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Top 5 May Stories: Principal Fuchs Resigns; Car Crashes Into Richfield Home

What were people reading on Richfield Patch in May? Find out below!

The month of May proved to be the month of big news for as its freshman principal, , announced , stirring up passionate reactions from readers. All three stories surrounding his departure landed in the top five most read stories on Richfield Patch:

1)

(Published May 15, 2012)

The principal confirmed his resignation with Richfield Patch in the evening May 15 after Twitter began buzzing with rumors.

2)

(Published May 16, 2012)

Following Patch's breaking story, Fuchs released a statement in the afternoon May 16. He stated that he wanted to make sure his career and actual employment were "aligned." Earlier in the school year, Fuchs had promised to stay.

3)

(Published May 17, 2012)

Shortly after Fuch's statement, Superintendent Bob Slotterback also releases a statement on behalf of the district and school.

Patch will continue to follow the district's search for a replacement and other details surrounding the issue.

While the high school coverage dominated, two other stories—from different corners of interest—also topped the chart:

4)

(Published May 15, 2012)

A Lexus smashed through the front facade of a home on the 7600 block of 12th Avenue May 14. No injuries were reported.

5)

(Published May 9, 2012)

Richfield Patch continued its series on talking with local churches and their feelings on the anti-gay marriage amendment Minnesotans will vote on this November. One Richfield church was wiling to go on the record.

Combined, these stories were viewed nearly 7,000 times between their posting dates through the end of the month.

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