Joshua Nielsen

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

 

Wed
19
Aug

Public hearing scheduled for BRT alignment, station locations in Lake Elmo & Woodbury

The Gateway Corridor Commission has an initial recommendation prepared for public comment on the Gold Line BRT route and general station locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury. A public hearing is set for Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Woodbury City Hall where details of the project will be discussed. The map shows the proposed alignment for the Gold Line BRT route as well as proposed stops along it. (submitted graphic)
The Gateway Corridor Commission has an initial recommendation prepared for public comment on the Gold Line BRT route and general station locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury. A public hearing is set for Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Woodbury City Hall where details of the project will be discussed. The map shows the proposed alignment for the Gold Line BRT route as well as proposed stops along it. (submitted graphic)

Gateway Corridor seeks public feedback on proposal
The Gateway Corridor Commission is refining its recommendations for the eastern alignment and station locations for a future bus rapid transit line traveling between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury, and the commission wants public input on its proposed locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury.

Wed
12
Aug

Shotgun deer harvest scheduled for Lake Elmo Park Reserve

County officials say there are too many deer roaming the Lake Elmo Park Reserve and have called for a shotgun harvest to cull the herd this fall.

Wed
05
Aug

Wildflower development gains approval in Lake Elmo

The Lake Elmo City Council gave the green light for a new residential development, to be known as Wildflower at Lake Elmo, at its July 21 meeting.

Wed
05
Aug

District 622 looks to double per-pupil spending

Levy increase would bring district in line with metro average
District 622 leaders are looking to double per-pupil spending in the district at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Voters will likely see two questions on the ballot in November, asking for approval of an operating levy increase of $900 per pupil, and a $3 million capital projects levy. The capital projects levy would be used to fund the purchase, installation, and maintenance of software and technology for classroom instruction. Both levy proposals are for a period of 10 years.

Wed
29
Jul

Lake Elmo council seeks help of conflict resolution specialist

While Lake Elmo City Council members have frequently said they are committed to returning civility to City Hall, heated disputes and outbursts among the elected officials still disrupt council meetings on a fairly consistent basis.

Wed
29
Jul

It’s time for Huff n’ Puff Days

Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson beats the throw at first base during last year’s city of Lake Elmo vs. Lake Elmo Jaycees highlight game at Huff n’ Puff Days. (Linda Baumeister/file photo)
Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson beats the throw at first base during last year’s city of Lake Elmo vs. Lake Elmo Jaycees highlight game at Huff n’ Puff Days. (Linda Baumeister/file photo)

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but the dog days of summer are upon us and a favorite time-honored tradition in Lake Elmo is right around the corner.

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

Oak Marsh hotel plans quashed

Talks between Oakdale officials and an out-of-state developer about building a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course will not continue.

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

Oak Marsh hotel talks continue

Council, developer don’t see eye to eye on price
Talks continue between the Oakdale officials and a North Dakota hotel management company that wants to build a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course, located south of 10th Street North and west of Inwood Avenue.
Fargo-based Sonmar Management Corp. would like to construct a Home2 Suites by Hilton adjacent to the course.
Community development director Bob Streetar provided an update on the proposed development to the city council at its June 23 meeting.

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