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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07
Jun

City officials continue to crack down on massage applicants

A Brooklyn Park woman was denied a personal massage license and thus the right to practice massage in West St. Paul upon recommendation from the police department at the city council meeting Tuesday, May 26.

Sun
31
May

State approves hard liquor license at Inver Wood Golf Course

Currently, the golf course only sells cans of soda and light beer, as well as those beers offered on tap. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Currently, the golf course only sells cans of soda and light beer, as well as those beers offered on tap. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Sales await City Council's go-ahead
Though it might not help improve swing technique per se, golfers in Inver Grove Heights may soon have the option to partake in adult beverages with an alcohol content a bit higher than the 3.2 beer Inver Wood Golf Course has been selling.
A new bill that was passed by the Minnesota Legislature at the beginning of May will allow the city-run golf course in Inver Grove Heights to sell hard liquor drinks to its patrons.
According to Mayor George Tourville, this is an old idea, but because it's only now coming to life, the city "has yet to figure out most of the logistics," he said.
"We've never sold any alcohol other than light beer there; never liquor," Tourville said.

Sun
24
May

Two men caught vandalizing restroom in Inver Grove Heights

Two local men were detained by Inver Grove Heights police officers for vandalism in a Dakota County park area Wednesday, May 6.

Sun
24
May

Bill passed for slain police officer Scott Patrick

Candles, flowers, flags, and more were left at the corner of Dodd and Smith in the days after officer Scott Patrick was killed following a traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Candles, flowers, flags, and more were left at the corner of Dodd and Smith in the days after officer Scott Patrick was killed following a traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Last week, a bill to designate a section of Dodd Road in Mendota Heights as “Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway” was unanimously passed by the state House and Senate.

The law was then signed by Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday, May 19.

Sun
17
May

South St. Paul to teach community about train safety

With assistance from a $5,000 grant provided by Union Pacific, the city of South St.

Sun
10
May

Something should be said about mothers

Jesse Poole
News editor

This weekend was quite the whirlwind.
The grammatical tense of this column will be somewhat confused because I’m writing this, of course, before the weekend and its events occurred, as the publication date of the paper is May 10 and I have to have my part of it finished today, May 7.
But I think I can reliably predict what will happen this weekend, so I’ll describe it in past tense.

Sun
10
May

Pond or frying pan?

From left, Highland Park High School students Steven Crenshaw, 17, of St. Paul, and Domenico Cerbone, 17, an exchange student from Italy, handle fish. (Jesse Poole/Review)
From left, Highland Park High School students Steven Crenshaw, 17, of St. Paul, and Domenico Cerbone, 17, an exchange student from Italy, handle fish. (Jesse Poole/Review)

On Wednesday, May 6, Highland Park High School students took part in a class field trip to Thompson County Park in West St. Paul.

Sun
10
May

Sinking teeth into the invasive-plant fight

Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Sheep should help shear weeds, restore Pilot Knob prairie
Armed with botany guides, education and a keen eye for leaf shapes and petal numbers, conservationists can discern native from invasive plants and identify them by species, genus and family. But what then, faced with fields full of bluegrass or groves clogged with saplings?
That’s when the conservationists call in the sheep.

Sun
03
May

Women’s football team settles in Inver Grove Heights

Vixen co-owner Laura Brown, offensive line player, goes in to intercept a throw during the team’s game in Nebraska against the Stampede. (Courtesy of Mark Kuznia)
Vixen co-owner Laura Brown, offensive line player, goes in to intercept a throw during the team’s game in Nebraska against the Stampede. (Courtesy of Mark Kuznia)

It’s likely that many female athletes in the area have acquired sports-related leg injuries. Perhaps equally probable though: few in the country have obtained them the way 42-year-old Laura Brown of Inver Grove Heights did.

Mon
27
Apr

The saga of a sunburned camper shivering in cold & rain

Jesse Poole
Jesse Poole

Though I'm sure it's elementary meteorology, it's always a little difficult to understand how one day supplies a sunburn while the next brings feet-numbing cold.

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