Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
23
Jul

The Washington County Fair is back for its 143rd run and it’s better than ever

It’s the peak of summer and the countdown to one of the area’s most highly anticipated annual events is nearly up. The 2014 Washington County Fair is back for its 143rd year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Wed
23
Jul

Brides and grooms think Bruentrup Farm is perfect place to say “I do”


It was a beautiful day when Arthur Graf and Kelly Lynn Michlitsch exchanged their wedding vows at Bruentrup Historic Farm in Maplewood. (Courtesy of Kirstin Lukes)

Kelly and Arthur Graf wanted to make their wedding as perfect as perfect can get.

There’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding -- the dress, the theme colors, the dinner choices, the DJ/band dilemma, or if an open bar is a good idea.

Wed
23
Jul

Oakdale business owner convicted of fraud gets probation

Stephanie Lasch arrested at airport in April on plane bound for China
A former Oakdale business owner arrested on felony identity theft charges while trying to flee the country in April will not face any additional jail time. Stephanie Rae Lasch, 35, of East Bethel was sentenced in Anoka County Court earlier this month to 10 years’ probation.

Wed
16
Jul

Oakdale Fire Department celebrates 50 years


Oakdale firefighters leave Fire Station One to respond to a call for help in June. The department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week with two open houses and a golf tournament at the Oak Marsh Golf Course. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Oakdale Fire Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

The department will commemorate this special occasion by hosting open houses at Fire Station One and Fire Station Two this Saturday, July 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wed
16
Jul

Lake Elmo council on board with three new development projects

Lake Elmo’s evolution from a rural town dotted with farms to a more fully developed suburb quickened a bit earlier this month.

Wed
16
Jul

Hobby Lobby store to open in Maplewood amidst national controversy

Supreme Court decision not slowing plans for October grand opening
Despite a deluge of news reports and street protests following Hobby Lobby’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last month, the company is marching forward with its expansion plans.

Thu
10
Jul

BizRecycling grants available

 If you’re a business owner, you may be throwing money away on your trash bill. So how do you know, and more importantly, how do you prevent wasting in the future?

Wed
09
Jul

Rain garden at daycare halts flooding, prompts learning


Nelco Landscaping staff got the kids from Carol Matheys Center for Children & Families involved with planting native plants in the daycare’s recently completed rain garden in Oakdale. (submitted photo)

A project to correct drainage problems turned into a learning experience for some pint-sized kids at a daycare center in Oakdale.

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)

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.

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