East Side Review

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05
Apr

Christian prisoner reform group eyes Dayton’s Bluff location

Freedom Works, a Christian non-profit that does post-prison programming is looking to add housing and programming for 24 men in a building in Dayton’s Bluff. The building, located at 869 5th St. E. is a former convent near Sacred Heart Church and is owned by Catholic Charities. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Freedom Works, a Christian non-profit that does post-prison programming is looking to add housing and programming for 24 men in a building in Dayton’s Bluff. The building, located at 869 5th St. E. is a former convent near Sacred Heart Church and is owned by Catholic Charities. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Freedom Works eyeing former convent on Fifth St.

A Christian non-profit providing programming and long-term housing for men after they get out of prison is looking to add a location on the East Side.

Sun
05
Apr

Stepmom charged after 9-year-old screams ‘Mom’s trying to kill me’

Boy flees into elementary school, principal witnesses threat

A 24-year-old Dayton’s Bluff woman is charged with making terroristic threats to her 9-year-old stepson, and for maliciously punishing him.

Sun
05
Apr

Harding teacher a finalist for 2015 Teacher of the Year

For the second time in his career in St. Paul Public Schools, Erik Brandt is a 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalist.

Brandt, an English teacher and IB program coordinator for the school, was also named a finalist in 2013.

Sun
05
Apr

East Side Review police reports - March 5-11, 2015

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

Sun
05
Apr

Despite pending appeal, 676 Wells goes down

Ronald “Arjo” Adams is shown outside of his demolished home. It was demolished on Monday, March 30 after several years of Adams battling with the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Ronald “Arjo” Adams is shown outside of his demolished home. It was demolished on Monday, March 30 after several years of Adams battling with the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Years-long battle ends in two hour demolition

After much ado and several years, Ronald “Arjo” Adams’ house was taken down in about two hours by an excavator driven by an East Side contractor.

Fri
03
Apr

No gutter balls in this group

Lorraine Johnson readies to roll, as her teammates, in blue shirts and small St. Patrick’s Day caps, look on. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Lorraine Johnson readies to roll, as her teammates, in blue shirts and small St. Patrick’s Day caps, look on. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Classic Jackpot ladies' bowling league wraps up for spring

Wed
01
Apr

Bills to name 36 for Bergeron in works

State Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, presents a bill that would name the stretch of state Highway 36 that runs through Maplewood in honor of Sgt. Joe Bergeron, who died in the line of duty May 1, 2010. Next to him sits the widow of the slain officer, Gail, and Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
State Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, presents a bill that would name the stretch of state Highway 36 that runs through Maplewood in honor of Sgt. Joe Bergeron, who died in the line of duty May 1, 2010. Next to him sits the widow of the slain officer, Gail, and Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A welcomed, emotional tribute nearly five years after Bergeron's death

Tue
31
Mar

3 years after concussion, RAHS dancer continues to spread awareness

RAHS senior Michelle Jensen, left, suffered a severe concussion during gym class her freshman year, and still feels its effects today. Now, the Raiderette dancer uses platforms like dance shows­­—pictured with head coach Brittany Rehling at right—and health classes to spread awareness and education. (submitted photo)
RAHS senior Michelle Jensen, left, suffered a severe concussion during gym class her freshman year, and still feels its effects today. Now, the Raiderette dancer uses platforms like dance shows­­—pictured with head coach Brittany Rehling at right—and health classes to spread awareness and education. (submitted photo)

Over the next couple years, 17-year-old Michelle Jensen of Roseville has a few things on her to-do list: ride a bike again, learn to drive, ride a horse, go to Mars, own a pet dinosaur...

Tue
31
Mar

Road construction season nears in Ramsey County

Make no mistake, regardless of any more impending spring snowstorms, road construction season is nearly here.

Sun
29
Mar

Watershed staff explore stormwater caverns

Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the  entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River.  (submitted photo)
Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River. (submitted photo)

For some, exploring the dark enigma of tunnels that carry stormwater from near Lake Phalen down to the Mississippi River sounds exciting.

For others, it might sound mortifying.

For Dave Vlasin, it’s just his job.

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