Sad Closure for Heil Family and Jablonski Leaves Rehab: Pick of Our Patches

This week's selection includes a question about safety in Shakopee and a cheerleader who works with special needs students.

Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.

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Big Woods Elementary teacher Aaron Heil and the Heil family's journey is finally over, as his parents' bodies have been identified.

A Star Tribune article again raises the question—Is Scott County becoming a scarier place?

After nearly four months spent at a hospital or in rehab, Jablonski was discharged on Wednesday.

Due to boundary lines that have been around longer than almost all of the residents of Parkwood Knolls, 400 homes in the neighborhood are part of the Hopkins School District.

Team Captain Marcy Adams shares her passion for cheering with teens with special needs.

Richfield School District officials say they won't lose money as a result of the Pillsbury Commons project.

Golden Valley nonprofit repairs donated cars and then sells them to accepted applicants with a low-interest loan.

The district found money for new programs this year despite some grim forecasts. What gives?

The new Brazilian steakhouse, a first in Minnesota, opened April 20 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove.

With a new property owner, the old Plymouth Center strip mall is being demolished to make way for new business.


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