The DNR and White Bear Lake Conservation District have installed four evaporation monitoring stations in White Bear Lake to measure water loss from direct evaporation. (submitted image)
Where’s the water going?
That question, which has plagued White Bear Lake shoreline owners and boaters in recent years, is now a concern to neighboring cities and counties, as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources launches a plan to conserve groundwater.
Former Oakdale mayor Herb Vogel passed away on Feb. 13. Family and friends will be gathering to honor him at a celebration of life ceremony March 1 at the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center. (Submitted photo)
Memorial service to be held Sunday
Herward “Herb” Alfred Vogel passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 13, surrounded by family at the age of 82. Vogel spent several years on the city’s planning commission and city council, and was Oakdale’s mayor from 1972 to 1974.
The Falcon Heights administrator got his start in Oakdale
After five months without a city administrator, Oakdale has hired Bart Fischer to fill the role. He replaces Craig Waldron, who left the city to teach at Hamline University last August after over 20 years on the job.
Hill-Murray’s award-winning cast and crew of the “Great Gatsby” took top honors at the Minnesota State High School League’s One Act Play Festival. (submitted photo)
A panel of judges, after watching, listening, and then individually critiquing eight Class AA dramatic productions, rated Hill-Murray School’s “The Great Gatsby” a “starred performance” on Friday, Feb.