The Kmart in Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza would close Sept. 13 after months of a going-out of-business liquidation. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Last Sunday marked the end of an era in retail shopping at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza.
The Kmart store that has been offering clothing, sporting goods, housewares, lawn and garden tools, seasonal items, bargains and “blue light specials” to shoppers for 35 years closed its doors for good following two months of liquidating its merchandise.
The Allina Health Clinic opened in Oakdale near Hwy 694 and Hwy 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Area residents accustomed to driving to neighboring communities for medical appointments now have a new local option. Allina Health has opened a clinic in Oakdale just off Highway 5 and Interstate 694 at 7400 33rd St. N., Suite 100.
Ebenezer Flomo, Janelle Voxland and HELLO Lofa County Director Richard Mulbah, left, pose with some school children in Lofa County Liberia. (submitted photo)
HELLO Executive Director Ebenezer Flomo and his wife Janelle Voxland photographed on a 2013 trip to Liberia. The couple hope to return to the country to visit with family and friends as soon as the Ebola crisis has been eradicated. (submitted photo)
Donations needed as crisis continues to worsen It's hard to ignore the headlines coming out of West Africa announcing the latest death toll from what has become the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Most Americans first heard about it in July, when a U.S. doctor and another aid worker contracted the virus and later recovered on American soil with the help of an experimental drug known as ZMapp.
"I wish I could turn back time," Nicole Beecroft told Washington County Judge John Hoffman, her voice shaking, in her first public statement since her arrest seven years ago, after she murdered her newborn baby.
The recent move of Bauer-Emerson Preparatory Academy into the former North St. Paul Community Center comes with some obvious changes. One includes the departure of the city-owned fitness equipment, which is being temporarily housed in Ramsey County's Vadnais Sports Center. But perhaps the most notable is the departure of School District 622's Alternative Learning Center after just one year.
The filing period for offices in cities without a primary election closed on Tuesday, Aug. 12, as did filing for seats on local school boards. Candidates who filed by Tuesday's deadline had until 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
The center court of Maplewood Mall in 2014. Maplewood Mall, located near the corner of Interstate 694 and White Bear Avenue, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with new clothing stores, restaurants, renovations and a back-to-school fashion event. Renovations to the interior of the mall in 2011 included new flooring, remodeled common areas and restrooms, a redesigned food court and energy-efficient lighting. (Submitted photo)
The center court of Maplewood Mall as it looked in 1988. The mall underwent extensive renovations that year, expanding to 718,000 square feet and adding 40 new stores. (Submitted photo)
This aerial photo of the Maplewood Mall was taken in October 1978. It shows the mall (bottom) as well as the original location of the Bruentrup Farm (center), which is surrounded by commercial development. (Courtesy of the Maplewood Historical Society)
Shopping center marks milestone with new stores, new look
Shoppers can expect to find a new look at Maplewood Mall this season — and not just for themselves.
The locally preferred alternate route selected by the Gateway Corridor Commission has a bus rapid transit line following I-94 from downtown St. Paul to Woodbury in a dedicated guideway. (submitted graphic)
The Gateway Corridor Policy Advisory Committee has identified a more specific route for a proposed bus rapid transit line traveling between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury.