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.
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.
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, shown at right, and Bill Martinez, assistant chief of the St. Paul Police Department, pointed to the sex trafficking case brought forward on Monday, March 2 as an example of how the two departments are getting better at investigating cases that lead to prosecution. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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Victims as young as 16, were coerced, beaten
Preying on girls they recruited from as far away as Fort Worth, Texas, five Minnesotans are facing criminal charges for allegedly engaging in the sex trafficking of girls and women.
A large sign measuring 5 feet tall and 20 feet wide was stolen from Rod Beseman’s chiropractic office on the 1700 block of Suburban Avenue. Police have little insight into why someone would steal such a sign. (submitted photo)
Dr. Rod Beseman, a chiropractor, showed up to work on Tuesday, Feb. 17, only to find his business sign missing.
After a sewer collapse led to a giant sinkhole, crews have been on the job repairing the area for nine months. The majority of the repair work is expected to be wrapped up by the end of March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Major work near completion, finishing touches done by early summer