Joshua Nielsen

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

 

Wed
25
Jun

Lake Elmo gets a bonding upgrade

Lake Elmo’s bond rating was raised to AA+ from AA earlier this month, allowing the city to borrow money for projects at a lower interest rate.

Wed
18
Jun

Lake Elmo holds quality of life discussion

The Lake Elmo City Council devoted last week’s council workshop meeting to a discussion on the quality of life in the city in 2014.

Thu
12
Jun

Oakdale Fire Department honored during Summerfest


Oakdale Fire Chief Jeff Anderson and Marty Jurgensen have been busy planning celebration activities for the 50th anniversary of the Oakdale Fire Department. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Current and former firefighters will lead parade as grand marshals
This year’s Summerfest is dedicated to the many brave men and women who have risked their lives to protect the residents of Oakdale while serving on the fire department during the past 50 years.

Wed
04
Jun

Lake Elmo to control its own growth

Met Council backs off  mandate to triple population
A contentious relationship between the Metropolitan Council and Lake Elmo that began in 2005 has officially come to an end.
 

Wed
28
May

Craig Waldron leaving Oakdale for new digs


Oakdale City Administrator Craig Waldron is leaving the city after this summer to teach at Hamline University. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Longtime city administrator will teach at Hamline full-time starting this fall
When Craig Waldron took a job as Oakdale’s city administrator in 1993, he had no idea he would still be at the helm over 20 years later. But when he took the reigns, the city quickly blossomed into its growth heyday and Waldron became spellbound with his work in the community and never looked back.

Wed
28
May

Lake Elmo’s water line supported through state bonding bill

Last week local and state officials celebrated the passage of legislation that will award the city of Lake Elmo $3.5 million in state bonding to build a 2 1/2-mile water main line down Inwood Avenue to the Interstate 94 corridor. 

Tue
20
May

Lake Elmo neighborhood parks meetings scheduled

Elected officials will be bringing local government to the people in four different neighborhoods on four separate days this summer. The city of Lake Elmo has scheduled a series of outdoor community meetings at city parks in June and July.

Tue
20
May

Cell tower to be built at Oak-Land Junior High

A new 125-foot telecommunications tower will soon loom over Oak-Land Junior High School, located at 820 Manning Ave. N. in Lake Elmo.

Wed
14
May

Lake Elmo says ‘I do’ to commercial wedding venues, with strings attached

The Lake Elmo City Council approved an ordinance that will allow homeowners to rent out their properties for marriage ceremonies at its May 6 council meeting. The council’s approval of the ordinance follows a unanimous vote by the city’s planning commission last month to recommend passage of the ordinance. It will allow residents to use their properties as commercial wedding venues, but just for the exchange of wedding vows, not to host receptions.

Wed
14
May

Oakdale Rainbow will soon become a Cub


The Rainbow store in Oakdale will become a Cub Foods as Roundy’s, getting out of the Twin Cities market, sold some stores to Eden Prairie-based Supervalu. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Stiff competition from big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Target and a lagging economy has pushed Milwaukee-based Roundy’s out of the Twin Cities grocery market. The company, which owns Rainbow Foods stores, announced on May 7 it would be selling 18 of its 27 Rainbow stores.

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