U.S. Sen. Al Franken poses with Tartan seniors Barkot Berhanu, left, and Hannah Lee in the school’s student-run credit union Feb. 19. Lee and Berhanu told the senator what they had learned about finances through the school’s financial literacy program. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
“Are you rich now? Are you up to some kind of pyramid scheme?” U.S. Sen. Al Franken asked the two girls at Tartan High School’s student-run credit union branch.
Former Oakdale mayor Herb Vogel passed away on Feb. 13. Family and friends will be gathering to honor him at a celebration of life ceremony March 1 at the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center. (Submitted photo)
Memorial service to be held Sunday
Herward “Herb” Alfred Vogel passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 13, surrounded by family at the age of 82. Vogel spent several years on the city’s planning commission and city council, and was Oakdale’s mayor from 1972 to 1974.
Hill-Murray’s award-winning cast and crew of the “Great Gatsby” took top honors at the Minnesota State High School League’s One Act Play Festival. (submitted photo)
A panel of judges, after watching, listening, and then individually critiquing eight Class AA dramatic productions, rated Hill-Murray School’s “The Great Gatsby” a “starred performance” on Friday, Feb.
Mallory Fenske, signing with North Dakota State, speaks as Jordan Rowan-Stafford, Concordia St. Paul, also was on hand to thank family and coaches. Both left their mark with the Tartan girl’s soccer team.
The Oakdale Police Department’s team “Frooozen Oooaks” topped their goal with $2,735 raised for the Polar Plunge presented by Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Minnesota. Donning super hero t-shirts they took the plunge at White Bear Lake Ramsey Beach Jan. 31. Over $300,000 was raised by 1,600 participants for an amazing cause. (Review photos by Linda Baumeister)
Making snow bricks for over two hours, Natalia Garcia and Diego, of Oakdale, are having fun building a snowfort in their backyard. The warm up made for perfect snow for their project.
House Republicans announce new leadership team
Minnesota’s Republican caucus announced its leaders for the 2015 legislative session last week. Among them is state Rep. Kathy Lohmer, R-Lake Elmo, who was elected as an assistant House majority leader.
“It’s a real honor and privilege to be elected from your own caucus,” Lohmer said Friday, Dec. 5. “I look back at my time in public service and have learned so much since my freshman term that will help in this leadership role.”