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Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review people - published March 16, 2016


Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Brown

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Brown from Oakdale, serving with Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron One Three Two (VAQ-132), earned Senior Sailor of the Year for 2015. 

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Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review bulletin board March 16, 2016

Upcoming Events - Click for more details: Registration for community garden plots at Egerton; Selecting native trees and shrubs for pollinators; Movie Night at Lake Elmo Library; Spring break at Lake Elmo Library; Knights fish fry; Fish Fry; Top 10 Pests and Diseases in the Garden; Elder Tales with Duke Addicks; March is Red Cross Month; Peer Advocate Volunteer.

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Maplewood-Ramsey County Review people - published March 16, 2016

U.S. Senator Al Franken announced Feb. 19, that he has nominated three Maplewood students for admission to U.S. Service Academies. 

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Maplewood-Ramsey County Review people - published March 16, 2016


Breanne Foster, ACS Relay For Life community manager; Sarah Jorgenson, North HS junior and Relay For Life volunteer; Ryan Peterson, North HS junior and Relay For Life volunteer; Sen. Chuck Wiger; Madilyn Rehr, North HS senior and Relay For Life volunteer.

Leaders of the North High School Relay for Life team met with their state senator Feb. 24 to show support for cancer research and prevention. The students showed Sen.

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3M celebrates opening new R&D lab


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Building 280 is the latest addition to 3M’s Maplewood campus

3M opened its new research and development laboratory for viewing on Friday, March 11, during a grand opening event. 

Attendees included Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Reps. Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison and Tom Emmer, Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik, Maplewood City Council members, top leaders from the Legislature and Mattias Fyrenius from the Nobel Organization.

Building 280, the newest addition to the Maplewood-based company’s campus, cost $150 million. The four-story building is approximately 470,000 square feet, which is about the size of eight football fields in area. About 700 scientists and researchers will occupy the high-tech building. 

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916 Career Tech takes shop class to the next level


The city of North St. Paul in partnership with Northeast Metro 916 are building a home at 2341 14th Ave. near Tower Park. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

High school students learn hands-on while building a house

Northeast Metro 916 Career & Technical Center’s construction occupations class is not like any shop class students might otherwise take in high school. In this class about 40 high school students work together to build a house from the ground up in a single school year.

“There is no better collaboration that I’ve seen ever,” says 916 Career Tech principal Jill Stewart-Kellar. 

Instructor Tom Spehn adds, “The students who take my class typically are the hands-on learners, so a lot of students might not have a lot of success in the typical classroom setting that has you sit behind a desk for an hour and memorize theory. Here they actually apply it.”

“I like to do work with my hands mostly,” says North senior Reid Olson who was drawn to the program because of his interest in construction. He is especially excited to see how all the individual pieces of the project come together as a whole.

During the 2015-2016 school year, the students are building a single-family home at 2341 14th Ave. E., North St. Paul.

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Ted Bearth, longtime Oakdale leader and resident, passes away


Ted Bearth (middle) was known to many as the face of Summerfest. The “Ted Bearth Grande Parade,” a popular Summerfest event, is named in his honor. (file photos)

Oakdale community leader and Washington County Commissioner Ted Bearth died on March 10. He was 77 and had been battling cancer. 

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North St. Paul says goodbye to a local icon


In 1995 Ellsworth Erickson revisited photographs taken in Europe during World War II. While serving his country, Erickson developed film to be viewed in 3D. This early version of 3D required photos to be taken from slightly different vantage points. Once developed, the photos were viewed through plastic glasses. (file photo)
Ellsworth Erickson, 92, was World War II vet, popular teacher, civic leader 

North St. Paul lost one of its few remaining World War II veterans on March 3, 2016, when Ellsworth Erickson succumbed to pancreatic cancer.

He will be remembered by the public as a family man, a veteran, a teacher, an artist and a friend. His family members said they will remember him for his loyalty, honesty and optimism that permeated all aspects of his life.

“It was hard because even though he was 92, he acted young; he thought young,” said his daughter Sheryl Erickson in an interview last week.

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Nominations for EXCEL awards being accepted

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools Community Education Advisory Council will be recognizing individuals and groups for their outstanding contributions to community education with the 2016 Excellence in Community Education Leadership (EXCEL) Awards. 

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Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review bulletin board March 9, 2016

Upcoming Events - Click for more details: Executive director of MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training speaks to LWV; ‘What the Birds are Telling Us’ at Como Park; Easter Bunny is hopping into Maplewood Mall;

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