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Community Continues to Rally Behind Family of Fallen Officer Scott Patrick

The community continues to rally behind the family of the Mendota Heights police officer killed during a traffic stop in late July.

Scott Patrick left behind a wife and two teenage daughters.

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Local Group Donates School Supplies to Family of Fallen Mendota Heights Officer

Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick -

A large donation will be made Tuesday for the family of a fallen officer.

Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was killed during a traffic stop in late July.

On Tuesday, the group Wives Behind the Badge will hand off school supplies and donations they’ve gathered for the two daughters he leaves behind as well as other children in the community.

Cottage Grove Man Pulls out all the Stops to Find Life-Saving Kidney

Right now there are more than 2,400 Minnesotans waiting for lifesaving kidney transplants, including 43-year-old Jim Gorbunow. He's been in a fight for his life for decades, but this time, it's different.

"Next thing I knew I had a big Pepto-Bismol pink kidney in my front yard," he said Monday.

West St. Paul Man Accused of Strangling Girlfriend to Death

Marc Amuri Bakambia - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

A 28-year-old West St. Paul man is facing murder charges Monday for allegedly strangling his girlfriend to death last month.

Police were called to an apartment in West St. Paul around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 after a woman reported her daughter was dead.

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Twin Cities Schools Plan to Add Cellphone Towers

Several Twin Cities school districts have struck deals with wireless providers to install cellphone towers or antennas in an effort to raise revenue.

Cone Zone: Major Traffic Delays Expected in the East Metro this Week

Some major traffic delays are expected this week, particularly in the east metro.

Starting at 9 a.m on Monday, the right lane and bus shoulder of Interstate 94 eastbound at Snelling Avenue in St. Paul will close.

Grants Awarded to Help Aging Minnesotans Stay in Homes Longer

Organizations across the state aimed at helping older Minnesotans stay in their homes received grants totaling more than $5.3 million Friday.

Legislators voted to give money to projects that help aging residents, focusing on services like indoor and outdoor chore services, grocery deliveries, home repairs and adult day services.