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Top 10 Stories of 2012: Death Threat Issued to Eagan City Council

Fatal car crashes, robberies, sports scandals, big business developments. Eagan Patch looks back at the Top 10 stories of 2012.

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Editor's Note: As the New Year approaches, Eagan Patch will review the Top 10 most significant stories of 2012, in terms of total pageviews and impact to the community. Disagree with our assessment, or have other stories you think should've made the Top 10? Please post your feedback or thoughts in the comment stream below.

#7: Death Threat Issued in Debate Over Parkview Golf Course Development

A debate over plans to convert Eagan's last 18-hole golf course into a residential development took a scary turn in June, when the Eagan City Council received an anonymous death threat signed "FOPV".

It read: “Any council member voting for developing Parview [sic] will die!! You are all in on it with the develper [sic]!!”

Mayor Mike Maguire took to the podium during a council meeting to address the note and issue a stern admonition to the audience. Eagan police also opened an investigation to determine who authored the note. So far, no one has been charged in connection with the incident.

The note inflamed an already controversial issue. Community members passionately believe the golf course should remain open, but the golf course owners say their business is struggling and that selling the land to a local developer is their best option.

Click here to read more regarding the Parkview Golf Course debate.

Eagan Patch will continue our countdown of the biggest stories of the year tomorrow. Check out the other articles that have already made it into Eagan Patch's Top 10 of 2012:

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: Suburban Homelessness Rising in Dakota County
  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: Day-Care Provider Charged After Infant Dies Under Her Care
  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: Lockheed Martin Shopping Center Plans Hit Unexpected Obstacle

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