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. 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.

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.

(Source: twincities.com)

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.” 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.”

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.”

(Source: bizjournals.com)

Join us at University of St. Thomas observatory for an evening of observing the night sky!

Where:
UST St. Paul Campus, top floor of the Anderson Parking Facility
SW corner of Cretin & Grand

When:
Tuesday, July 29th, 9pm-10:30pm

Event is free and open to the public!

(Source: stthomas.edu)

Minnesota  (Cherry Chill) 1992-2006

Photograph by Minnesota native and Hollywood legend, Jessica Lange.

Minnesota (Cherry Chill) 1992-2006

Photograph by Minnesota native and Hollywood legend, Jessica Lange.

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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

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Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

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Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

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Sweet Taste of Sin performing at the Jet-Away Club (1985)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)

Minneapolis Mid Century Modern ING Building

(Source: etsy.com)

Another one of the last few remaining Brookdale animal parking lot signs.
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