Shooter's Previous Arrest, Officer Kills Man and DFL Controversy: Pick of Our Patches

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.C., company working on behalf of the DFL, uncovered the information about Chris Fields. Fields is challenging Rep. Keith Ellison for the U.S. 5th District seat.

Student Responsible for Threat of Violence Against EHS will be Charged with Felony

In an anonymous post on Internet forum 4chan, the student threatened to attack Edina High School with a sniper rifle and RPG.

Authorities Arrest Woman Implicated in Minnetonka Thefts

A Minneapolis woman being sought on theft charges in four Minnesota counties—and whom police say confessed to thefts in Apple Valley, St. Louis Park, Burnsville and Minnetonka, among other cities—was arrested Tuesday in Washington County.

Prosecutors: Women Stole Car—From U.S. Marine Corps

A Fridley woman was one of two who stole a car from a local U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office, according to charges filed in Dakota County—only to have police find her using the car's GPS unit.

Armstrong High School Student Overcomes Obstacles To Succeed

An African immigrant who has traveled far to get where he is now, Otis Gaye, was recently crowned Homecoming King at Armstrong High School and plans to attend college next year.

'Honey Badger' Running For State House. Doesn't Give A ...

Young Republican Nate Atkins could be the first candidate to base his message around an Internet meme.

Local Entrepreneurs Launch New Co-Working Building in Excelsior

The Commons opens next week and will provide entrepreneurs, small business owners and home-based professionals modern office space within sight of Lake Minnetonka.

New Business Sets Sights on Former Snyder Drug Store

Construction has started at the vacant storefront at Bass Lake Center in Maple Grove.

On Sept. 29, a handful of Golden Valley League of Women Voters gathered at Woodfire Grill in St. Louis Park to learn more about the new School of Engineering and Arts (SEA). Principal Kim Hiel addressed the group, talking about the formation of the new elementary magnet school, which has been open for about a month.

Say 'Cheers' to the New Four Firkins Music Video

 The good folks at the Four Firkins in St. Louis Park really love beer. So much so that they sing about it. Staff at the local craft beer store recently put together a music video to "Zum Zum Zum," a German stein song produced in 1914 for the Minneapolis Brewing Company (which later became Grain Belt).

What Does A $2.4 Million Eden Prairie House Look Like?

Patch takes you on a tour of the home, located on Bearpath Trail near Lake Riley.


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