Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

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.

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
27
May

Washington County Library summer reading program begins June 6

Washington County Library kicks off “Bookawocky,” its summer reading program for children, teens, and adults, on Saturday, June 6. The program runs through Saturday, August 8.

Wed
27
May

‘Level Up Academy’ launches in White Bear Lake

Level Up Academy is enrolling K-6 students from the northeast metro area for classes beginning this fall at 2600 E. Cty. Rd. E in White Bear Lake.

Wed
27
May

Lake Elmo farmer’s market to kick off mid-June

This U-shaped driveway and courtyard at 3511 Lake Elmo Ave. will be the location of the Lake Elmo farmer’s market starting Saturday, June 13. The market will run every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
This U-shaped driveway and courtyard at 3511 Lake Elmo Ave. will be the location of the Lake Elmo farmer’s market starting Saturday, June 13. The market will run every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Lake Elmo residents have watched with envy for years as farmer’s markets have sprouted up in neighboring communities -- Stillwater, Woodbury and Oakdale to name a few -- leaving many pondering, “Why not Lake Elmo?”

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