Program Brings Musical Instruments To Kids Who Can't Afford ThemMore musical instruments are getting into the hands of eager young musicians thanks to a new donation program.
Opponents Of SWLRT Tie Ribbons To Trees In Proposed Route's PathCritics of the proposed Southwest Light Rail line are trying something new in their attempts to stop the project. On Saturday they tied green ribbons on trees that they say would be taken out to make way for the tracks along the Kenilworth Corridor in Minneapolis.
Prep Blog: Section Finals, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's section championship weekend in high school football. Across the state Friday and Saturday, state tournament bids are on the line as teams battle to become one of the eight left battling for a championship among the seven classes in the state.
Tap Talk: LTD BrewingWe're told from a young age that the ideal we should strive towards is a successful career that is as stimulating as it is profitable. It's this idea that motivates many people as they make their way through their careers. But it's also this same idea that motivates others to leave their jobs, create brand new businesses and live their 'American Dream.'
Hopkins Prep Star Amir Coffey Commits To GophersThe Gophers got their biggest local recruit in about a decade on Monday, as Hopkins star guard Amir Coffey announced he will accept a scholarship to Minnesota and play for the Gophers next year. Coffey is the top rated player in Minnesota's high school senior class and is a consensus top-50 player nationally.
Upcoming Construction Project To Close Parts Of Hwy. 169 For 1 YearAfter a summer of frustrating road closures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced part of Highway 169 will be closed for up to a year! A stretch of Hwy. 169 in Hopkins, Minnetonka and part of Edina will close in fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017. Lanes in both directions will be closed for the whole year.
Violinist May Never Get Car Back After Unknowingly Lending It To Drunk DriverTrying to do a favor for someone may have cost a Hopkins woman her car. Gayle Thomas is an accomplished violinist, but her daily routine has hit a sour note. She thought she was doing a good thing last month by letting her friend's boyfriend borrow her car.
Video Of Hopkins Cops Dancing At National Night Out Goes ViralA video of two Hopkins police officers dancing with some kids during National Night Out earlier this week is going viral. The video was taken by Haleigh Jo Heitkamp, who posted it on Facebook Tuesday.
Charges: Woman, 71, Bilked From Estate SalesA woman from Hopkins is accused of stealing money from her property estate clients. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says she's illegally collected nearly $150,000.
Former Hopkins Star Marcus Williams Hoping To Stick In NFLFrom Hopkins to Broadway, with a stop at Fargo in between. Marcus Williams was a two-sport star in high school, decided to pursue football and is now a member of the New York Jets.
More Students Turning To Crowdfunding For TuitionWith the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.
Good Question: Why Do Water Levels Rise So High During Storms?Strong storms rolled through Minnesota Sunday night and dumped two to four inches of rain across the Metro. That water raised parts of the Mississippi River seven inches and some sections of Minnehaha Creek about two and half feet.