Monday, May 6, 2013
This week's selections include a man who shot himself in a police department parking lot, an 80-year-old woman dies in a crash and a dozen departments fight a fire.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Paper Left Behind After Man Shot Himself May Contain Clues to Woman's Disappearance After showing up to discuss missing person Mandy Matula, David Roe shot himself in the head. Matula is still missing, and police are looking for information. Second Suspect in Fatal Shooting Taken into Custody Justin Kenyatta Watson, 32, also known as 'Boog,' has been charged with the murder of a Shakopee teen. Mark Mauer: 'I Brought This Upon Myself' 'I didn't kill anybody. I didn't…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
'I didn't kill anybody. I didn't murder anybody. I made a mistake,' the former Hill-Murray coach told KARE 11's Jay Olstad about his February arrest for soliciting prostitution in Fridley.
In an extended sit-down interview with KARE 11, former Hill-Murray High School football coach Mark Mauer said of his February arrest for soliciting prostitution in a police operation at the LivInn Hotel in Fridley: "I made a bad decision and I will have to live with it for the rest of my life." Earlier this week, FOX 9 reported Mauer agreed to pay $500 in court costs and take a “Breaking Free” class, as part of a deal in which Fridley prosecutors agreed to drop charges, according to KARE11. In a video and web report, as well as an extended video interview, KARE 11 reporter Jay Olstad interviewed Mauer about the incident: When asked if he was going to the hotel to have sex, he said, "Without a doubt, my intent was to meet this gal and to be…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Mauer, one of 19 men arrested in a February police operation in Fridley, accepted a continuance for dismissal, according to a FOX 9 report.
Former Hill-Murray High School football coach Mark Mauer, who resigned from his two posts at the school amid prostitution allegations in Fridley, has agreed to a continuance for dismissal, according to a FOX 9 report. That means he will not be convicted as long as he pays $500 in court costs and takes a “Breaking Free” class within the next month and a half, the report says. Mauer was arrested in Fridley in February as part of a two-day police operation at a motel. One of 19 men arrested, he was charged with a misdemeanor, booked at the Anoka County Jail and released. Related: Days after Fridley Patch reported the charge against him, Mauer resigned as both the football coach and major-gifts officer at Hill-Murray. (He had also worked as a …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Fridley Police cited him Feb. 19 on soliciting-prostitution charge, one of 23 arrests in two-day police detail at LivInn Hotel.
Mark Mauer has resigned as head varsity football coach at Hill-Murray School, according to media reports Monday afternoon. Mauer was one of 19 men arrested Feb. 19 and charged with soliciting prostitution in an undercover police operation at the LivInn Hotel in Fridley. His resignation is effective immediately, according to KSTP-TV. Fridley Patch reported Friday that the defendants included Mauer, in his first year as coach at Hill-Murray. He had previously coached for several schools at the college level, played quarterback for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, and served briefly as a St. Paul City Council member. Mauer also worked as a major-gifts officer at Hill-Murray, the Star Tribune reported.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Also in this week's wrap-up: A beloved principal gets rewarded, Menards makes a grand entrance and Edina pets have a new haven.
Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Fridley, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (Click on the headline to read the full story.) Hill-Murray Football Coach Arrested in Fridley for Allegedly Soliciting Prostitution Mark Mauer was one of 19 men caught in a police sting operation in Fridley Tuesday Golden Valley Officials Concerned About Upcoming Bottineau Meeting In a letter sent to members of the Hennepin County Board and Metropolitan Council, Mayor Shep Harris asked for clarification regarding the purpose of the upcoming Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s community meeting. Menards Announces …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Mark Mauer was one of 19 men caught in a police sting operation in Fridley Tuesday
Fridley police arrested Hill-Murray high school head varsity football coach Mark Mauer this week for allegedly soliciting prostitution. Update (Feb. 26, 2013): Mauer has resigned at Hill-Murray, according to news media reports. Mauer was one of 19 men charged Tuesday with misdemeanors during a two-day police operation at a Fridley hotel. He was booked into the Anoka County jail and released. Investigators are preparing the cases for the city prosecutor. The Fridley Police department declined to confirm that the man they arrested is the Hill-Murray coach. Fridley Patch identified Mauer by matching public and published records of his name, date of birth, address and photo with the defendant’s booking information and photo. Mauer wasn't …