Sunday, March 17, 2013
Find Easter Bunny photo opps in Burnsville, Bloomington and beyond, then post your best shots to Patch!
Sunday, March 17
Easter Bunny Photos Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30 Every child visiting the Bunny receives a free coloring page! *Located on the lower level near Macy's. Easter Bunny Photo Hours Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm Sunday: 11am - 6pm *Please note Bunny may take periodic carrot breaks. Hippity Hoppity Hooray – the Easter Bunny is on his way! The fun will begin on Saturday, March 9 and will last through Sunday, March 31! So come on out to Mall of America to share in this wonderful Easter tradition! Parents can make the memory last by purchasing a special souvenir photo of their child with the Easter Bunny. Children will also receive a special treat from Peeps & Company! The Easter Bunny at Mall of America is presented by Peeps & …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Love them or hate them, a shop solely specializing in the English-Irish pop boy band's merchandise will open this Saturday at the Mall of America, thanks in part to a "Twitition" signed by over 100,000 girls.
One Direction store Twitition indeed. This Saturday the Mall of America will become a tweenage mob scene when the corporate arbiters of the Brit boy band One Direction open up a store selling all things 1D—action figures, charm bracelets, T-shirts and the like. Here's what MOA has to say about it: With chart-topping singles and sold out shows around the world, One Direction is giving fans the opportunity to experience a true 1D World. Open for just six weeks, this store offers exclusive merchandise such as posters, calendars and t-shirts, and the opportunity to win One Direction prizes—including tickets to their upcoming summer tour during the grand opening day. Please note that One Direction will NOT be making an appearance at this grand …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mayor Elizabeth Kautz will take to the catwalk on Thursday to show off Ann Taylor's new collection, as well as up-cycled creations by students at her alma mater, St. Catherine University.
Mayor Elizabeth Kautz will soon be able to add one more line to her already substantial resume: Runway model. Kautz will be one of a cadre of prominent alumnae of St. Catherine University to walk in a fashion show at the Mall of America this Thursday. The show will feature new fashions by Ann Taylor and upcycled creations by St. Kate's design students. Current merchandising students will be reposnsible for styling the group of women, which will include Asma Lori Saroya (executive director of CAIR-MN), Annie Ballantine (interior designer and owner of Annie Ballantine Designs) and Cathy Bendel, MD (associate professor and director of the neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship program at the University of Minnesota). The show will take place …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
South metro residents better act fast if they want to enjoy the majestic, 40-foot high ice castle currently in Mall of America's north parking lot.
Tour the Ice Castle at MOA Less than a week remains to see "the greatest ice spectacle of them all." This winter, Mall of America® has built an elaborate castle of ice, using 4 million gallons of water and Minnesota's legedary cold to construct a network of arfhes, tunnels, and caverns. The castle is 40-foot tall and covers over an acre of space in the mall's north parkng lot. However, the castle will only be open to the public until Feb. 20, 2013.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Burnsville Sen. Dan Hall called recent bills to expand the sales tax to clothing and digital purchases "disappointing."
The battle over the budget got an early start this past week when DFLer Sen. Ann Rest introduced bills that would lift the sale tax exemption on clothing and expand it into online retailing—specifically media downloads like music, movies and TV shows. With DFL majorities in both houses of the legislature and the governor's mansion, the bills are likely to pass, though that hasn't precluded some grumbling from the greatly diminished Republican contingent. "With the current state of the economy, it's disappointing to see tax increases proposed and anticipated," Burnsville Sen. Dan Hall wrote in his weekly legislative update. "This is not the right direction to take our state. The truth is: the state does not have a revenue problem, it has a…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Police determined that there wasn't a bomb and Richfield Police are investigating.
A Saturday evening bus trip to Mystic Lake Casino from the Mall of America was delayed after someone called in a bomb threat, saying that there was a bomb on a bus headed to the casino. Prior Lake Police received the call and Richfield Police located the bus, according to John Stanger with Prior Lake Police. “They determined there was no bomb. No one was in any danger,” Stanger said. Passengers were evacuated from the bus and transferred to a new bus, according to Police Clips. Richfield Police are investigating the incident. Burnsville Patch will have updates when available.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has an "adventure of a lifetime" planned for the select group who will ultimately be cast on his new reality TV show on TNT.
Follow Burnsville Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Hams, hard rocks, and would-be starlets, here is your chance. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area casting for a new adventure reality TV series for TNT. "We are not necessarily casting the fittest or the fastest. We are looking for everyday people who are ready to prove themselves in the physical and mental adventure of a lifetime," the press release reads. "We are looking for outgoing, adventurous individuals from ALL WALKS OF LIFE who are ready to put their adventure skills, intellect and character to the test as they compete for a chance to win a huge cash prize." An open casting call will be held at …
Monday, April 23, 2012
An unnamed local juvenile was one of 18 charged in the scuffle that broke out during a busy day at MOA on Dec. 26, 2011.
Over a dozen people face criminal charges stemming from a series of post-Christmas clashes at the Mall of America, including one Burnsville teen. Monday, Bloomington Police announced that charges had at last been filed in connection to a series of disturbances that broke out on Dec. 26, 2011. A report by the Pioneer Press gives a blow-by-blow account of the unfolding unrest that roiled holiday crowds at MOA: Brawling broke out in at least three places that afternoon, including the food court and mall transit center. By the end of the day, 12 people had been arrested. According to KSTP and the PiPress, the charges are as follows Gross Misdemeanor Third-Degree Riot • Two St. Paul adults, one Minneapolis adult, and one Columbia Heights adult …
Monday, December 12, 2011
All parties converge at the aquarium at the Mall of America.
At Mistle’s suggestion, he, Ivey and Meredith headed with the toolbox toward the aquarium. “What’s our plan?” Meredith asked in a low voice. “Let’s just get down there and check it out,” Ivey said with impatience. Arriving at the front entrance, they found general chaos associated with a group of children having a birthday party. Surveying the scene, Ivey noticed a door marked “Aquarium Staff Only.” Nearby, kids messed around with fins and snorkels. “Follow me,” Ivey told the other two. Ivey pushed the door open, triggering a screeching alarm that pierced their ears. Momentarily panicked, Mistle issued a command. “Move,” he said, ushering the trio down a narrow hallway. By the time he looked up, they were practically face to face with two …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Our would-be terrorists make their way through the Mall of America.
One minute he was muscling a dolly containing enough explosives to bring down a shopping center, the next he was back inside of his Grandma Anna's kitchen, entranced by the saccharine scent of a homemade apple strudel baking in the oven. "Gunter," his beloved Grandma sang in German. "You need to go wash your hands before you can have any sweets." The German, now in his 40s, looked down at his hands, suddenly realizing they were much smaller than he recalled. His Oma Anna had passed away nearly 20 years ago. Wait a second, Gunter thought, Is this all just another daydream? The blaring of a car horn jerked him back to reality, back to the West parking ramp of the Mall of America. Gunter gritted his teeth as Holly's VW Bug screeched within …