Even buildings are tired of the weather this winter.
Following a blizzard that dumped about 10 inches of snow on the Twin Cities Feb. 20, the roof of the outdoor garden shop on the east side of the Oakdale Kmart, located at 7191 Tenth St. N., caved in the morning of Feb. 21.
Following discussions at two separate meetings, Oakdale City Council members recently approved a plan that would allow the AmericInn Hotel, located at 6630 Hudson Blvd., just north of Interstate 94 and east of Tanners Lake, to be remodeled into a senior living facility.
At its Feb. 25 meeting, city council members voted unanimously to rezone the property for “Limited Business” use. This will “maintain the site’s essentially commercial nature while still allowing for an assisted living site,” according to a staff report.
Chickens move about their Oakdale coop. Lake Elmo residents with at least half an acre can now raise chickens of their own. Bees are also permitted. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Horses in Lake Elmo stand out among the setting sun. They used to be the only livestock allowed on less than 10 acres. Other livestock including chickens and bees are now permitted. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Natasha Fleischman took in a brood of chickens when a friend was forced to get rid of the fowl.
“I really thought they were fun to have around,” the Lake Elmo resident said. “They come running when you call them. They’re fun to watch.
“There’s something so fulfilling about going out and getting your own eggs. For three years, I didn’t buy eggs at a grocery store, ever.”
The Metropolitan Council is seeking applicants for four vacancies on the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (TAAC), which advises the Council on management policies for special transportation services in the region, including Metro Mobility.
Widows and Widowers; Seeking Crafters; Makin’ Maple Syrup; Oakdale Fire Department Essay Contest; Oakdale Indoor Market; East Metro Writer’s Room; Lions Club Pancake Breakfast; Art Gallery; Chicken Keeping 101; Volunteers Needed
The Oakdale Fire Department has received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the MN Resuscitation Consortium (MRC). The MRC aims to increase survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by connecting bystander, pre-hospital, and hospital initiatives to establish and implement a set of protocols that incorporate the latest technologies and proven treatment methods.
Volunteers are being sought by FamilyMeans to provide in-home respite care to children or adults throughout Washington County and, in return, this allows the individualís caregiver or family a temporary break from their caregiving routine. Respite volunteers spend time with a child or an adult who has a disability, chronic illness or frailty.
The Pioneers celebrate a second period goal in the Minnesota State Girls Hockey Class AA Tournament quarterfinal game against Burnsville Feb. 20. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Hill-Murray junior goalie Leah Patrick watches the puck go high in quarterfinal state action against Burnsville. The Pioneers made their second consecutive trip to state. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
After defeating Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the title game, the jubilant Hill-Murray players gathered around goalie Leah Patrick as they celebrated their first girls state hockey title.
Seeded second in the Minnesota Class AA Girls Hockey Tournament, the Pioneers downed the top-seeded Red Knights, 5-3, Saturday night, Feb. 22. Patrick made some key saves late in the game to help seal the win.
On their way to this year’s state crown, the Hill-Murray girls won the Section 4AA title with a 4-1 win over Stillwater.