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Cancer Concerns, Falling Stars and a Railroad Fatality: Fridley Patch 2012 Top 20

In our top 10 posts of 2012: The Fridley Cancer Cluster Facebook group forms, meteors shoot, and a person dies on train tracks in Fridley.

Concerns about cancer and the local environment make their first appearance at No. 10 in the Top 20 posts at Fridley Patch in 2012. (Stay tuned for more on this topic as our Top 20 countdown continues through Dec. 31.)

At positions 9 and 8 are posts about a meteor shower with tips for viewing in Fridley's darkest spots and a fatality on the railroad tracks in Fridley.

  • No. 8: Police ID Pedestrian Killed by Train in Fridley
  • No. 9: Perseids Meteor Shower 2012: Peak Time and Places to Watch in and around Fridley
  • No. 10: Cancer Rates in Fridley 10 Percent Above State Average (and Fridley Facebook Group Founder: I’m at Risk for Cancer)

Earlier posts in our Top 20 countdown included

  • No. 11: Totino-Grace Grad Sasha McHale Dies
  • No. 12:
  • No. 13: 
  • No. 14: Cummins Power Generation Comes Out Against MN Marriage Amendment

Nos. 15–18 had the letter D and not much else in common, as seen in 

  • No. 15: 
  • No. 16: Medical Examiner: Holly Boyd Is Dead
  • No. 17: MN Delegation at DNC includes Hinda Ali of Columbia Heights
  • No. 18: VOTE: Best Dance Studio in the Fridley Area

And these two posts started our countdown with Strange Tales from World of Politics Proved Popular This Election Year:

  • No. 19: Rep. Keith Ellison's Name-Calling Gets Vulgar in Angry Debate
  • No. 20: A Hillary-minder? 'It Takes a Village' Quilt Ticks off Voter

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