Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

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Dear Santa...

A pre-kindergarten class at North St. Paul’s World Around Us Childcare visited Santa’s mailbox Dec. 16. One by one they dropped their letters into the decorated mailbox located in North St. Paul. 

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Dec

Sanctuary or circus?


During the autumn cleanup at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North St. Paul, many decorations were moved from gravesites to the space behind the privacy fence at the edge of the cemetery. All of the items were tagged, so the owners could retrieve them, but two months later many of the same items remain there untouched.

St. Mary’s Cemetery: stricter adornment policies divide community

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Dec

Paul Reinke appointed as Oakdale mayor


City administrator Bart Fischer swore in Paul Reinke as mayor of Oakdale at the Dec. 13 city council meeting.

At the Dec. 13 Oakdale City Council meeting, the council unanimously appointed council member Paul Reinke, 58, to fill the vacant mayoral position until a candidate is elected in a special election. Reinke was sworn in during the same meeting.

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Dec

Maplewood passes 2017 levy with 5 percent increase

Maplewood held a public truth-in-taxation hearing during its regular Dec. 12 city council meeting. 

After the hearing, council members cast unanimous votes for a 5 percent increase in the city’s property-tax levy for next year.

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Dec

Washington County Board sets 2017 budget, levy

The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the county’s 2017 budget and levy Dec 13.

The board certified:

• A tax levy of $96.1 million for county operations and $1.05 million for the Land and Water Legacy Program; and

Wed
21
Dec

Maplewood’s unused prescription drop box now open


The drop box is near the night entrance of the police department on the east side of city hall.

A drop-off for unused or unwanted prescription medications is now available at Maplewood City Hall near the police department’s night entrance.

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Dec

Local school takes a moment to remember its namesake, John Glenn


John Glenn Middle School was named after the first American to orbit Earth on Feb. 20, 1962. The former astronaut died last week.

John Glenn passed away Dec. 8 at the age of 95. He was the first American to orbit Earth and went on to have a long career as a U.S. senator from Ohio. 

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Dec

Karwoski sworn in as District 2 Washington County commissioner


Stan Karwoski sworn in as District 2 Washington County commissioner by Judge Ilkka, while his wife Linda looks on.

Stan Karwoski was sworn in as the District 2 Washington County commissioner Dec. 6.

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Dec

County Board agrees to purchase right-of-way for CSAH 13, CSAH 24, 14 projects

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‘Holiday Helping Hands’

On Dec. 17, the Oakdale Area Chamber of Commerce will launch its 25th year of delivering gifts to kids of District 622. 

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