Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Wed
13
Jan

Dangerous Highway 36 intersection awarded money; area legislators applaud funding

The traffic lights at the busy Hadley Avenue and Highway 36 in Oakdale have long been a safety concern, and last week the Transportation Economic Development (TED) program announced that the intersection has been selected to receive $4 million to

Wed
23
Dec

DNR to plow Gateway Trail this winter

Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood — along with Representatives Leon Lillie, DFL-North St. Paul, and Peter Fischer, DFL- Maplewood — succeeded in ensuring the Gateway Trail would remain user-friendly throughout the winter.

Wed
23
Dec

60 stories for 60 years

On Feb. 26, 2017, the city of Maplewood will be 60 years old. In anticipation of Maplewood’s 60th anniversary, local history buffs have teamed up to write one story each week for the 60 weeks leading up to the anniversary.

Wed
25
Nov

Eligible property owners must file homestead applications by Dec. 15

Homestead classification will affect the amount of property tax paid in 2015, and it may affect eligibility for a property tax refund.

Contact the county assessor if one of the following applies:

Wed
04
Nov

Senator Wiger receives Minnesota Nurses Association Award

Senator Chuck  Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15.  Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)
Senator Chuck Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15. Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)

Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, has recently been awarded the 2015 Public Official Award by the Minnesota Nurses Association in recognition of his work on S.F. 1071, the Violence against Health Care Workers Bill.

Wed
04
Nov

Downtown North St. Paul walking and bus tour

North St. Paul community members gathered Oct. 24 for a tour of downtown North St. Paul, Anoka and Osseo. (submitted photo)
North St. Paul community members gathered Oct. 24 for a tour of downtown North St. Paul, Anoka and Osseo. (submitted photo)

North St. Paul residents and business owners joined council member Candy Petersen and city staff Oct. 24 on a tour of downtown North St. Paul, Anoka and Osseo.

Wed
04
Nov

North St. Paul celebrates Community Planning Month in schools 

Students at Cowern Elementary participate in a City Planning Day lesson in North St. Paul. (submitted photo)
Students at Cowern Elementary participate in a City Planning Day lesson in North St. Paul. (submitted photo)

The month of October was National Community Planning Month, as designated by the American Planning Association. In recognition, Mayor Mike Kuehn read a proclamation at the Oct. 6 City Council meeting declaring National Community Planning month.

Wed
21
Oct

Canvas Health will provide assistance for family homelessness prevention

Canvas Health, a non-profit agency, will provide family homeless prevention services, after the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the organization Oct. 13.

Wed
21
Oct

County will receive funds to make roadways safer

Washington County will receive a $226,600 grant from the state to work toward zero deaths.

Fri
16
Oct

Insurance carrier urges lawsuit avoidance for Lake Elmo

Offers to help manage council meetings
The Lake Elmo City Council has received a bombardment of unwanted media attention in recent months over its inability to work as a cohesive group.
Now, the city's insurance carrier, the League of Minnesota Cites Insurance Trust, has stepped in to advise the council, citing the example of Maplewood politics in the last decade as a cautionary tale.

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