Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Thu
20
Feb

Trevino to appeal murder conviction, sentence

Nearly a year after his wife was last seen alive, East Side resident Jeffery Trevino is appealing a judge’s decision that will have him behind bars for the next 27 years if not overturned.

Wed
19
Feb

Beecroft sentencing set for May

After months of waiting, Nicole Beecroft’s retrial proceedings are once again moving forward.
In September 2013, Washington County Judge John Hoffman convicted Beecroft, 24, of Oakdale of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her newborn daughter.
A status hearing was held Feb. 14, 2014, after having been postponed for three months for several reasons, including defense attorneys’ scheduling conflicts.

Fri
07
Feb

Lake Elmo Library Offers New eBook Service

Lake Elmo Public Library has joined the growing group of libraries throughout North America that offer the innovative ‘Freading’ eBook Service.

Wed
05
Feb

Gertens moves into former Linder’s space in Lake Elmo

Gardening aficionados in the metro area were happy last week when Gertens Greenhouse and Garden Centers announced it had purchased the site of the former Linder’s greenhouse in Lake Elmo.
The Inver Grove Heights-based company completed the acquisition of the growing range, located near 15th Street and Inwood Avenue, on Jan. 27. The acquisition includes 52 acres of land, a 12-acre heated greenhouse, four utility buildings and several more acres of nursery growing fields, but does not include the former Linder’s Garden Center retail store on Larpenteur Avenue.

Sat
01
Feb

Valley Friendship Club Announces New “Daytimers” Activities

Valley Friendship Club is pleased to announce a new “DayTimers” activity club for adults (21 and older) who are looking to bring social connections and meaningful activities to weekdays. As VFC has grown, so has its members, so as a natural growth, we are now adding the needs of young adults to the programming.

Wed
29
Jan

Century College Opens New LGBTQ Center

Century College celebrated the grand opening of its new LGBTQ Center in the West Campus “Nest” on Jan. 30.

Wed
22
Jan

Wildwood Library closed due to burst pipe

The Wildwood Branch of the Washington County Library in Mahtomedi will be closed until at least Feb. 1 as repairs are made after a water pipe burst in the library’s ceiling. There is no set time for the building’s reopening, but it probably will not be before Feb. 1.

Wed
22
Jan

Ex-sheriff’s deputy sentenced for misconduct, drug possession

Former Washington County sheriff’s deputy Ricky Gruber, 44, of Oakdale was sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted of felony drug possession and misconduct of a public officer.
Gruber pleaded not guilty to the charges after being caught on camera in February 2013 illicitly accessing and stealing prescription pills from the Washington County drug disposal bin.

Thu
16
Jan

They came in with a wrecking ball


photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

The East Metro Public Safety Training Center, bordering Maplewood, Oakdale and North St. Paul, is beginning to take shape with the recent construction along Century Avenue.

Wed
08
Jan

Methamphetamine dealer sentenced to 8 years in prison

Washington County District Judge Ellen Maas sentenced Oakdale resident Danielle Brand, 26, to 84 months in prison after she was convicted of felony first-degree controlled substance possession after a traffic stop in which a substantial amount of methamphetamine was discovered in her vehicle.

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