Joshua Nielsen

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

 

Wed
21
Oct

Lake Elmo City Council approves hire of city planner

Stephen Wensman
Stephen Wensman

Stephen Wensman to start in November
The city of Lake Elmo will be welcoming its newest employee, Stephen Wensman, early next month.
City council members met in a special meeting Oct. 13 and unanimously approved his hiring as city planner.

 

Wed
21
Oct

Oakdale seeks members for advisory commissions

If you have the desire to serve the community and wish to play an active role in the development of Oakdale, now is your chance to be heard.

Fri
16
Oct

Insurance carrier urges lawsuit avoidance for Lake Elmo

Offers to help manage council meetings
The Lake Elmo City Council has received a bombardment of unwanted media attention in recent months over its inability to work as a cohesive group.
Now, the city's insurance carrier, the League of Minnesota Cites Insurance Trust, has stepped in to advise the council, citing the example of Maplewood politics in the last decade as a cautionary tale.

Wed
14
Oct

Emerald ash borer found in Washington County

Emergency quarantine to follow
Minnesota Department of Agriculture employees confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Washington County for the first time Oct. 15.

Wed
14
Oct

Bloyer censured by LE council majority

Council member says 'it's retribution' for prior restrictions on Smith
More political drama unfolded after midnight at last week's Lake Elmo City Council meeting, when the council bloc made up of longtime council member Anne Smith and first-year members Julie Fliflet and Jill Lundgren approved a motion to censure fellow member Justin Bloyer.

Wed
07
Oct

Oakdale Cub Foods to move to old Kmart site

The Oakdale Cub Foods is moving into the old Kmart space at the other end of Bergen Plaza, just south of 10th Street North and west of Interstate 694. The company is moving into the larger space to compete with the new Hy-Vee store across 10th Street. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Oakdale Cub Foods is moving into the old Kmart space at the other end of Bergen Plaza, just south of 10th Street North and west of Interstate 694. The company is moving into the larger space to compete with the new Hy-Vee store across 10th Street. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Company seeks to remain competitive with new Hy-Vee

In an effort to keep pace with its competition, the Oakdale Cub Foods store will be moving into a larger space at the other end of Bergen Plaza, just across the street from the new, sprawling Hy-Vee complex.
Oakdale community development director Bob Streetar said Cub Foods' parent company, SuperValu Inc., has submitted building plans with the city to move into the former Kmart space, just south of 10th Street North and west of Interstate 694.

Wed
07
Oct

District 622 to hire more special education teachers

While total enrollment is nearly the same this school year as last, District 622 has seen a small spike in the number of students enrolled in special-education programs, and needs to hire additional staff to meet state requirements for student-tea

Wed
30
Sep

District 622 approves max levy

Levy would remain flat if referendums fail this fall

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board approved District 622's preliminary property-tax levy at its Sept. 22 meeting.
Board members certified the proposed levy maximum of $41,339,197 for 2016. If the preliminary levy is approved at its maximum in December when board members will vote on a final levy, it would be the same amount approved by the board last year.

Wed
30
Sep

Woman charged with prostitution at Lake Elmo massage business

Yuanfen Liu
Yuanfen Liu

Business objects to city's request to revoke license

A massage therapist arrested on suspicion of prostitution has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution in a public place.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department took Yuanfen Liu, 51, of Stillwater into custody Thursday, Sept. 17, following an undercover investigation.

Wed
23
Sep

Oakdale Hy-Vee opens

The Hy-Vee in Oakdale, located at 7180 10th St. No., opened Sept. 22.  The spacious fruit and vegetable produce section includes homegrown and organic selections. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Hy-Vee in Oakdale, located at 7180 10th St. No., opened Sept. 22. The spacious fruit and vegetable produce section includes homegrown and organic selections. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Company has plans for 20 stores in Twin Cities

The new Oakdale Hy-Vee store was abuzz with activity Monday afternoon, as dozens of employees in crisp new uniforms put the finishing touches on the 90,000-square-foot store the day before its much-anticipated grand opening Sept. 22.

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