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Police Officer Dies, Family Rides Out Isaac and Crash Victim ID'd: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection includes the death of an American Indian tribal chairman, a football title controversy and a health fair to address cancer and pollution concerns.

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, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.


Sgt. Steve Stroh, a 25-year veteran at the Edina Police Department, passed away over the weekend following a lengthy battle with cancer. Stroh, 47, had been fighting Multiple Myeloma—a cancer which attacks plasma cells in the bone marrow—for more than four years.

A local family's vacation changed course when they found themselves facing Hurricane Isaac. How it went and why they stayed.

The 44th and France intersection will soon get a lot tastier with the addition of a new restaurant from Ann Kim of Pizzeria Lola, to be called Hello Pizza. It is still unclear whether or not an exclamation point will untimately be included in the restaurant's name.

Police say Trina Renee Kincaid of Maple Grove was the pedestrian victim involved in the fatal traffic accident Aug. 23 near Weaver Lake Road and Main Street in Maple Grove.

Stanley Crooks, Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for 20 years, died Saturday, Aug. 25.

Former Richfield football players say the Hornets have mistakenly laid their hands on a 1987 conference title that doesn't belong to them.

Videos: Fridley Hosts a Health Fair on Environmental Concerns

The City of Fridley and federal, state and local government agencies held a health fair for people concerned about pollution impacts and cancer rates—issues raised during Erin Brockovich's town hall meeting in Fridley this summer.

Critics of Mitt Romney have pressed the presidential candidate to release more of his tax forms than the two years required by law. But at a Minnesota Public Radio State Fair debate Wednesday, the Republican challenger for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House turned the question around on liberal critics: Why won’t Democratic incumbent Keith Ellison release his own forms?

A new restaurant is open on Wayzata Boulevard. Noodles opened on Monday and is already drawing a crowd at its new location.

The café’s newest location will be located in the former Creekside Coffee building and will include outdoor seating and the potential for full-service dining.

It's only fitting that in the first year of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, Jason Alvey would be a featured speaker. Alvey owns St. Louis Park craft beer store The Four Firkins, and the Australian transplant is one of the most knowledgeable people around on the subject of craft brewing, particularly local craft brewing.

One driver that got a ticket expresses concern for a recent crosswalk sting conducted by Plymouth Police on a busy four lane road in the city.

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