Jesse Poole

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

Wed
03
May

Running is New Brighton man’s key to North Korea


Lowell Thompson, 78, now back at his New Brighton home from his trip to North Korea, holds a memento from his time in the isolated East Asian country: the shirt he was given to race in.

Thompson, a sprinter, found himself running a 10K race in North Korea in early April. Here, he stands before thousands of North Korean spectators at a Pyongyang stadium.

One way to get to North Korea is to simply run there. Recently, that’s what a New Brighton man did to unlock the doors to one of the most inaccessible countries in the world.

Tue
25
Apr

Man shot dead in confrontation with Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputies in Vadnais Heights

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an April 16 shooting in Vadnais Heights that left a man dead and several Ramsey County deputies on leave. 

Tue
25
Apr

Roseville writing group for women in prison leads to new book


Joan Moses compiled and edited stories written by the women she works with at Residential Re-Entry Center of Roseville and published them in a book called “Breaking the Cycle, Writings from Women in Prison.” Sitting at her dining room table in her New Brighton home, she reads an excerpt.

Every Wednesday evening, a group of women gather in Roseville to write. This is a different kind of writers’ group, though, one in which grammar, spelling, structure and even coherency aren’t the main focus. 

Tue
25
Apr

Man charged with murder for New Brighton strangulation death


Steven Maurice Abrams

Police arrived as girlfriend’s brother was choked 

Officers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment in New Brighton arrived to find a man strangling another man April 14. 

Thu
20
Apr

Phone scams making the rounds in Ramsey County

“If any one contacts you and requests gift cards for any law enforcement related reason it is a scam.” 

— Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office in an April 6 statement 

 

Thu
20
Apr

Pick a lane: Driving I-694 in Shoreview means choosing one lane for several miles


courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation This summer, a new lane will be added to eastbound I-694, between Lexington Avenue and I-35E, completing work to widen the highway that started last year.

Jesse Poole

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Commuters will have to hang on for one more summer before Interstate 694 frees up completely between Arden Hills and Vadnais Heights. 

Wed
12
Apr

Shoreview natives’ St. Paul brewery will be about the beer, and the space, too


Elliot Grosse, Karl Eicher and Dalton Buchta, who all grew up in the same Shoreview neighborhood, stand at the future bar in the future taproom of the brewery they’re opening in downtown St. Paul. Still undergoing renovations to create a “modern cafe” vibe, they say 12welve Eyes should be open by July.

Karl Eicher, Elliot Grosse and Dalton Buchta stand at the main entrance to 12welve Eyes, located in the basement of the historic Pioneer Endicott building on Robert and Fourth streets in downtown St. Paul.

In another world, “12welve Eyes” might have been the name of their high school band, but for three young men from Shoreview, sights weren’t set on making tunes in a garage, but beer in a basement. And that’s what they did ...

Wed
12
Apr

Mounds View man called women at random, sexually harassed them


Taylor James Rubbelke

A 24-year-old Mounds View man has been charged with two felony counts of stalking for calling women and engaging them sexually over the phone during scores of unwanted calls.

Wed
22
Feb

Arden Hills sets sights on TCAAP for possible city hall shift


The current city hall facility in Arden Hills may not meet the city’s needs once the Rice Creek Commons development is complete. A task force has been created to assess whether or not a new city hall facility should be built on the new development.

Is the Arden Hills City Hall big enough? 

That’s one of several questions the Arden Hills City Council wants answered in regards to the long-awaited redevelopment of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site.

Wed
22
Feb

Fraudulent card reader found at St. Anthony gas station

Convenience can come at a price, according to state and law enforcement officials who say a mere swipe of a credit or debit card could compromise someone’s personal banking information. 

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