Patrick Larkin

Mon
16
Mar

Man killed by SPPD in standoff


A man was shot dead by police outside a home on the 400 block of White Bear Avenue, just north of the intersection of White Bear and Old Hudson Road. The incident is the second officer-involved shooting in St. Paul this year. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A man was shot to death by St. Paul Police at a vacant home on the 400 block of White Bear Avenue around 4:15 p.m. today.
Sun
15
Mar

Ramsey County Parks holds winter recreation summit

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation will hold a summit to talk about the prospects of adding winter park amenities to Battle Creek Regional Park. The county tried a snowmaking demonstration in the winter of 2013-2014 to push for more permanent snowmaking abilities. (file photo)
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation will hold a summit to talk about the prospects of adding winter park amenities to Battle Creek Regional Park. The county tried a snowmaking demonstration in the winter of 2013-2014 to push for more permanent snowmaking abilities. (file photo)

Hoping to generate ideas for cold-weather facilities at Battle Creek

Sun
15
Mar

City gives interpretive center the nod

The old Standard Oil building at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be torn down to make way for a new interpretive center at the park. (file photo)
The old Standard Oil building at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be torn down to make way for a new interpretive center at the park. (file photo)

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary may get a new building

Dan McGuinness dreams of making the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary a top-notch St. Paul destination.

Sun
15
Mar

Grads gaining numbers

St. Paul Public Schools show grad rate improvements

Squeezing in a percentage point ahead of its goal, St. Paul Public Schools showed a four-year graduation rate of 76 percent for the class of students graduating in May 2014.

Sun
15
Mar

New builds cropping up on the East Side

Eric Saathoff stands outside his soon-to-be-completed home on Wells Street, a block off of Payne Avenue, near Phalen Boulevard. Saathoff says he and his family chose to move to the area because of Payne Avenue’s promise as a main street, and the walkability of the neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Eric Saathoff stands outside his soon-to-be-completed home on Wells Street, a block off of Payne Avenue, near Phalen Boulevard. Saathoff says he and his family chose to move to the area because of Payne Avenue’s promise as a main street, and the walkability of the neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Eric Saathoff stood in the master bedroom of his soon-to-be finished new home on Wells Street, looking out the window at a view of downtown.

Sun
15
Mar

Conway Rec’s getting busy

Kids play soccer in Conway Recreation Center. Sanneh Foundation, the private partner responsible for managing operations at the city-owned building, has begun to add programming. The organization checked in with community members on their progress on Thursday, March 5. (Linda Baumeisteir/Review)
Kids play soccer in Conway Recreation Center. Sanneh Foundation, the private partner responsible for managing operations at the city-owned building, has begun to add programming. The organization checked in with community members on their progress on Thursday, March 5. (Linda Baumeisteir/Review)

Sanneh Foundation off and running with youth programs

After a year of transitioning into managing Conway Recreation Center, Sanneh Foundation’s keeping the place busy.

Wed
11
Mar

Former Blessed Sacrament pastor Curtis Wehmeyer is defrocked

Curtis Wehmeyer
Curtis Wehmeyer
Following a clergy sexual abuse scandal that rocked the East Side's Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the priest in question, Curtis Wehmeyer, has been officially been removed from the clergy.
 
Mon
09
Mar

New Salvation Army thrift store coming to East Side

Adding to the “thrifting” scene on the East Side, the Salvation Army is hoping to open a new thrift store location in the Sun Ray commercial district.

Mon
09
Mar

Teens hoop against staff at Arlington Hills

Staff at the Arlington Hills Community Center played basketball against kids who frequent the rec center. A staff member and a boy battle it out under the hoop.  (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Staff at the Arlington Hills Community Center played basketball against kids who frequent the rec center. A staff member and a boy battle it out under the hoop. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

If 17-year-old C.J.

Mon
09
Mar

Hmong Minnesotans memorialized in new exhibit

An exhibit honoring Hmong Americans opens this weekend at the Minnesota History Center. The exhibit explores Hmong culture, history, and their immigration to the United States, and Minnesota in particular. Shown above is a typical Hmong village in Laos. Before and during the war, Hmong traditionally lived in high elevation areas. Aside from their slash-and-burn agrarian lifestyle, many families also raised domestic animals, including chickens and pigs. These children made sure the livestock were fed and ten
An exhibit honoring Hmong Americans opens this weekend at the Minnesota History Center. The exhibit explores Hmong culture, history, and their immigration to the United States, and Minnesota in particular. Shown is a typical Hmong village in Laos. Before and during the war, Hmong traditionally lived in high elevation areas. Aside from their slash-and-burn agrarian lifestyle, many families also raised domestic animals, including chickens and pigs. These children made sure the livestock were fed and tended. (photo courtesy of Noah Vang)

They’re here, they’re growing, and they’re youthful — the average Hmong person in Minnesota is only 19.7 years old, and nearly half of the Hmong in the state are under the age of 18.

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