One month ago Saturday, Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was killed in the line of duty. A makeshift memorial on the site of the shooting remains in front of A & J’s Garage, near the intersection of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road in West St. Paul.
Students on a high school football team are rallying around each other after a sudden loss Thursday. Sha-kym Adams, 15, apparently drowned Wednesday while cooling off with his teammates at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.
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Construction is set to get underway on a new memorial at the State Capitol which honors the family members of military veterans. A groundbreaking for The Military Family Tribute was held Wednesday on the grounds of the State Capitol.
On the cold and snowy landscape of a wintry Saturday afternoon, bicyclists of all ages came to pay their respects. Marcus Nalls, 26, was one of them: a commuter on two wheels who used his bike to get around. Stefan Turner, a bicycle mechanic, had just worked on Nalls’ bike, installing his rack and fenders. “Marcus was one of the … coolest guys we’ve had in our shop in a long time,” Turner said.
Nelson Mandela’s casket made the nearly 6,000-mile trip from the nation’s capital of Pretoria to his home village Saturday, where the country’s first black president will be laid to rest on Sunday. A memorial service to honor the African leader was held at the Cathedral in St. Paul Saturday. Political and community leaders spoke at the event, which was closed to cameras.
When we lose a loved one, we often look for ways to honor their life. One Twin Cities couple has found a unique way to memorialize a family member after death. Ron and Carole Javner opened Eternal Ware in Newport, where they offer a unique pottery memorial to grieving families. For Ron, pottery has always been a passion. “It’s an interesting form of art,” Ron said.
Minnesota veterans also rallied Sunday morning in support of the march in D.C. The protest on the National Mall in Washington D.C. was led by hundreds of veterans and demonstrators, against the shutdown.
A public memorial service is being planned for a University of Minnesota student who was found dead more than a week after she went missing. Family members of Anarae Schunk say the memorial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
Counselors were on hand at Peter Hobart Elementary School on Thursday for returning students, parents, and staff. And there’s a growing memorial that’s been set up outside the school as the community honors the two children who died in the Lilydale Park land slide — Mohamed Fofana, Haysem Sani — and also the two students injured in the accident.
Friends and family gathered Thursday night at a benefit held for the motorcyclist who died after his bike collided with a police cruiser.
People came together Saturday to remember victims killed in the Twin Cities metro in the past five years.
Organizers have announced the date of a memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone and others killed in a plane crash 10 years ago.
Flags were flown at half-mast on Sunday to honor 207 Minnesota firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of duty and tradition.