Kaitlyn Roby

Kaitlyn Roby can be reached at kroby@lillienews.com or 651-748-7815.
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Sat
23
Aug

District 197 school board ties success of stadium to technology, security votes

Some stadium supporters feel "betrayed" by decision
Because the District 197 referendum failed in May's special election, school leaders hope enthusiam for a new stadium at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights will help pass the vote this fall. 

Wed
20
Aug

Man faces attempted-murder charges in West St. Paul drive-by shooting


Jorge Roman Vasquez

Complaint: Victim had affair with suspect's girlfriend
A St. Paul man is facing four felony charges in a West St. Paul drive-by shooting for "intentionally" firing at a man who reportedly had an affair with the shooter's girlfriend, according to court documents filed in Dakota County District Court this week.

Mon
18
Aug

Love, leukemia and loss: Inver Grove Heights family's story becomes faith-based movie


Inver Grove Heights couple Bonnie and Dan Boyum's son, Michael Boyum, died Oct. 17, 1999 after a yearlong battle with leukemia. A movie is now being made about his life, especially his relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Michelle, whom he married just six weeks before he died. The film will also address Michael's brother Matthew's struggle with depression. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Matthew Boyum, left, and brother Michael at Michael's wedding, just weeks before he died from leukemia. Matthew donated bone marrow to Michael during his yearlong struggle with leukemia. (Submitted photo)

Michael Boyum and longtime girlfriend Michelle, all dressed up for their high school prom. (Submitted photo)

Extras being sought for wedding scene
It was like something out of a movie. Michael was dying of leukemia. His childhood sweetheart Michelle asked him to marry her, and he said yes. 

Fri
15
Aug

Fitch appears in court for charges in murder of Mendota Heights officer


Brian George Fitch Sr.
Fri
15
Aug

Incumbents top primaries in Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul

Ballots set for general election
Many of the "usual suspects" will face off in Nov. 4's general election, as most political veterans topped Tuesday's primary election in South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights. 

Fri
15
Aug

West St. Paul driver gets year in jail for crash that killed man


Jon Devereaux
A West St. Paul man was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 13 to 365 days in jail and 10 years probation for criminal vehicular homicide and operation, after he drove an SUV while drunk and rolled it. Multiple passengers were thrown from the vehicle; one was killed. 
Mon
11
Aug

Thousands attend funeral, procession for slain Mendota Heights officer


Hundreds of law enforcement and other public safety agency vehicles wind along Dodd Road, the curb lined with supportive citizens Aug. 6. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

A resident of St. Paul’s West Side holds a flag and her daughter, Anelli, 1, as the first wave of a procession for Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick passes. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Members of the South Metro Fire Department, which covers South St. Paul and West St. Paul, salute, as the hearse carrying officer Scott Patrick’s flag-covered casket drives by, making its way to the Acacia Park Cemetery in Mendota Heights. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Scott Patrick

People of all ages turned out to line the procession route, as police and fire personnel from all over the state and beyond drove the route. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

A woman and two girls walk by St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church during the funeral for officer Scott Patrick. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

James Bauch holds a pole flying the American and POW flags along Dodd Road near Hwy 110 as the funeral procession for officer Scott Patrick passes by. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Anoka police bow their heads in prayer at the funeral of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick, who was killed in the line of duty July 30. An estimated 4,000 members of law enforcement attended the services Aug. 6. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

People of all ages turned out to line the procession route, as police and fire personnel from all over the state and beyond drove the route. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

From the twinkle in his eye as he kidded co-workers to the way he glowed as he talked about his family, Scott Patrick was known to light up a room.

Mon
11
Aug

Aging roads, safety issues spur Southview Blvd. revamp

Steve Mclaughlin pushed a stroller along Southview Boulevard in South St.

Fri
01
Aug

Man with history of violence charged in shooting death of Mendota Heights officer


Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener speaks fondly of the last time he spoke to Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed in the line of duty July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener address members of the media Friday, Aug. 1, at a press conference related to murder charges against Brian George Fitch Sr. in the shooting death of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick. His funeral will be Wednesday. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi hosted a joint press conference Friday, Aug. 1, related to murder charges against Brian George Fitch Sr., following the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick, 47. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Officer Scott Patrick

Brian George Fitch, Sr.

West St. Paul police investigate Scott Patrick's murder
The West St. Paul Police Department has spent uncounted hours of overtime investigating the murder of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was killed July 30 during a routine traffic stop on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul.

Thu
31
Jul

Community mourns slain Mendota Heights officer


Officer Scott Patrick

Brian George Fitch, Sr.

Hundreds of people gathered on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul on Wednesday night, near where Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was gunned down. Candles, flowers and signs piled up in his honor. (Submitted photo)

Candles, flowers, flags, and more are left at Dodd and Smith, where officer Patrick was killed July 30 after a routine traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Hundreds of people gathered on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul on Wednesday night, near where Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was gunned down. Candles, flowers and signs piled up in his honor. (Submitted photo)

The flag at the Holiday station store on Dodd Road was at half-staff, shortly after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was fatally shot nearby July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The flag at the Holiday station store on Dodd Road was at half-staff, shortly after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was fatally shot nearby July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Investigators inspected the area around Scott Patrick's vehicle, which was left with the driver's side door open. The Mendota Heights officer was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The driver's side door was left open on the squad car of Scott Patrick, a Mendota Heights officer who was shot and killed July 30 during a routine traffic stop. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Suspect arrested, injured in police shootout
The flag at the Holiday station in West St. Paul was at half-staff Wednesday, hours after a Mendota Heights police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in front of the Dodd Road gas station where cops from both cities departments routinely grab coffee.

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