Oakdale

Wed
06
Dec

Oakdale gifts residents silent nights, just in time for the holidays


Aundrea Kinney/Review • After a final inspection, Oakdale will be a railroad quiet zone, where locomotive engineers will no longer be required to blow their train horns before reaching rail crossings at Oakdale streets. To avoid crossing collisions, signs and medians were installed at the city’s four at-grade crossings, such as the one on Hadley Avenue near Menards.

City’s rail crossings set to become quiet zones

 

Oakdale residents will soon be able to say goodbye to sleepless nights — or at least to waking up in the middle of the night to train horns blaring. 

Wed
06
Dec

Body of Oakdale man found in state park, months after his disappearance

Just before Thanksgiving, a pair of hunters walking along the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River found the remains of an Oakdale man who had been missing for more than three months. 

Wed
06
Dec

Police seek information regarding brazen daytime shooting on Highway 36

Two vehicles were involved in a daytime shooting that took place at the intersection of Century Avenue and Highway 36 on Nov. 22.

Tue
14
Nov

Veterans honored at Oakdale Elementary program


The event’s guest speaker, Brian Ritchie, showed the audience photos from his time in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and described his experience learning how to parachute out of an airplane. Ritchie served on active duty from 1995 to 1998.

Oakdale Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day Program Nov.

Tue
14
Nov

Charges pile up against alleged gas station robber


Surveillance footage from a SuperAmerica in Maplewood, a Holiday in North St. Paul, The Corner Store in Oakdale and a Holiday in Oakdale shows what appears to be the same man wearing the same clothes robbing each of the four gas stations while holding a silver handgun. • file photo

Four gas stations were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by the same man Sept. 28 and 29. 

Tue
14
Nov

Lake Elmo and Oakdale experiencing uptick in residential break-ins


Oakdale is experiencing an increase in the number of burglaries in the northeast corner of the city, according to police. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office also noted an increase in burglaries in the neighboring portion of Lake Elmo, known as the Tri-Lakes area. • courtesy of Oakdale Police Department

Lake Elmo and Oakdale are experiencing an increase in the number of break-ins, especially in instances where doors to vehicles, garages or homes are left unlocked.

Tue
07
Nov

Oakdale man slashed during robbery

An Oakdale man was cut with a knife, allegedly by a man who appeared outside the back entrance of his home demanding cash just after noon Oct. 25.

Wed
01
Nov

Unconscious driver crashes into Hy-Vee on Halloween day 


An unconscious man experiencing medical issues crashed into Hy-Vee in Oakdale Oct. 31 and had to be transported to the hospital. After only a couple hours, almost all signs of the incident had been cleaned up. Aundrea Kinney/Review

A driver crashed his Chevy Tahoe into the Hy-Vee in Oakdale Oct. 31, striking the rental video dispenser, shelving and products displayed in the front of the grocery store. 

Tue
24
Oct

Oakdale residents report hoax letter


The Oakdale Police Department sent out a hoax alert Oct. 12 about a letter some residents received earlier this month. The letter, seen above, raised a number of red flags — the phone number listed is not a city number and the city’s URL is misspelled — and should be ignored. The police department has resources to help people spot hoaxes and scams, including its “Don’t Get Hooked” booklet, which is available to the public. courtesy of City of Oakdale

Police department throws cold water on it

 

A letter received by Oakdale residents on Olson Lake Trail, purportedly from the City of Oakdale warning of a lurking chemical menace, is a well-trod hoax, according to Oakdale police.

Tue
10
Oct

String of area gas stations robbed at gunpoint


A person of interest has been identified in response to four robberies that occurred on Sept. 28 and 29. Photo courtesy of the Oakdale Police Department

One man allegedly robbed four area gas stations between Sept. 28 and 29. The Oakdale, Maplewood and North St. Paul police departments teamed up to identify a suspect who allegedly robbed gas stations in all three communities.

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