Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Wed
04
Nov

Senator Wiger receives Minnesota Nurses Association Award

Senator Chuck  Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15.  Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)
Senator Chuck Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15. Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)

Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, has recently been awarded the 2015 Public Official Award by the Minnesota Nurses Association in recognition of his work on S.F. 1071, the Violence against Health Care Workers Bill.

Wed
04
Nov

Downtown North St. Paul walking and bus tour

North St. Paul community members gathered Oct. 24 for a tour of downtown North St. Paul, Anoka and Osseo. (submitted photo)
North St. Paul community members gathered Oct. 24 for a tour of downtown North St. Paul, Anoka and Osseo. (submitted photo)

North St. Paul residents and business owners joined council member Candy Petersen and city staff Oct. 24 on a tour of downtown North St. Paul, Anoka and Osseo.

Wed
04
Nov

North St. Paul celebrates Community Planning Month in schools 

Students at Cowern Elementary participate in a City Planning Day lesson in North St. Paul. (submitted photo)
Students at Cowern Elementary participate in a City Planning Day lesson in North St. Paul. (submitted photo)

The month of October was National Community Planning Month, as designated by the American Planning Association. In recognition, Mayor Mike Kuehn read a proclamation at the Oct. 6 City Council meeting declaring National Community Planning month.

Wed
21
Oct

Canvas Health will provide assistance for family homelessness prevention

Canvas Health, a non-profit agency, will provide family homeless prevention services, after the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the organization Oct. 13.

Wed
21
Oct

County will receive funds to make roadways safer

Washington County will receive a $226,600 grant from the state to work toward zero deaths.

Fri
16
Oct

Insurance carrier urges lawsuit avoidance for Lake Elmo

Offers to help manage council meetings
The Lake Elmo City Council has received a bombardment of unwanted media attention in recent months over its inability to work as a cohesive group.
Now, the city's insurance carrier, the League of Minnesota Cites Insurance Trust, has stepped in to advise the council, citing the example of Maplewood politics in the last decade as a cautionary tale.

Wed
14
Oct

Trees donated for entrance to Lake Elmo Park Reserve

The Washington County Board of Commissioners accepted the donation of trees Oct. 6, which will be planted at the entrance of the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Wed
14
Oct

Solid Ground will provide assistance for family homelessness prevention

Solid Ground, a non-profit organization, formerly known as East Metro Women’s Council, will provide family homeless prevention services, after the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the organization Oct. 6.

Wed
07
Oct

County board sends comment letter on Lake Elmo Airport long-term plan

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will send a letter of comment on the 2035 Long-Term Comprehensive Plan for the Lake Elmo Airport, after the board approved comments Sept. 15.

Wed
23
Sep

Proposed levy for 2016 budget set by county

The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the proposed levy for the county’s 2016 budget Sept. 15.

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