Friday, January 18, 2013
Students hung dark-skinned doll by neck, spread picture on social media.
In the wake of a grotesque Jan. 11 bullying incident at Washburn High School, the school district is organizing a community meeting to "promote discussion and healing." In the incident, publicly revealed on Thursday, Jan. 17, four Washburn students hung an dark-skinned doll from a school staircase using a piece of string tied around its neck. According to Principal Carol Markham-Cousins, the students then snapped photos of the dangling figure and posted them on unnamed social media websites with the apparent intent to bully classmates. According to the Star-Tribune, Washburn canceled after-school activities in the wake of the incident. So far, the Washburn parents and teachers that Patch has contacted have not responded to questions about…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Sun Street Breads gets love from hip men's magazine Details.
Step inside Sun Street Breads on most mornings, and you likely won't get very far—there's typically a huge line of hungry customers snaking almost to the door. With a fan base like that, it's safe to say that Sun Street is probably one of the more well-loved bakeries in Minneapolis. But, according to the rather hip men's magazine Details, those fans are queuing up for some of the best bread in America. In the magazine's most recent issue, Sun Street Breads was named among the six best gourmet bakeries in the country. It shares that lofty perch with peers from New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and, Austin, TX. Here's what they had to say about Kingfield's delicious gem: Solveig Tofte's fan-swarmed farmers'-market stand is all grown up, …
Friday, January 4, 2013
With highs in the low 20s forecast, better bundle up when you go house-hunting this weekend.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Cafe Ena and other Mexican restaurants helping communities south of the border.
According to the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Kingfield restaurant Cafe Ena and its fellow members of the Mexican Restaurant Association of Minnesota (MERA-MN) are spending this winter giving back to the country that nurtured their cuisine. Dismayed by the poverty and lack of economic opportunity in his home state of Morelos, just south of Mexico City, MERA-MN Vice President Lorenzo Ariza is mobilizing local Mexican restaurants to help create economic development programs in Mexico. First step, the Planet reports, is helping farmers in Mexico and Mexican farmers in Minnesota form co-ops to help create reliable markets in Minnesota for farmers in Morelos. Read more in the Daily Planet.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A roundup of crimes and incidents reported to and by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department. Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.
A burglar likely got the fright of his life when, instead of finding no one at home at a Kingfield house, he broke the window of an occupied house on the 4400 block of Blaisdell Avenue South around midnight on Nov. 12. According to a report filed by officers with the Minneapolis Police Department, the burglar managed to enter the residence before realizing he wasn't alone, at which point he fled. A resident of an apartment building near the corner of 46th Street and Grand Avenue South reported that two young women broke into his building by "buzzing a bunch of people's doors until someone let them in." Once inside, they allegedly roamed the halls, picking up several packages and shoes from outside apartment doors. When he realized that the…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Metro Blooms presented its awards last month.
Nine Southwest Minneapolis residents are now the proud recipients of regional gardening awards from Metro Blooms, a Twin Cities nonprofit devoted to strengthening communities through eco-friendly gardening. Acoriding to an announcement from Metro Blooms spokesperson Barbara Speltz, these residents and community groups won the following awards: Best Neighborhood Collaboration was presented to the neighbors on the block of 36th Street and Garfield Avenue South. Most of the neighbors on this block have stunning front yard gardens and plantedboulevards. Gardens feature everything from water features to art objects to vegetables. The gardens inthis neighborhood have promoted fellowship and have beautified their corner of the city. Best …
Boosters say school theater in dire need of repair.
$22,000. That's how much fans and friends of Washburn High School donated to help repair the school's theater sound system at last month's fundraiser at the Parkway Theater. "The auditorium was part of the original building which opened in 1925 and now is in dire need of renovation," choral and musical director Nancy Lee told Patch in an email shortly before the neighborhood gala. "We are grateful for the fundraising support the Council and Foundation are undertaking.” Parents and teachers are hoping to buy a new sound system and wireless microphones to help support Washburn's burgeoning arts program. "It feels great to raise that much money," gala co-organizer Deb Brisch-Cramer told Patch in an email. "People were so generous!" The gala …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Lynnhurst, Tangletown hosting events.
Jingle and Mingle On Saturday, Dec. 8, head down to 48th and Grand from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Artsy Digs and Pout will be open and shoppers will be able to enjoy complimentary chair massages, holiday creation stations for kids courtesy of Artrageous Adventures, hot cocoa, and seasonal treats. Lynnhurst Holiday Boutique Come to the Lynnhurst Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 for a holiday market featuring local artists and artisans and demonstrations of their handmade wares. For more information or to get involved, contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A roundup of crimes and incidents reported to and by the Minneapolis Police Department on Dec. 5 and 6.
Wednesday morning, an unfortunate 12-year old woke up an hour late for school, according to a report filed by officers with the Minneapolis Police Department. Bravely, he started out for Anthony Middle School. By the time he reached the intersection of 48th and Nicollet, though, it was already 10:30 a.m.—an hour passed Anthony's start time. That's when officers patrolling Tangletown spotted him. Police pulled over to question the boy, as he "appeared to be a juvenile," according to the police report's legalese. On finding out that he was late for school, they gave him a ride to Anthony and released the boy to school staff. To top it all off, the boy seems to have escaped being cited for truancy. Other incidents Around 3 a.m. on Dec. 6, …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Colorwheel Gallery is hosting a holiday bazaar this weekend.