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'Perversion File,' Crash Deaths and Soccer Brawl: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection includes a Domestic Partner Registry update, a Best Buy restructuring, a gas explosion and a legendary rock 'n roll performer.

Editor's Note: Every week we provide a recap of the top stories from the following Patch sites: Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.

Second St. Louis Park Troop Named in Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'

Recently released Boy Scouts of America records dubbed the "perversion files" show at least two cases of suspected sexual abuse occurring in St. Louis Park Troops.

Two drivers were killed in an Oct. 19 crash of three vehicles on Wright County Road 34.

Brawl on Maple Grove Soccer Field Leads to Team Disqualification at State

The MSHSL action came six days after a brawl between Prairie Seeds Academy of Brooklyn Park and Totino-Grace of Fridley at the Section 5A championship game at Maple Grove Senior High School. Maple Grove police continue to investigate.

Hopkins Domestic Partner Registry Rarely Used

Although only four couples have used the registry, the Hopkins grad who pushed for the ordinance says it still has important symbolic value.

Best Buy Eliminates Top Layer of Senior Execs

New CEO Hubert Joly hopes the restructuring will result in a leaner structure and strengthen the struggling company.

Centerpoint Challenges Gas Explosion Report

Monday, state regulators released their official report detailing the causes behind a March 2011 explosion at a natural gas pipeline at the corner of 60th Street and Nicollet Avenue South. 

In order to raise money to replace old uniforms, the Robbinsdale Cooper High School marching band is hosting a concert with Badfinger's Joey Molland, who played alongside the Beatles, and other well-known artists.

Minnetonka Student Athlete Plans Career in International Business

Student Spotlight: In life, Joe Martinson aims to be like an M&M–tough on the outside, soft on the inside.

EHS Girls Tennis Shatters Records with 16th Straight State Title Win

The Edina High School girls tennis team broke a few records Wednesday afternoon, after defeating Minnetonka to win the program's 16th consecutive state title.

Supervalu in Talks to Sell; UnitedHealth Profits Jump: Eden Prairie Business Roundup

After announcing plans to sell part or all of the company in July, Supervalu admitted to being in talks with several potential buyers last week.

Plymouth Family's Haunted House Thrills Hundreds for Halloween

The Smith family has opened up their Plymouth home for 10 years and put on a fun and scary haunted house for whoever wants to come in and get scared.

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