Twin Cities Man Has Been Held in Abu Dhabi Prison for Months: News Roundup

The top stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include first responders describing how the pulled five children from a submerged car.

Shezanne “Shez” Cassim, right, has been held in a prison in Abu Dhabi since June. Credit: YouTube/Shezanne “Shez” Cassim
Shezanne “Shez” Cassim, right, has been held in a prison in Abu Dhabi since June. Credit: YouTube/Shezanne “Shez” Cassim


ProAct, Inc. is Hiring Supervisors in Eagan: Job Search

Also in Eagan, Genesis10 is hiring a technical project manager.


Shared Work Space Coming to Edina

Cafe, Inc. will open in mid-January at the corner of Interstate 494 and Highway 100.

College Board Recognizes Edina Schools’ AP Participation

The district made the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

Neighborhood Association Plan Takes First Steps

So far three neighborhoods have formally organized.


'Dumbest' vs. 'Exhausted': What's Your Word for the Vikings-Packers Tie?

See what six fans from Hudson and six from Stillwater had so say about Sunday's 26-26 Minnesota-Green Bay NFL stalemate.


Is Casa Bistro in Lakeville Closed?

The blinds are drawn and the parking lot around the restaurant is empty.

Lakeville Schools Receive $100 Gift Cards for Families in Need

The district received a total donation of $1,400.

Watch: Let the Holidays Begin in Downtown Lakeville

The lighting ceremony included a countdown for the lights at Pioneer Plaza.

Maple Grove

Find Maple Grove Gifts on Etsy

Do you sell or buy items on Etsy? The online store is a great place to find unique presents.


Search Ends For Armed Bank Robbery Suspect in Minnetonka

The suspect in the Wings Financial Credit Union robbery got away.


How Should Northfield Address the Kindergarten Classroom Shortage?

With state-funded all-day kindergarten beginning next school year, the district is looking for ways to accommodate all children.


City Council to Hear Holy Angels Development Proposal

The private school is considering an offer that would redevelop part of its front lawn.

St. Louis Park

'Feeling Around With My Feet': First Responders' Account of an Underwater Rescue

St. Louis Park police officers and firefighters were the first on the scene Thursday when a mother drove a car with five children into a St. Louis Park holding pond.

Two Children Died of 'Complications of Drowning': Medical Examiner

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office released the causes of death of two children who went into a holding pond in a car on Nov. 21.

More Than $14,000 Donated To Coleman-Guerrido and Rennie Families

There have been 221 contributions so far to a fund on giveforward.com.

St. Louis Park Crash Survivors Improve Slowly

The children are in stable but serious condition.

What Should Minnesota Do With Its Sex Offender Program?

Sen. Ron Latz talked about some of the tough choices the state faces with its civil commitment program for sex offenders.

St. Michael

St. Michael to Get First Housing Development in Years

Builder D.R. Horton has proposed "River's Landing," a new, single-family development near the heart of the city.


Iran? More Like He Ran: The Socks Heard 'Round the World

The world's attention was fixed Saturday on a new Iran nuclear deal—and on the exposed ankles shown by White House Chief of Staff (and Stillwater native) Denis McDonough at the White House.

Stillwater Author: From Dead in Water to Sly Stallone 'Homefront' Adaptation

Chuck Logan welcomes Hollywood's treatment of his 2005 novel in one of the most expensive movies ever made from a Minnesota author's work, according to media reports.


Woodbury Man Has Been in Abu Dhabi Prison for Five Months, Detained for Seven

He was jailed in April for posting a video on YouTube in October 2012.

Woodbury Looking Into Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hotels in the city would pay a tax to fund the CVB.

Woodbury Woman's 'Random Acts of Kindness Day' is Sunday, Dec. 1

Rindy Gahnz has been doing nice things for others on Dec. 1 for 16 years.


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