Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
19
Aug

Washington County board begins crafting 2016 county budget

 The Washington County Board of Commissioners began the process of crafting the 2016 budget for the county Aug. 11.

Wed
19
Aug

Keeping memory alive for the future

Young and old visited the North St. Paul Veterans Park both for the dedication ceremony and in a steady stream all weekend.
Young and old visited the North St. Paul Veterans Park both for the dedication ceremony and in a steady stream all weekend.

The North St. Paul Veterans Park dedication service in recognition of the honorable, faithful, and selfless service of those who served took place Aug. 15. The dedication included a T6 Thunder flyover at the park located at Margaret St.

Wed
19
Aug

Views of haystacks, and of Monet and me

Haystack Rock just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is shown in the distance with the early-morning sun shining on the sand and the fog beginning to clear.  (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Haystack Rock just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is shown in the distance with the early-morning sun shining on the sand and the fog beginning to clear. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Whenever I visit the Chicago Art Institute, I make sure to re-acquaint myself with French Impressionist painter Claude Monet's "Haystack" paintings.

'Worthwhile' subject?

Wed
19
Aug

Oakdale Acorn Awards recognize pollinator-friendly properties

The Oakdale City Council presented the 2015 Acorn Awards to winners in two categories Aug. 11. Both properties were recognized for their curb appeal and pollinator-friendly landscape.  Left,, Marc Cove accepted the Acorn Award in the commercial category on behalf of Platinum Bank. Pictured from left: council member Bill Rasmussen, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Marc Cove, council member Kristen Cici and council member Paul Reinke.  (submitted photo)
The Oakdale City Council presented the 2015 Acorn Awards to winners in two categories Aug. 11. Both properties were recognized for their curb appeal and pollinator-friendly landscape. Left,, Marc Cove accepted the Acorn Award in the commercial category on behalf of Platinum Bank. Pictured from left: council member Bill Rasmussen, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Marc Cove, council member Kristen Cici and council member Paul Reinke. (submitted photo)

There are a lot of beautifully landscaped and well-maintained properties in Oakdale, but there are a handful that really stand out.

Wed
19
Aug

Public hearing scheduled for BRT alignment, station locations in Lake Elmo & Woodbury

The Gateway Corridor Commission has an initial recommendation prepared for public comment on the Gold Line BRT route and general station locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury. A public hearing is set for Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Woodbury City Hall where details of the project will be discussed. The map shows the proposed alignment for the Gold Line BRT route as well as proposed stops along it. (submitted graphic)
The Gateway Corridor Commission has an initial recommendation prepared for public comment on the Gold Line BRT route and general station locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury. A public hearing is set for Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Woodbury City Hall where details of the project will be discussed. The map shows the proposed alignment for the Gold Line BRT route as well as proposed stops along it. (submitted graphic)

Gateway Corridor seeks public feedback on proposal
The Gateway Corridor Commission is refining its recommendations for the eastern alignment and station locations for a future bus rapid transit line traveling between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury, and the commission wants public input on its proposed locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury.

Wed
12
Aug

Remembering—North St. Paul Veterans Park gets finishing touches

Beyond the greeter monument, planners discussed final touches on Aug. 5. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Beyond the greeter monument, planners discussed final touches on Aug. 5. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Dedication ceremony Aug. 15
After nearly four years of planning and months of construction, finishing touches for the new North St. Paul Veterans Memorial are underway.
City staff and volunteers with North St. Paul Veterans Park, Inc. — the nonprofit of local veterans and volunteers formed to manage the memorial — meet at the site to make sure nothing is overlooked.

Wed
12
Aug

County will continue participation in chemical dependency healthcare pilot project

Washington County will continue to participate in a state chemical dependency healthcare project, after the County Board approved its continuance Aug. 4.

Wed
12
Aug

Shotgun deer harvest scheduled for Lake Elmo Park Reserve

County officials say there are too many deer roaming the Lake Elmo Park Reserve and have called for a shotgun harvest to cull the herd this fall.

Wed
05
Aug

Washington County fair 2015

The Washington County 4H Arts-In’s nine performances of “Out of the Box” had familiar characters on an adventure through different board games in reuniting pieces in a jumbled game closet.
The Washington County 4H Arts-In’s nine performances of “Out of the Box” had familiar characters on an adventure through different board games in reuniting pieces in a jumbled game closet.

Highlights of the 144th Washington County Fair that ran July 29 to Aug. 2.  (Photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Wed
05
Aug

Sheriff’s office will continue work with DEA to divert pharmaceutical drugs

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) focusing on large-scale diversion of pharmaceutical drugs after the County Board approved a cooperative agreement between the agencies July

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