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.
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.
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.
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.