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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Sheriff honors deputies for ‘meritorious acts’


Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier, left, honored several deputies at a July 19 event, commending them for their “successful resolution” of a mental health crisis in Shoreview last Feburary involving a man with a knife. Pictured from left to right, deputies Mike Casey and Brian Hughes, Sgt. Tim Schwab and Maplewood Officer Brian Tauzell, were all recognized at the ceremony, where Serier applauded them, and deputy Marilyn Hedstrom who couldn’t make it to the event, for their determination to help the man, rather than turning to lethal force, despite endangering their lives. submitted photo

In February, more than a half dozen police squad cars responded to a home in Shoreview after police received a report of a potential active shooter. 

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New Brighton police de-escalate dangerous situation in city park


On July 13, police responded to a report of a weapon at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton. After some time, officers safely disarmed a woman who had been wielding a large kitchen knife. Jesse Poole

Wielding a large kitchen knife, a woman experiencing a mental health crisis approached New Brighton police officers in a public park, waving the weapon at them and disobeying their commands. 

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Yanez exits St. Anthony PD with nearly $50K

Jesse Poole

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St. Anthony woman turns 110


St. Anthony resident Evelyn Kleine, 110, and her great-niece, Joanie Bixler Anderson, 60, share a special relationship. The two sing a song together whenever they see each other. It goes: “I don’t know why I love you like I do, I don’t know why I just do.” Kleine’s 110th birthday was July 11. Jesse Poole

Theodore Roosevelt was president. Oklahoma became a state. The Ford Motor Company was still a year away from producing its famous Model T. The earth had 5.75 billion fewer people. 

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A YEAR AND A DAY: A Vigil for Philando

Hundreds of people showed up to a July 7 event in Falcon Heights to celebrate the life of Philando Castile, a year and a day after he was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop just down the road, on Larpenteur Avenue.

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Welcome, new citizens


During a July 6 naturalization ceremony in Shoreview, 28 people — representing 18 countries of origin — took an oath of citizenship, becoming citizens of the United States. Jesse Poole

During a July 6 naturalization ceremony in Shoreview, 28 people — representing 18 countries of origin — took an oath of citizenship, becoming citizens of the United States. 

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County rolls out mounted deputy program


Laura Syring of Hugo helps train the reserve deputies and their horses. She commends the unit’s 10 volunteers, calling their willingness to support the sheriff’s office and the community “impressive.” photos courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies on horseback may seem like a thing of the past, but they’re no strangers to Ramsey County — not anymore. 

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Lowry Grove closes


Lowry Grove, in St. Anthony but bordering Minneapolis, is now closed. The land’s owner, The Village, plans to redevelop the site. Jesse Poole

After some 70 years of operation, Lowry Grove, once home to about 90 households, is now empty.

Residents of St. Anthony Village’s only mobile home park had to vacate the property by the end of the day, June 30. 

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Residents, protesters call for St. Anthony mayor, others to resign

Between the fatal shooting of Philando Castile at the hands of a St. Anthony police officer and the eviction of residents from the Lowry Grove mobile home park, more than 100 people showed up to the June 27 St.

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Mounds View man pleads guilty to sexually harassing women over the phone


Taylor James Rubbelke

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A Mounds View man recently admitted to calling multiple women and attempting to engage them sexually over the phone in scores of unwanted phone calls. 

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