People - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

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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.

Wed
22
Jul

League of Minnesota Cities honors Oakdale with Sustainable City Award

The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)
The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)

The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth.

Wed
15
Jul

Ticket to Brasil

 “Ticket to Brasil”  singer Natania Kamin and guitarist and composer Pavel Jany perform at the Oakdale Library July 9.
“Ticket to Brasil” singer Natania Kamin and guitarist and composer Pavel Jany perform at the Oakdale Library July 9.

“Ticket to Brasil” performed at the Oakdale Library July 9. Usually with 5-6 more instruments, they performed diverse Afro-Brazilian music about love, forgiveness, sun kissed ocean, and celebration.

Wed
08
Jul

Fourth of July Kids Parade

Dressed up in red, white and blue, residents, including city council member Julie Fliflet, had fun tossing candy out to the parade-goers at the annual Lake Elmo Fourth of July Parade.
Dressed up in red, white and blue, residents, including city council member Julie Fliflet, had fun tossing candy out to the parade-goers.

The annual Lake Elmo Fourth of July Kids Parade drew participants and spectators alike. (photos Linda Baumeister/Review)

Wed
08
Jul

Oakdale-Lake Elmo area students make Dean's List

Bismarck State College
• Eric Johnson of Oakdale

Colby College
• Kimberly A. Bourne of Lake Elmo

Wed
08
Jul

Oakdale-Lake Elmo people - published July 8, 2015

Brian Beck, right, of Lake Elmo recently was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army.
Brian Beck, right, of Lake Elmo recently was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army.

Major Brian R. Beck

Wed
08
Jul

Mother-son team find Summerfest medallion near home

Winners after years of searching, Barbara Zitur and her son Reilly Page found the Oakdale Summerfest Medallion in the wood chips by the Tartan Crossing rock. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Winners after years of searching, Barbara Zitur and her son Reilly Page found the Oakdale Summerfest Medallion in the wood chips by the Tartan Crossing rock. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Good fortune continues after medallion hidden a second time

Wed
01
Jul

Oakdale Summerfest 2015

Retired members of the Oakdale Fire Department were the Grand Marshals of the Ted Bearth Grande Parade June 25. The department celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
Retired members of the Oakdale Fire Department were the Grand Marshals of the Ted Bearth Grande Parade June 25. The department celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.

Oakdale's 32nd Summerfest drew crowds of people seeking fun and thrills, including food, live music, sporting events, carnival rides and games.

Wed
24
Jun

Exemplary effort - Special Olympics regional competition

Admiring his silver medal, Jonathan competed in the 50 meter dash for the Maplewood Monarchs.
Admiring his silver medal, Jonathan competed in the 50 meter dash for the Maplewood Monarchs.

The Special Olympics regional competition at Stillwater High School June 20. Three days of competition and fun also included meals, games, displays, and a wellness center. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

Wed
24
Jun

Summerfest memories: The great cow debacle of 2001

It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)
It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)

Event organizers and dozens of vendors are gearing up to take over Richard Walton Park in the coming days for Oakdale's Summerfest.

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