Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Thu
27
Mar

Lake Elmo library revises card rules

Lake Elmo library patrons can now be reimbursed for having purchased any Minnesota library card.

Thu
13
Mar

Lake Elmo advises residents to prevent frozen pipes

Lake Elmo is urging its residents, especially those living in the Old Village area, to let the water run from their faucets until further notice.
Due to dozens of extremely cold days this winter, frost has crept 8 to 10 feet down in paved areas that aren’t covered by snow, which acts as insulation. According to the city, that’s the depth at which the city’s main water pipes rest, likely leading to disruptive freeze-ups.

Thu
06
Mar

Furry friends


Photos courtesy of Rick Fisk

A pair of foxes has reportedly taken up residence in an Oakdale neighborhood for the past couple weeks. They spend their days sunning themselves outside their den and (apparently) posing for photos, residents say.

Wed
05
Mar

Met Council seeks applicants for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Metropolitan Council is seeking applicants for four vacancies on the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (TAAC), which advises the Council on management policies for special transportation services in the region, including Metro Mo

Wed
05
Mar

Oakdale Kmart garden center collapses

Even buildings are tired of the weather this winter.
Following a blizzard that dumped about 10 inches of snow on the Twin Cities Feb. 20, the roof of the outdoor garden shop on the east side of the Oakdale Kmart, located at 7191 Tenth St. N., caved in the morning of Feb. 21.

Wed
05
Mar

Oakdale council takes first step toward turning AmericInn into senior housing

Following discussions at two separate meetings, Oakdale City Council members recently approved a plan that would allow the AmericInn Hotel, located at 6630 Hudson Blvd., just north of Interstate 94 and east of Tanners Lake, to be remodeled into a senior living facility.
At its Feb. 25 meeting, city council members voted unanimously to rezone the property for “Limited Business” use. This will “maintain the site’s essentially commercial nature while still allowing for an assisted living site,” according to a staff report.

Thu
27
Feb

Oakdale Fire Department receives $5,000 grant

The Oakdale Fire Department has received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the MN Resuscitation Consortium (MRC).

Wed
26
Feb

Oakdale bank robber sentenced

After admitting he stole more than $6,000 from the Oakdale branch of Western Bank on Hadley Avenue, a man who had three prior felonies on his record was sentenced to 38 months in prison last week.

Tue
25
Feb

Preventing theft from vehicles

The recent rash of auto break-ins in the Review and Bulletin coverage area prompts the need to re-issue standard, law enforcement reminders: a variety of bad guys want your stuff - ID thieves, addicts, or just run of the mill prowlers.
Mike Salter of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department, repeats their proven advice: “Hide it, close it, lock it and light it.”
Hide valuables in your trunk before arriving at your destination, or better yet, take them with you.

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.

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