Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
10
Sep

Oakdale Kmart closes after 35 years


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.

Wed
10
Sep

Allina Health Clinic opens in Oakdale


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.

Tue
09
Sep

Oakdale non-profit rallies to help with Ebola outbreak in Liberia


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. 

Fri
29
Aug

Oakdale mom convicted of killing baby gets 7 years in prison


Beecroft, Nicole (Minnesota Dept. of Corrections)
"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.
 
Wed
27
Aug

New senior housing complex to open in Oakdale


The Waters of Oakdale is the area’s newest senior housing development. There will be a grand opening celebration at the 92-unit complex on Thursday, Sept. 18. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Development plans at Tartan Crossing complete
Finishing touches are being made on the east metro's latest senior housing development in Oakdale. 
The Waters of Oakdale -- near Interstate 694 and Tenth Street North at the site of the former Oakdale Outlet Mall --will be ready for tenants Oct. 1. 
Wed
27
Aug

District 622's Alternative Learning Center leaves community center

School gone after just one year in North St. Paul

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. 

Fri
22
Aug

Municipal and school board candidates file in Oakdale-Lake Elmo area

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.

Fri
22
Aug

Maplewood Mall celebrates 40 years


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. 

Wed
13
Aug

Preferred Gateway Corridor route selected


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. 

Wed
13
Aug

County’s early budget proposal calls for levy hike

Homeowners in Washington County may pay a little bit more in property taxes next year.

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