Malicious punishment of a child and cruelty to a small pet animal were behind two posts among the top 20 at Fridley Patch in 2012.
The other two in the top 15–18 were on happier subjects. A local woman was said to be the first Somali-American delegate at a Democratic National Convention, and a strong reponse to a Readers' Choice poll on best dance studio demonstrated the vibrancy of the local dance scene.
These four posts are re-posted as part of our countdown of the Top 20 posts 2012:
- 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
These two posts appeared earlier under 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
What local news was most important to you in 2012? Which topics do you expect to see in the Fridley Patch Top 20 posts for the year? Leave a comment below.