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DeRusha Eats: McGarry’s Irish Pub
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:45:45 -0800

Minnesotans love Irish pubs, so Jason DeRusha took a drive to Maple Plain, Minnesota, and found a classic pub in an unlikely spot.

Delano man dies in Maple Plain Hwy. 12 crash
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:10:36 -0800

A Delano man is dead after his pickup truck collided head-on with a second pickup truck Tuesday, Dec. 9, on Highway 12 at Spring Avenue in Maple Plain. Kevin Orr, 55, of Delano, was pronounced dead at the scene. James Mika, 29, of Maple Plain, was treated by North Memorial paramedics for non-life-threatening injuries to [...]

Minn. Co. Donates Rumble Strips To Deadly Hwy.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:51:37 -0800

A Minnesota road construction company is stepping in to help improve safety on a west metro highway. Diamond Surface Inc. will donate time and resources to add rumble strips to Highway 12. In the last eight months, four people have died on a stretch of Highway 12 near Maple Plain from head-on crashes.

Maple Plain Man Gets 12 Years after Fraud Conviction
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:55:03 -0800

Alpha Rashidi Mshihiri, 39, of Maple Plain was convicted Feb. 20 after a seven day trial. he was convicted of three counts of bank fraud, two counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud. Mshihiri, who was once a licensed mortgage broker...

1 dead in 2-truck head-on crash in Maple Plain
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:14:22 -0800

West Hennepin Public Safety officials are investigating what happened before a fatal two-pickup truck crash on Highway 12 in Maple Plain, Minn.

Crews add rumble strips to improve safety on Highway 12
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:52:10 -0800

Six miles of Highway 12 in the Independence and Maple Plain area on Saturday, Dec. 13 got a new safety feature aimed at reducing crossover crashes. Crews installed centerline rumble strips on Highway 12 between Orono and Delano from early morning to late afternoon. The purpose of the rumble strips is to jolt motorists into paying attention [...]

Cities along Highway 12 Work Together to Reduce Crashes
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:39:53 -0800

Highway 12 near Maple Plain has seen several deadly crashes, including two within the past week. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Highway 12 on the west side of Wayzata is primarily a two-lane roadway all the way to Montrose. West Hennepin Public Safety covers Independence and Maple Plain, and Chief Gary Kroells leads the Highway 12 Coalition...

Another head-on-crash on Hwy. 12 claims a life
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:30:47 -0800

A driver died Tuesday afternoon in a head-on crash on Hwy. 12 in Maple Plain, a week after another driver lost her life on that same stretch of road in a similar crash.

Rogers' Diamond Surface will donate rumble strips on deadly stretch of Hwy. 12
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:37:04 -0800

Diamond Surface Inc. will cover the $15,000 cost to put the strips on 6 miles of the dangerous highway.

One dead in head-on collision with semi
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:23:39 -0800

The accident occurred on Highway 12 just east of Maple Plain at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.