Monday, February 11, 2013
The family of Jake Beneke of Maple Grove says the company should have known shooter Andrew Engeldinger could turn violent.
In a lawsuit recently filed in Hennepin County court, the family of a man killed in last year's Accent Signage massacre is suing the company founded by the late St. Louis Park resident Reuven Rahamim. Rami Cooks, a Minnetonka resident who was second in command to Rahamim, was also shot and killed that day. The estate of shooter Andrew Engeldinger is also named as a defendant. Engledinger gunned down six co-workers in September 2012 after being fired, including Maple Grove resident Jake Beneke, whose family has filed the suit. The lawsuit alleges Accent Signage managers knew Engeldinger was an unstable and potentially violent person, and should have taken more precautions when firing him. In particular, the suit says Engeldinger should not …
Monday, February 4, 2013
President called on voters to pressure their legislators to pass gun control measures.
Speaking to a crowd of local dignitaries and law enforcement officers on Monday, President Barack Obama called on voters to pressure Congress to act on curbing gun violence. "We've suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing," he said. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he added. What did the Twin Cities think about Obama's visit on social media? Adopting universal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons, limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, and putting more police officers on the street are "common sense," bipartisan measures to reduce gun violence, the President said. He also repeated other proposals to expand access to mental health care for young people. Several …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Peanut butter recall, marriage amendment and presidential debates: Check out what people were reading on Minnetonka Patch last month.
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Minnetonka Patch in October. Did you catch them all? Click on the headlines below to read the full story. • Massive Peanut Butter Recall Now Includes Whole Foods, Target, GNC • Presidential Debate 2012: Debate Schedule • Where to Watch Today's Presidential Debate In Minnetonka • Letter: Vote 'Yes' for Marriage Amendment • Trick-or-Treat: Safety Tips for Halloween Night • Ike's Food & Cocktails Opens Sept. 18 in Minnetonka • Halloween Costume Trends in 2012: What's Hot? • Student Teacher From Minnetonka Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Sending Naked Pics to Student • Funeral Escort Injured in Crash During Procession for Rami Cooks Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Police say shooter Andrew Engeldinger, 36, pulled out the gun immediately after being terminated.
Police released a thorough timeline of events showing what happened after Andrew Engeldinger went on a shooting spree last Thursday at Accent Signage Systems, Inc. in Minneapolis. • Near the end of the workday, Engeldinger was asked to come to a meeting in the office of John Souter. Prior to going to Souter's office, Engeldinger left the building, went to his car, and then returned to meet with John Souter and Rami Cooks. • Engeldinger was informed that his employment was terminated and he was given his final paycheck. • Engeldinger pulled out a gun and a struggled ensued between the men over the gun. • Souter and Cooks were shot inside Souter's office. • Engeldinger dropped a partially loaded magazine during the struggle. He reloaded and …
Kent Stahel was riding a motorcycle in the procession for one of the victims of Thursday's Minneapolis workplace shooting.
A 66-year-old man—who was helping lead the funeral procession for Rami Cooks, one of the victims of Thursday's Minneapolis workplace shooting—was seriously injured Sunday in St. Louis Park when he crashed his motorcycle into a truck. Kent Edward Stahel, of St. Paul, was turning left onto Minnetonka Boulevard from Kentucky Avenue when he slammed into a truck that was already in the intersection. Stahel had red and blue lights flashing, according to a police report. He was alert after the accident, according to a witness, but was bleeding profusely and taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center. Update Monday at 1 p.m.: Kent Stahel is currently in satisfactory condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The driver of the truck, 31-year-…
Hundreds of people attended the funerals of Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim and his second-in-command, Rami Cooks.
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Friday, September 28, 2012
Rami Cooks, of Minnetonka, died of a gunshot wound to the head and “was a victim of the workplace incident yesterday.”
A 62-year-old Minnetonka man has died as a result of the Minneapolis shooting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Accent Signage Systems. Rami Cooks “was a victim of the workplace incident yesterday” who died at Hennepin County Medical Center after a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. Cooks died at the hospital at 11:18 p.m. after being shot at 4:35 p.m. Cooks was a native of Israel who worked at Accent Signage as a production manager, according to American Jewish World. Other victims identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner Office that died include: Reuven Rahamim, 61, of St. Louis Park Ronald Edberg, 58, of Brooklyn Center Keith Basinski, 50, of Spring Lake Park Jacob Bruce Beneke, 34, of …