Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Thu
24
Oct

Highway 36 lane and ramp closures in Pine Springs

Work continues on the new diamond interchange on Highway 36 and Hilton Trail. Intermittent lane and camp closures of the highway between Interstate 694 and DeMontreville Trail during off-peak traffic times will occur through mid-November, a release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation says.

Wed
23
Oct

Teen sentenced for January road rage incident

Dillon Selbitschka, 19, of Maplewood was recently sentenced in Washington County Court for terroristic threat felony charges in a road rage incident that took place last winter in Oakdale.

Thu
03
Oct

DNR approves Lake Elmo’s lake use ordinances

After four months of “thorough” review, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has approved changes made to Lake Elmo’s lake surface use ordinances this spring.

Thu
19
Sep

Expanded hours at Lake Elmo Public Library

The Lake Elmo Public Library, located at 3537 Lake Elmo Ave. N., has added six hours to its public service schedule, for a total of 42 hours open per week beginning Monday, Sept. 23. The new schedule adds three hours each on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Wed
18
Sep

Lake Elmo boy, 9, dies from motorcycle crash injuries

A Lake Elmo boy has died from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash that took place on state Highway 5 Sept. 4.
About 5:40 p.m. that day, a 46-year-old motorcyclist pulled off the roadway to the shoulder near 31st Avenue North to “address a mechanical issue” with his machine when the boy, Pierre LeQue, reportedly came out from a driveway on his bicycle, colliding with the motorcycle, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Thu
12
Sep

Storm debris turns into fuel for District Energy


submitted photos

A wood chipping crew was busy in an area of Lake Elmo Park Reserve for several days starting Aug. 22, chipping storm debris into fuel for District Energy in St. Paul.

Thu
05
Sep

Lake Elmo hires lobby group for 2014 legislative session

At the Aug. 20 city council meeting, Lake Elmo officials voted unanimously to hire Messerli & Kramer, a St. Paul-based law firm, to represent the city during next year’s state legislative session.
The city plans to make a $2.6 million bonding request during the Legislature’s 2014 session, and hopes the lobby group can facilitate discussions to secure the money. The bonding is crucial for projects “relating to city-wide infrastructure” and helping the city address groundwater contamination, according to Mayor Mike Pearson.

Wed
21
Aug

2013 Huff n’ Puff Medallion Hunt winners announced


The first medallion was found in Reid Park. (submitted photos)

The second medallion was found by the Lohmanns.

This year, two lucky pairs of searchers found separately hidden medallions as part of the Lake Elmo Jaycees’ 37th annual Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament.
Adventurous medallion hunters were given a series of clues from Aug. 4-11 to help them find the hidden treasure — a decorated Huff n’ Puff Days button — somewhere on Lake Elmo public property.

Wed
21
Aug

Oakdale Business of the Year announced


Alex Holmquist/Review

The 2013 Business of the Year Award was presented to Jack Burke from Burke, Wheeler and Associates, P.A..

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