News

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17
Feb

Roseville: Police need help in armed-robbery IDs

Roseville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who robbed the Best Buy Mobile store in Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. One of the suspects was armed with a pistol.

Tue
17
Feb

Northeast Youth and Family Services presents 2015 Service to Youth Awards

The recipients of Northeast Youth and Family Services 2015 Service to Youth Awards. From top left, Jack Marchiafava, Robert Madison, Aleksander Westlund, Dr. John Thein, Patricia Bentley, Marre Jo Sager, Cheryl Wason and Isaac Tuma.
The recipients of Northeast Youth and Family Services 2015 Service to Youth Awards. From top left, Jack Marchiafava, Robert Madison, Aleksander Westlund, Dr. John Thein, Patricia Bentley, Marre Jo Sager, Cheryl Wason and Isaac Tuma. (photo courtesy of NYFS)

Each year, Northeast Youth and Family Services honors people in the area who demonstrate a commitment to the community and the young people who live within it with its Service to Youth Awards. NYFS President and CEO Jerry Hromatka says there's a simple reason why.

Mon
16
Feb

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools’ bond rating upgraded

An improving general fund balance and low to moderate debt levels contributed to West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools (District 197) recently receiving a bond rating upgrade from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services.

Mon
16
Feb

Feedback sought on White Bear Ave. reconstruction plans

A large portion of White Bear Avenue is a bit of a bumpy ride these days.

“There are a lot of potholes... it’s kind of falling apart on us” reports Nick Fischer, project manager for Ramsey County Public Works.

Mon
16
Feb

BNSF announces plans to increase freight capacity at East Side rail yard

Citing strong demand for rail services, BNSF Railway Company announced plans to invest roughly $326 million in infrastructure upgrades in the state, including a project just down the hill from the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.

Mon
16
Feb

Janke-Furman shines on stage, wins local performance competition

Theo Janke-Furman as Chip Tollentino in the April 2014 Mounds Park Academy production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” (submitted photo)
Theo Janke-Furman as Chip Tollentino in the April 2014 Mounds Park Academy production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” (submitted photo)

Cast as the Cowardly Lion in his school’s spring production of “The Wizard of Oz,” sophomore Theo Janke-Furman has proven he’s anything but timid on stage.

Mon
16
Feb

Garlough students explore giant National Geographic map of Asia

Students can hardly resist crawling, sliding and leaping across the oversized vinyl map on the gym floor at Garlough Environmental Magnet Elementary School. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Students can hardly resist crawling, sliding and leaping across the oversized vinyl map on the gym floor at Garlough Environmental Magnet Elementary School. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Leaving their shoes behind, a local group of second-graders begin exploring Asia by foot.

Mon
16
Feb

East Side may say goodbye to 2 Radio Shack stores

The Radio Shack at the Sun Ray Mall held a clearance sale in its final days open. The store closes Sunday, Feb. 15. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The Radio Shack at the Sun Ray Mall held a clearance sale in its final days open. The store closes Sunday, Feb. 15. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Company files for bankruptcy, announces store closures

East Siders may or may not be surprised to hear that electronics retailer Radio Shack is bankrupt.

Mon
16
Feb

House for sexually trafficked girls to close

This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This bedroom in Jerry’s Place, furnished with donated furniture, is home to a girl who was a victim of sex trafficking. Due to financial shortfalls, Jerry’s Place will close in March. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Jerry’s Place runs into financial barriers

Almost before it could get off the ground, Jerry’s Place, a home on the East Side for underage female victims of sex trafficking, will close.

Mon
16
Feb

Bilingual barber school lands on East Side

A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A new bilingual barber school opened up on Payne Avenue last week. Valeria Mejia, a student at the school who currently works as a server at a Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis, said she will look forward to having new career options after attending the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

It’s the first Minnesota barber school to open in 35 years

Sonia Ortega and her business partner Les Hill, proprietors of Payne Avenue’s Plaza Del Sol, seem to be people who like to make others’ dreams reality.

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