Jesse Poole

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

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04
Oct

West St. Paul celebrates Harmon Park reopening

The newest addition to the West St. Paul parks system, Harmon Park, held its open house on Sept. 24.  (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The newest addition to the West St. Paul parks system, Harmon Park, held its open house on Sept. 24. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Remodeling retains reminders of the past

Despite slightly overcast weather and occasional drizzles, hundreds of West St. Paul residents made their way to the Harmon Park on Thursday, Sept. 24, to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s most recently renovated recreational space.
Located in a neighborhood in the city’s north end, Harmon Park is also considered the city’s oldest park, dating back to 1925.

Sun
04
Oct

Atkins no longer considering running for Kline’s seat

In a recent message to his constituents, state Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, announced that he is no longer considering running for a seat in Congress.

Sun
27
Sep

Pop-up protest

Arrest of fugitive in crowd sparks a protest of over 100 teens

Just as Inver Grove Heights Days wrapped up its annual finale — fireworks shooting off over Simley Pond — another type of explosive activity began to develop at a popular viewing spot.

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20
Sep

After rash of police calls, City Council approves mitigation plan for SLS

In a move to re-establish a sense of safety and security for the community — specifically the neighbors living near Supportive Living Solutions’ Bidwell Street properties — the City Council unanimously decided to convert SLS’s rental license to a

Sun
13
Sep

South St. Paul man indicted for first- and second-degree murder

Thomas Michael Luby, 58, of South St. Paul, was indicted Sept. 10 for the murder of Kelly Ann Anderson, 45, also of South St. Paul.

Sun
13
Sep

Atkins ‘seriously considering’ running for Kline’s seat

U.S. Rep. John Kline announced Sept. 4 that he will retire from his congressional seat, which is up for a vote in November 2016.

Sun
13
Sep

DCHS and MNHS pair up on Sibley Historic Site

Mendota Garden Club members Janice Jaworski, left, and Beth Olson work on the gardens outside the Sibley House in Mendota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Mendota Garden Club members Janice Jaworski, left, and Beth Olson work on the gardens outside the Sibley House in Mendota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Mendota has seen a little spike in volunteer gardeners outside the Sibley House, working to separate the flowers from the weeds around the relatively small Sibley Historic Site.

Sun
13
Sep

West St. Paul officials contemplate tunnel under Robert Street

A new tunnel was constructed recently for the River to River Greenway bike trail, bringing walkers and cyclists beneath Charlton Street near Marie Avenue. (Jesse Poole/Review)
A new tunnel was constructed recently for the River to River Greenway bike trail, bringing walkers and cyclists beneath Charlton Street near Marie Avenue. (Jesse Poole/Review)

As West St. Paul's South Robert Street faces construction, it also faces a future of redevelopment.

Sun
06
Sep

Man who robbed South St. Paul credit union still on the lamb

The suspect was described as a white male in his twenties with dark blonde or reddish facial hair, approximately 5’7” tall with an average build. (submitted photo)
The suspect was described as a white male in his twenties with dark blonde or reddish facial hair, approximately 5’7” tall with an average build. (submitted photo)

Police are continuing the investigation of a credit union robbery that took place over a month ago in South St. Paul.

Sun
06
Sep

Man charged with murder in South St. Paul

Dustin Chenevert
Dustin Chenevert

A 26-year-old Albert Lea man was charged Aug. 26 with third-degree murder for the overdose death of a teen, also from Albert Lea, when the two were in South St. Paul earlier this year.

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