Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
30
Jul

Oakdale Cub opens; Roundy’s officially departs Twin Cities

SuperValu adds more stores, expands distribution
The last of 10 Rainbow Foods stores in the Twin Cities purchased by SuperValu in May reopened as Cub Foods stores last week, including the Oakdale location at 7053 Tenth Street North.

Wed
30
Jul

Celebrate four days of fun at Huff n’ Puff Days


The field at Lions Park will get some heavy use next week as the majority of the 2014 Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament games will be held there. Lions Park is located at 3535 Laverne Ave. in Lake Elmo. (Linda Baumeister / Review)

The annual Lake Elmo Jaycees Huff n’ Puff Days are back next week for a 38th consecutive run Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 10.

Mon
28
Jul

BRT not LRT for Gateway Corridor


Bus rapid transit will be the main focus moving forward for the Gateway Corridor -- it was picked as the preferred transit mode by the corridor’s Policy Advisory Committee. BRT would operate in its own dedicated roadway, similar to the Orange Line in Los Angeles pictured here. (submitted photo)

An outline of the Gateway Corridor shows it passing along the north side of Interstate 94 through the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood into downtown St. Paul. Corridor studies moving forward will focus on putting in a bus rapid transit line to serve commuters from the eastern suburbs. (submitted graphic)

Move over light rail, bus rapid transit will be the focus from now on for the Gateway Corridor.

Wed
23
Jul

The Washington County Fair is back for its 143rd run and it’s better than ever


Freshly groomed, the cattle are led in the beef judging arena during the Washington County Fair. All kinds of livestock – goats, pigs, hens, rabbits and more will be on exhibit or being judged. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Washington County Residents Horse Show features Intermediate Western Horsemanship, Senior Western Pleasure, and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Carnival rides are just part of the fun at the Washington County Fair. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Purchasing the”Carnival Special” during certain hours allows fairgoers to go on as many ride as they like for $22. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

It’s the peak of summer and the countdown to one of the area’s most highly anticipated annual events is nearly up. The 2014 Washington County Fair is back for its 143rd year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Wed
09
Jul

Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review Readers Choice Nomination ballot

Submit your nominations using our online form or download, print and mail your nominations.  Deadline for the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review Readers Choice is August 8th.

Wed
23
Jul

Brides and grooms think Bruentrup Farm is perfect place to say “I do”


It was a beautiful day when Arthur Graf and Kelly Lynn Michlitsch exchanged their wedding vows at Bruentrup Historic Farm in Maplewood. (Courtesy of Kirstin Lukes)

Newlyweds Arthur and Kelly Lynn Graff pose in front of the Bruentrup Historic Farm’s sign. Their ceremony was the first in what has become a wedding staple in Maplewood. (Courtesy of Kirstin Lukes.)

Wagon and trailer rides are common before and after the ceremony. They take this trail to make their way around the site. (Tim Faklis/Review)

Kelly and Arthur Graf wanted to make their wedding as perfect as perfect can get.

There’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding -- the dress, the theme colors, the dinner choices, the DJ/band dilemma, or if an open bar is a good idea.

Wed
23
Jul

Oakdale business owner convicted of fraud gets probation

Stephanie Lasch arrested at airport in April on plane bound for China
A former Oakdale business owner arrested on felony identity theft charges while trying to flee the country in April will not face any additional jail time. Stephanie Rae Lasch, 35, of East Bethel was sentenced in Anoka County Court earlier this month to 10 years’ probation.

Wed
23
Jul

Committee opportunities available in Lake Elmo

If you have ever wanted to have a louder voice in city government, now’s your chance. The city of Lake Elmo has one opening on both its Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee.

Wed
16
Jul

Oakdale Fire Department celebrates 50 years


Oakdale firefighters leave Fire Station One to respond to a call for help in June. The department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week with two open houses and a golf tournament at the Oak Marsh Golf Course. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

How’s the sauce? Harry Johnson has fellow firefighter Gary Jungmann try his marinara sauce at a spaghetti fundraiser in March 1985. (submitted photo)

The Oakdale Fire Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

The department will commemorate this special occasion by hosting open houses at Fire Station One and Fire Station Two this Saturday, July 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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