Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
02
Jul

Oakdale mayor swears in new police officer


New Oakdale police officer James Richards takes the oath of office administered by mayor Carmen Sarrack on June 24. (Submitted photo)

The Oakdale City Council held a swearing-in ceremony for the city’s newest police officer, James Richards, at its Tuesday, June 24 meeting.

Wed
02
Jul

Oakdale man accused of brutally assaulting 5-year-old daughter

De’Anthony Simpson could face 20 years in prison
An Oakdale man charged with assaulting his 5-year-old daughter and causing a traumatic brain injury -- leaving her in a vegetative state with little hope for recovery -- was taken into custody last week.

Wed
02
Jul

District 622 School Board adopts 2014-2015 budget

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board unanimously approved and adopted the district’s 2014-2015 revenue and expenditure budgets at its Tuesday, June 24 meeting.

Thu
26
Jun

Online election judge training saves money, increases staff efficiency

 People earn college degrees online. Surely they can learn to be election judges using the same tools?

Thu
26
Jun

Lake Elmo moves to Monday-Thursday garbage pick up July 14

In an effort to reduce daily neighborhood traffic and preserve the local street system, the city of Lake Elmo and its six affiliated residential garbage haulers (Maroney’s, Tennis, Allied, Republic, Highland and Waste Management) will move to a tw

Thu
26
Jun

Housley, Lohmer, Dettmer to host town hall meeting


L to R: State Sen. Karin Housley; State Rep. Kathy Lohmer; State Rep. Bob Dettmer

State Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) and State Reps. Kathy Lohmer (R-Stillwater) and Bob Dettmer (R-Forest Lake) will host a joint town hall meeting to recap the 2014 legislative session on Monday, June 30 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Thu
26
Jun

Oakdale Fire Department Essay Contest winner announced

As part of the Oakdale Fire Department’s 50th anniversary celebration, an essay contest was held.  The winner of the “Why I want to be an Oakdale Firefighter when I grow up” contest is Benjamin Grubish, age 2.  His essay noted his fascination with

Wed
25
Jun

New and improved teen center spurs community pride in Landfall


Aspiring musicians and soon-to-be seventh graders Kris (left) and Kevin work on some hip-hop beats in the Landfall Teen Center’s recording studio. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

Landfall Teen Center staff member Kunle Ajao demonstrates how to create and print a rhombus on the teen center’s new 3D printer. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

Family Means’ Teen Center in Landfall recently reopened after an extensive interior facelift.

Wed
25
Jun

Lake Elmo gets a bonding upgrade

Lake Elmo’s bond rating was raised to AA+ from AA earlier this month, allowing the city to borrow money for projects at a lower interest rate.

Thu
19
Jun

Summerfest Grande Parade cancelled

The city of Oakdale has called off tonight’s Ted Bearth Grande Parade due to the threat of incoming severe weather. The parade will not be rescheduled.

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