People - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

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09
Dec

Schwartz Law Firm named “Law Firm of the Month” 

The Schwartz Law Firm, of Oakdale, was recognized by Attorney at Law Magazine as “Law Firm of the Month”’ for November. Michael Schwartz, along with his wife Kathy, and sons Brandon and Tyler, make up the core team at Schwartz Law Firm.

Wed
18
Nov

Students sing and salute

North St. Paul American Legion Honor Guard and veteran Tom Burns introduces himself during Oakdale Elementary’s annual Veterans Day Program and Recognition Nov. 11.
North St. Paul American Legion Honor Guard and veteran Tom Burns introduces himself during Oakdale Elementary’s annual Veterans Day Program and Recognition Nov. 11.

Area schools held programs to honor veterans and to celebrate Veteran's Day with them. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

Wed
18
Nov

Chuck Wiger receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award

Association of Metropolitan School Districts recently presented state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, with its 2015 Friend of Public Education Award on Friday, Oct. 30.

Wed
23
Sep

Keeping Memory Alive

Command Sgt. Major Brad Olson addresses the crowd.
Command Sgt. Major Brad Olson addresses the crowd.

The POW-MIA Candlelight March and Memorial Service was held Sept. 16. Command Sgt. Major Brad Olson was the guest speaker at the annual event.

Wed
16
Sep

Touch-a-truck

Kenny Gilsdorf takes over on the Toro lawn mower, just one of the many vehicles at the event.
Kenny Gilsdorf takes over on the Toro lawn mower, just one of the many vehicles at the event.

The Oakdale Touch-A-Truck event was held at Richard Walton Park Sept. 8. The annual event gave hands-on fun for all who attended. (Photos by Linda Baumeister/Review) 

 

 

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.

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