Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
23
Jul

The Washington County Fair is back for its 143rd run and it’s better than ever


Freshly groomed, the cattle are led in the beef judging arena during the Washington County Fair. All kinds of livestock – goats, pigs, hens, rabbits and more will be on exhibit or being judged. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Washington County Residents Horse Show features Intermediate Western Horsemanship, Senior Western Pleasure, and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Carnival rides are just part of the fun at the Washington County Fair. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Purchasing the”Carnival Special” during certain hours allows fairgoers to go on as many ride as they like for $22. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

It’s the peak of summer and the countdown to one of the area’s most highly anticipated annual events is nearly up.

Wed
23
Jul

Brides and grooms think Bruentrup Farm is perfect place to say “I do”


Wagon and trailer rides are common before and after the ceremony. They take this trail to make their way around the site. (Tim Faklis/Review)

Kelly and Arthur Graf wanted to make their wedding as perfect as perfect can get.

Wed
23
Jul

Oakdale business owner convicted of fraud gets probation

Stephanie Lasch arrested at airport in April on plane bound for China
A former Oakdale business owner arrested on felony identity theft charges while trying to flee the country in April will not face any additional jail time. Stephanie Rae Lasch, 35, of East Bethel was sentenced in Anoka County Court earlier this month to 10 years’ probation.

Wed
23
Jul

Committee opportunities available in Lake Elmo

If you have ever wanted to have a louder voice in city government, now’s your chance. The city of Lake Elmo has one opening on both its Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee.

Wed
09
Jul

Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review Readers Choice Nomination ballot

Submit your nominations using our online form or download, print and mail your nominations.  Deadline for the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review Readers Choice is August 8th.

Wed
16
Jul

Oakdale Fire Department celebrates 50 years


Oakdale firefighters leave Fire Station One to respond to a call for help in June. The department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week with two open houses and a golf tournament at the Oak Marsh Golf Course. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

How’s the sauce? Harry Johnson has fellow firefighter Gary Jungmann try his marinara sauce at a spaghetti fundraiser in March 1985. (submitted photo)

The Oakdale Fire Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

Wed
16
Jul

Lake Elmo council on board with three new development projects

Lake Elmo’s evolution from a rural town dotted with farms to a more fully developed suburb quickened a bit earlier this month.

Wed
16
Jul

Hobby Lobby store to open in Maplewood amidst national controversy

Supreme Court decision not slowing plans for October grand opening
Despite a deluge of news reports and street protests following Hobby Lobby’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last month, the company is marching forward with its expansion plans.

Thu
10
Jul

BizRecycling grants available

 If you’re a business owner, you may be throwing money away on your trash bill. So how do you know, and more importantly, how do you prevent wasting in the future?

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