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East Side may say goodbye to 2 Radio Shack stores

The Radio Shack at the Sun Ray Mall held a clearance sale in its final days open. The store closes Sunday, Feb. 15. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The Radio Shack at the Sun Ray Mall held a clearance sale in its final days open. The store closes Sunday, Feb. 15. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Company files for bankruptcy, announces store closures

East Siders may or may not be surprised to hear that electronics retailer Radio Shack is bankrupt.

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16
Feb

House for sexually trafficked girls to close

This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Jerry’s Place runs into financial barriers

Almost before it could get off the ground, Jerry’s Place, a home on the East Side for underage female victims of sex trafficking, will close.

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Feb

Bilingual barber school lands on East Side

A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

It’s the first Minnesota barber school to open in 35 years

Sonia Ortega and her business partner Les Hill, proprietors of Payne Avenue’s Plaza Del Sol, seem to be people who like to make others’ dreams reality.

Fri
13
Feb

Maplewood man charged in beating death of child

Leb Mike Meak
Leb Mike Meak

Signs of sexual contact allegedly found on 18-month-old

The afternoon of Friday, Feb. 13, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office charged Leb Mike Meak with murder in the second-degree in connection with the Feb. 12 beating death of an 18-month-old girl under his care at his home in Maplewood.

Fri
13
Feb

Roseville: Police need help in armed-robbery IDs


Suspect 1 (Photo courtesy of the Roseville Police Department)

Roseville Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects who robbed the Best Buy Mobile store in Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. One of the suspects was armed with a pistol.

Fri
13
Feb

Sheriff’s office renews agreements with communities for CodeRED program

The Washington County Board of Commissioners authorized the sheriff’s office to enter into 31 joint powers agreements with communities throughout the county to provide CodeRED service, the mass emergency notification system the county uses.

Fri
13
Feb

Hmong talk about an elephant in the room

St. Paul resident Tiffany Vang says she never felt particularly encouraged to go to school by her family. "College" wasn't a word that got thrown around in her household, and most of her siblings did not go to college.
 
Fri
13
Feb

A new face in the newsroom

Erin Hinrichs
Erin Hinrichs

I joined the Lillie News team at the beginning of December and probably already know the cities of Maplewood and North St. Paul better than I knew my hometown.

Fri
13
Feb

New Brighton seeks candidates to serve on municipal commissions

The city of New Brighton is seeking residents interested in becoming more involved in their community by serving on one of the city's five municipal advisory commissions.

Fri
13
Feb

Area students gaduate

These area students graduated from various colleges and universities:

Bethel University

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