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(Top) Rasmussen College academic dean Christina Skoglund, instructor Jason Lowewn, program coordinator Maia Maiden and student Laura Loveless get ready to wash cars at Rasmussen College’s eighth annual Community Service Day.
Lake Area Bank officials met recently with the Lake Elmo Elementary School third grade classrooms to present $500 for their school. (submitted photo)
In honor of Lake Area Bank’s 100th Anniversary last year, they launched a school contest encouraging service projects that support “making a difference in people’s lives” – the core passion of the bank. Over the duration of three months, schools
In 1913, the Eder School was still in use as a schoolhouse. It had no plumbing or electricity, and water had to be collected from the outdoor hand pump. Oil lamps were used to light the building, and a wood stove provided heat in the cold months of the year. (submitted photo)
One-room schoolhouse changes hands again
“There isn’t much interest in young people in history these days,” said Carol Houck, secretary and treasurer of the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society.
Lack of interest seems to be a trend across all volunteer-dependent organizations, which have been unable to attract people from the working and youth populations. In the case of the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society, it has been especially crippling.
In response to its declining membership, the group merged with and recently transferred its collection to the Washington County Historical Society.
Hollis Cavner and his team, which includes retired Swedish professional golfer Annika Sorenstam, plan to redesign Tartan Park in Lake Elmo (submitted photo)
A redesigned King & Queen golf course will reopen summer 2017
The sale of 3M’s 477-acre Tartan Park golf complex in Lake Elmo to buyer Hollis Cavner, CEO of ProLinks Sports and his group HC Golf Course Development, LLC, was announced March 15.
Cavner plans to reopen the golf course summer 2017 as an 18-hole course, scaling back from the current 27 holes. Golf legends Annika Sorenstam and Arnold Palmer will each design nine holes, which lends itself to the course’s new name, The King & The Queen.
Trains blocking roads, possible increased response times and a growing population all played a role in the Lake Elmo City Council’s decision last week to keep the city’s two fire halls open, at least for now.