South-West Review -News

News for South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and surrounding communities in the South-West Review www.southwestreviewnews.com

Thu
31
Jul

Community mourns slain Mendota Heights officer


Officer Scott Patrick

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.

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

Community, cuisine, camel rides - photos


Dancers who performed at the seventh annual Middle Eastern Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul posed for a photo with a camel on July 19. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

The seventh annual Middle Eastern Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul was held on July 19.

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.

Sun
27
Jul

Jedi mind tricks apparently don’t work on local police

South-West Review police reports published July 27, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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