Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Thu
25
Jul

A new home - photo


Linda Baumeister/Review

Valley Cartage and local officials gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony July 16. Valley Cartage’s relocated headquarters and office of sales and logistics components was welcomed to their new location at 8665 Hudson Blvd. in Lake Elmo.

Wed
17
Jul

Hilton closed at 36

Heads up, motorists: both directions of Hilton Trail at Highway 36 in Pine Springs will be closed for the next two months.

Wed
17
Jul

Second Beecroft trial begins

“Lies, deceit, deception and ultimately, death, is what this trial is about.”
These strong words spoken by the prosecution marked the beginning of the second murder trial for Nicole Beecroft of Oakdale on July 15.
Beecroft is charged with first-degree premeditated murder after her newborn baby girl was discovered, stabbed more than 100 times, in a trash can in April 2007. Beecroft, now 24, was 17 at the time and a senior at Tartan High School. She worked part time after school at the Sun Ray Cub Foods and had never been arrested before the infant’s death.

Wed
10
Jul

Second trial for Nicole Beecroft scheduled to begin next week

The second trial for an Oakdale woman accused of killing her newborn baby is scheduled to begin next week.
Nicole Beecroft, 24, was a 17-year-old senior at Tartan High School when she was accused of secretly giving birth to a baby girl at her mother’s Oakdale home in April 2007, then stabbing the baby to death, more than 100 times, before placing the infant’s body in a trash can outside.

Sat
29
Jun

The 622 Education Foundation has scheduled annual “Fun Run”

The District 622 Education Foundation is seeking participants to register for its annual Fun Run, which will be held July 27.
“It pays to register early,” stated Fun Run chairman and event organizer Doug Ronsberg. He emphasized that early registration for the event will cost $20 per person - $15 for kids younger than 16 - if your registration is postmarked before July 13. There are also special rates for a family, up to four members, of $50 if the entry form is postmarked before July 13, or $65 is postmarked after that date.

Fri
21
Jun

Lake Elmo council member resigns: City looks to fill position

At the June 18 Lake Elmo city council meeting, council member Nicole Park announced that she would be stepping down from her position effective Tuesday, July 16. Her term would have expired in December 2014.

Thu
13
Jun

Washington County begins accepting same-sex marriage license applications

Following legislation legalizing same-sex marriage that Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law on May 14, Washington County began accepting same-sex marriage license applications on Thursday, June 6. Licenses will not be issued until Thursday, Aug. 1. Also beginning that day, Minnesota will recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples that took place in other states.

Fri
31
May

Thomas Fox found guilty in Lori Baker murder case


Thomas Fox

A jury has found Thomas Fox guilty of killing Lori Christine Baker in her Oakdale apartment.

Fri
31
May

Jury heads into deliberations for Thomas Fox murder case


Thomas Fox

A jury tasked with reaching a verdict in the trial of Thomas Fox, accused of killing Lori Christine Baker in her Oakdale apartment, has entered into deliberations.

Wed
29
May

Sheriff’s office investigating May 21 Lake Elmo shooting

The Washington County sheriff’s office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Lake Elmo.
A motorist called 911 to report that her passenger had been shot near the intersection of state Highway 36 and Highland Trail.

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