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.
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.
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.
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.
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.