Jessica Kiefer of Oakdale, right and her friend Kristin Wasil from Michigan were contestants on the March 26 episode of “Wheel of Fortune.” The show’s theme was “Girlfriend Getaways,” and the two took home just over $10,000 in winnings. (submitted photos)
The Wheel of Fortune set was decorated in a Southwest theme during “Girlfriend Getaways” week.
Local teacher appeared during ‘Girlfriend Getaways’ week
An Oakdale woman recently appeared on “Wheel of Fortune,” the 31-year-old game show based on the popular game “Hangman,” in which contestants buy letters to solve word puzzles to win cash and fun prizes.
The St. Paul Piano Teachers Association has chosen St. Thomas Academy senior Brock Carlson of Lake Elmo as one of four high-school pianists in the Twin Cities to perform at a Masters Class on Saturday, March 29.
A pair of foxes has reportedly taken up residence in an Oakdale neighborhood for the past couple weeks. They spend their days sunning themselves outside their den and (apparently) posing for photos, residents say. The pair’s den is near the shore of a pond, where geese usually come to nest in spring, according to neighbors. These photos were taken on Feb.
On Feb. 25, U.S. Senator Al Franken announced his nomination of North High School student and Oakdale resident Alexander Barette for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy. If chosen for an appointment by the academy, Barrette, the son of Amy Wegner, would be part of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2018 and would enter this summer.
Four Tartan student athletes signed college letters of intent to play football for the school they will attend next year. Pictured from left are Tim McCarthy going to University of Minnesota-Crookston, Eli McGeehan to Southwest State, Jason Telin for U of M-Duluth and Dion Wallisch headed to U of M-Crookston.