People - Bulletin Area


Bulletin area people - published June 8, 2016

Sgt. John Eastham (center)



Bulletin area people - published May 4, 2016

New Brighton resident Bruce Howard was named the 2015 New Brighton Volunteer of  the year at the city’s volunteer appreciation dinner on Sunday, April 24.


Young company faces big hurdles

Entrepreneurs Jesse Lammi and John Louiselle, both 25, stand inside a DropHome, a mobile home their New Brighton-based company, NextDoor Housing, offers individuals who need temporary living spaces next to family members who can care for them durning illness or recovery.

Local entrepreneurs seek legislation to ease restrictions on locating tiny homes

The tiny house movement isn’t only for the young and sprightly. 

A New Brighton company is fielding another path for it, but to make it work, the company’s two young business partners are first wading through the waters of passing new legislation at the state Capitol. 


District 621 receives A+ for gardens

Chippewa Middle School is home to a garden that was planted about two years ago. 

Now, nearly a dozen schools in District 621 have similar plots for growing vegetables and salad greens.


St. Anthony Police Captain Cotroneo set to retire

Dominic Cotroneo has worked with the St. Anthony Police Department since 1982. Starting off just as the department’s reserve program began, he climbed his way from reserve to officer to lieutenant, and has served as captain since 2005. 


New children’s book focuses on St. Anthony history

Gail Olson’s new children’s book tells the tale of St. Anthony Village’s history and features illustrations by St. Anthony Village High School art instructor Sarah Gunderson.

Accompanying bus tour up for discussion

Historical records show that St. Anthony Village was once home to more livestock than humans. 

After digging through archives at the St. Anthony Village Historical Society, that tidbit stuck out to local author Gail Olson and inspired the title of her new book, “More Pigs Than People!” 

Olson, a Columbia Heights resident, has worked with the historical society in recent years as a commissioned author, writing books centered on St. Anthony’s history. 

This is her third book about the small suburb, but her first for children, complete with colorful illustrations by St. Anthony Village High School studio art instructor Sarah Gunderson.  


Jessup is aiming for rematch with Yarusso in House District 42A race

Barb Yarusso

Candidates have been jumping in the House and Senate races for the Bulletin area, but House District 42A has remained relatively quiet on that front until now. 


Correction: House Districts 42A and 42B Caucus Locations

Last week a story about the March 1 caucuses was accompanied by a box titled "If you go ..." that incorrectly listed the cities in the Bulletin coverage area for state House Districts 42A and 42B. The Bulletin regrets the errors.


Shoreview city council member receives award

Ady Wickstrom is presented with a citizenship award from Beyond the Yellow Ribbon by Craig Boylan and Dana Durkee. (submitted photo)

Jesse Poole

news editor



Local 15-year death investigation rekindled by reconstruction of victim’s face

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has sent out these new facial reconstruction images of a woman found dead 15 years ago in Long Lake Park. She remains unidentified. (courtesy New Brighton Department of Public Safety)

Police ask for help identifying woman 

A woman who was found dead in New Brighton 15 years ago has never been identified, but now the image of her face has reemerged through facial reconstruction technologies, and though it’s only a likeness, police are hoping it will lead to new information in the cold case. 

The investigation of the woman’s death began in the fall of 2000, when her body was found by two hikers just off a little-used path in Long Lake Regional Park. Police believe the corpse had been lying there for at least two months by the time it was found Sept. 15.

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety requested assistance from the FBI last year, specifically to have them reassemble characteristics of the woman’s face using facial reconstruction. The image was released to the public last week.


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