Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Wed
29
Jul

It’s time for Huff n’ Puff Days

Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson beats the throw at first base during last year’s city of Lake Elmo vs. Lake Elmo Jaycees highlight game at Huff n’ Puff Days. (Linda Baumeister/file photo)
Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson beats the throw at first base during last year’s city of Lake Elmo vs. Lake Elmo Jaycees highlight game at Huff n’ Puff Days. (Linda Baumeister/file photo)

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but the dog days of summer are upon us and a favorite time-honored tradition in Lake Elmo is right around the corner.

Wed
22
Jul

Oak Marsh hotel plans quashed

Talks between Oakdale officials and an out-of-state developer about building a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course will not continue.

Wed
22
Jul

League of Minnesota Cities honors Oakdale with Sustainable City Award

The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)
The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)

The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth.

Wed
15
Jul

Public input wanted for future of Washington County libraries

Washington County seeks the participation of residents at a third and final community forum as part of a strategic planning series focused on the future of Washington County libraries from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wed
01
Jul

County will continue Sentence to Service program

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a continuing joint powers agreement with the state that oversees the Sentence to Service program June 23.

The agreement is for July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017.

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
24
Jun

Washington County chemical weed control program starts seasonal spraying

The annual chemical spraying of approximately 220 miles of rural Washington County roadsides is scheduled to begin on or about July 13 and continue for at least two weeks. The objective is to control noxious weeds and brush.

Wed
24
Jun

Gateway Corridor regroups after legislative, special sessions

Community leaders in the Gateway Corridor are regrouping after the Legislature did not approve a $3 million request, during the regular or special sessions, for a proposed bus rapid transit project that would connect the East Metro to the regional

Wed
24
Jun

Summerfest memories: The great cow debacle of 2001

It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)
It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)

Event organizers and dozens of vendors are gearing up to take over Richard Walton Park in the coming days for Oakdale's Summerfest.

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