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.
Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas Anthony Indehar of Inver Grove Heights has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal car crash that took place in Inver Grove Heights on Saturday, Oct.
The Supportive Living Solutions buildings at 1425, 1435 and 1445 Bidwell Street in West St. Paul have seen a significant decrease in police calls after the city established a mitigation plan. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Police calls to apartment complex drop dramatically
One by one, West St. Paul City Council members thanked Supportive Living Solutions director of operations Tyler Bevers during the Oct. 26 council meeting.
Supportive Living Solutions, which moved to West St. Paul in January 2015 and seeks to house and support individuals who can otherwise experience difficulty in attaining jobs, housing and assistance with daily tasks, was not always the subject of such praise.
Four charged in burglary-turned-murder
Police have made arrests and charges have been filed in the slaying of Sarah Anne Wierstad, 24, who was killed outside her apartment after getting off of work Sunday, Oct. 18.
She had arrived home ready to see her 5-year-old daughter, but was greeted by three men burglarizing her apartment.
Two charged in gang-related drive-by murder
24-year-old Emmett Shaw died following a drive-by shooting on the Earl Street bridge over Phalen Boulevard. Shaw was killed on Thursday, Oct. 15, while walking with a group of four other young men who were also shot at, but not struck.
Wearing her school colors, Pam O’Meara stands in front of her former sorority house, now privately owned. It overlooks Lake Michigan just off the Northwestern University campus. (Pam O’Meara/Review)
I searched my closet for anything purple — my school color — and came up with a few shirts, a jacket, socks and even shoes to wear for my 50th college reunion at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois — the first reunion I’ve ever attended.
Chris Sikorowski went from working in the Hollywood film industry to pastoring Grace Church of the Nazarene in Inver Grove Heights this summer. He and his wife Allison and their two young sons, Elias and Brasen, moved from Pasadena, California to Inver Grove Heights in late July. (courtesy of the Sikorowski family)
The new lead pastor of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Inver Grove Heights wasn’t always preaching in front of a congregation.