Patrick Larkin

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.

Mon
09
Mar

Five charged for underage sex trafficking

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)
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)
Thomas William Evans
Thomas William Evans

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.

Mon
02
Mar

Two East Side teachers up for teacher of the year prize

The 30 semifinalists for Education Minnesota's annual Teacher of the Year award have been announced, and two East Side educators are among them.

Mon
02
Mar

Enormous neon sign stolen from strip mall

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)
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.

Mon
02
Mar

Sewer repairs at Phalen and Johnson wrapping up

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)
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

Mon
02
Mar

Neighbors’ appeal sees no sympathy

The senior housing complex, protested by neighbors for its large size and height, moves forward. An appeal filed by neighbors to the city council was denied. (submitted graphic)
The senior housing complex, protested by neighbors for its large size and height, moves forward. An appeal filed by neighbors to the city council was denied. (submitted graphic)

Dominium senior housing project on East Seventh moves forward

There's nothing like a lengthy, in-depth discussion of roof measurement minutiae to cement a building project moving forward.

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