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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-th...Read More
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A Delano man is dead after his pick-up truck collided head-on with a second pick-up 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 t...Read More
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The Medina Police Department has released identities of individuals involved in a fatal car accident on Tuesday, Dec. 2, along Highway 12 at about a mile east of Maple Plain. Jamie Lee Whipperman, 24, of Plymouth, died at the scene of the accident. According to police, her car was involved in a head...Read More
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Two Police Reserve officers have volunteered a total of 38 years for the West Hennepin Public Safety Department — working side by side with sworn police officers. On Nov. 17, WHPS and the cities of Maple Plain and Independence honored Reservists Phil Beck and Lisa Schreier at a joint meeting of th...Read More
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He is retiring after 30 years with WHPS The lobby of the Discovery Center in Maple Plain on Wednesday, April 16 was brightly lit and crammed full of chatty pre-schoolers, parents, staff and Independence Mayor Marvin Johnson. Then suddenly all of the lights went off, and the lobby went stone quiet. T...Read More
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McCoy to retire after 30 years By Amanda Schwarze The Pioneer A familiar face will lead the West Hennepin Public Safety Department after current director Ray McCoy retires at the end of April. WHPS serves both Independence and Maple Plain. The WHPS Police Commission appointed Sgt. Gary Kroells as th...Read More
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This is city’s second car vs. train collision in a month  West Hennepin Public Safety, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are investigating the cause of a March 8 car versus train crash in which a 25-year-old Buffalo woman was killed. The Medical Ex...Read More
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25 students leave bus safely  A First Student school bus on Thursday, Feb. 20, was stuck on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track in Independence, and the bus driver safely evacuated 25 students from the vehicle. The incident happened at Valley Road, just north of Highway 12. West Hennepin ...Read More
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