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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tartan High School was locked down the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 13, after two male students, both sophomores, were involved in an altercation near the campus in which one student was stabbed in the leg and another was slashed in the hand.