Lake Elmo

Wed
08
Aug

SNAPSHOTS: Lifejackets now provided at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lisa Dugan and Gene Groebner from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources demonstrate how to properly fit a child’s lifejacket on July 30, after a locker full of child-sized life jackets was unveiled at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Wed
01
Aug

SNAPSHOT: Community volunteers build inclusive playground

Aundrea Kinney/Review • Community volunteers, including parents, teachers, school staff, Medtronic employees and Retail Construction Services employees, helped install a new, inclusive playground at Lake Elmo Elementary School on July 26,

Wed
01
Aug

42nd annual Huff n’ Puff Days swings into town


file photo • During the 2017 Lake Elmo Huff n’ Puff weekend, the Lake Elmo Fire Department hosted an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast complete with sausage patties, orange juice and coffee. A pancake breakfast will be offered again this year on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 1, across from Lions Park.

Lake Elmo is the place to be Aug. 9 to 12 for the annual Huff n’ Puff Days, which includes a four-day softball tournament, medallion hunt, pancake breakfast, children’s games and more. 

Wed
25
Jul

Free shuttles offered at Washington County Fair


submitted photo • Lake Elmo Rotarians Jackie and Ray Marshall posed by the club’s free shuttles before a volunteer shift at a past Washington County Fair. This year the shuttles will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug 5.

For the past eight years or so, the Lake Elmo Rotary Club has provided a free shuttle service at the Washington County Fair for those with mobility issues. 

Mon
16
Jul

Lake Elmo resident publishes historical Ojibwe novel


submitted photo • “The 13: Ashi-niswi,” by Lake Elmo author Lorin Robinson, is a historical fiction novel based on an old Ojibwe story about 13 teenagers seeking to restore the honor of their band after a devastating raid by their enemy, the Dakota. Robinson will read from his book on Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at SubText Books, located at 6 West Fifth St., St. Paul.

Lorin Robinson

Reading to be held July 19

 

Lake Elmo author Lorin Robinson breathed new life into a historic Ojibwe tale in his recently published novel, “The 13: Ashi-niswi.”

Tue
10
Jul

Local authors create writing workshop for trauma survivors


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Authors Alex Acker-Halbur, left, and Meg Blaine Corrigan, right, both said that writing about the traumas they’ve experienced helped them to heal. Now they aim to help others who have experienced trauma. Acker-Halbur and Blaine Corrigan have designed two writing workshops, which will next be offered Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 in Lake Elmo.

While in the hospital for stage 4 colon cancer surgery, Alexis Acker-Halbur, a copywriter from Shoreview, prayed to the Great Spirit, asking “How do I live?” It was in that spiritual moment she had an epiphany.

Tue
10
Jul

Lake Elmo to purchase new fire engine

The Lake Elmo City Council approved the purchase of a new fire engine and some updated rescue equipment at its July 3 meeting.

Wed
04
Jul

Updates planned for Interstate 94


courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation • The interchange where interstates 94, 694 and 494 meet will be under construction in 2019 and 2020. The map at right shows the flow of traffic during the first phase of construction in 2019.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be renovating a major interchange in 2019 and 2020, affecting east metro commuters and area residents alike. 

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