Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important, shocking or possibly infamous to our readers.
And as we near the end of 2012, we're looking back at those hot articles. The following are the top 10 most read and followed stories of the year:
No 8: Richfield Couple Puts Local Face on Gay Marriage Debate
No 7: Richfield Couple Attacked in Their Home; Husband Murdered
No 6: Police Shoot and Kill Richfield Man
No. 5: Proposed Amendments Draw Huge Community Response
No. 4: Richfield KFC Shutters Doors; Popeyes on the Rise
No. 2: Pillsbury Commons Trips Before the Finish Line