Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
24
Jun

North St. Paul’s fiber optic system: an economic opportunity or expensive relic?

The 1985 movie "Back to the Future" portrayed 2015 as a futuristic world equipped with flying cars, thumbprint technology and holographic concert performance.

Wed
24
Jun

Summerfest memories: The great cow debacle of 2001

It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)
It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)

Event organizers and dozens of vendors are gearing up to take over Richard Walton Park in the coming days for Oakdale's Summerfest.

Wed
24
Jun

Lake Elmo Farmer’s Market

Narri sold fresh produce from her Afton family farm at the Lake Elmo Farmer’s Market June 20.
Narri sold fresh produce from her Afton family farm at the Lake Elmo Farmer’s Market June 20.

In its debut year, the weekly downtown Saturday market runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October at 3511 Lake Elmo Ave., also known as Hagstrom’s courtyard. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
 

Sun
21
Jun

Nienstedt quits after charges against Archdiocese

Following the criminal charges filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop John Nienstedt has announced he’ll step down.

Thu
18
Jun

Oakdale man gets 14 years for egregious assault on daughter

An Oakdale man who assaulted his 5-year-old daughter in May 2014, which left her in a permanent vegetative state, has received a prison sentence of more than 14 years.

Wed
17
Jun

E-cigarettes get break

Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As Maplewood tightens restrictions on tobacco sales, four local e-cigarette businesses have established themselves as the exception when it comes to in-store sampling rules.  

Wed
17
Jun

Oakdale resident to give away playhouse in sweepstakes

Larry Eberhard, left, and his parents, Rose and Martin Eberhard, show off a playhouse Larry will be giving away to one lucky family at the end of the summer. Sprucing up an old hay wagon for the annual Summerfest parade turned into an enjoyable father-son project.  (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Larry Eberhard, left, and his parents, Rose and Martin Eberhard, show off a playhouse Larry will be giving away to one lucky family at the end of the summer. Sprucing up an old hay wagon for the annual Summerfest parade turned into an enjoyable father-son project. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Playhouse will tour city on hay wagon this summer

Wed
17
Jun

Flags for the fallen - paying tribute

North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.
North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.

The Flags For Fallen Military gathered at the North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park site along Margaret St. June 14. Flags were unfurled, dedicated, and folded before presenting to the families of local fallen veterans.

Wed
17
Jun

Meet Tom Sonnek: North St. Paul’s newest city council member

Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A lot of the Sonnek siblings who grew up in North St. Paul enjoy running. Having run in more than 50 marathons, Joe holds the family record for crossing the most finish lines.

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