Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
10
Dec

Lohmer elected as assistant majority leader

Rep. Kathy Lohmer
Rep. Kathy Lohmer

House Republicans announce new leadership team
Minnesota’s Republican caucus announced its leaders for the 2015 legislative session last week. Among them is state Rep. Kathy Lohmer, R-Lake Elmo, who was elected as an assistant House majority leader.
“It’s a real honor and privilege to be elected from your own caucus,” Lohmer said Friday, Dec. 5. “I look back at my time in public service and have learned so much since my freshman term that will help in this leadership role.”

Wed
10
Dec

Lake Elmo council approves preliminary plans for Inwood

The Lake Elmo City Council unanimously approved preliminary plans for a proposed mixed-use development on 157 acres of land located south of Tenth Street N. and east of Inwood Avenue. (Submitted graphic)
The Lake Elmo City Council unanimously approved preliminary plans for a proposed mixed-use development on 157 acres of land located south of Tenth Street N. and east of Inwood Avenue. (Submitted graphic)

There has been a lot of buzz about the proposed residential and commercial development in Lake Elmo to be known as Inwood.

Wed
03
Dec

Coleman takes the reins in Maplewood

After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council.
After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After leaving Maplewood city administration during some rocky years in the mid-2000s, Melinda Coleman came back in 2013 for more.

Wed
03
Dec

District 622 board approves superintendent profile

Public feedback helps formulate desired attributes
The District 622 School Board has approved a superintendent profile to be used for recruiting and selecting the district’s next superintendent.  
Superintendent Patty Phillips announced she would be retiring at the end of the school year after 10 years as District 622’s top administrator.

Wed
03
Dec

Oakdale welcomes new police officers

The Oakdale City Council held a swearing in ceremony for two new police officers.
The Oakdale City Council held a swearing in ceremony for two new police officers. Officers Joshua Radmonovich (above) and Ryan O’Rourke (below) pose with loved ones and council members after each took his oath of office. (Submitted photos)

The Oakdale City Council approved the hiring of two new patrol officers to the city’s police department at last week’s council meeting.  Mayor Carmen Sarrack administered the oath of office for officers Joshua Radmanovich and Ryan O’Rourke on Tues

Wed
26
Nov

Lake Elmo Parks Commission to double spending on parks and trails

A rock climbing play apparatus along with a turtle and frogs are newer additions to Pebble Park. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
A rock climbing play apparatus along with a turtle and frogs are newer additions to Pebble Park. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As development picks up in Lake Elmo, so do the parkland dedication fees collected from developers of those projects. The city currently has nearly $1 million of those funds in its coffers that can only be used on parks and trails.

Wed
26
Nov

County maintains AAA bond ratings

Washington County will keep its AAA bond ratings from both Moody’s Investors Services and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services -- the highest rating granted by the credit rating agencies. 

Thu
20
Nov

Kristen Cici to be appointed to serve on Oakdale council

Kristen Cici
Kristen Cici

If all goes as expected, Kristen Cici will begin a two-year term on the Oakdale City Council starting in January.

Thu
20
Nov

Boy Scouts lead Veterans Day ceremony in Oakdale

A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Oakdale Veteran's Memorial at 6 p.m. Nov. 11. Flags were at half-staff as the crowd gathered for the ceremony.
A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Oakdale Veteran's Memorial at 6 p.m. Nov. 11. Flags were at half-staff as the crowd gathered for the ceremony. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Nearly 100 people braved unseasonably cold temperatures and a biting wind on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for a Veterans Day ceremony at Oakdale's Veterans Memorial outside City Hall.

Wed
12
Nov

Oakdale Hy-Vee groundbreaking ceremony cancelled; construction begins

Hy-Vee Construction
Construction has begun on the Hy-Vee supermarket to be located at the site of the former Oakdale Outlet Mall, near the northwest corner of the Interstate 694 and Tenth Street North intersection. The 90,000-square-foot store is expected to open by the end of 2015. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Ol' Man Winter arrived a bit early in the Twin Cities, causing the cancellation of the groundbreaking festivities for the new Hy-Vee supermarket at the site of the former Oakdale Outlet Mall, near the northwest corner of Interstate 694 and Tenth S

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