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Wed
01
Jul

Oakdale Summerfest 2015

Retired members of the Oakdale Fire Department were the Grand Marshals of the Ted Bearth Grande Parade June 25. The department celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
Retired members of the Oakdale Fire Department were the Grand Marshals of the Ted Bearth Grande Parade June 25. The department celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.

Oakdale's 32nd Summerfest drew crowds of people seeking fun and thrills, including food, live music, sporting events, carnival rides and games.

Wed
24
Jun

Exemplary effort - Special Olympics regional competition

Admiring his silver medal, Jonathan competed in the 50 meter dash for the Maplewood Monarchs.
Admiring his silver medal, Jonathan competed in the 50 meter dash for the Maplewood Monarchs.

The Special Olympics regional competition at Stillwater High School June 20. Three days of competition and fun also included meals, games, displays, and a wellness center. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

Wed
24
Jun

Summerfest memories: The great cow debacle of 2001

It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)
It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)

Event organizers and dozens of vendors are gearing up to take over Richard Walton Park in the coming days for Oakdale's Summerfest.

Wed
24
Jun

Lake Elmo Farmer’s Market

Narri sold fresh produce from her Afton family farm at the Lake Elmo Farmer’s Market June 20.
Narri sold fresh produce from her Afton family farm at the Lake Elmo Farmer’s Market June 20.

In its debut year, the weekly downtown Saturday market runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October at 3511 Lake Elmo Ave., also known as Hagstrom’s courtyard. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
 

Wed
17
Jun

Oakdale resident to give away playhouse in sweepstakes

Larry Eberhard, left, and his parents, Rose and Martin Eberhard, show off a playhouse Larry will be giving away to one lucky family at the end of the summer. Sprucing up an old hay wagon for the annual Summerfest parade turned into an enjoyable father-son project.  (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Larry Eberhard, left, and his parents, Rose and Martin Eberhard, show off a playhouse Larry will be giving away to one lucky family at the end of the summer. Sprucing up an old hay wagon for the annual Summerfest parade turned into an enjoyable father-son project. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Playhouse will tour city on hay wagon this summer

Wed
17
Jun

Flags for the fallen - paying tribute

North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.
North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.

The Flags For Fallen Military gathered at the North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park site along Margaret St. June 14. Flags were unfurled, dedicated, and folded before presenting to the families of local fallen veterans.

Wed
10
Jun

Congratulations Graduates!

Tartan’s Carly Boyle, recipient of both the Outstanding Senior Award and Tartan Titan Award, makes her way during the processional at Aldrich Arena June 3.
Tartan’s Carly Boyle, recipient of both the Outstanding Senior Award and Tartan Titan Award, makes her way during the processional at Aldrich Arena June 3.

Felicia Philibert gave the Student Welcome at Tartan's graduation ceremony, highlighting the Class of 2015’s generosity, raising funds and volunteer hours, and of the most college credits of any previous class.

Wed
10
Jun

Mayor Stan Karwoski lays out his vision for Oakdale’s future

Stan Karwoski
Stan Karwoski

When longtime city council member Stan Karwoski took the reins as Oakdale mayor in January, he knew he would have big shoes to fill.

Mon
08
Jun

Congratulations, Ryan Bruns

Ryan Bruns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bruns of Maplewood, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 28, 2015, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research. He is also a 2010 graduate of Tartan High School, Oakdale.

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