Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
20
Jan

Is bus rapid transit the future of Oakdale?

One of the routes the Gateway Corridor Commission has proposed for the Gold Line. With the project rejection from Lake Elmo and rising concerns from Oakdale, the route is likely to change. (submitted graphic)
One of the routes the Gateway Corridor Commission has proposed for the Gold Line. With the project rejection from Lake Elmo and rising concerns from Oakdale, the route is likely to change. (submitted graphic)

Residents question the need for additional bus lanes 
"Lake Elmo said no; why can't we?" was the question repeated by many Oakdale residents during a heated town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
The Lake Elmo City Council recently rejected a proposal for a bus rapid transit line to run along the town's southern border. It was an unexpected turn-around, as the council had previously voted unanimously in support of the proposed public transit line near Interstate 94.

Sun
17
Jan

Kitty saved from tree

A 10-year-old girl was reunited with her pet kitty on a frigid day last week, after St. Paul Firefighters came to the rescue to remove it from a tree. (photo courtesy of Lisa Andrews)
A 10-year-old girl was reunited with her pet kitty on a frigid day last week, after St. Paul Firefighters came to the rescue to remove it from a tree. (photo courtesy of Lisa Andrews)

Firefighters block Minnehaha to prevent cat-sicle

On a particularly frigid January day, a small, 6-month-old gray tabby cat named Foxy was inspired to escape out the front door of its home in the 900 block of Minnehaha Avenue.

Wed
13
Jan

It’s a dog’s life at Journey of Misfits

Strong and her dog Hendrix working their magic with a Marine at a Memorial Day service by the Vietnam Wall in 2015. (submitted photo)
Strong and her dog Hendrix working their magic with a Marine at a Memorial Day service by the Vietnam Wall in 2015. (submitted photo)

New business fetches the hearts of many through obedience classes, therapy visits
It is clear from the moment you step into the training room at Journey of Misfits exactly what are the priorities of owner Angela Strong.
Frames fill the wall behind the welcome desk featuring pictures of dogs she has owned and those she has worked with.

Wed
13
Jan

Washington Co. picnic pavilion & campsite reservations will begin March 1

With the introduction of a new online program on Tuesday, March 1, the Washington County Parks will start taking online, telephone and in-person campsite and picnic pavilion reservations for the 2016 season.

Wed
13
Jan

Sletten-Behrens and Petersen elected to executive board of Ramsey County League of Local Governments

New officers elected to the Ramsey County League of Local Governments are, from the left, Douglas Biehn, Stephanie McNamara, Margaret Sletten-Behrens and Candy Petersen. (submitted photo)
New officers elected to the Ramsey County League of Local Governments are, from the left, Douglas Biehn, Stephanie McNamara, Margaret Sletten-Behrens and Candy Petersen. (submitted photo)

The Ramsey County League of Local Governments has elected Margaret Sletten-Behrens as its president and Candy Petersen as its vice president.

Wed
13
Jan

Community Thread offers free tax filing assistance

Community Thread will be offering free tax-filing assistance to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Wed
13
Jan

Wiger & Lillie plan town hall meeting Jan. 13 & 23

State Rep. Leon Lillie of North St. Paul and state Sen. Chuck Wiger of Maplewood, both DFLers, are hosting a town hall meeting to take questions and talk about priorities for the legislative session at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

Wed
13
Jan

Dangerous Highway 36 intersection awarded money; area legislators applaud funding

The traffic lights at the busy Hadley Avenue and Highway 36 in Oakdale have long been a safety concern, and last week the Transportation Economic Development (TED) program announced that the intersection has been selected to receive $4 million to

Wed
13
Jan

A toasty time

A bonfire with S’mores warmed visitors at Oakdale’s annual Winter Wonderland. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)
A bonfire with S’mores warmed visitors at Oakdale’s annual Winter Wonderland. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

Oakdale’s annual Winter Wonderland event was held Dec. 19, 2015 at the Oakdale Discovery Center this year.

Wed
13
Jan

Man shot by another driver on I-694 in Shoreview

A man driving eastbound on Interstate 694 was shot, police believe, by another driver passing him on the highway.

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