Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Sat
07
Feb

Rotary delivers dictionaries to elementary students

Rotary delivers dictionaries

Members of the Lake Elmo Rotary Club had the opportunity to share the gift of knowledge with Lake Elmo Elementary School students on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Sat
07
Feb

Oakdale wins EDAM award for Tartan Crossing redevelopment

Oakdale council members, former mayor Carmen Sarrack, current mayor Stan Karwoski, and city staff pose with the Redevelopment Project of the Year Award in the council chambers Jan. 27. The city was presented the award at the Economic Development of Minnesota’s annual winter conference Jan. 22. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
Oakdale council members, former mayor Carmen Sarrack, current mayor Stan Karwoski, and city staff pose with the Redevelopment Project of the Year Award in the council chambers Jan. 27. The city was presented the award at the Economic Development of Minnesota’s annual winter conference Jan. 22. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

Former Oakdale mayor Carmen Sarrack said city council members took a large, but calculated risk when they approved the purchase of the empty Oakdale Outlet Mall property in 2010.

Thu
05
Feb

Special meeting scheduled in Lake Elmo Thursday


This map shows the area in Lake Elmo where the Old Village Street and Utility Improvements Project will occur. Phase I of the project is scheduled to begin this summer. (Submitted graphic)

City council to vote on first phase of downtown improvement   Whether or not to approve phase I of the downtown street and utility project will be decided a special city council meeting set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at Lake Elmo City Hall.  City administrator Dean Zuleger said the council would need to vote to "approve municipal consent" in order to move forward with preliminary design plans and on to the final design phase. Municipal consent is required under Minnesota state law, because the project is a joint effort with Washington County. 

Tue
03
Feb

District 622 must cut budget by $8 million

School District 622 administrators and school board members will have to make some tough decisions in the coming days on how to close an $8 million budget shortfall.
 
Wed
28
Jan

No additional environmental study for Lake Elmo Avenue project

The Washington County Board of Commissioners agreed Jan. 20 that there is no need for an Environmental Impact Statement for the County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 17 (Lake Elmo Avenue) project.

Wed
28
Jan

Century College partners with Advance Corporation

Advance Corporation has been awarded a $50,000 Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership (MJSP) grant to work with Century College on innovative technical and skills training programs. Located in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Advance Corporation recognizes the importance of developing workforce training programs that address technical needs for future growth and expanded work opportunities for current and future employees.

 

Wed
28
Jan

Thin ice cancels L.E. Lions ice fishing contest

Tickets still available for cash drawing

Wed
28
Jan

L.E. council lifts communication restrictions on Smith

Council members say it’s time to move forward

At its Jan. 20 meeting, the Lake Elmo City Council voted to lift restrictions placed on council member Anne Smith, which barred her from one-on-one communications with city staff.

Wed
28
Jan

New church to move into NSP furniture store

Pastor Ed Rhodes and his wife, Barbara. (submitted photo)
Pastor Ed Rhodes and his wife, Barbara. (submitted photo)

Over the weekend, Frank Slattery, owner of North St. Paul Furniture in downtown North St.

Thu
22
Jan

3M keeps an eye on groundwater quality in Lake Elmo

New water line construction to begin this summer   3M Company will continue to monitor groundwater quality in the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently granted the Maplewood-based company access to the park reserve to conduct testing for perfluorochemicals in the groundwater.

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