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.
Students from Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center transformed the duplex on Sixth Avenue in North St. Paul into a single-family home during the 2014-15 school year. Above is after, below is before. (file photo/Linda Baumeister)
North St. Paul now marketing ‘new’ single-family home near Webster School
The transformation of a duplex into a single-family home located across the street from Webster Elementary School in North, St. Paul, is nothing short of amazing, and it is even more amazing that all the renovation work was done by high school students.
After a prior resident had to be evacuated using teargas and arrested for criminal acts in 2013, the duplex at 2001 Sixth Street, North St. Paul, was boarded up and fell into foreclosure. The dwelling soon became a blight that the neighborhood was eager to change.
Lake Elmo Bank has announced the addition of Dick Plummer as chief financial officer effective Feb. 1, upon the retirement of Tom Pearson. Plummer spent 29 years as the CFO at Voyager Bank. With a B.A.
Washington County has proposed renovations for Olson Lake Trail/Ideal Avenue. (submitted graphic)
County Road 13 renovations will affect Oakdale/Lake Elmo residents
Olson Lake Trail/Ideal Avenue is in rough shape and needs attention. That’s the assessment of Washington County traffic engineers, who say patching the busy thoroughfare, also known as County State Aid Highway 13, is no longer cost-effective.
They’ve drawn up several options that they believe would address city, county and residents’ concerns. The plans call for resurfacing and possibly reconstructing about 1.7 miles of the road bordering Oakdale and Lake Elmo.
On the left is the original proposal for upgrading the primary runway at Lake Elmo Airport. On the right is the revised proposal. (submitted graphic)
Aging runway needs to be lengthened
Lake Elmo Airport’s primary runway must be lengthened to meet current Federal Aviation Administration criteria for the aircraft already using the airport. But even if there weren’t new standards, airport officials say the existing pavement is at the end of its useful life, and it needs to be reconstructed.
Lake Elmo Airport is located on Manning Avenue just south of the Washington County fairgrounds and serves personal, recreational and some business aviation users in the eastern portion of the metropolitan area. The Metropolitan Airports Commission owns and operates this airport along with five others.
The ice was thick enough on Saturday, Jan. 30, for students from Tartan’s Relay for Life Team Dr. Cure to host an ice fishing tournament. Team We Cure Because We Care took care of the concessions. For many years, Tartan has been a top fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Contest cancelled second year in a row
Though Tartan High School Relay for Life students held their ice fishing tournament on Lake Jane the last weekend of January, the larger-scale Lake Elmo Lions Club Ice Fishing Contest planned for Super Bowl Sunday on Lake Jane was cancelled due to thin ice.
The Lions’ ice fishing event will not be rescheduled, but the cash drawings still took place.