Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
09
Jul

Oakdale Kmart to close; hunt on for new tenant


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.

Wed
09
Jul

Little movement in North St. Paul’s efforts to attract microbrewery

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.

Thu
03
Jul

State health officials offer six simple steps to make summer swimming safe

A few basic precautions can help keep families healthy and happy at the pool and beach.

Thu
03
Jul

MPCA advises dog owners to keep pets out of algae-laden waters

A dog died last weekend after swimming in a Sherburne County lake that had developed areas of heavy algae growth, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  

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.

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