Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Wed
13
May

Two more residential developments gain approval in Lake Elmo

The Lake Elmo City Council voted to increase the city’s future housing stock by another 75 units at its May 5 meeting.

Wed
13
May

Skyview schools go on one-hour lockdown

Police respond to reports of 'suspicious' former student on grounds

Skyview Middle and Skyview Elementary schools were locked down momentarily early Thursday morning, May 7. Oakdale police responded to Skyview Middle School, 1100 Heron Ave. N., just before 9 a.m. on a report of 14-year-old former Skyview student inside the building carrying a backpack.

Wed
13
May

City tightens rules on sale of tobacco related products

Jonny Ny, 21, manager of E-Cigarettes, located off White Bear Ave., says he’s fearful the new ban on in-store sampling may destroy his business because customers are reluctant to buy a flavored product they haven’t sampled. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Jonny Ny, 21, manager of E-Cigarettes, located off White Bear Ave., says he’s fearful the new ban on in-store sampling may destroy his business because customers are reluctant to buy a flavored product they haven’t sampled. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Maplewood City Hall was abuzz Monday, April 27, as small-business owners, students and activists waited outside council chambers for the meeting where revisions to the city's tobacco sale ordinance promised to spark a lively debate.

Wed
13
May

Missing grove plaque inspires Arbor Day event

On May 7, 1932, members of the 4th District of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, unveil a memorial plaque, dedicating an elm tree grove in Keller Park to George Washington in honor of the bicentennial of his birthday. The children were direct descendants of Augustine Washington, George Washington’s half-brother. (courtesy Minnesota Historical Society)
On May 7, 1932, members of the 4th District of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, unveil a memorial plaque, dedicating an elm tree grove in Keller Park to George Washington in honor of the bicentennial of his birthday. The children were direct descendants of Augustine Washington, George Washington’s half-brother. (courtesy Minnesota Historical Society)

When he was a student in college, Maplewood City Council member Bob Cardinal spent time running and biking around Lake Phalen. Among the notable landmarks along the course, he says, was a boulder with a plaque marking a memorial grove.

Wed
06
May

District 622 board approves 55 probationary teacher layoffs

It was a busy night filled with prolonged debate and tough decisions for North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board members Tuesday, April 28.

Wed
06
May

County to install traffic lights at Lake Elmo Avenue and Highway 5

Washington County, in a partnership with the city of Lake Elmo and MNDOT, will install two traffic signals at the intersections of Lake Elmo Avenue and State Highway 5.

Sun
03
May

Major I-35E closures to last until September

If you’re an East Sider who uses Interstate 35E north of Maryland Avenue, MnDOT advises you to be prepared.

Wed
29
Apr

Attorney reviews Thorsen's police report, declines to issue charges against Mayor Kuehn

Scott Thorsen
Scott Thorsen

Nearly two months after former North St. Paul councilman Scott Thorsen filed a police report against Mayor Mike Kuehn for possible disorderly conduct and/or assault charges, the record has been made available to the public. 

Wed
29
Apr

Washington County campgrounds open May 1

The Washington County Parks will open campgrounds at Lake Elmo Park Reserve and St. Croix Bluffs on Friday, May 1.

Wed
29
Apr

Countywide hazardous waste, electronics collection event May 2

Washington County will conduct a household hazardous waste and electronics collection in Cottage Grove May 2.

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