Friday Sep 12
Suspect in killing of Mendota Heights cop indicted on murder, attempted murder charges
A Mendota Heights man has been indicted on charges of murder and attempted murder by an unusual double-county grand jury in the July shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick. The combined grand jury for Dakota and Ramsey counties on Friday charged Brian Fitch Sr., 39, with one count of first-degree murder for allegedly intentionally killing Patrick, three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer in connection with shots he allegedly fired at police officers trying to arrest him and illegal possession of a firearm.
Friday Sep 12
Grand Jury Indicts Suspected Mendota Heights Cop Killer
The man suspected of shooting and killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick in July, has been indicted by a multi-county Grand Jury. The Dakota County and Ramsey County Grand Jury issued the indictment charging Brian Fitch, 39, with one count of first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by an ineligible person.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Company plans to close Rainbow in West St. Paul
It was business as usual at the Rainbow Foods in West St. Paul Wednesday afternoon. The company that bought the site this spring plans to close the grocery store and start letting go employees in November.
Dawn Klingensmith grew up as a self-taught traditional fine artist learning as much as she could from various sources along the way.
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West St. Paul school to learn from Ghana group - and vice versa
First-grade students become acquainted with the tools in their "explorer backpacks" used in lessons led by Moreland Elementary principal Eric Bradley and other InSciEd Out program partners who visited Ghana this summer. Moreland Elementary principal Eric Bradley prepares a team of first-grade students at the Light Academy in Ghana for a cheer.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Buyer of Checker's site in West St. Paul remains a mystery
The West St. Paul Checker's restaurant, built in 2007, had a closing that followed closely on its opening. The property, which has been unused since 2011, is being auctioned off.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Bad Weather Brewing to open Taproom on West 7th in St. Paul
The Bad Weather Brewing Company recently announced plans to open up a taproom and production facility at 414 7th Street West, St. Paul, Minnesota in the first half of 2015. Currently producing craft beer out of Lucid Brewing Company's facility in Minnetonka, the new facility will allow Bad Weather to expand production capabilities to meet increasing demand.
5-8 Grill is just the kind of family-friendly place West St. Paul needs
Onion rings and the Taco de Lucy at the new 5-8 Grill and Tap in West St. Paul. Originally a speakeasy, the 5-8 Club has been open in Minneapolis for nearly 100 years, and serving Juicy Lucys since the 1950s.
Dakota County storm aid decision to be appealed
Pumped water from a flooded basement drains from a hose onto Mainzer Street in West St. Paul on June 19, 2014.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
One Month After Officer's Death, Memorial Lives On
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. - One month ago Saturday, Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was killed in the line of duty.
West St. Paul crosses funding blue line for Hoene Arena
West St. Paul hopes to partner with School District 197 and Mendota Heights to renovate John V. Hoene Arena, the home ice for the Henry Sibley High School Warriors.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
St. Paul water bills may soon rise to replace aging infrastructure
Eager for funding to replace its aging 100-year-old infrastructure, St. Paul Regional Water Services is proposing a significant increase to water rates, including a new water main replacement surcharge.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Next time, think of your car as a glass showcase for thieves
South-West Review police reports published Aug. 24, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul - An employee at a car rental business found a gun in a vehicle that had just been returned Aug. 4. The woman who rented the vehicle was contacted.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: Best Easy Tailgate Food
The best snacks for a tailgate party are often easy to make. Just ask local chef and Vikings fan Rich Gapinski, who has spent a lifetime putting on pig roasts, barbecues and picnics.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Fair's Transit Hub encourages the masses to take the bus
Fairgoers made their way to the new bus transportation hub at the Minnesota State Fair on Sunday in Falcon Heights.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Dakota County, nine cities team up on electronic crimes
A brutal murder last year in Apple Valley demonstrates exactly how the world of crime is changing as the result of technology such as smartphones and computers, said Tim Leslie, chief deputy for Dakota County.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Man who killed his parents in Waconia one step closer to release from security hospital
Richard Happ waited for the start of a hearing to determine if he will be released from the Minnesota Security Hospital.
Rick Nelson: The best new fair foods ever
In the West End Market, fairgoers Jeremy Addison and Amber MacKenzie gave an “awesome” rating to the sweet corn-Gorgonzola fritters at the Blue Barn.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
St. Paul Man Charged For Shooting Romantic Rival
A St. Paul man faces attempted murder charges in connection with a drive-by shooting on Monday afternoon in West St. Paul, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.
Stillwater Vine star gets turn on stage at State Fair
Stillwater musician Jonah Marais, a budding online star, onstage at the only live performance he's done, at San Diego's Brave Fest, a concert similar to the Minnesota State Fair's DigiFest, in July.
Minnesota District To Use Academic ROI System
A Minnesota district has adopted a new system for managing the student assessment process and improving how teachers gain access to the results.