The city of Maple Grove has had its first fire-related death since the 1800s.
“The police department responded to the call because it came through as a medical call,” Anderson said. “Our department was called after the fact to ventilate the apartment.”
Rolighed was sent to Hennepin County Medical Center’s burn unit on Dec. 30, where she later died.
“It’s too bad she had to die from these injuries,” Anderson said.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has not yet released the official cause of death.
Rolighed, 77, died Jan. 3, 2013. She is survived by her children, Cindy (Denis) Peters, Vickie (Jeff) Krueger and Paul (Stacy) Rolighed; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth.
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