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D.C. trip is East Side Boy Scout’s honor


Paul Thao, an East Sider who goes to Harding High School, was chosen as one of a select few to go to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America. (submitted photo)

East Side Hmong teen chosen to represent the region
Prior to Friday, Feb. 21, 17-year-old Paul Thao had never been on an airplane.
The East Side teen was flown out to Washington, D.C. by the Boy Scouts of America to take part in the organization’s annual report to the nation, detailing the Scouting’s accomplishments. This year, the boys gave the report to Speaker of the House John Boehner.

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Visitation teacher wins top social studies award


Second-grade teacher Molly Hickok of Visitation School is being praised for her creativity and innovative teaching methods and activities. The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies recently named her the elementary teacher of the year. (Submitted photo)

Hickok recognized for ‘thinking outside the box’
A favorite teacher from Visitation School in Mendota Heights has received top honors from the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies.
Second-grade teacher Molly Hickok was recently named the 2014 Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

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Job skills in the bank at Harding High


Bruce Thao, 16, a Harding High junior, tells his friends about the benefits of opening a savings account. Harding High School now has a credit union within its walls, located in the cafeteria. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Credit Union at school is only the fourth in the state
It’s not every day that you stroll into a high school and find a credit union.
In fact, in Minnesota, it’s pretty rare -- Harding High School is only the fourth high school in the state to have a credit union within its walls.

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Life-long East Sider finds peace in a paintbrush


Janet Cullen shows off two paintings that will be in her show at the East Side Arts Council. Cullen spent years painting without showing anyone, but recently found the motivation to show her work. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Sider Janet Cullen has not had an easy life.
Her father was an alcoholic, and she lost one brother to suicide.

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15-year-old to stand adult trial in Widstrand beating

Charles Kenneth Reding, 15, will stand trial as an adult in a case related to the beating of Ray Widstrand on Aug. 4, 2013.
The decision to try him as an adult was made on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Widstrand was walking near his home and was attacked by a large group of young people near the corner of Payne and Minnehaha avenues.

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02
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Strike averted for St. Paul teachers

After nine months of negotiations, a tentative contract agreement between St. Paul Public Schools administration and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers was reached on Monday, Feb. 24.
The St. Paul Federation of Teachers, the union representing public school teachers in the district, called the resulting document “a landmark contract that moves the St. Paul Public Schools closer to providing the schools our children deserve.”

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Maplewood man convicted for burglary, check forgery

A Maplewood man was recently convicted of third-degree burglary and felony check forgery in two separate crimes he committed more than a year apart.
Perry E. Williams, 27, was convicted Jan. 22 as one of three suspects who broke into a Woodbury apartment complex in 2012, and for using four fraudulent checks in St. Paul Park in 2011. The complaints said he was caught on security cameras while committing both crimes.

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Feb

Mounds View works overtime at state

Overtime games seem to have become rather common at the girls state hockey tournament in recent years. Mounds View got in on the act twice at the state tournament last weekend.
The Mustangs went 1-1 in overtime games in the state tournament and ended up in sixth place when all was said and done.

Wed
26
Feb

Pioneers reach the pinnacle of girls hockey


The Pioneers celebrate a second period goal in the Minnesota State Girls Hockey Class AA Tournament quarterfinal game against Burnsville Feb. 20. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After defeating Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the title game, the jubilant Hill-Murray players gathered around goalie Leah Patrick as they celebrated their first girls state hockey title.
Seeded second in the Minnesota Class AA Girls Hockey Tournament, the Pioneers downed the top-seeded Red Knights, 5-3, Saturday night, Feb. 22. Patrick made some key saves late in the game to help seal the win.
On their way to this year’s state crown, the Hill-Murray girls won the Section 4AA title with a 4-1 win over Stillwater.

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Oakdale bank robber sentenced

After admitting he stole more than $6,000 from the Oakdale branch of Western Bank on Hadley Avenue, a man who had three prior felonies on his record was sentenced to 38 months in prison last week.

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