Lake Elmo

Wed
01
Jul

Work will begin on Phase I of CSAH 17 project in downtown Lake Elmo

The Washington County Board of Commissioners accepted a bid June 23 from North Pine Aggregate, Inc., for Phase I of the County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 17 project in the Old Village of Lake Elmo.

Mon
29
Jun

Lake Elmo seeking interim city administrator

Two more city staffers resign
Employee turnover continues to plague the city of Lake Elmo.
Six city staffers have now resigned in the past three months; the most recent being city planner Nick Johnson and deputy clerk Beckie Gumatz, who both announced resignations last Friday.

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

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

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.

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.

Thu
28
May

3M to close Tartan Park in December

An end of an era looms for the 452-acre Tartan Park recreational area in Lake Elmo. 

3M Co. has owned the scenic property since 1958 and first opened the 27-hole golf course to its employees in 1963.

Wed
20
May

Family Means opens Cimarron Youth Center in Lake Elmo

While the doors officially opened March 23, Family Means held their grand opening for their new Cimarron Youth Center Monday, May 11.

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