Friday, April 26, 2013
Which have you used to cover your baby?
No matter how old your kids are – diaper changing always seems to make its way back into the rotation as friends and family bring new little ones into their lives. And, I have yet to change a baby wearing cloth diapers. Most of my friends and family have opted for the convenience of a disposable diaper. However, it appears the cloth diaper continues to be a popular choice for many. For example, a group of Twin Cities parents that joined together recently for the “Great Cloth Diaper Change” event – or the Burnsville-based business that sells cloth diapers. So, before I continue to share my parenting “wisdom” with family and friends with little ones – which do you choose for your child? Disposable or cloth? SHARE: Which is better – cloth …
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 …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
From Burnsville to Inver Grove Heights to Shakopee, there are a variety of egg hunts and spring related events happening throughout the south metro this weekend.
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Saturday, March 30
As the Easter holiday draws near and spring is just around the corner, communities throughout the south metro are preparing for egg hunts and spring related activities. Here’s a rundown of some of the events this weekend. Did we miss an event? Be sure to add the information to comments below! Please make sure to note – some events do have a fee and require pre-registration. Activities and fees are subject to change by organizer. Burnsville Easter Egg Hunt When: 10 a.m. March 30 Where: South Metro Vineyard Church in Burnsville Who: Children from age 2 to fifth grade Details: Register at 10 a.m., outdoor hunt at 10:30 a.m. West St. Paul Egg Scramble When: 9:30 a.m. March 30 Where: Thompson Park Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Also in this week's wrap: Talking about all-day, everyday kindergarten; two autistic men at center of sign ordinance debate; and those pesky potholes are back.
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. Lakeville Lakeville Sen. Dave Thompson Mulling Run for Governor Thompson says he's "seriously considering" a run to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014. Lakeville PI to Sue State for Taking Illegal Peeks at Her Driving Records The Lakeville sleuth's driving records have been accessed 166 times since 2003, with search spikes occurring after her picture appeared in the news. Eagan Two Autistic Little Caesar's Employees at Center of Eagan Ordinance Dustup Two young autistic men landed jobs as walking and waving signage for Little Caesar's, but the city of Eagan put an end to the practice…
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 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Twin Cities may see its first significant accumulation of snow this weekend, according to National Weather Service forecasters.
SNOW. No, Really. There is the mention of snow in the forecast? If you believe the most current weather forecast for this weekend, the Twin Cities metro area—including Lakeville—finally could see the first measurable snow of this winter season. The National Weather Service's forecasters are calling for a 70 percent chance of snow on Friday, with a reduced chance overnight. The probability picks up again on Saturday with a 60 percent chance of snow again. On Sunday, the weather service is also calling for a 40 percent chance of snow. High temperatures throughout the weekend are expected to be in the low- to mid-30s, according to NWS forecasters. The weather service is currently predicting several inches of accumulation over the weekend, …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Here's a look at the news from the south metro in the past week.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Savage Developer to Bring Country Inn & Suites to Rosemount KJ Walk, Inc. of Savage will soon begin work on Rosemount's first hotel—a 70 room Country Inn & Suites at the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 42. Cedar Avenue Construction Slows as Winter Approaches With the onset of winter, construction along the corridor has slowed significantly. South Metro Woman Crowned Miss Minnesota USA 2013 Miss Minnesota USA 2012 …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Looking for a scary experience this Halloween? Some of these attractions are within driving distance of Lakeville, but could be worth the scare factor.
For some people, celebrating Halloween includes visiting a haunted house or going on a haunted hayride. Halloween is just around the corner and to get you prepared for the spooky holiday, Patch has prepared a list of some haunted attractions you can visit—if you dare. Frightmares at Buck Hill, Burnsville Live music and several attractions, including “The Inferno,” “Fright Factory” and “The Bellharm Lovejoy Asylum.” Price is $18 on Sundays and $20 on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Open Dates: Oct. 12-13, 17-21, 25-28 Hours: 7 p.m. Address: 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville, MN Website: www.frightmares.com Nightmare Hollow Scream Park Claims to be the scariest haunted house near Minneapolis and St. Paul. In addition to the haunted house, they …
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, September 17, 2012
Make this holiday special with these traditional recipes and share some of your favorites.
This Sunday, as the day came to a close, the Jewish community rang in year 5773 as part of their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. The festivities will continue until nightfall on Tuesday, Sept. 18. While Lakeville doesn't have a synagogue of its own, a number of nearby ones are offering Rosh Hashanah services. Here's a quick look at a few local temples: Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year,” signals the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, marks the end, and together they are two of the holiest days for Jews. Like most New Year celebrations, Rosh Hashanah is a time of introspection and a time to bring about changes in the coming year. The traditional blowing of the shofar…