Jesse Poole

Jesse Poole can be reached at jpoole@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7815. Follow him at twitter.com/JPooleNews.

Tue
06
Dec

Two students killed in crash en route to Mounds View High School


Flowers began to gather as folks stopped by after the school day to pay their respects following the Dec. 1 fatal car collision in Arden Hills that killed two Mounds View High School students and injured a third.

Two students were killed in a Dec. 1 car accident in Arden Hills; a third student, the driver, was injured and hospitalized. 

Wed
30
Nov

New Brighton tree moves to St. Paul for the holidays


Nancy and Jim McCann of New Brighton stand in front of their Colorado blue spruce and snap one last photo with it before it was transported to Union Depot in St. Paul for the holiday season.

An evergreen came down in New Brighton Nov. 19, but it didn’t stay down for long. The 33-year-old tree was hauled 15 miles southeast to downtown St.

Wed
30
Nov

Racist message found at Irondale High School


This tile was found outside a basement classroom at Irondale High School in New Brighton Nov. 11. According to the Mounds View school district, student responsible received “strong, swift disciplinary action.”

Students entering a basement classroom at New Brighton’s Irondale High School found a small wooden tile with a message that read: “The KKK wants you.” 

Tue
29
Nov

Podcast duo talks out issues raised by Castile killing


Andre Koen, left, and Brian Jost, right, sit in Jost’s basement studio in St. Anthony and prepare to record the eighth episode of their podcast, “Armchair Activist,” the first episode since the presidential election and the announcement that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez is facing charges in the fatal shoot of Philando Castile.

‘Armchair Activist’ comes straight out of a St. Anthony basement

The fatal police shootings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile have led many Minnesotans to protest, and at least two, to podcast.

Wed
16
Nov

Officer charged with manslaughter in Castile killing


Following the Nov. 16 announcement that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez would be charged with second-degree manslaughter for killing Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, people massed at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul, where Castile worked, to mark the news.

County attorney: Officer's fear for life not justification for deadly force

Wed
16
Nov

Mounds View man faces charges for harassing business, threatening to kill customers


Michael Foss

A Mounds View man has been charged with making threatening remarks and repeatedly harassing a business in Willmar over the phone, threatening to kill its customers, as well as shoot a then-presidential candidate, according to authorities. 

Tue
15
Nov

Bulletin area election 2016 results


Brenda Holden

Incumbents stay in the political game

Tue
15
Nov

DFL holds District 41, most of 42


Jason Isaacson

Republican ekes into 42A seat

While the state — and the nation for that matter — largely swung the other direction after Election Day, the DFL held onto District 41, both in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Wed
09
Nov

Gold at the end of the Rainbow: Shoreview’s new Kowalski’s aims to deliver


The new Kowalski’s Market in Shoreview will feature a wine shop, Cooks of Crocus Hill and Starbucks.

The path for Kowalski’s Market to settle into Shoreview was paved in early 2016 and, just as the winter holiday season approaches, so does the grocery store’s grand opening.

Wed
09
Nov

New Brighton settles into new website


New Brighton’s new website isn’t simply cleaner looking, it also carries stronger, more helpful features.

Website now features helpful search bar & translation abilities

If New Brighton’s city website is looking cleaner and crisper these days, it’s by careful design. 

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