Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
17
Jun

E-cigarettes get break

Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As Maplewood tightens restrictions on tobacco sales, four local e-cigarette businesses have established themselves as the exception when it comes to in-store sampling rules.  

Wed
17
Jun

Oakdale resident to give away playhouse in sweepstakes

Larry Eberhard, left, and his parents, Rose and Martin Eberhard, show off a playhouse Larry will be giving away to one lucky family at the end of the summer. Sprucing up an old hay wagon for the annual Summerfest parade turned into an enjoyable father-son project.  (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Larry Eberhard, left, and his parents, Rose and Martin Eberhard, show off a playhouse Larry will be giving away to one lucky family at the end of the summer. Sprucing up an old hay wagon for the annual Summerfest parade turned into an enjoyable father-son project. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Playhouse will tour city on hay wagon this summer

Wed
17
Jun

Flags for the fallen - paying tribute

North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.
North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.

The Flags For Fallen Military gathered at the North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park site along Margaret St. June 14. Flags were unfurled, dedicated, and folded before presenting to the families of local fallen veterans.

Wed
17
Jun

Meet Tom Sonnek: North St. Paul’s newest city council member

Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A lot of the Sonnek siblings who grew up in North St. Paul enjoy running. Having run in more than 50 marathons, Joe holds the family record for crossing the most finish lines.

Wed
17
Jun

Washington County Library seeks Maker Fest participants

Washington County Library is seeking makers to participate in its Maker Fest on Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodbury Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place.

Wed
17
Jun

Washington County board recognizes family child care providers

The Washington County Board of Commissioners recognized two family child care providers June 9.

Nancy Schmidt, Oakdale, and Sarah Stadler, Cottage Grove, were recognized as Family Child Care Providers of the Year for 2015.

Tue
16
Jun

In Door County, ‘life is just a bowl of cherries’

When we were kids, my sisters and I sat with Grandma and Grandpa Streelman at their kitchen table pitting cherries with old-fashioned hairpins after going to the orchard earlier in the day to pick the fruit.

Fri
12
Jun

Man found dead on 3M campus

Wed
10
Jun

Separation agreement with Dean Zuleger approved by Lake Elmo council

Dean Zuleger
Dean Zuleger

Administrator says, 'It's what's best for me and city'
The tally of Lake Elmo employees heading for the City Hall exits in recent weeks is now up to four.
The departures started a couple months ago with the resignations of receptionist Stacy Bodsberg and taxpayer relations manager-communications coordinator Alyssa MacLeod. Assistant city administrator and city clerk Adam Bell soon followed, when he turned in his resignation letter May 29.
Then Tuesday, June 9, the suburb's top employee, city administrator Dean Zuleger, joined the ranks of departing municipal staffers, following a separation agreement unanimously approved by the council.

Wed
10
Jun

Public input wanted on Lake Elmo Wedding Ordinance

The Lake Elmo City Council seeks taxpayer input on a zoning text amendment for wedding ceremonies to be conducted areas of the community zoned “rural residential.” The current zoning code only allows such activities in “agriculture” or “rural tran

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