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Johnson High wants kids to run the show

Johnson High School’s student government structure is changing in a big way — whereas before it was a small group of students leading, now over 300 are in leadership roles. Shown here, a Tuesday, Oct. 27 homeroom meetings saw a student-led small group meeting where students of mixed grades did a teambuilding exercise, scheming up their design for the school’s pumpkin carving contest. (Patrick Larkin/Reivew)
Johnson High School’s student government structure is changing in a big way — whereas before it was a small group of students leading, now over 300 are in leadership roles. Shown here, a Tuesday, Oct. 27 homeroom meetings saw a student-led small group meeting where students of mixed grades did a teambuilding exercise, scheming up their design for the school’s pumpkin carving contest. (Patrick Larkin/Reivew)

Dissolving student council, school takes more inclusive student government approach

If all goes according to plan, students could be running the show at Johnson High School within a few years.
Taking inspiration from a prep school in a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, Johnson High’s principal, Micheal Thompson, is hoping for a cultural shift at the school, where students have more say, and ultimately more responsibility.

Sun
08
Nov

Sex trafficking group gets combined 50 years

Thomas Evans
Thomas Evans

Drop in the bucket of overall trafficking scene in Twin Cities

Though one group of sex traffickers will do prison time, little ground has been made on the overall scene of sex trafficking in the Twin Cities, notes Ramsey County Attorney John Choi.
Five individuals involved in a sex ring that was active on the East Side, victimizing young and underage women, have now recieved sentencing — in total, they face 50 years in prison.

Sun
08
Nov

New senior living facility comes to West St. Paul

The Sanctuary at West St. Paul, located at 1746 Oakdale Avenue, will be a housing option for residents who are eligible — seniors with an annual income of about $20,400, which is 60 percent below the Dakota County median income of approximately $34,000. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The Sanctuary at West St. Paul, located at 1746 Oakdale Avenue, will be a housing option for residents who are eligible — seniors with an annual income of about $20,400, which is 60 percent below the Dakota County median income of approximately $34,000. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

West St. Paul will soon be home to a new assisted-living facility, uniquely funded and meant to be affordable for senior citizens.

Sun
08
Nov

Circumstances revealed in South St. Paul fatal stabbing

Anthony Bartz charged in death of 36-year-old James Newman Frank

The man killed during an argument with another man in South St. Paul Oct. 28 has been identified as 36-year-old James Newman Frank.
When officers arrived to the 400 block of Fourth Avenue South around 2 a.m. — shortly after the incident took place — they found Frank on the ground in a residential yard with two puncture wounds to his upper body.
Anthony Bruce Bartz, 30, of West St. Paul, who was found nearby, is being charged with second-degree murder — without intent and while committing a felony.

Sun
08
Nov

Four of five candidates nab seats on Inver Grove Heights School Board

Susan Gliva
Susan Gliva

Five candidates ran for four open seats for Inver Grove Heights Community Schools' School Board elections Nov. 3.

Sun
08
Nov

Of nine ISD 197 School Board candidates, three incumbents and one newcomer win

Brenda Corbett
Brenda Corbett

Nine candidates were on the ballot Nov. 3, each vying for one of the four-at-large seats on the ISD 197 School Board.

The board will see only one new face, as three of the four winners are incumbents.

Sun
08
Nov

Johnson students can bank without leaving school

New credit union branches to open up in Johnson, Highland Park

Before the end of November, students at Johnson High will be able to bank within the walls of the school.
Hiway Federal Credit Union has just recently announced construction of student branches within two St. Paul public high schools.
Student branches will be located at Johnson Senior High School and Highland Park Senior High School.
Small kiosks with an office will be installed. Construction has already begun with an anticipated grand opening in November.

Wed
04
Nov

Maplewood voters elect two new faces for city council

Tou Xiong
Tou Xiong

Tou Xiong, Bryan Smith oust two former mayors — Cardinal and Longrie

As election officials tallied up votes for the two open Maplewood City Council seats, Tou Xiong, 25, and his supports tracked the results at Stargate Nightclub, off Rice Street near Larpenteur Avenue. Across town, Bryan Smith, 40, gathered with friends, family and his campaign team at Jake's City Grille.

Wed
04
Nov

Incumbent, two new members, elected to ISD 623 board

Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson

The four-way race for three seats on the Roseville Area Schools ISD 623 Board was settled Nov. 3 with incumbent board member Erin Azer comfortably winning 30 percent of the vote.

Wed
04
Nov

ISD 621 incumbents hold on to seats

Robert Helgeson
Robert Helgeson

Five candidates were on the ballot Nov. 3 for four-at-large seats on the Mounds View Public Schools ISD 621 Board and all four incumbents were reelected.

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