Barry Weeks and Dick Wier of Lake Elmo created 40 handpainted “We Protest Council Vote” signs in response to the recent council decision to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger. With the demand high for their signs, they ordered an additional 200 from a screen printer. (Linda Baumeister / Review)
The Lake Elmo council chambers were packed Tuesday night, March 10, with residents, city commission members and local business owners who made impassioned pleas to the city council to retain city administrator Dean Zuleger.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken poses with Tartan seniors Barkot Berhanu, left, and Hannah Lee in the school’s student-run credit union Feb. 19. Lee and Berhanu told the senator what they had learned about finances through the school’s financial literacy program. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
“Are you rich now? Are you up to some kind of pyramid scheme?” U.S. Sen. Al Franken asked the two girls at Tartan High School’s student-run credit union branch.
Former Oakdale mayor Herb Vogel passed away on Feb. 13. Family and friends will be gathering to honor him at a celebration of life ceremony March 1 at the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center. (Submitted photo)
Memorial service to be held Sunday
Herward “Herb” Alfred Vogel passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 13, surrounded by family at the age of 82. Vogel spent several years on the city’s planning commission and city council, and was Oakdale’s mayor from 1972 to 1974.
Experienced volunteer Terry Headley came to Ramona Price’s Oakdale home last month to bring this bald eagle in for treatment at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center. The bird later died of suspected secondary-rodenticide poisoning. (submitted photo)
Ramona Price says she's used to seeing wild critters in her back yard.
Her Oakdale home on Heath Avenue is next to a wooded area and wetlands, and she's watched deer browsing in the mornings and coyotes passing by at dusk.
This map shows the area in Lake Elmo where the Old Village Street and Utility Improvement Project will occur. Phase I of the project is scheduled to begin this summer. (submitted graphic)
The Lake Elmo City Council is on board with preliminary design plans for phase I of the downtown street and utility improvements project and wants to see the project move forward to its final design stage.