Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
10
Jun

Lake Elmo Park Reserve plan amended to add property to park

The Washington County Board of Commissioners amended the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Master Plan June 2 to accommodate including a parcel of land into the park.

Wed
10
Jun

Sta2rs banquet: Another successful year was celebrated

Tartan’s Hannah Benck shares a hug with Annemarie Sass, Tartan 9th-grade teacher and coach, at the STA2RS Banquet stage May 20. The top ten percent of Tartan and North High seniors were honored by the  622 Education Foundation and sponsors at Prom Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan’s Hannah Benck shares a hug with Annemarie Sass, Tartan 9th-grade teacher and coach, at the STA2RS Banquet stage May 20. The top ten percent of Tartan and North High seniors were honored by the 622 Education Foundation and sponsors at Prom Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

It happened again
The 19th Annual Sta2rs Banquet was held for the top 10 percent of the graduation classes at North and Tartan high schools.

Wed
10
Jun

Oakdale, MN Summerfest 2015

Gold Star Carnival rides at Oakdale’s Richard Walton Park will run until midnight at this year’s Summerfest.  (Linda Baumeister / Review)
Gold Star Carnival rides at Oakdale’s Richard Walton Park will run until midnight at this year’s Summerfest. (Linda Baumeister / Review)

Warm weather and summer breezes have returned, schools are out until September, and Richard Walton Park, located at 15th Street and Hadley Avenue next to City Hall, will once again play host to Oakdale's biggest celebration of the year: Summerfest

Wed
10
Jun

North Oaks teen charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct

Alexander Patrick Lindeke
Alexander Patrick Lindeke

A North Oaks 18-year-old was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Ramsey County District Court on Monday, June 1.

Wed
10
Jun

1-year expulsions for Tartan students with loaded handgun at school

Students will not serve time in correctional facility
Two 16-year-old Tartan High School students who were charged with felony possession of a dangerous weapon on school property have been expelled for the 2015-2016 school year.
The District 622 School Board followed administrative recommendations and approved a 12-month expulsion for both boys at its regular board meeting, May 26.

Wed
10
Jun

Congratulations Graduates!

Tartan’s Carly Boyle, recipient of both the Outstanding Senior Award and Tartan Titan Award, makes her way during the processional at Aldrich Arena June 3.
Tartan’s Carly Boyle, recipient of both the Outstanding Senior Award and Tartan Titan Award, makes her way during the processional at Aldrich Arena June 3.

Felicia Philibert gave the Student Welcome at Tartan's graduation ceremony, highlighting the Class of 2015’s generosity, raising funds and volunteer hours, and of the most college credits of any previous class.

Wed
10
Jun

Mayor Stan Karwoski lays out his vision for Oakdale’s future

Stan Karwoski
Stan Karwoski

When longtime city council member Stan Karwoski took the reins as Oakdale mayor in January, he knew he would have big shoes to fill.

Tue
09
Jun

Three Lake Elmo employees resign, city administrator Dean Zuleger said to be next

Protesters lined the sidewalks leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
Protesters lined the sidewalks leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

After a short reprieve from controversy among elected officials and Lake Elmo city staffers, things appear to be heating up once again.
Assistant City Administrator and City Clerk Adam Bell handed in his resignation letter May 29, citing a "hostile work environment" created by the city council.
Bell could not be reached for comment, but in his letter he said he wanted to spend more time with his family and take time to repair the toll his job has taken on his physical and mental health.

Sun
07
Jun

Age-old Affection

On a 2002 trip to Branson, Gladys Gerhardt (Vonny’s mother), Vonny Rohloff, Janet, Kathy and Mimi Lennon gathered for a photo. (Vonny Rohloff photos)
On a 2002 trip to Branson, Gladys Gerhardt (Vonny’s mother), Vonny Rohloff, Janet, Kathy and Mimi Lennon gathered for a photo. (Vonny Rohloff photos)

Remembering Lawrence Welk inspired me to pledge

Recently, I did something I've never done before; I pledged to public television.

Wed
03
Jun

Golden Prom

The dance floor at the annual Golden Prom filled with line dancers. There were 492 seniors and 75 students gathered for dinner, dancing, and bingo at Prom Center May 27. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

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