Lake Elmo

Wed
28
Jan

Thin ice cancels L.E. Lions ice fishing contest

Tickets still available for cash drawing

Wed
28
Jan

L.E. council lifts communication restrictions on Smith

Council members say it’s time to move forward

At its Jan. 20 meeting, the Lake Elmo City Council voted to lift restrictions placed on council member Anne Smith, which barred her from one-on-one communications with city staff.

Thu
22
Jan

3M keeps an eye on groundwater quality in Lake Elmo

New water line construction to begin this summer   3M Company will continue to monitor groundwater quality in the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently granted the Maplewood-based company access to the park reserve to conduct testing for perfluorochemicals in the groundwater.

Wed
14
Jan

Lake Elmo Lions ice fishing contest a go for now

Folks gathered atop a frozen Lake Jane at last year’s Lake Elmo Lions Ice Fishing Contest. The event takes place Super Bowl Sunday every year.
Folks gathered atop a frozen Lake Jane at last year’s Lake Elmo Lions Ice Fishing Contest. The event takes place Super Bowl Sunday every year. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Thin ice could put contest in jeopardy
Frozen Lake Jane may once again be a hot spot in the east metro for anglers on Super Bowl Sunday, that is if Mother Nature cooperates.

Mon
29
Dec

Lake Elmo Park Commission advocates for bee health

Cities across the country are implementing standards to protect the rapidly declining bee population, and the Lake Elmo Park Commission hope to have Lake Elmo join the ranks. At their Dec.

Wed
10
Dec

2015 tax levy, budget approved in Lake Elmo

City’s levy down slightly, county’s goes up
The Lake Elmo City Council approved the city’s final 2015 budget and property-tax levy at its Tuesday, Dec. 2, meeting.
Next year’s general fund operating budget of $3,798,334 was set along with a total levy of $3,137,663.
The resolution to adopt the proposed budget and levy passed unanimously. No one spoke during the public hearing prior to the vote.

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
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
12
Nov

Lake Elmo to take on watermilfoil problem


Lake Jane, as seen from the public boat landing, is one of four lakes in Lake Elmo where it is hoped chemical treatments will help to kill off Eurasian watermilfoil. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Lake Elmo City Council, Valley Branch Watershed District and several lake associations are partnering to develop a long-term eradication plan for Eurasian watermilfoil.

Wed
22
Oct

Lake Elmo candidates talk growth, budget priorities

The Nov. 4 general election is less than two weeks away, and Lake Elmo has two city council seats set to expire at the end of the year.

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