safety Seminars For Golden Valley Seniors This Fall

Seminars include protecting against identity theft and scams, calling 911 about medical concerns and more.

Minneapolis' Summer Movies and Music Series Comes to an End

Share what you thought of the series by taking a brief survey.

Dave Timmons September 09, 2013 at 06:13 PM
If repeating week old news is the best Patch can do, I can understand why half the employees got fired


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