Biggest Stories in August: Sex Offenders, Hardee’s and the Perseids
Did you catch all these stories?
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Hopkins Patch in August. Did you catch all of them?
Hopkins residents were swift to respond to news that a Level III sex offender was moving into the community, with many attending a community notice meeting officials hosted to object to what they saw as late notice. Patch investigated to find out why that notice came so late and what it means to have a Level III sex offender in the community.
Following an earlier announcement in which the Hardee’s fast food restaurant chain said it would build as many as 59 new locations around the Twin Cities over the next five years, an article by City Pages showed that one of the new Hardee’s locations may open in or very close to Hopkins. Although it’s difficult to pinpoint the potential restaurant’s exact location, it appears that the new Hardee’s would be located east of Highway 169 near Highway 7.
The annual meteor shower had readers looking for the best places to go stargazing. Eisenhower Observatory volunteer Ron Schmit also shared tips on the best ways to watch the shower. Schmit, whose day job is providing tech support for nuclear power plants, has introduced visitors to the observatory for about 15 years.
Investigators are looking for information about a robbery involving a gun at the Blake Road Walgreens at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 25.
A Hopkins woman was arrested on suspicion of threatening to shoot her neighbor and insulting the neighbor’s religion.