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Families Mourn Fathers and Sons: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection also includes tongue-in-cheek names for a suburb's neighborhoods, the results of an investigation into an officer's death and a perfume heist.

Editor's Note: Every week we provide a recap of the top stories from the following Patch sites: Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.

Workplace shooting

Six of our Patch towns had connections to Thursday's shooting at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis.

Reuven Rahamim attended St. Louis Park's Beth El Synagogue, where he was on the board of directors.

'Nice UPS Man' Keith Basinski died at Access Signage in Bryn Mawr neighborhood—'wrong place, wrong time,' according to police.

Maple Grove Man Identified as Victim in Shooting at Minneapolis Business

Jacob Bruce Beneke of Maple Grove, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, died of multiple gunshot wounds and “was a victim of the workplace incident"

Minnetonka Man Identified as Victim in Shooting at Minneapolis Business

Rami Cooks, of Minnetonka, died of a gunshot wound to the head and “was a victim of the workplace incident yesterday.”

Wayzata Resident Among Those Shot During Minneapolis Workplace Shooting

John Souter was one of seven people shot Thursday afternoon by a man who apparently had just lost his job.

Minneapolis Workplace Shooter Was Richfield Native; Family Makes Statement

Police say Andrew Engeldinger, 36, shot and killed himself and four others Thursday afternoon. Four others were wounded; one of the wounded died later at HCMC.

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Here are the other top stories of the week:

Minnesota Monthly Offers Creative Edina Neighborhood Names

Minnesota Monthly recently put together a tongue-in-cheek graphic offering some "friendly" suggestions for the City of Edina's ongoing neighborhood naming project. Please note, the names are pretty heavy on the satire.

Considering the names include such gems as "Botoxia" and "Trophy Wife Terrace," it's probably for the best they went ahead and offered an apology beforehand.

'Tragic Accident' Caused Aug. 21 Plymouth Motorcycle Death

A completed investigation into the off-duty Fridley Officer's motorcycle crash in August showed that it was a "tragic accident."

Warrant Issued for Golden Valley Man Charged in Perfume Heist

A nationwide arrest warrant has been issued for a Golden Valley man accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of perfume from an Apple Valley drugstore last spring. Darnell Love Jackson, 51, is charged with felony theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Former NHL Player To Coach Minneapolis Hockey

After years in purgatory, with only enough interest and support to field one team for the city's six high schools, the Minneapolis schools have hired former Pittsburgh Penguins player Joe Dziedzic to "resurrect hockey in Minneapolis.”

Hopkins Students Celebrate Homecoming

This was Hopkins High School’s Homecoming week, and Patch had all the coverage. Check out photos from the Pep Fest, find out who was named Homecoming royalty, and check out coverage of the Homecoming game.  

St. Michael-Albertville High School Crowns 2012 Homecoming King and Queen

Maddie Sjelin, daughter of Kurt and Kim Sjelin and Thor Holstad, son of Steve and Kris Holstad were crowned Homecoming Queen and King at Monday night's coronation.

On Thursday we launched the latest Patch in Minnesota. We're excited to be in another thriving community.

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