Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Thu
05
Mar

Color in flight

The Fireflies Hmong Dance Group was just one of the performances during the  Eagle Point Elementary annual Culture Fair Feb. 26. The program followed feasting on a variety of foods in the cafeteria. (Photo by Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Fireflies Hmong Dance Group was just one of the performances during the  Eagle Point Elementary annual Culture Fair Feb. 26. The program followed feasting on a variety of foods in the cafeteria. (Photo by Linda
Baumeister/Review)

Thu
05
Mar

A taste of other cultures

With various flags lining the hall, Eagle Point students wore traditional dress to the Culture Fair at Eagle Point Feb. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
With various flags lining the hall, Eagle Point students wore traditional dress to the Culture Fair at Eagle Point Feb. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Culture Fair held at Eagle Point on February 26.

Wed
04
Mar

Department of Natural Resources will use county ponds to rear walleyes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have access to ponds in Washington County Parks to use for rearing walleyes, after the County Board gave its approval to the project Feb. 24.

Wed
04
Mar

New rowing club to call Lake Elmo home

A small group of community members have launched a grass roots effort to bring the sport of rowing to Lake Elmo.

Wed
04
Mar

District 622 makes offer to superintendent finalist

Stillwater administrator Laager is top pick

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board entered into contract negotiations last week with Ryan Laager to be the district’s next superintendent.

Wed
04
Mar

Maplewood gathering offers cheat sheet for cross-cultural business etiquette

Chue Vang, Mohamud Abdirahman, Hussein Khatib, Sia Lo and Ramon Leon presented on the do’s and don’ts for developing successful ethnic business connections. (submitted photo)
Chou Xiong, 27, Shirly Yang-Lor, 24, and Pang Lee, 31, visit with panelist Sia Lo. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

If you walked into someone's home to do some renovation work, would you be surprised to be invited to a meal first? Do a firm handshake and direct gaze convey warmth and confidence to everyone you meet?

Wed
04
Mar

District 622 budget cuts include 90 layoffs

Local schools grappling with $8 million deficit

District 622 school board members had to use their red pens last month as they slashed just over $8 million from the general fund budget for the 2015-2016 school year.

Thu
26
Feb

Licensing information for potential foster care providers in Washington County

An informational meeting for those interested in foster care in Washington County will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater, in the Lower Level, Room 16.

Thu
26
Feb

Sen. Al Franken visits Tartan, praises STEM

U.S. Sen. Al Franken poses with Tartan seniors Barkot Berhanu, left, and Hannah Lee in the school’s student-run credit union Feb. 19. Lee and Berhanu told the senator what they had learned about finances through the school’s financial literacy program. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
U.S. Sen. Al Franken poses with Tartan seniors Barkot Berhanu, left, and Hannah Lee in the school’s student-run credit union Feb. 19. Lee and Berhanu told the senator what they had learned about finances through the school’s financial literacy program. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

“Are you rich now? Are you up to some kind of pyramid scheme?” U.S. Sen. Al Franken asked the two girls at Tartan High School’s student-run credit union branch.

Wed
25
Feb

North High School’s Autumn Moder

Senior Autumn Moder, Homecoming Queen and a three-sport athlete, has competed in soccer, basketball and track at North High. A photo collage wall at her home displays the many highlights of her high school career. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Senior Autumn Moder, Homecoming Queen and a three-sport athlete, has competed in soccer, basketball and track at North High. A photo collage wall at her home displays the many highlights of her high school career. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Tri-sport athlete, homecoming queen, student rep, ASL advocate

Packed into North High School’s gymnasium for a homecoming pep fest, a bunch of students pay special tribute to their homecoming queen by erupting into silent applause. Enthusiastically waving their extended hands above their shoulders -- signing their applause -- they celebrate Autumn Moder’s achievement as the school’s first deaf royalty member.

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