3 Died Too Young, Marriage Vote Gets Firm's 'No': Fridley Patch 2012 Top 20
Cummins Power Generation took a stand days before election on same-sex marriage, and a workplace shooting, a train mishap and disease took the lives of 3 with local ties.
The deaths of Keith Basinski, Chris Hanson and Sasha McHale shocked the Fridley area in 2012. Basinski was the Spring Lake Park resident and UPS driver whose route put him in the wrong place at the wrong time—the September workplace mass-shooting at Accent Signage in Minneapolis.
McHale, a Totino-Grace High School grad and daughter of Minnesota basketball legend Kevin McHale, died in November of complications related to lupus.
Also in the Top 20 posts at Fridley Patch in 2012: A letter from the leader of locally based Cummins Power Generation urging a "No" vote on Minnesota's marriage amendment made a dramatic appearance online only two days before the November general election. (The marriage amendment failed to pass.)
Nos. 15–18 had the letter D and not much else in common, as seen in Dance, Democratic Delegate, 'Diaper Duty,' Death: Fridley Patch 2012 Top 20
These two posts appeared earlier under Strange Tales from World of Politics Proved Popular This Election Year: