Jailed 'Jane Doe,' Fatal Bus Crash and Run for Rose: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection includes a drowning, a townhome fire, a new principal, a new Islamic center, a new White Castle and a local name in front of the USC marching band.

Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro.

An unidentified woman has been in Anoka County Jail since Tuesday on suspicion of burglary in Fridley on Monday. 

One person is dead after a small bus spun out and crashed on Interstate 394 at Park Place in St. Louis Park Wednesday morning. Passenger Charles Miranda, 89, of Minneapolis, died in the crash, the state patrol reports.

Tom Knoll has run more than 75,000 miles, enough to circle the world three times. He will make one more stop in Minnetonka to help Rose, an 11-year-old girl from Roseville who suffers from cerebral palsy, go to Disney World. His 24-hour run starts at noon on Saturday, July 14, at Minnetonka High School.

Tony Martin Caine, 6, drowned at Wirth Lake last Saturday. The boy was attending a birthday party with his family when the accident occurred.

Fire Destroys Townhome in Shakopee

One resident was transported by ambulance for smoke inhalation, according to Shakopee Fire Chief Rick Coleman. He also said a Bloomington firefighter suffered a knee injury while fighting the blaze and was transported by ambulance for treatment.

After the unexpected resignation of Joshua Fuchs in mid-May, the district has selected Richfield High School's next principal. And he is no stranger to the building. In fact, he spent five years there not long ago.

When Keith Yoerg graduated from Edina High School in 2008, he didn't expect to be capping his senior year of college by leading the University of Southern California's Marching Band. "My job is going to be to make sure people stay riled up and excited for the game," Yoerg said.

The new restaurant will be located on the corner of Dunkirk Lane and County Road 30.

Pizza restaurant's neighbors successfully lobby to limit the store's hours, worried about the "after-bar crowd" coming to their neighborhood. 

North West Islamic Community Center Grand Opening

The North West Islamic Community Center had its grand opening July 7. It has a prayer room, classrooms and a large space that still needs funding for renovation.

Sixteen 6- to 8-year-olds competed for four spots in the Raspberry Festival’s Royal Family during Wednesday night’s Junior Royalty Coronation at the Eisenhower Community Center. Check out all the photos and then click here to upload your own Raspberry Festival photos for a chance to win Stages Theatre tickets.

Hendrickson, a member of the Albertville City Council, announced her candidacy at Tuesday night's Women of Today meeting.


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