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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Turning the tables — Learning from youth

Rochelle Wick (left) receives some help from her granddaughter, Paige Somvong, in using her iPad. Paige is a third-grader at Salem Hills Elementary. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Rochelle Wick (left) receives some help from her granddaughter, Paige Somvong, in using her iPad. Paige is a third-grader at Salem Hills Elementary. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Who better to teach adults about technology than youth?

That was an idea that came to fruition as Inver Grove Heights Community Schools hosted a free student-led technology conference on Saturday, April 18 at Inver Grove Middle School.

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19
Apr

A memorial moved to memory

Though the 13 “Bicentennial Trees” are gone, a few old trees neighbor the dome of the West St. Paul Regional Athletics Center, and more have been planted along its sides. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Though the 13 “Bicentennial Trees” are gone, a few old trees neighbor the dome of the West St. Paul Regional Athletics Center, and more have been planted along its sides. (Jesse Poole/Review)

West St. Paul ‘Bicentennial Trees’ cut, possibly re-grown

Linden and ash trees are known for sturdy trunks that stand like pillars and branches that divide and then subdivide.

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19
Apr

South St. Paul City Council considers the chicken

This dark speckled hen and her golden brown coopmates are part of the backyard flock of East Sider Rebecca Welty, 57. “[The eggs] can’t get much fresher,” she said, since they’re eaten “the same day they came out of the chicken.” In St. Paul, folks can raise chickens and other fowl in the backyard with a permit. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
This dark speckled hen and her golden brown coopmates are part of the backyard flock of East Sider Rebecca Welty, 57. “[The eggs] can’t get much fresher,” she said, since they’re eaten “the same day they came out of the chicken.” In St. Paul, folks can raise chickens and other fowl in the backyard with a permit. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

New plans for an urban chicken ordinance were brought forth at the South St. Paul city council meeting April 6, but it doesn't look like many will be crowing with triumph over it immediately.

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12
Apr

Local giant will make itself more comfortable

CHS to revamp Inver Grove Heights headquarters

What happens when a Fortune 500 company experiences additional growth? Positive future prospects often lead to relocation.

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06
Apr

Sinking roots in Minnesota

Jesse Poole, News editor
Jesse Poole, News editor

I'm the newest member of the newsroom team here at Lillie Suburban Newspapers, excited to work at a family-run newspaper, where I can enter the next room and watch the papers coming off the presses.

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06
Apr

Some massage parlors host underground ‘traffic’

At the end of March, a woman was denied a massage license in West St. Paul.

The application was stamped accordingly, and the woman, who is unnamed, disappeared, police suspect.

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29
Mar

Meet South St. Paul’s first ‘Mayor for the Day’

Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)
Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)

South St. Paul Mayor Beth Baumann got a little break March 16. She didn’t quite play hooky on one of the 52 dreaded Mondays of the year.

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29
Mar

South St. Paul City Council endorses higher franchise fees

Come July 1, South St. Paul may start to see a rise in resident-based revenues, deriving from a 1.25 percent increase to Xcel gas and electric franchise fees.

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22
Mar

Mendota Heights discusses memorials to Scott Patrick

Scott Patrick
Scott Patrick

Momentous events have occurred since Mendota Heights lost police officer Scott Patrick to that fatal July 30 shooting, both significant to the memory of the officer, as well as the goal of justice.

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16
Mar

State rep says 'Hold!' on powdered alcohol

(Linda Baumeister/Review)
(Linda Baumeister/Review)

Turning water to wine is said to be a miracle. The transformation of water to cocktail, however, has become child's play.

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