Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
25
Feb

DNR focuses on groundwater use

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)
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.

Wed
25
Feb

Former Oakdale Mayor Herb Vogel passes away

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)
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.

Wed
18
Feb

Oakdale hires Bart Fischer as new city administrator

Bart Fischer
Bart Fischer

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.

Wed
18
Feb

Hill-Murray’s “The Great Gatsby” rated a “starred performance”

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)
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.

Wed
18
Feb

Lake Elmo seeks committee members

The city of Lake Elmo currently has openings for members of the finance committee and the human resource committee. There are two positions available for each committee.

Wed
18
Feb

Congresswoman McCollum, local leaders discuss Gateway Corridor BRT with Governor

Gov. Mark Dayton heard from community leaders on Monday, Feb.

Wed
18
Feb

Tartan presents Charlotte’s Web - Photos

Tartan performs “Charlotte’s Web” Feb. 13-21.
Tartan performs “Charlotte’s Web” Feb. 13-21.

Tartan Theatre’s performance of “Charlotte’s Web” opened Feb. 13 and runs through Feb. 21. “Humble” appeared as the last word in Charlotte’s web.

Wed
18
Feb

District 622 to get $3 million for its share of Valley Crossing School

Woodbury elementary building will go to South Washington County Schools

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District will receive approximately $3 million from South Washington County Schools for its 15 percent share of Valley Crossing Community School.

Wed
18
Feb

Sound barriers not enough at Maplewood gun range

The police firing range located on Linwood Avenue in Maplewood is just southwest of the Ponds Golf Course. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The police firing range located on Linwood Avenue in Maplewood is just southwest of the Ponds Golf Course. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

When Sue Vento walks her dogs every morning and evening all ears stand alert for the sound of gunfire coming from a nearby shooting range.

Fri
13
Feb

Night and day - Photos

Luminaries lit the Oakdale Discovery Center trail for a “Snowshoe Sip and Sample” night as hikers hit the trails Feb. 6. (photos - Linda Baumeister/Review)

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