Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Fri
30
May

STA2RS Banquet 2014


Tartan’s Andrew Borowiak is joined on stage by Matt Cory, Tartan political science teacher, as the 18th annual STA2RS Banquet at Prom Center honored the top ten percent of Tartan and North seniors May 22.

Tartan’s Erin Wintheiser and Tartan choir teacher Tracie Hanson choreograph their honor recognition at the STA2RS Banquet May 22.

Tartan seniors Marc Buchmayer, Sara Duke, and Ta’Kendra Elbert visit as the honorees gather in line at the STA2RS Banquet. In its 18th year, 83 top students from Tartan and North were honored along with their selected teacher and parents.

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

Wed
28
May

Maplewood Herberger's clearance center opens


Herberger’s celebrated the grand opening of its clearance store near Maplewood Mall last week. (Tim Faklis/Review)

New low-price shop is just west of Maplewood Mall
Herberger’s has opened its first clearance shop, located in the Birch Run Station shopping center just west of Maplewood Mall.

Wed
28
May

Obama fast-tracks Gateway Corridor project

Review and permitting processes to speed up
President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the review and permitting process of the Gateway Corridor Project, along with 10 others nationwide that he saw as necessary to “cutting bureaucratic red tape that stalls good projects from breaking ground.”

Wed
28
May

Craig Waldron leaving Oakdale for new digs


Oakdale City Administrator Craig Waldron is leaving the city after this summer to teach at Hamline University. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Craig Waldron stands near the current site of the County Road B2 bridge over Interstate 35W in June 1985. He recalls his first responsibility as Roseville’s community development director was to get an overpass financed and built to connect an industrial district in western Roseville with the rest of the city. (File photo)

Longtime city administrator will teach at Hamline full-time starting this fall
When Craig Waldron took a job as Oakdale’s city administrator in 1993, he had no idea he would still be at the helm over 20 years later. But when he took the reigns, the city quickly blossomed into its growth heyday and Waldron became spellbound with his work in the community and never looked back.

Wed
28
May

Lake Elmo’s water line supported through state bonding bill

Last week local and state officials celebrated the passage of legislation that will award the city of Lake Elmo $3.5 million in state bonding to build a 2 1/2-mile water main line down Inwood Avenue to the Interstate 94 corridor. 

Tue
20
May

Lake Elmo neighborhood parks meetings scheduled

Elected officials will be bringing local government to the people in four different neighborhoods on four separate days this summer. The city of Lake Elmo has scheduled a series of outdoor community meetings at city parks in June and July.

Tue
20
May

Cell tower to be built at Oak-Land Junior High

A new 125-foot telecommunications tower will soon loom over Oak-Land Junior High School, located at 820 Manning Ave. N. in Lake Elmo.

Fri
16
May

Yocum Oil sold


Yocum Oil truck is parked by the company's headquarters on Stillwater Road in Maplewood (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Long-deliberated decision has led to the sale of Maplewood family business
Longtime Maplewood staple, Yocum Oil, has been sold.
Mansfield Energy Corporation, based out of Georgia, and Minnesota-based Lubrication Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday, May 6 they have acquired the commercial fuels, lubricants, and solutions businesses of the family-owned corporation.

Wed
14
May

Lake Elmo says ‘I do’ to commercial wedding venues, with strings attached

The Lake Elmo City Council approved an ordinance that will allow homeowners to rent out their properties for marriage ceremonies at its May 6 council meeting. The council’s approval of the ordinance follows a unanimous vote by the city’s planning commission last month to recommend passage of the ordinance. It will allow residents to use their properties as commercial wedding venues, but just for the exchange of wedding vows, not to host receptions.

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