Suspect arrested after Mendota Heights police officer killed
Brian Fitch, left, was being sought in the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, right.
A suspect was shot and wounded by police late Wednesday before being taken into custody during a dramatic manhunt that followed the fatal shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer.
At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, many police cars and ambulances congregated at Sycamore and Park streets, just off of Rice Street, in St. Paul’s North End, and there were reports that shots had been fired. Just before 9 p.m., Fitch and a woman who was with him, both of whom were shot and wounded by police, had been taken into custody. Both were taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Police said they were expected to survive, police said.
Officer Scott Thomas Patrick, 47, of Mendota Heights, was killed about 12:20 p.m. during what began as a routine traffic stop on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul, just two blocks from his city’s limits.
Mendota Heights police officer shot, killed during traffic stop
Mendota Heights’ most senior police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop Wednesday near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul.
A manhunt is on for the suspect.
Officer Scott Patrick, a 47-year-old who was married and had two teenaged children, died at Regions Hospital, said Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener.
Patrick was about two blocks into West St. Paul and conducting a routine traffic stop when he was shot about 12:20 p.m., Aschenbrener said
Police are searching for 39-year-old Brian Fitch, Sr. (pictured), who lives in the South St. Paul/West St. Paul area, Aschenbrener said. Fitch has a lengthy criminal history, including convictions for first-degree burglary, theft, escaping custody and fleeing from police officers.
Alatus pitches 40-story apartment tower
Bob Lux has decided to go big.
Lux, the principal at Minneapolis-based Alatus, has submitted preliminary plans to the city to develop a 40-story apartment tower at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel site near St. Anthony Main. The project is 10 to 15-stories taller than the one he floated for the site a month ago.
The development site, at 200 Central Ave. S.E., today has a Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in a building constructed for the St. Anthony Commercial Club in 1929. Lux initially planned to work around that structure or to see if it could be incorporated into a new development. Now, he’s returned with plans to demolish the building, after getting feedback from neighbors, according to Alatus’ submitted plan.
The plans don’t mention any names for the 7,000 square feet of retail space, but it does plan to have a “street level destination restaurant.”
The developer has a purchase agreement to buy the two parcels owned by William McReavy and by the St. Anthony Athletic Club, respectively. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 and Alatus wants to begin construction “shortly thereafter.”
Join us at University of St. Thomas observatory for an evening of observing the night sky!
UST St. Paul Campus, top floor of the Anderson Parking Facility
SW corner of Cretin & Grand
Tuesday, July 29th, 9pm-10:30pm
Event is free and open to the public!
Minnesota (Cherry Chill) 1992-2006
Photograph by Minnesota native and Hollywood legend, Jessica Lange.
Ads on the back of a bulletin from St. Cyril’s Church, Minneapolis (Sept 21st, 1980)
As far as I can tell, the only places still open in the same location, with basically the same name are:
Kapala-Glodek Funeral Home (without Bertch)
Northeast State Bank (now without “State” in name)
Elsie’s Restaurant & Lounge
Nye’s Polonaise Room
Kozlak University Funeral Chapel (now Kozlak-Radulovich)
*image scanned by me
Prairie Dogs Kissing at the Minnesota Zoo
Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.
Sweet Taste of Sin performing at the Jet-Away Club (1985)
Minneapolis Mid Century Modern ING Building