Joshua Nielsen

Joshua Nielsen can be reached at jnielsen@lillienews.com or 651-748-7822.

 

Wed
17
Sep

Raising monarch butterflies from one generation to the next


Haley Jostes, winged for the occasion, displayed the monarch butterfly progression at the Juran home during the "Evening in the Big Backyard." Visitors could tap the resources of the Washington Conservation District, Washington Watershed, and Master Gardeners. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Monarch butterfly-friendly gardens were showcased at Bonnie Juran’s yard in August. Information was made available on pollinators, monarch butterflies, native plants, and trees and shrubs. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Haley Jostes prepares an adult monarch butterfly she raised for release into the wild in a butterfly house her father built for her in the family’s Lake Elmo backyard. The tracking tag visible on the butterfly’s wing will allow researchers to learn about monarch migrating patterns after a recapture. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Haley Jostes carefully places a tracking tag on a recently hatched monarch butterfly. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

On an August afternoon, 13-year-old Haley Jostes carefully places a recently hatched monarch butterfly on a nectar flower in her parents Lake Elmo backyard.

Wed
17
Sep

Lake Elmo council limits communications between staff and fellow council member

Lake Elmo City Council members took action Tuesday, Sept. 2, barring longtime council member Anne Smith from one-on-one, face-to-face communication with city staff. 

Wed
10
Sep

Oakdale Kmart closes after 35 years


The Kmart in Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza would close Sept. 13 after months of a going-out of-business liquidation. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Last Sunday marked the end of an era in retail shopping at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza.
The Kmart store that has been offering clothing, sporting goods, housewares, lawn and garden tools, seasonal items, bargains and “blue light specials” to shoppers for 35 years closed its doors for good following two months of liquidating its merchandise.

Wed
10
Sep

Allina Health Clinic opens in Oakdale


The Allina Health Clinic opened in Oakdale near Hwy 694 and Hwy 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Area residents accustomed to driving to neighboring communities for medical appointments now have a new local option. Allina Health has opened a clinic in Oakdale just off Highway 5 and Interstate 694 at 7400 33rd St. N., Suite 100.

Tue
09
Sep

Oakdale non-profit rallies to help with Ebola outbreak in Liberia


Ebenezer Flomo, Janelle Voxland and HELLO Lofa County Director Richard Mulbah, left, pose with some school children in Lofa County Liberia. (submitted photo)

HELLO Executive Director Ebenezer Flomo and his wife Janelle Voxland photographed on a 2013 trip to Liberia. The couple hope to return to the country to visit with family and friends as soon as the Ebola crisis has been eradicated. (submitted photo)

Donations needed as crisis continues to worsen  It's hard to ignore the headlines coming out of West Africa announcing the latest death toll from what has become the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Most Americans first heard about it in July, when a U.S. doctor and another aid worker contracted the virus and later recovered on American soil with the help of an experimental drug known as ZMapp. 

Wed
27
Aug

New senior housing complex to open in Oakdale


The Waters of Oakdale is the area’s newest senior housing development. There will be a grand opening celebration at the 92-unit complex on Thursday, Sept. 18. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Development plans at Tartan Crossing complete
Finishing touches are being made on the east metro's latest senior housing development in Oakdale. 
The Waters of Oakdale -- near Interstate 694 and Tenth Street North at the site of the former Oakdale Outlet Mall --will be ready for tenants Oct. 1. 
Fri
22
Aug

Municipal and school board candidates file in Oakdale-Lake Elmo area

The filing period for offices in cities without a primary election closed on Tuesday, Aug. 12, as did filing for seats on local school boards. Candidates who filed by Tuesday's deadline had until 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug.

Wed
06
Aug

New specialty store could make Oakdale a craft beer destination

Specialty and craft beer connoisseurs in the east metro will soon have a reason to celebrate as a new Oakdale store promises to offer as many as 1,000 different brew options on any given day.
But don’t plan on picking up a case of Bud Light at the soon-to-be-open Four Firkins in Oakdale -- they won’t be selling anything produced in mass quantity.

Wed
30
Jul

Oakdale Cub opens; Roundy’s officially departs Twin Cities

SuperValu adds more stores, expands distribution
The last of 10 Rainbow Foods stores in the Twin Cities purchased by SuperValu in May reopened as Cub Foods stores last week, including the Oakdale location at 7053 Tenth Street North.

Wed
30
Jul

Celebrate four days of fun at Huff n’ Puff Days


The field at Lions Park will get some heavy use next week as the majority of the 2014 Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament games will be held there. Lions Park is located at 3535 Laverne Ave. in Lake Elmo. (Linda Baumeister / Review)

The annual Lake Elmo Jaycees Huff n’ Puff Days are back next week for a 38th consecutive run Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 10.

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