Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Thu
14
Nov

Brown’s Creek State Trail and Gateway State Trail to be connected

By next fall, Brown’s Creek State Trail will be bustling with hikers and bikers, smiling and waving as they take in the beauty of their surroundings, pausing to catch their breath at interpretive displays about the history of the trail and maybe glimpsing bald eagles in the air or deer in the woods.

Sat
02
Nov

Lake Elmo adopts transition policy for Old Village septic systems

A cooperative project with Washington County will bring sanitary sewer service to Lake Elmo’s downtown area from 30th Street North to Trunk Highway 5 beginning in 2015. While this is encouraging news to property owners in the area, many are questioning how to deal with failing septic systems in the interim.

Wed
30
Oct

New traffic signals to be installed on Trunk Highway 5 in Lake Elmo


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Thanks to a sizeable grant received by Washington County, two new signalized intersections will be coming to the Village area in downtown Lake Elmo.
The county was awarded a $462,000 grant from the Metro Municipal Agreement Program to “aid in the cost of safety improvements” along Trunk Highway 5. The funds will be used to install signals on Highway 5 at both spots where Lake Elmo Avenue (County Road 17) intersects the highway. Dedicated right-turn lanes will also be constructed as part of the project, which is slated to begin in September 2014.

Thu
24
Oct

Highway 36 lane and ramp closures in Pine Springs

Work continues on the new diamond interchange on Highway 36 and Hilton Trail. Intermittent lane and camp closures of the highway between Interstate 694 and DeMontreville Trail during off-peak traffic times will occur through mid-November, a release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation says.

Wed
23
Oct

Teen sentenced for January road rage incident

Dillon Selbitschka, 19, of Maplewood was recently sentenced in Washington County Court for terroristic threat felony charges in a road rage incident that took place last winter in Oakdale.

Thu
03
Oct

DNR approves Lake Elmo’s lake use ordinances

After four months of “thorough” review, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has approved changes made to Lake Elmo’s lake surface use ordinances this spring.

Thu
19
Sep

Expanded hours at Lake Elmo Public Library

The Lake Elmo Public Library, located at 3537 Lake Elmo Ave. N., has added six hours to its public service schedule, for a total of 42 hours open per week beginning Monday, Sept. 23. The new schedule adds three hours each on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Wed
18
Sep

Lake Elmo boy, 9, dies from motorcycle crash injuries

A Lake Elmo boy has died from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash that took place on state Highway 5 Sept. 4.
About 5:40 p.m. that day, a 46-year-old motorcyclist pulled off the roadway to the shoulder near 31st Avenue North to “address a mechanical issue” with his machine when the boy, Pierre LeQue, reportedly came out from a driveway on his bicycle, colliding with the motorcycle, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Thu
12
Sep

Storm debris turns into fuel for District Energy


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A wood chipping crew was busy in an area of Lake Elmo Park Reserve for several days starting Aug. 22, chipping storm debris into fuel for District Energy in St. Paul.

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