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. The 2014 Washington County Fair is back for its 143rd year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
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.
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.
The department will commemorate this special occasion by hosting open houses at Fire Station One and Fire Station Two this Saturday, July 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.
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.
Nelco Landscaping staff got the kids from Carol Matheys Center for Children & Families involved with planting native plants in the daycare’s recently completed rain garden in Oakdale. (submitted photo)
Carol Matheys Center for Children and Families has a new rain garden through a grant from the Washington County Conservation District. A rain garden, overflow gardens, and permeable pavers complete the project. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
A project to correct drainage problems turned into a learning experience for some pint-sized kids at a daycare center in Oakdale.
Kmart is closing more stores, including the one located at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza at Tenth Street and I-694. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Customers seeking bargains flooded the Oakdale Kmart on Wednesday, July 2 for the discount retailer’s going-out-of-business sale. The store will close for good at Bergen Plaza on September 26. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
After 35 years, store shuttering in September
The Kmart store at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza, just south of 10th Street North and west of Interstate 694, will be shuttering its doors this fall.
Talks with potential buyers are currently stalled
North St. Paul city officials may be interested in having a microbrewery in their town, but there’s still a lot of work to be done before one opens. For starters, there is yet to be an official buyer.