This week's selection includes a conversation with a First Lady, bike lane experiment ends, Minnesota native and football player heads to Pittsburgh, and trash talk continues.
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. Local Woman's Plea for Help for Elderly Golden Valley Parents Nets Outpouring of Support "Michelle" said she was stuck out of town. Maple Grove Native Ends Winning Streak on ‘Jeopardy’ Maple Grove Senior High graduate Drew Horwood won eight straight games before it ended. Meet the First Lady! (Of Fridley) Fridley Patch Blogger Mandy Meisner sat down with Cindy Lund to find out about life at the top, raising a child with special needs, and learning more about the …
Will bike-skittish residents be persuaded to hop on the roads?
Southwest resident Kristen Millner helped raise almost $500 for the Midtown Greenway Coalition after re-discovering bicycling.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- James Sanna
Friday, September 30, 2011
In only a few months, Southwest Minneapolis resident Kristen Millner went from rarely biking to raising $500 to support the Midtown Greenway, a major thoroughfare for local cyclists. "I actually had not ever been on the Greenway" before a few months ago, she said. On her first ride, Millner said she came across a representative of the Midtown Greenway Coalition signing up participants for the organization's Sept. 24 Greenway Challenge, an anual fundraising ride. "I know that the group works to make (the Greenway) accessable and safe for people the whole year," she explained. "A lot of people count on it to be plowed in the winter, for it to be safe." "I really value the people who have taken this on and say 'it’s important to ensure safe …