Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
06
May

County to install traffic lights at Lake Elmo Avenue and Highway 5

Washington County, in a partnership with the city of Lake Elmo and MNDOT, will install two traffic signals at the intersections of Lake Elmo Avenue and State Highway 5.

Sun
03
May

Major I-35E closures to last until September

If you’re an East Sider who uses Interstate 35E north of Maryland Avenue, MnDOT advises you to be prepared.

Thu
30
Apr

Superintendent search begins anew in North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District

Superintendent Patty Phillips
Superintendent Patty Phillips

District 622 board members set May 26 hiring deadline

A superintendent search that began in October is unexpectedly stretching well into May in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District.

Wed
29
Apr

Attorney reviews Thorsen's police report, declines to issue charges against Mayor Kuehn

Scott Thorsen
Scott Thorsen

Nearly two months after former North St. Paul councilman Scott Thorsen filed a police report against Mayor Mike Kuehn for possible disorderly conduct and/or assault charges, the record has been made available to the public. 

Wed
29
Apr

Washington County campgrounds open May 1

The Washington County Parks will open campgrounds at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and St. Croix Bluffs on Friday, May 1.

Wed
29
Apr

Countywide hazardous waste, electronics collection event May 2

Washington County will conduct a household hazardous waste and electronics collection in Cottage Grove May 2.

Wed
29
Apr

Cheryl Blackford fulfills her dream with ‘Hungry Coyote’

Writer Cheryl Blackford of North Oaks awaits the May 1 publication of “Hungry Coyote,” her children’s picture book about a year in the life of an urban coyote. (courtesy Jessie DeCorsey)
Writer Cheryl Blackford of North Oaks awaits the May 1 publication of “Hungry Coyote,” her children’s picture book about a year in the life of an urban coyote. (courtesy Jessie DeCorsey)

North Oaks author's book to be released May 1

On one of her many walks through the woods near her North Oaks home, author Cheryl Blackford saw a "lone coyote trotting across the frozen lake" and wondered how it lived successfully so close to an urban area.

Blackford says she walks outside almost every day, regardless of the weather. It's her thinking time for writing stories, including imagining the setting for her newly published children's picture book, "Hungry Coyote," a story about a year in the life of an urban coyote.

Wed
29
Apr

One of Oakdale’s oldest homes for sale

The Oakdale City Council presented a certificate in recognition of the 150-year-old home, the second oldest in Oakdale.  (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Oakdale City Council presented a certificate in recognition of the 150-year-old home, the second oldest in Oakdale. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Free public tour set for May A Victorian mansion in Oakdale built just seven years after Minnesota was granted statehood is on the market with a list price of $325,000. Tony and Sharon Zagaros say they are selling their mid-1800s, six-bedroom dream home so they can travel the world.

Wed
29
Apr

Lake Elmo OKs first phase of Boulder Ponds development

Houses will be built in I-94 corridor
Boulder Ponds, the newest in a wave of development projects in line for approval in Lake Elmo, was green-lighted by the city council April 21.
Council members moved the project forward by approving a final plat, final planned unit development plan, and zoning map amendment for the first phase of the Boulder Ponds mixed-use housing development to be built in the city's I-94 Corridor Planning Area.

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