Joshua Nielsen

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

 

Wed
26
Nov

Lake Elmo Parks Commission to double spending on parks and trails

A rock climbing play apparatus along with a turtle and frogs are newer additions to Pebble Park. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
A rock climbing play apparatus along with a turtle and frogs are newer additions to Pebble Park. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As development picks up in Lake Elmo, so do the parkland dedication fees collected from developers of those projects. The city currently has nearly $1 million of those funds in its coffers that can only be used on parks and trails.

Wed
26
Nov

County maintains AAA bond ratings

Washington County will keep its AAA bond ratings from both Moody’s Investors Services and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services -- the highest rating granted by the credit rating agencies. 

Thu
20
Nov

Kristen Cici to be appointed to serve on Oakdale council

Kristen Cici
Kristen Cici

If all goes as expected, Kristen Cici will begin a two-year term on the Oakdale City Council starting in January.

Thu
20
Nov

Boy Scouts lead Veterans Day ceremony in Oakdale

A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Oakdale Veteran's Memorial at 6 p.m. Nov. 11. Flags were at half-staff as the crowd gathered for the ceremony.
A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Oakdale Veteran's Memorial at 6 p.m. Nov. 11. Flags were at half-staff as the crowd gathered for the ceremony. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Nearly 100 people braved unseasonably cold temperatures and a biting wind on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for a Veterans Day ceremony at Oakdale's Veterans Memorial outside City Hall.

Wed
12
Nov

Oakdale Hy-Vee groundbreaking ceremony cancelled; construction begins

Hy-Vee Construction
Construction has begun on the Hy-Vee supermarket to be located at the site of the former Oakdale Outlet Mall, near the northwest corner of the Interstate 694 and Tenth Street North intersection. The 90,000-square-foot store is expected to open by the end of 2015. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Ol' Man Winter arrived a bit early in the Twin Cities, causing the cancellation of the groundbreaking festivities for the new Hy-Vee supermarket at the site of the former Oakdale Outlet Mall, near the northwest corner of Interstate 694 and Tenth S

Wed
12
Nov

Lake Elmo to take on watermilfoil problem


Lake Jane, as seen from the public boat landing, is one of four lakes in Lake Elmo where it is hoped chemical treatments will help to kill off Eurasian watermilfoil. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Lake Elmo City Council, Valley Branch Watershed District and several lake associations are partnering to develop a long-term eradication plan for Eurasian watermilfoil.

Wed
05
Nov

Voters elect a mix of incumbents, newcomers

Starting in January, Oakdale and Lake Elmo residents will be seeing a few new faces in leadership roles.

Wed
05
Nov

Oakdale book club to explore American history

Participants sought for two-year journey of learning
History buffs in the east metro will have a unique opportunity to explore American history from pre-colonial times to the present as part of a new book club.
The Oakdale Library is forming an American history book club that will embark on a two-year quest to answer: "How did the United States develop into the country that we live today?"

Wed
05
Nov

ISD 622 hires firm to locate superintendent candidates; Patty Phillips to retire

Patty Phillips
Patty Phillips

Superintendent Patty Phillips has announced she will be retiring from her position as the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale district's top administrator at the end of the school year after 10 years at the helm.

Wed
29
Oct

Council votes on settlement with former Landfall employee

A settlement has been reached between a former Landfall employee who was fired by the city council in August 2012 and two elected officials.

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