Joshua Nielsen

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

 

Thu
07
May

Skyview schools go on one-hour lockdown

Police respond to reports of 'suspicious' former student on grounds

Skyview Middle and Skyview Elementary schools were locked down momentarily early Thursday morning, May 7. Oakdale police responded to Skyview Middle School, 1100 Heron Ave. N., just before 9 a.m. on a report of 14-year-old former Skyview student inside the building carrying a backpack. 

Wed
06
May

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Gov. Dayton visit Richardson Elementary

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Dayton wants to use surplus dollars to provide free pre-K   With a projected budget surplus of nearly $2 billion and just a few weeks remaining in the 2015 legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to earmark millions for early childhood education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius joined Dayton for a visit to Richardson Elementary School in North St. Paul Tuesday, April 28, to discuss Dayton's plans to further invest in early learning programs and to see what District 622 offers its children under 5.

Wed
06
May

District 622 board approves 55 probationary teacher layoffs

It was a busy night filled with prolonged debate and tough decisions for North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board members Tuesday, April 28.

Thu
30
Apr

Superintendent search begins anew in North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District

Superintendent Patty Phillips
Superintendent Patty Phillips

District 622 board members set May 26 hiring deadline

A superintendent search that began in October is unexpectedly stretching well into May in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District.

Wed
29
Apr

One of Oakdale’s oldest homes for sale

The Oakdale City Council presented a certificate in recognition of the 150-year-old home, the second oldest in Oakdale.  (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Oakdale City Council presented a certificate in recognition of the 150-year-old home, the second oldest in Oakdale. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Free public tour set for May A Victorian mansion in Oakdale built just seven years after Minnesota was granted statehood is on the market with a list price of $325,000. Tony and Sharon Zagaros say they are selling their mid-1800s, six-bedroom dream home so they can travel the world.

Wed
29
Apr

Lake Elmo OKs first phase of Boulder Ponds development

Houses will be built in I-94 corridor
Boulder Ponds, the newest in a wave of development projects in line for approval in Lake Elmo, was green-lighted by the city council April 21.
Council members moved the project forward by approving a final plat, final planned unit development plan, and zoning map amendment for the first phase of the Boulder Ponds mixed-use housing development to be built in the city's I-94 Corridor Planning Area.

Wed
29
Apr

Lake Elmo approves preliminary plans for 2nd phase downtown improvements

Phase I construction to begin this summer

Lake Elmo City Council members moved the proposed $12 million downtown street and utility improvements a step forward April 21 by approving preliminary design plans for Phase II of the project.

Wed
22
Apr

Oakdale to consider hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course

With the economy well on its way to recovery from the Great Recession, and a building boom taking place in nearby Lake Elmo, Oakdale officials have resumed discussions on the possibility of a hotel at the Oak Marsh Golf Course, located south of Te

Wed
22
Apr

Oakdale seniors embrace fitness at Cardinal Pointe

Cardinal Pointe resident Dale Connolly demonstrates an exercise known as the “8-foot up-and-go” with trainer Mia Bremer April 10. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
Cardinal Pointe resident Dale Connolly demonstrates an exercise known as the “8-foot up-and-go” with trainer Mia Bremer April 10. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

Oakdale seniors embrace fitness at Cardinal Pointe

Two years ago 81-year-old Dale Connolly broke his back and spent nine weeks in a body cast.

Wed
22
Apr

District 622 denies superintendent contract

Search for new top administrator to continue

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