Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

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)

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.

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