Joint prosecution project is holding more offenders accountable
Committing acts of domestic violence and skirting jail time had become somewhat of a routine for Anthony Lester, 33. By early January, he had five domestic assault charges on his record that had all been dismissed.
With only one domestic assault conviction from 2005, the odds appeared to be in his favor.
All that changed when assistant Ramsey County attorney Anna Christie took an interest in Lester, tracking his actions in White Bear Lake and then Maplewood.
Community Emergency Assistance Programs helps financially challenged people by providing emergency assistance and financial counseling to help them become financially stable and independent. CEAP also provides referrals to partne
Each piece of the Slice of Shoreview Days Community Art Project is made up of wooden frames filled with different shapes and objects. The project was inspired by artist Louise Nevelson, who was a famous for her work utilizing found wooden objects. (courtesy of Craig Mullenbach)
It was a project that gave all Shoreview residents the chance to be an artist. Now, the final work is on display at the Shoreview Community Center.
Ramsey County is set to put out a request for proposls for designs of a new Rice Street bridge to bring to the Legislature next year in an attempt to secure construction funding. (original map via Google Maps)
Little Canada on board with plans
The Little Canada City Council is doing its part to make sure a 2016 pitch to the Legislature for funding to rebuild the Rice Street bridge over Interstate 694 is well prepared.
City Administrator Joel Hanson brought the council up to speed at its Wednesday, Oct. 28, meeting on Ramsey County's plans to issue a request for proposals to find a consultant to put together designs for a new bridge.
Gerry Sande collects produce at the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi farmers’ market that he donates to Keystone Community Services’ food shelf. Although he has family and normal obligations, he says he always makes sure his Tuesday mornings are free so he can man his donation truck at the market. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
A truck and the spare time are all one man says he needs to help
It was just after 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 27, a couple hours into the final farmers market of the year at the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi in Roseville, and Gerry Sande was confident he'd met his goal.
"Beautifully," Sande said when asked how the day was going, as he stood in front of his red pickup truck that sported a sign listing the total pounds of donated food he'd collected from customers and vendors at the seasonal market this year.
This swirl of glass full of small flowers inside is called Garden Memories, created in 2009 by Rick Ayotte. This modern piece is on display at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
The Fox Cities area is full of surprises
Who would have thought that in 1882, the beautiful Victorian Hearthstone home overlooking the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, would be the first home in the world to be lighted by hydroelectricity from a central station using the Thomas Edison system?
The event put the area on the map and launched unimaginable changes in how people cooked, cleaned, lived and entertained themselves in their homes.