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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.

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

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