Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Wed
17
Jun

Washington County board recognizes family child care providers

The Washington County Board of Commissioners recognized two family child care providers June 9.

Nancy Schmidt, Oakdale, and Sarah Stadler, Cottage Grove, were recognized as Family Child Care Providers of the Year for 2015.

Fri
12
Jun

Man found dead on 3M campus

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

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

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

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.

Wed
03
Jun

MnDOT will convey portion of Highway 5 to Washington County

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement May 26 with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) that will release road authority of a portion Highway 5 to the county.

Wed
03
Jun

End of an era — 3M to close Tartan Park

Tartan Park Golf Course and facility in Lake Elmo will be closing Dec. 18. The 452-acre scenic property has been owned by 3M since 1958. The now 27-hole golf course opened in 1963 to its employees and to the public in 2012. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan Park Golf Course and facility in Lake Elmo will be closing Dec. 18. The 452-acre scenic property has been owned by 3M since 1958. The now 27-hole golf course opened in 1963 to its employees and to the public in 2012. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Former employees reminisce about the park’s good ol’ days
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 golf course to its employees in 1963.
To help bring in more revenue 3M decided to expand the private golf course’s admission to the public in 2012, but it appears the plan fell short of expectations.

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