Mendota Heights

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3-Year-Old Boy Run Over By Lawn Mower

A 3-year-old boy was run over by a lawn mower in Mendota Heights Thursday afternoon. According to the Mendota Heights Police Department, the accident happened around 3 p.m.

06/05/2015

Scott Patrick Procession

Parts Of 2 Minnesota Roads Dedicated To Fallen Officers

Gov. Mark Dayton signed two bills into law Tuesday that will mark portions of two Minnesota roads as memorials for officers who have lost their lives while in the line of duty.

05/19/2015

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Convict Coach Accused Of Trying To Contact Victim From Jail

An ex-tennis coach, serving time for sexually assaulting a girl, is facing new accusations he tried to contact his victim again.

05/14/2015

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Son Pens Song About His Mother’s Struggle With Cancer

Jack Ohmes wrote a song about his mom’s experience with colon cancer, and he’s hoping his music will help other families heal.

“I spent a lot of time up in my room, just writing words on the yellow legal pad,” he said.

05/07/2015

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Sun Country Pilots Hold ‘Informational’ Picket

Pilots from other major airlines showed their support as pilots from Sun Country held informational picketing at Terminal 2 of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

04/24/2015

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Driver’s Cigarette Butt Lights Car, Grass On Fire

A driver trying to toss a cigarette butt out her open window ended up burning her car down to wreckage and starting a grass fire that burned through two acres of land.

04/15/2015

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Basketball Tournament Held In Honor Of Fallen Mendota Heights Police Officer

More than 100 officers from across the state honored the memory of Officer Scott Patrick with a basketball tournament Saturday at Henry Sibley High School. Proceeds benefit the families of law enforcement who’ve died in the line of duty.

04/11/2015

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Bills Honoring Slain Police Officers Move Ahead

Minnesota is closer to memorializing two police officers killed on the job. Lawmakers want to name the road Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick lived on after him.

03/18/2015

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Officer Scott Patrick To Be Honored At National Event

Slain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick is being recognized at a National Police Week event in Washington, D.C. this May. will be honored at the Annual National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service in front of the Capitol and his name will be etched into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial a few blocks away.

03/08/2015

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Maple Grove Mother Of 3 Dies In 7-Vehicle Pileup

A mother of three school-age children died in a car crash Tuesday in the St. Cloud Area.

03/03/2015

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Guest Pass: 3 Kittens Needle Arts In Mendota Heights

When growing up, knitting seemed like something only your grandmother did. But now it’s something you see people doing all the time. This week’s Guest Pass had WCCO’s Matt Brickman learning a lot more about the art of knitting as he visited 3 Kittens Needle Arts in Mendota Heights.

02/19/2015

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Sibley High Rallies Around Teacher With ALS

A teacher’s impact on a student can last well beyond the classroom. Students at Henry Sibley High School are getting one of those lessons this week during GOFA Week. GOFA stands for “Give Once For All,” and students hold various events to raise money.

02/11/2015

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Meth Still A Problem In Minnesota

Brian Fitch was collecting on methamphetamine debts when he shot and killed Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July.

02/05/2015

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Fitch Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Officer’s Killing

Brian Fitch Sr., who was convicted this week in the shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

02/04/2015

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Fitch Trial

After six days of testimony, 50 witnesses and more than 130 pieces of evidence, the fate of Brian Fitch Sr. is now in the hands of a jury in Stearns County Court. Fitch is accused of first-degree murder for the July 30, 2014, killing of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick.

02/02/2015

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Brian Fitch Trial Continues Into 2nd Day Of Testimony

The second day of testimony got underway Friday morning in the trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a Twin Cities Police officer. On the night before he’s accused of gunning down Officer Scott Patrick on July 30, 2014, Brian Fitch Sr. made a chilling statement to his girlfriend.

01/23/2015

Brian Fitch Mugshot

Jurors See Squad Car Footage Of Officer Patrick’s Death

After a two-day delay, opening statements have begun in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer.

01/22/2015

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Key Witness In Trial Of Accused Cop Killer Arrested

A key witness in the trial of the man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer is now also in jail. An arrest warrant was issued for 28-year-old Jacob Hayes after he was missing for the past two weeks.

01/15/2015

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Jury Selection Begins In Brian Fitch Trial

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights Police officer last summer. Brian Fitch Sr., 39, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed during a routine traffic stop in July.

01/12/2015

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Prosecutor: Accused Cop Killer Committed Witness Tampering From Prison

A 39-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a Mendota Heights police officer is now accused with committing more crimes while in prison.

01/06/2015

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Schools Start Break Early As Flu Spreads

Winter break has started early for at least two Minnesota schools – but not for a good reason. The districts say it’s because so many kids and staff have the flu.

12/18/2014

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Mendota Heights School Closes Due To Flu Outbreak

A Mendota Heights school will close two days before its winter break due to an outbreak of the flu. Convent of the Visitation School said its Lower School has closed for Thursday and Friday due to an outbreak of “influenza-like illnesses.”

12/17/2014

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Judge Lets Rare 2-County Indictment Stand For Alleged Cop Killer

A Dakota County judge has ruled that a rare two-county indictment against a man charged with killing a police officer is legal. Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. has pleaded not guilty in the July 30 shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick.

12/05/2014

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Ex-Coach Accused Of Relationship With Student Arrested Again

A former tennis coach who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student has been arrested again. Daniel Hubbard-Wilson, 27, was arrested last week and booked for violating a restraining order and for harassment in relation to the restraining order. He was released over the weekend on bond.

12/01/2014

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Fallen Officer Inducted Into His H.S.’ Hall of Fame

Hundreds of high school students witnessed a touching tribute Wednesday to an officer killed in the line of duty. It’s been four months since Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was gunned down as he made a traffic stop in West St. Paul. He graduated from St. Paul’s Humboldt High School in 1985. Mendota Heights Police Officer John Larrive spoke on behalf of the family at the ceremony in the school gym.

11/26/2014

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