People protesting Yanez’s return to work began to gather at the entrance to the community center in St. Anthony Village around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Days later, the city decided to put Yanez back on leave.
The St. Anthony Village police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last month has been placed back on paid administrative leave after a brief return to work, which sparked public protests.
On Friday, Aug. 26, approximately 50 Lowry Grove residents and their supporters marched from the St. Anthony manufactured home park to Minneapolis, for the long-awaited court hearing regarding their fight against the site’s new owner, Continental Property Group. Rather than redevelopment, many residents hope to keep calling Lowry Grove home. Below, in a “sketch plan,” Traci Tomas reveals a preliminary plan for the future of the Lowry Grove property in St. Anthony Village.
Owner moves forward with preliminary redevelopment plans
Candidate filing for municipal elections in cities without primaries closed Aug. 16. The following is a rundown of the candidates in the Bulletin area that voters can expect to see on their Nov. 8 general election ballots.
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Protesters began to gather at the entrance to the community center in St. Anthony Village around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The organizing group -- Justice Occupation for Philando -- said it would wrap up the protest around 4:30 p.m. so that participants could join a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was scheduled to make a fundraising stop in Minneapolis that evening. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
More than 100 people were expected to show up at some point at a day-long protest in St. Anthony Village Aug. 19.
The group gathered at the entrance to the community center in the 3300 block of Silver Lake Road N.E. in opposition to the news that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez had returned to work
The huge inflatables at the Villagefest celebration got kids and families moving around Aug. 6. There was a space devoted to games for children, sponsored by the St. Anthony Village High School band boosters.
The parade that takes place each year during St. Anthony’s VillageFest, seen above in a recent year, has been canceled due to a lack of public safety resources in St. Anthony following the shooting death of Philando Castile. Mageen Caines, parade chairwoman, expressed regret, saying the parade “has always been about unity,” and that “it’s for the children.”
Officials say city’s resources stretched to their limits
St. Anthony Village and the VillageFest Committee decided last week to cancel the festival’s annual parade, which was scheduled to take place Friday, Aug. 5.