Letters to the Editor - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Wed
18
Nov

Letter: Setting the record straight

To the Editor:
 
Regarding the “Sticky Subject” referred to in the Wed., Nov. 11 article “Voters elect two new faces for city council,” my campaign did not make an issue of Mr. Xiong or Mr. Smith not being homeowners.  As a neighborhood attorney, I serve lower to middle income individuals with 70 percent of my clientele falling into a category of being elderly, a minority, a renter, or having limited financial resources.

Wed
18
Nov

Letter: Failed 622 levy a disappointment

To the Editor:

Our family is incredibly upset that the referendum did not pass. This past week Amy Ledoux emphasized what many families of school-aged children feel.
District 622 is the lowest funded district of the top 20 districts in the Twin Cities, per student. We almost did not move to Oakdale this summer because of the school district. We came from a house in Woodbury.

Wed
11
Nov

Letter: We voted ‘yes’

To the Editor:
Like many district 622 parents, I watched the poll results in the evening of November 3.  Earlier in the day, my husband and I took our two young boys (aged 2 and 4) with us to our polling station.  We voted “yes” not only for our children but also for our entire community.

Wed
21
Oct

Letter: We demand an audit!

To the Editor:
Again Lake Elmo makes the front page! “Bloyer censured by Lake Elmo majority” Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.  Since January of this year the dysfunction has risen to a level that I have not seen in the past 35 years that we have operated our family restaurant in Lake Elmo. Seven city employees have quit just this year under the new council majority!

Wed
14
Oct

Letter: Our children are being short changed

To the Editor:
I am encouraging everyone to vote ‘yes’ for the two school levy questions in the November election. District 622 has extremely important issues on the ballot. We are in desperate need of passing our levy. Yes, desperate. In the past 10 years we have watched our school board cut millions of dollars from the budget. Each of those years the education staff has continued to educate our students. I believe we have stretched our budget so tight that it will snap if we do not adequately fund our community schools by passing this levy.

Wed
30
Sep

Letter: Our students are our future

To the Editor:
As a PROUD teacher, resident, and tax payer of the North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, School Dist. #622, I urge you to vote YES on the upcoming levy on Nov. 3!!

Wed
23
Sep

Letter: Support student learning

To the Editor,
My husband and I recently bought a  home in Oakdale. When sharing with family members about the location of our home, we heard the question, you know what school district you will be in right? It was disturbing to discover that our school district, District 622, has the lowest per-pupil operating budget compared to the top 20 largest districts in the Twin Cities metro area.

Thu
17
Sep

Letter: Rep. Lohmer encourages students to apply for high school page program

To the Editor,
With the beginning of the 2016 legislative session only months away, I strongly encourage any high school junior with an interest in the political process to consider becoming a page in the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program.

Wed
12
Aug

Letter: Lake Elmo, Please Stop!

To the Editor:
Many have watched the lack of respect and civility here in Lake Elmo, directed at the three councilwomen. Anger and picket signs are everywhere! People disrupt council meetings. Problems are solved with tractor brigades and blind obedience to mob-mentality. We have become a little town of cowards and unkind people, stuck somewhere in the past. Many of us went to Stillwater schools together, as did our parents, children, and grandchildren. Yet websites and Facebook mock our councilwomen. Would you like to see cartoons and comments of your wife or mother? Please stop!

Wed
29
Jul

Letter: Is it time for a 4th Street BRT?

To the Editor:
Building a $485 million Gateway Corridor transit way is in the works in order to provide 15-minute all-day bus service from St Paul to Lake Elmo/Woodbury. I applaud the effort to increase transit but $485 MILLION is four times the cost of adding a regular route bus.  Would residents and businesses along 4th Street N. in Oakdale like an explanation from their elected officials about the proposed so-called: bus rapid transit (BRT) along 4th St from 694 to Inwood Ave?

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