Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

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Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society dissolves without enough volunteers


In 1913, the Eder School was still in use as a schoolhouse. It had no plumbing or electricity, and water had to be collected from the outdoor hand pump. Oil lamps were used to light the building, and a wood stove provided heat in the cold months of the year. (submitted photo)

One-room schoolhouse changes hands again

“There isn’t much interest in young people in history these days,” said Carol Houck, secretary and treasurer of the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society.

Lack of interest seems to be a trend across all volunteer-dependent organizations, which have been unable to attract people from the working and youth populations. In the case of the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society, it has been especially crippling. 

In response to its declining membership, the group merged with and recently transferred its collection to the Washington County Historical Society. 

Wed
30
Mar

Community hero donates furnace to family in need


Tami Thurmer and LeRoy Bendickson met March 2 with representatives from the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Pronto Heating and Air Conditioning. (submitted photo)

When LeRoy Bendickson of Mahtomedi received a Bryant Community Hero award and won a new furnace, he knew exactly what to do with it. 

Wed
30
Mar

Harriet Tubman Center in Maplewood receives generous item donation from Tartan High School


Jordan Cich, left, Brandon Ong, center, and Ruth Pee are three of eight students who helped collect donations from Tartan students and staff, and deliver them to the Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood.

The Skills USA group from Tartan High School recently completed a community service project that involved collecting items such as clothes, toys, books, toiletries and jewelry for the Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood.

Wed
23
Mar

Oakdale, Lake Elmo agree on reconstruction plans for Olson Lake Trail

After a few bumps along the way, there appears to be a somewhat smoother road forward for the Ideal Avenue/Olson Lake Trail reconstruction project.

Wed
23
Mar

Practice Makes Perfect

The Maplewood Fire Department conducted exercises at the East Metro Public Safety Training Center March 12. The propane prop burn building and Class A burn tower are along Century Avenue.

Wed
23
Mar

Community Action Partnership now open in Oakdale

To better serve its Washington County and suburban Ramsey County participants, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties has opened a second location in Oakdale.

Wed
23
Mar

County board to consider special election to fill Ted Bearth’s seat

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution March 22 to establish a special election to fill the Second District seat.

Wed
23
Mar

3M’s Tartan Park is now in new hands


Hollis Cavner and his team, which includes retired Swedish professional golfer Annika Sorenstam, plan to redesign Tartan Park in Lake Elmo (submitted photo)

A redesigned King & Queen golf course will reopen summer 2017

The sale of 3M’s 477-acre Tartan Park golf complex in Lake Elmo to buyer Hollis Cavner, CEO of ProLinks Sports and his group HC Golf Course Development, LLC, was announced March 15. 

Cavner plans to reopen the golf course summer 2017 as an 18-hole course, scaling back from the current 27 holes. Golf legends Annika Sorenstam and Arnold Palmer will each design nine holes, which lends itself to the course’s new name, The King & The Queen.

Wed
23
Mar

Gold Line ridership meeting aggravates audience members

Oakdale residents say their concerns are being ignored

Oakdale residents grew increasingly frustrated at the Wednesday, March 9, meeting on the proposed Gateway Corridor bus rapid transit line. 

During the open question period, residents were not shy about voicing their concerns. 

Project manager Lyssa Leitner and presenters Beth Bartz and Steve Wilson tried to respond to resident concerns during the meeting at Oakdale City Hall, but they were often interrupted or ignored by audience members, who seemed more interested in talking bitterly amongst themselves than with project representatives. 

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22
Mar

Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review bulletin board March 23, 2016

Upcoming Events - Click for more details: Maplewood Easter egg hunt; Lake Elmo Jaycees annual Easter egg hunt & coloring; Elder Tales with Duke Addicks; Invasive plant patrol training; Citizen Science Day; Peer Advocate Volunteer;

 

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