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Thu
27
Aug

Classics on display

The annual antique car show, put on by the Northern Lights Car Club of Hugo, at Oak Meadows Senior Living brought out the classic enthusiasts Aug. 20. Colorful cars, live music, a hot dog lunch, and blue skies drew a crowd.

Wed
19
Aug

Lake Elmo Inn honored by Wine Spectator

Restaurant receives Award of Excellence for 15th straight year
The Lake Elmo Inn has once again earned "Wine Spectator" magazine's prestigious "Award of Excellence" for its wine selection.
The publication honored a total of 2,563 restaurants worldwide this year with an Award of Excellence, including 21 in Minnesota. The Lake Elmo Inn has received the award for 15 consecutive years.

Wed
19
Aug

Keeping memory alive for the future

Young and old visited the North St. Paul Veterans Park both for the dedication ceremony and in a steady stream all weekend.
Young and old visited the North St. Paul Veterans Park both for the dedication ceremony and in a steady stream all weekend.

The North St. Paul Veterans Park dedication service in recognition of the honorable, faithful, and selfless service of those who served took place Aug. 15. The dedication included a T6 Thunder flyover at the park located at Margaret St.

Wed
19
Aug

Oakdale Acorn Awards recognize pollinator-friendly properties

The Oakdale City Council presented the 2015 Acorn Awards to winners in two categories Aug. 11. Both properties were recognized for their curb appeal and pollinator-friendly landscape.  Left,, Marc Cove accepted the Acorn Award in the commercial category on behalf of Platinum Bank. Pictured from left: council member Bill Rasmussen, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Marc Cove, council member Kristen Cici and council member Paul Reinke.  (submitted photo)
The Oakdale City Council presented the 2015 Acorn Awards to winners in two categories Aug. 11. Both properties were recognized for their curb appeal and pollinator-friendly landscape. Left,, Marc Cove accepted the Acorn Award in the commercial category on behalf of Platinum Bank. Pictured from left: council member Bill Rasmussen, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Marc Cove, council member Kristen Cici and council member Paul Reinke. (submitted photo)

There are a lot of beautifully landscaped and well-maintained properties in Oakdale, but there are a handful that really stand out.

Wed
12
Aug

Remembering—North St. Paul Veterans Park gets finishing touches

Beyond the greeter monument, planners discussed final touches on Aug. 5. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Beyond the greeter monument, planners discussed final touches on Aug. 5. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Dedication ceremony Aug. 15
After nearly four years of planning and months of construction, finishing touches for the new North St. Paul Veterans Memorial are underway.
City staff and volunteers with North St. Paul Veterans Park, Inc. — the nonprofit of local veterans and volunteers formed to manage the memorial — meet at the site to make sure nothing is overlooked.

Wed
05
Aug

Washington County fair 2015

The Washington County 4H Arts-In’s nine performances of “Out of the Box” had familiar characters on an adventure through different board games in reuniting pieces in a jumbled game closet.
The Washington County 4H Arts-In’s nine performances of “Out of the Box” had familiar characters on an adventure through different board games in reuniting pieces in a jumbled game closet.

Highlights of the 144th Washington County Fair that ran July 29 to Aug. 2.  (Photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Wed
29
Jul

Bon Voyage!

Even the media get into the act in District 622 Summer Theatre’s “Anything Goes” during the final dress rehearsal at North High July 22. Claire Clauson plays Reno Sweeney, nightclub singer and former evangelist attracting star attention as madcap adventures are about to begin aboard the liner S.S. American.
Even the media get into the act in District 622 Summer Theatre’s “Anything Goes” during the final dress rehearsal at North High July 22. Claire Clauson plays Reno Sweeney, nightclub singer and former evangelist attracting star attention as madcap adventures are about to begin aboard the liner S.S. American.

District 622’s Summer Theatre presented the musical comedy “Anything Goes,” July 23-26.

Wed
29
Jul

State Champs!

Congratulations to the Lake Elmo Baseball 12 AAA team, who won the Minnesota Baseball Tournament at Johny Cake Ridge Fields in Apple Valley July 12. (Submitted photo)
 

Wed
29
Jul

Congrats Oakdale Black

The Oakdale Athletic Association fastpitch softball team “The Oakdale Black” qualified for and finished as the runners-up in the state tournament held July 11-12 in Ham Lake.

Wed
22
Jul

How cycling changed an Oakdale man’s life

A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)
A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)

Pete Mogren rides 3,000 miles to raise funds for MS
It’s been over a month since Oakdale cyclist Pete Mogren dipped the back tire of his bicycle in the chilly Pacific waters off Washington State and embarked on a cross-country adventure he hoped would take him to the opposite coast in northern New England.
As of July 16, Pete, an Oakdale resident, had completed over 70 percent of his 4,250-mile ride from the town of Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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