Sunday, May 26, 2013
Also in this week's wrap: A tree grows for Mr. Northfield, Burnsville's new principal and Highway 77 is on the clock.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Decades Later, Eagan World War II Gunner Gets the Medals He Deserved Wencel "Chum" Bohr's B-29 bomber barely made it back from a bombing raid over Tokyo in 1945. BMX Rider's Vision Transforms Eagan Bike Park A local BMX rider worked with Eagan city crews to upgrade the city's .75-acre BMX bike park. The park's new ramps and jumps are nearly complete. MnDOT Options Could Bring Big Changes to Hwy. 77 in Eagan, Apple Valley The agency wants to improve traffic flow on Hwy. 77 and build a better connection between the Cedar Grove bus station and the highway. Newly-arrived Level III Sex …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Classic Suburban Conference member schools voted to disband the entire conference effective after next school year. St. Thomas Academy could be left out if other schools form new conference.
Earlier this spring, the Classic Suburban Conference attempted to remove St. Thomas Academy, but the organization's bylaws wouldn't permit it. So this week, the member schools voted to disband the entire conference effective after next school year, according to a Pioneer Press article by Tim Leighton. Richfield is headed to the Metro West Conference and the other schools will likely form a new conference without St. Thomas Academy, according to the article. From Leighton's article: Other conference members, their ADs said, contend St. Thomas Academy is a bad fit socially and economically. With seven public schools -- Henry Sibley, Mahtomedi, North St. Paul, Richfield, Simley, South St. Paul and Tartan -- and one co-ed Catholic school in …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Also in this week's headlines, a possible monastery in the south metro and a dribbling duo. Plus, Patch says farewell to Mr. Northfield.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. EHS Grads Will Dribble Across Minnesota on Awareness Mission Alex Daley and Matt Scott want to bring soccer fields, sustainability and social change to urban areas in the U.S.—and are about to embark on a trans-Minnesota journey to spread the word. On Eve of Outlet Mall, Jensen's Supper Club Seeks Reinvention Jensen's plans to invest as much as $900,000 into a series of internal and external renovations designed to expand parking and update the 17-year-old restaurant's ambiance. Neighborhood's Affordable Housing Development Fears Unfounded, Officials Say A 50-unit housing development…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Athletic directors from Twin Cities schools will discuss the idea May 16, 2013, according to local newspapers.
The state dropped two spots in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual rankings.
(Editor's Note: The map above was created by the League of American Bicyclists.) Minnesota is still among the top states in “bike friendliness,” but its ranking fell a couple notches in 2013, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The state was ranked fourth this year, down from second in 2012. It ranked high in legislation and enforcement, policies and programs and education and encouragement. But it was middle of the pack in infrastructure and funding and lower tier in evaluation and planning. Minnesota was also missing three of the league’s “Top 10 Signs of Success: Use the map above to see how Minnesota compares to other states in the various categories. Do you think Minnesota needs to do more to support cycling? Share your …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Athletic directors from Twin Cities schools will discuss the idea May 16, 2013, according to local newspapers. Included are Totino-Grace, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Holy Angels, St. Thomas Academy, Hill Murray, DeLaSalle and Holy Family.
Seven Catholic high schools in the Twin Cities are talking about forming their own conference, depending on the outcome of a May 16, 2013 meeting of athletic directors, local newspapers have reported. The schools, according to the Star Tribune, are: (Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul will not participate, the Star Tribune reported.) Talks are preliminary so far, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "We're just looking at and discussing possible options right now," St. Thomas Academy activities director Jack Zahr told the Pioneer Press on Wednesday, May 1. "We'll get together and exchange ideas. It's just discussion. It's nothing more than that." ... Benilde-St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park is in the North Suburban Conference—which will …
Anne Debertin has earned seven varsity letters in volleyball and softball, and she has earned honorable mention or all-conference distinction seven times.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The athletic directors of the Classic Suburban Conference voted earlier this month to remove St. Thomas Academy athletics beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.
The athletic directors of the Classic Suburban Conference voted earlier this month to remove St. Thomas Academy athletics beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, according to a Pioneer Press article by Tim Leighton. From the Pioneer Press article: St. Thomas Academy is an all-boys military school with an enrollment of 1,066, according to the Minnesota State High School League. The school's enrollment is doubled for placement in competitive sections. The Cadets are often maligned for their sports dominance, especially in football and hockey. READ THE PIONEER PRESS ARTICLE
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Also in this week’s recap – A scholarship created to honor a lost friend and a surprise discovery in a Burnsville park.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Fate of Parkview Golf Course Decided After Six-Hour Debate Amid heated words, the Eagan City Council voted Tuesday to allow developer Hunter Emerson to redevelop the well-known local golf course. Eagan Runner Finished Boston Marathon 45 Minutes Before Bombing "I don’t understand why anyone would target this crew, this group. No marathon hurts anyone," Lance Kuehn said. Friend of Eagan Car Crash Victim Creates a Scholarship in His Name Sean Choi wants to create a legacy for deceased Eagan High School student Ahsim Ahmed, who was killed in a car crash last year on Diffley Road. …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Four students completed a grueling four-hour long trials at a closed test last Sunday with "phenomenal" success.