Monday, May 20, 2013
This week's compilation includes a continuing search for Mandy Matula, officers shot in Minneapolis, thousands of speeding tickets and burglary suspect calls victim.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Maple Grove Burglary Suspects in Custody After Multi-City Pursuit Police are crediting a concerned neighbor for calling 911 as the burglary reportedly occurred Wednesday. Family, Friends and Strangers Search For Mandy Matula A large-scale public search for Matula began Saturday morning in Victoria and Waconia. "I just can't imagine the pain the family's going through, and I want to help," she said Laura Powers of Savage. SLP Woman Warns Police of Clown-Suit-Wearing…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office releases its February 2013 newsletter.
Friday, March 1
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Attorney's Office press release. This month, we have had partial resolutions in two very difficult cases. In both instances, young people took up guns to solve their problems, killing other children. The crimes are almost incomprehensible, young boys shot while riding their bike or sleeping on the couch. And there are other victims, like Terrell Mayes, whose killer we still hope to bring to justice. These are some of the hardest cases for our office. It's our job to prosecute these crimes, but we also try to prevent violence from happening in the first place. That's one reason we are proposing some common sense gun violence prevention reforms at the legislature. It's also why, through our …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A gunman killed more than 25 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning.
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Monday, October 8, 2012
A wrap-up of police, fire and court incidents in the west metro for the week of Oct. 1-5, 2012, including a man charged for trying to stab his father and a woman stalked with the help of Facebook.
The following is a collection of articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story. Authorities Release Name of Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting A Richfield officer shoot and killed the man Friday morning after responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed man. Student Responsible for Threat of Violence Against High School Will Be Charged with Felony An unidentified male Edina High School student is being charged with making terroristic threats—a felony level offense—after writing a violent post about Edina High School on the Internet, …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
This week's selection includes a threat of violence against a high school, cell phone thefts and a woman who stole a car from the Marine Corps.
Editor's Note: Every week we provide a recap of the top stories from the following Patch sites: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Andrew Engeldinger Had 1997 Arrest On Record Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger, the man who killed five people and wounded three others before turning the gun on himself in Minneapolis last week, was arrested in 1997 after fleeing police and crashing his car. Richfield Officer Shoots and Kills Man in Friday Incident Police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man just after 9 a.m. Friday. DFL Directed Journalist to GOP Challenger’s Court Records A Washington, D.…
Friday, September 28, 2012
A shooting Thursday at a Minneapolis neighborhood business has sent ripples throughout the Twin Cities as victims are identified. The suspect, who Minneapolis Police confirmed was released from his job earlier that day, killed himself.
UPDATE (5:51 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28) Minneaplis Police had reported earlier that Engeldinger returned to the workplace in the afternoon after being fired the morning of Sept. 27. Police now say the earlier reports were incorrect and Engeldinger was brought into the front office at the end of the work day to be terminated and then took out the weapon and began shooting in the office. ******* UPDATE (4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28) - Minneapolis Police and staff at Hennepin County Medical Center have confirmed a sixth victim in the shooting at Accent Signage Systems has died. The victim's name has not been released. More information on the five people kiled by Andrew Engeldinger Thursday afternoon is expected soon. Engeldinger, who shot and …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
People of varied backgrounds gathered to mourn shooting victims, show solidarity.
On Friday, Minnesota joined many other states in having a vigil in memory of the six worshippers shot dead at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI last Sunday. More than 500 people of all faiths gathered at the Sikh Society of Minnesota temple in Bloomington on Friday night for the service. According to KSTP, attendees started the evening service with prayer, hymns and a few speeches, with the common message being one of standing together for religious tolerance and freedom in America. Manjeet Singh, a spokesman for the Sikh Society, said Minnesota's small Sikh community sees what happened in Wisconsin as an "isolated incident and probably a hate crime," according to KARE 11 article. Singh also said there were currently no plans to increase …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Hopkins competed against 45 schools June 9-10 at the Alexandria Shooting Park.
Friday, June 22, 2012
(The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools.) The Hopkins High School Trap Club competed with 45 schools at the State High School Clay Target League State Shoot and finished strong. A total of 32 Hopkins students competed in three classifications – varsity squad, junior varsity squad and novice squad. Two students were named the overall Top Gun – ninth-grader Tom Koppe for the varsity squad and eighth-grader Dash Thomas for the junior varsity squad. *** Varsity squad The Hopkins varsity squad placed ninth out of 45 schools with a total team score of 457/500 targets. The top five squad members for Hopkins were: Ninth-grader Tom Koppe was overall Top Gun for Hopkins varsity squad with a 95/100. Koppe also shot his …