Patrick Larkin

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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.

Mon
23
Feb

Homeless man found frozen in Indian Mounds Park

A 58-year-old man was found dead in a makeshift shack in Indian Mounds Park over the weekend.
 
Mon
23
Feb

St. Paul looking for resident feedback on Gateway Corridor stations

A map of the Gateway Corridor route shows the five general areas where stations would be placed in St. Paul’s East Side. The Gateway Corridor will be a Bus Rapid Transit line with a dedicated roadway connecting St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury. (submitted graphic)
A map of the Gateway Corridor route shows the five general areas where stations would be placed in St. Paul’s East Side. The Gateway Corridor will be a Bus Rapid Transit line with a dedicated roadway connecting St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury. (submitted graphic)

Though the rough locations of St. Paul stops for the Gateway Corridor are set, the specifics have yet to be hammered out for the up-and-coming transit line.

Mon
23
Feb

A slow fade for 676 Wells Street

676 Wells was cleared out by the city, and the windows have been boarded up. It sits ready for demolition, although there’s a lengthy process before the demolition can occur -- the homeowner, Ronald “Arjo” Adams, has filed an appeal against the demolition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
676 Wells was cleared out by the city, and the windows have been boarded up. It sits ready for demolition, although there’s a lengthy process before the demolition can occur -- the homeowner, Ronald “Arjo” Adams, has filed an appeal against the demolition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

City’s lined up to bulldoze, but an appeal’s slowing things down

Ronald “Arjo” Adams reports he’s living in his truck with his cat, after being kicked out of his house right before Christmas on Dec. 23, 2014.

Mon
23
Feb

Golden Lion roars no more

Ralph Komarek, 80, is closing down his long-time East Side antique business in favor of retirement. His shop, the Golden Lion, has been a fixture on Payne Avenue since 1978. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Ralph Komarek, 80, is closing down his long-time East Side antique business in favor of retirement. His shop, the Golden Lion, has been a fixture on Payne Avenue since 1978. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Last antique store on Payne Ave. closes doors, proprietor retires

Mon
16
Feb

BNSF announces plans to increase freight capacity at East Side rail yard

Citing strong demand for rail services, BNSF Railway Company announced plans to invest roughly $326 million in infrastructure upgrades in the state, including a project just down the hill from the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.

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