East Side Review

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Hmong Minnesotans memorialized in new exhibit

An exhibit honoring Hmong Americans opens this weekend at the Minnesota History Center. The exhibit explores Hmong culture, history, and their immigration to the United States, and Minnesota in particular. Shown above is a typical Hmong village in Laos. Before and during the war, Hmong traditionally lived in high elevation areas. Aside from their slash-and-burn agrarian lifestyle, many families also raised domestic animals, including chickens and pigs. These children made sure the livestock were fed and ten
An exhibit honoring Hmong Americans opens this weekend at the Minnesota History Center. The exhibit explores Hmong culture, history, and their immigration to the United States, and Minnesota in particular. Shown is a typical Hmong village in Laos. Before and during the war, Hmong traditionally lived in high elevation areas. Aside from their slash-and-burn agrarian lifestyle, many families also raised domestic animals, including chickens and pigs. These children made sure the livestock were fed and tended. (photo courtesy of Noah Vang)

They’re here, they’re growing, and they’re youthful — the average Hmong person in Minnesota is only 19.7 years old, and nearly half of the Hmong in the state are under the age of 18.

Mon
09
Mar

Five charged for underage sex trafficking

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, shown at right, and Bill Martinez, assistant chief of the St. Paul Police Department, pointed to the sex trafficking case brought forward on Monday, March 2 as an example of how the two departments are getting better at investigating cases that lead to prosecution. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, shown at right, and Bill Martinez, assistant chief of the St. Paul Police Department, pointed to the sex trafficking case brought forward on Monday, March 2 as an example of how the two departments are getting better at investigating cases that lead to prosecution. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Thomas William Evans
Thomas William Evans

Victims as young as 16, were coerced, beaten

Preying on girls they recruited from as far away as Fort Worth, Texas, five Minnesotans are facing criminal charges for allegedly engaging in the sex trafficking of girls and women.

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04
Mar

Maplewood gathering offers cheat sheet for cross-cultural business etiquette

Chue Vang, Mohamud Abdirahman, Hussein Khatib, Sia Lo and Ramon Leon presented on the do’s and don’ts for developing successful ethnic business connections. (submitted photo)
Chou Xiong, 27, Shirly Yang-Lor, 24, and Pang Lee, 31, visit with panelist Sia Lo. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

If you walked into someone's home to do some renovation work, would you be surprised to be invited to a meal first? Do a firm handshake and direct gaze convey warmth and confidence to everyone you meet?

Mon
02
Mar

East Side Review police reports Feb. 5-11, 2015

Thursday, Feb. 5 - Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Mon
02
Mar

New library cards available at Saint Paul Public Library

New library cards will soon be available at the Saint Paul Public Library, and anyone who gets a new card during the month of March will be entered intoa a drawing to win a gift card to a local Saint Paul business.

Mon
02
Mar

Two East Side teachers up for teacher of the year prize

The 30 semifinalists for Education Minnesota's annual Teacher of the Year award have been announced, and two East Side educators are among them.

Mon
02
Mar

Culinary Cookoff

Harding High School students competed with other St. Paul Public School kids in a culinary cookoff after school on Friday, Feb. 20 at Saint Paul College.

Mon
02
Mar

Enormous neon sign stolen from strip mall

A large sign measuring 5 feet tall and 20 feet wide was stolen from Rod Beseman’s chiropractic office on the 1700 block of Suburban Avenue. Police have little insight into why someone would steal such a sign. (submitted photo)
A large sign measuring 5 feet tall and 20 feet wide was stolen from Rod Beseman’s chiropractic office on the 1700 block of Suburban Avenue. Police have little insight into why someone would steal such a sign. (submitted photo)

Dr. Rod Beseman, a chiropractor, showed up to work on Tuesday, Feb. 17, only to find his business sign missing.

Mon
02
Mar

Sewer repairs at Phalen and Johnson wrapping up

After a sewer collapse led to a giant sinkhole, crews have been on the job repairing the area for nine months. The majority of the repair work is expected to be wrapped up by the end of March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
After a sewer collapse led to a giant sinkhole, crews have been on the job repairing the area for nine months. The majority of the repair work is expected to be wrapped up by the end of March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Major work near completion, finishing touches done by early summer

Mon
02
Mar

Neighbors’ appeal sees no sympathy

The senior housing complex, protested by neighbors for its large size and height, moves forward. An appeal filed by neighbors to the city council was denied. (submitted graphic)
The senior housing complex, protested by neighbors for its large size and height, moves forward. An appeal filed by neighbors to the city council was denied. (submitted graphic)

Dominium senior housing project on East Seventh moves forward

There's nothing like a lengthy, in-depth discussion of roof measurement minutiae to cement a building project moving forward.

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