Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

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Methed-out and busted in a tent

Police reports published July 22, 2015 in the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

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22
Jul

Oak Marsh hotel plans quashed

Talks between Oakdale officials and an out-of-state developer about building a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course will not continue.

Wed
22
Jul

League of Minnesota Cities honors Oakdale with Sustainable City Award

The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)
The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)

The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth.

Wed
15
Jul

Public input wanted for future of Washington County libraries

Washington County seeks the participation of residents at a third and final community forum as part of a strategic planning series focused on the future of Washington County libraries from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wed
15
Jul

Jerry Hughes, former state senator, dies at 85

Jerry Hughes, former state senator, in recent years. (submitted photo)
Jerry Hughes, former state senator, in recent years. (submitted photo)

Jerome M. “Jerry” Hughes, known as “the father of Early Childhood/Family Education,” died June 28. He was 85.

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15
Jul

July 18 marks sixth annual memorial run for slain North St. Paul Officer Richard Crittenden

Bikers congregate outside Neumann’s for Rick’s Ride in 2013. This year’s memorial run will take place on Saturday, July 18. (submitted photo)
Bikers congregate outside Neumann’s for Rick’s Ride in 2013. This year’s memorial run will take place on Saturday, July 18. (submitted photo)

Ride to start and end at Neumann’s
From his post at Neumann’s, longtime bartender Frank Kohler has forged camaraderie with a number of locals and city employees -- including the late North St. Paul Police Officer Richard Crittenden.
Kohler says Crittenden was very strict, but also knew how to joke around and have fun.
“I used to have spiky hair,” Kohler says, setting up a story about the time Crittenden ran up to him, asking if he was scared.
“He had a laugh like a tickled bear -- this belly laugh,” Kohler recalls.

Wed
15
Jul

Oak Marsh hotel talks continue

Council, developer don’t see eye to eye on price
Talks continue between the Oakdale officials and a North Dakota hotel management company that wants to build a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course, located south of 10th Street North and west of Inwood Avenue.
Fargo-based Sonmar Management Corp. would like to construct a Home2 Suites by Hilton adjacent to the course.
Community development director Bob Streetar provided an update on the proposed development to the city council at its June 23 meeting.

Wed
15
Jul

Arden Hills killer pleads guilty to bank robbery

Lyle “Ty” Hoffman
Lyle “Ty” Hoffman

Convicted killer Lyle "Ty" Hoffman pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery in U.S. District Court July 8.

Hoffman admitted to committing the robbery at a Blaine TCF Bank on Aug. 31, 2014.

Wed
15
Jul

South Dakota prison escapee turned alleged Roseville bank robber arrested


A security camera still allegedly shows Clint Barry Eldeen walking out of the Roseville Bremer Bank with a stack of stolen cash. (courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

Multi-state and city crime spree ends at Prior Lake casino
Clint Barry Eldeen, who escaped from a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, minimum security prison on July 10 and is the prime suspect in the July 11 robbery of a Roseville Bremer bank, was arrested early Wednesday in Prior Lake.

Wed
15
Jul

Lake Elmo council blocks new development for 1 year

Members butt heads over growth rate, again
New development projects in Lake Elmo are being put on pause until next summer, following the approval of a one-year moratorium by the city council Tuesday, July 7.
The measure to stall growth was adopted in a 3-2 vote, with council members Julie Fliflet, Anne Smith and Jill Lundgren voting for approval, and Mayor Mike Pearson and council member Justin Bloyer voting against.
The interim ordinance was originally on the council’s agenda at the June 2 meeting, but was tabled for future discussion and placed on the July 7 agenda by Fliflet.

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