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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 photos)

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 photos)

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.

Wed
30
Jul

Longtime Mendota Heights officer fatally shot in West St. Paul


Brian George Fitch, Sr.

photos from the scene by Kaitlyn Roby/Review

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Search for suspect continues
The flag at the Holiday Stationstore in West St. Paul was at half-mast 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.

Tue
29
Jul

Mendota Heights man shot, killed after breaking into northern Minnesota homes


Benjamin Beaudoin

Family: 'He was not himself when this occurred'
When Benjamin Cornell Beaudoin forced himself into two northern Minnesota homes July 26, he faced two men with guns. The first broke the stock of a shotgun on his head; the second shot the Mendota Heights man who later died at a hospital, police say.

Mon
28
Jul

Authorities investigate fire that consumed semi-trailer full of tires at South St. Paul tire shop


Firefighters from the Inver Grove Heights and South Metro fire departments work to control a fire in a semitrailer full of used tires early July 28. The petroleum-dense tires intensified the flames and heat that melted and warped the paint on the South St. Paul tire shop building nearby. A second empty semi-trailer was destroyed in the blaze. (Courtesy of the South Metro Fire Department)

Officials suspect fire was set intentionally
It took about an hour and half for firefighters to control the flames engulfing a semi-trailer stuffed more than three-quarters full with tires, floor to ceiling, before the sun came up July 28 in South St. Paul.

Mon
28
Jul

Inver Grove Heights tackles potential tree troubles


This ash at Oakwood Park in Inver Grove Heights and other ash trees in parks and other city-owned areas will be removed before they are infested with emerald ash borers. (Submitted photo)

City plans to issue notices to residents with ash trees
At one point, the fear of a nationwide die-off of ash trees had the staff at Inver Grove Heights City Hall planning to remove all ashes growing on city property.
More recently, that plan has changed.

Mon
28
Jul

District 197 school board feels time squeeze in ballot decision


A committee presented a proposal for a Mendota Heights-based stadium at the District 197 School Board work session July 21, adding to the requests being considered for a referendum. The project would replace Charles Matson Field in West St. Paul, pictured above. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

New stadium added to list of considerations

Time is running out for the School District 197 board members to decide whether or not to bring a referendum to the voters this fall, after taking a hard loss in May’s special election.

Mon
28
Jul

Reward doubled for tips in vandalism spree


A mailbox was vandalized recently in a spree that included vulgar and sexually explicit images and words scratched and spray-painted into vehicles and houses in Mendota Heights. A $500 is being offered for information. (Submitted photo)

A local group recently increased the reward offered for information leading to the arrest and charging of the vandals who recently spray-painted racial slurs, sexual images and expletives on vehicles, homes and mailboxes around Mendota Heights.

Fri
25
Jul

Flooding shuts down events at Sibley Historic Site in Mendota

Minnesota History River Paddle, Color Dash cancelled
Damage from heavy summer rains has caused two events at the Sibley Historic Site in Mendota to be abruptly cancelled.

Thu
24
Jul

B-52 Burgers and Brew nibbles national fame


submitted photo

Inver Grove Heights restaurant to appear on Travel Channel's "Food Paradise"
Brandon Bramscher is not one for cameras.
But the B-52 Burgers and Brew co-owner was thrust in front of multiple lenses on St. Patrick's Day, as the crew for the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise" show took over the Inver Grove Heights restaurant, capturing his burgers deemed worthy of national attention.

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