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NEW AUTHOR- One of our own members— Beverly Scott will be at our 15th Powwow from Florida.

NEW AUTHOR- One of our own members— Beverly Scott will be at our 15th Powwow from Florida.
Be sure to stop by her booth to chat with her. She is delighted to share all her wisdom with everyone.
Bev has been faithfully working on her book since 2005. It is filled with her heartfelt memories and the generations before her who lived in Mendota. She will definitely not bore you, for 78 she has not forgotten much. She has included lots of photos, genealogy, funny stories.
Be one of the first to own her book when it is published. The book can be pre-ordered at the powwow. See Beverly Scott and Bruce White for details.
Special thanks to Bruce White who has also faithfully been editing and assisting to fruition.

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Officer Scott Patrick Funeral and Memorial services.

Officer Scott Patrick

Funeral services for a Mendota Heights police officer shot and killed while making a traffic stop earlier this week were announced Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

The funeral for Officer Scott Patrick will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6
St Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1575 Charlton St, West St Paul, MN 55118  (MAP)

A visitation for Patrick will be held at the church on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Prosecutors filed charges Friday against the man suspected of killing the officer, 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. He’s been charged by the Dakota County Attorney’s Office with first-degree murder of a peace officer and one count of premeditated first-degree murder. Fitch Sr. has also been charged by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office with three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in a drive-by shooting towards a person or occupied vehicle, three counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a pistol or assault weapon.

Patrick was killed Wednesday during a traffic stop. Authorities arrested Fitch later that day after a manhunt. Fitch remained in serious condition Thursday with injuries he suffered during a shootout with police.
Authorities say they may never know the reason for the traffic stop.

Court records show Fitch was wanted because he left a drug treatment program — which he had asked to go instead of prison last year after he was convicted of terroristic threats and assault.

He also faced up to 30 years in prison if convicted on a separate drug charge.

A Scott Patrick Memorial Fund has been set up through Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. Donations can be made in person at any of the Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Branches, or via the following:
Phone: 651-291-3700
Mail: 175 West Lafayette Frontage Road, St. Paul, MN 55107



Sharon Lennartson, Villager newspaper.



Pilot Knob / Oheyawahi still holds special place for Mendota Dakota.  (click image for full size)

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MMDC needs Generators & Volunteers for our 15th Wacipi-Pow Wow.

MMDC needs generators for our 15th Wacipi -Pow Wow. If you have a generator we can use for about 4 days please let us know asap so we know how many we can get, we need 6.  We are looking for volunteers too. Please call the office ask for Sharon 651-452-4141

Sept 12-14-2014 is the Wacipi please come and join us, everyone is welcome! The flyer is on this website.