Sholom serves many of Minnesota's elderly.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Sunday, November 11, 2012
In recognition of what one campaigner for the elderly called "organization-wide commitment to advocacy," a statewide professional association of elder care organizations awarded the St. Louis Park-based nonprofit Sholom its 2012 award for excellence in advocacy. “Sholom is a wonderful example of an organization-wide commitment to advocacy," Aging Services of Minnesota Board Chair Bob Dahl said in a written statement emailed to Patch. “Sholom has for years been active in educating their legislators at the state and federal level; and their staff at all levels participate actively in Aging Services grassroots campaigns.” Sholom serves 2,500 Minnesotan in various stages of later life, from those in assisted living through hospice care in "a …
Mark Edward Wetsch, 49, was arrested on Tuesday.
A man arrested on Tuesday in St. Peter, MN, who could be connected with a string of Twin Cities robberies was convicted in 2005 of ripping off a St. Louis Park senior care facility. The FBI is investigating whether Mark Edward Wetsch, 49, of Minneapolis, is the highly sought "Man in Black," who is suspected of robbing at least a half-dozen banks in the metro area in the past few months. Wetsch was arrested after he was seen traveling in a vehicle suspected of being used in a robbery earlier that day at the Rolling Hills Bank, in Brewster, MN. He was charged with aggravated robbery, terroristic threats and theft—all felonies—Thursday in Nobles County District Court. He is being held in Nobles County custody on $300,000 bail. Meanwhile, the …