Jesse Poole

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

Wed
02
Nov

Ramsey County District 1 commissioner skates towards re-election


Blake Huffman

With no challenger, focus turns to economic growth

 

Wed
02
Nov

Construction season lingers in Arden Hills

 

The weather is cooling and clouds are covering, but construction season plows onward. 

Wed
26
Oct

Many Arden Hills City Council candidates say TCAAP is top challenge facing suburb


Dan Burns

The Arden Hills City Council terms of Brenda Holden, Dave McClung and Jonathan Wicklund are expiring at the end of this year. 

Wed
26
Oct

Shoreview City Council candidates address preserving quality of life and redevelopment


Douglas Blomberg

The Shoreview city elections are anything but subdued this autumn.  

While the suburb’s longtime mayor Sandy Martin is running unopposed, five candidates are engaged in a lively battle for two city council seats.

Wed
26
Oct

Education, transportation, healthcare priorities of candidates for Senate District 41 and House District 41A


Carolyn Laine

With longtime DFL state Sen. Barb Goodwin’s upcoming retirement from District 41, current House District 41B Rep. Carolyn Laine is looking to fill her seat, meaning a Democrat would continue to represent the district in the Legislature.

Wed
26
Oct

From city beautification to building community, candidates offer vision for Mounds View


Shauna Bock

While two terms on the Mounds View City Council are expiring at the end of the year, the two council members who currently hold those seats — Sherry Gunn and Gary Meehlhause — are running for re-election without opposition. 

Wed
26
Oct

House District 41A: Bernardy focuses on education, transportation; Evanson on Social Security tax, cost of living


Connie Bernardy

The House of Representatives District 41A race features a longtime DFL incumbent and a Republican newcomer. 

Wed
26
Oct

House District 42A sees a rematch between Jessup and Yarusso


Randy Jessup

This year House District 42A is seeing a rematch of 2014’s close race between Rep. Barb Yarusso and her Republican challenger Randy Jessup. Two years ago, Yarusso won narrowly over Jessup by only 220 votes, or about 1 percent of the vote.

Tue
25
Oct

Candidates both hold up health care as a priority in Senate District 42 race


Candy Sina

There are two candidates vying for the state Senate District 42 seat being made vacant by Sen. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada, who announced last December she would not seek reelection.

Wed
19
Oct

Arden Hills council passes interim zoning ordinance


The University of Northwestern, located in Arden Hills, is considering a future expansion. One site the Christian college has its eye on is the vacated Smiths Medical facility, also located in Arden Hills. Northwestern’s president Alan Cureton would like to see students walking toward Smiths’ doors, however, the Arden Hills City Council is not so sure about rezoning the site to accommodate the college.

University of Northwestern’s expansion into Smiths Medical halted for now 

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