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Chief Details Shooting, Football Fumble and Singapore Sam: Pick of Our Patches

Also this week: A visit from the Humane Society’s head honcho in Golden Valley.

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.

Jeffery Michael O'Connor was shot and killed by Richfield police Friday morning.

Osseo Senior High Football Team Forfeits Two Season Wins

The first two varsity football games of the 2012 season were forfeited as a result of “an administrative error."

New Stores Spring Up on South Lyndale Avenue as Construction Ends

The Lyndale Avenue bridge over Minnehaha Creek hasn't even opened yet—that's on Monday afternoon—and already two popular businesses are moving into the area. Blooma Yoga specializes in pre- and post-natal yoga for women and childbirth education for couples. Freestyle Yogurt is a popular St. Paul yogurt shop that is opening three new locations around the Twin Cities metro area this fall and next spring.

GOP State Senate Candidate Explains Why He Won't be at Upcoming Forum

David Osmek says his duties as an elected official will prevent him from attending Oct. 9 candidate forum in Orono. Judy Rogosheske says the absence is a calculated campaign move.

HSUS President's Visit Concerns Some Minnesota Farmers

Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle's visit to Golden Valley's Animal Humane Society had some animal agriculture leaders concerned that he was give the wrong message to listeners and consumers. The Humane Society of the United States and an egg farming trade association are currently trying to pass federal legislation that would require farmers to expand laying hen cage sizes.

Angel's Attic Sale at Four Seasons Mall This Weekend

Thousands of donated new and estate sale items fill nearly every storefront of the empty mall for sale Oct. 13-17 in Plymouth and proceeds go to the Angel Foundation that benefits local families struggling with cancer and in need of assistance.

Edina Property Owners Stuck in School District Boundary Limbo

After handing off more than 400 signed petitions for detachment to the Hopkins School District, the members of Unite Edina 273 are stuck playing the waiting game. The group of Edina property owners have been working to switch their homes from the Hopkins School District to Edina for quite some time now, both by talking with the two districts and by lobbying the state Legislature.

Singapore Sam Hops Across the World to Teach a Classroom 

A Minnetonka family smuggled a guest with them on their adventures. He is a green stuffed frog who goes by the name Singapore Sam, and he has become a learning tool for a first-grade classroom in Minnesota to learn about a new culture.

Former St. Michael-Albertville Teacher Publishes First Book

Retired English teacher, Mike Frickstad, published his first book, The Storyteller, last week.

Eden Prairie Has Four of The Fastest-Growing Companies in the Country

Reach Sports Marketing Group, Virtelligence, Customer Contact Services and SecureConnect made the 2012 Inc. 5000 list.

He Answered Door after Midnight to Knife-Wielding Assailant: Fridley Police

A pounding at the door then an attacker seeking pills—that's the story told in a criminal complaint last week.

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