Roseville Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most read by Patch readers.
We are in the midst of sharing the top 20 most read posts of the year from Roseville Patch now and through the end of 2012. Share your thoughts on the stories in comments below.
No. 20 on our Top Read Posts of 2012 (Click on the highlighted link to see the story.)
No. 19 is Twin Cities Winning Powerball Numbers Are....
No. 18 on our list is Prostitution Crackdown in Roseville Has One Adult Escort Thinking Twice.
No. 17 is Roseville Pics & Clips: Wild Rice Festival Recap. (This is a continuous feature.)
No. 16 post was Leonid Meteor Shower 2012 Peaking
No. 15 post was Parents Talk: Should Sex Education Be Taught in School?
No. 14 is Roseville High School AD Under Investigation
No. 13 is Gordmans Department Store in Roseville Opening Thursday,
No. 12 is Marriage=One Man + One Woman Says Northwestern Student Government.
No. 11 is Rosevillle School Board Closes Session Reportedly for Hockey Probe Report
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No. 9 is Roseville School District Confirms It's Investigation Hockey Coaches
No. 8 is Roseville Hockey Coach Speaks His Mind
No. 7 is Recap on Roseville City Council Candidates
Today, Saturday, we continue our series. Coming in at No. 6 is a tragic story about a Roseville High School graduate who was driving along westbound Interstate 694 in mid-January, when he pulled over to the shoulder, got out of his car and lay down in front of a semitrailer, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Here is the rest of the story, Roseville High Graduate Dies on I-694 After He Lay Down in Front of Truck:
Lance L. Lieder, 22, of Maplewood, died after being hit by the truck, according to the State Patrol.
Lieder graduated in May 2008 from Roseville High School, said Sara Nystuen, a district official.
The incident happened around McKnight Road, according to the State Patrol.
Westbound Interstate 694 was shut down from White Bear Avenue to Century Avenue, following the incident, according to the State Patrol, and re-opened at about 4:20 p.m.
KARE-11 has photos from overhead of a tanker truck pulled over at the scene.
Since October, three people have died in apparent suicides from stepping into interstate traffic in the Twin Cities, according to the Pioneer Press.
Click here to read the full story.
Coming in at No. 5 on our list of most read stories is Cost Plus World Market To Reopen in Roseville, a story about the retailer that reopened its Roseville operation three years after shuttering the business.