Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

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)

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..

Thu
15
Aug

Century College awarded grant for veterans’ job training in transportation

Century College is one of six colleges in the country that has been awarded a federal grant to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry.
Century will receive $120,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Thu
01
Aug

Man sentenced to prison time after whipping toddler

A 21-year-old St. Paul man has been sentenced to prison time for malicious punishment of a child.
A Washington County judge found President Pimping Austin Sr. guilty of malicious punishment of a child under 4 years old and felony domestic abuse.
Austin was sentenced to 72 months in prison for incidents that occurred last year, a press release from the Washington County attorney’s office stated.

Wed
31
Jul

Accidental shooting injures child in Oakdale

A 9-year-old girl has survived after she was accidentally shot in Oakdale Friday evening, according to Oakdale police.
Police responded to a residence on the 1800 block of Helena Road N. just after 6:30 p.m. July 26. They found the girl, who’d been shot in the upper chest, in an upstairs living room. She was alert and talking to officers.
Police determined the girl had been inadvertently shot by her 5-year-old brother with a .22 caliber rifle.

Thu
25
Jul

A new home - photo


Linda Baumeister/Review

Valley Cartage and local officials gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony July 16. Valley Cartage’s relocated headquarters and office of sales and logistics components was welcomed to their new location at 8665 Hudson Blvd. in Lake Elmo.

Wed
17
Jul

Hilton closed at 36

Heads up, motorists: both directions of Hilton Trail at Highway 36 in Pine Springs will be closed for the next two months.

Wed
17
Jul

Second Beecroft trial begins

“Lies, deceit, deception and ultimately, death, is what this trial is about.”
These strong words spoken by the prosecution marked the beginning of the second murder trial for Nicole Beecroft of Oakdale on July 15.
Beecroft is charged with first-degree premeditated murder after her newborn baby girl was discovered, stabbed more than 100 times, in a trash can in April 2007. Beecroft, now 24, was 17 at the time and a senior at Tartan High School. She worked part time after school at the Sun Ray Cub Foods and had never been arrested before the infant’s death.

Wed
10
Jul

Second trial for Nicole Beecroft scheduled to begin next week

The second trial for an Oakdale woman accused of killing her newborn baby is scheduled to begin next week.
Nicole Beecroft, 24, was a 17-year-old senior at Tartan High School when she was accused of secretly giving birth to a baby girl at her mother’s Oakdale home in April 2007, then stabbing the baby to death, more than 100 times, before placing the infant’s body in a trash can outside.

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