Newsbriefs - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

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13
May

County to host community forums on library system

Washington County seeks the participation of residents for two community forums on the future of the Washington County Library system, one May 27 and one June 4. 

Wed
13
May

Washington County campfire programs begin

The Warner Nature Center will present a campfire program “Red-Tailed Hawk” at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Wed
13
May

Missing grove plaque inspires Arbor Day event

On May 7, 1932, members of the 4th District of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, unveil a memorial plaque, dedicating an elm tree grove in Keller Park to George Washington in honor of the bicentennial of his birthday. The children were direct descendants of Augustine Washington, George Washington’s half-brother. (courtesy Minnesota Historical Society)
On May 7, 1932, members of the 4th District of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, unveil a memorial plaque, dedicating an elm tree grove in Keller Park to George Washington in honor of the bicentennial of his birthday. The children were direct descendants of Augustine Washington, George Washington’s half-brother. (courtesy Minnesota Historical Society)

When he was a student in college, Maplewood City Council member Bob Cardinal spent time running and biking around Lake Phalen. Among the notable landmarks along the course, he says, was a boulder with a plaque marking a memorial grove.

Wed
13
May

A sobering reminder

Tartan’s SADD group held a mock car crash assembly for juniors and seniors May 8. The Alex Balluff family shared their story of Alex being hit by a drunken driver and having to relearn nearly everything.

Wed
13
May

Cardinal Place development approved in Oakdale

The Cardinal Place development in Oakdale will feature nine twinhomes on 6.3 acres east of the Stillwater Boulevard North and Century Avenue intersection. Pictured is a twinhome in the Cardinal Gardens neighborhood in North St. Paul. The developer of both projects, Tom Weiner, said homes at Cardinal Place would be of the same quality and would look similar. (Submitted photo)
The Cardinal Place development in Oakdale will feature nine twinhomes on 6.3 acres east of the Stillwater Boulevard North and Century Avenue intersection. Pictured is a twinhome in the Cardinal Gardens neighborhood in North St. Paul. The developer of both projects, Tom Weiner, said homes at Cardinal Place would be of the same quality and would look similar. (Submitted photo)

Increased demand for new housing stock in Washington County

A deluge of retiring baby boomers and an improving economy has created a demand for a new type of housing stock in the east metro and across the nation, which has some builders eager to cash in and struggling to keep up.
Oakdale’s Cardinal Place is among the newest of proposed housing developments geared toward empty nesters and retirees to get a green light in the Washington County suburbs.

Wed
13
May

Two more residential developments gain approval in Lake Elmo

The Lake Elmo City Council voted to increase the city’s future housing stock by another 75 units at its May 5 meeting.

Wed
13
May

Skyview schools go on one-hour lockdown

Police respond to reports of 'suspicious' former student on grounds

Skyview Middle and Skyview Elementary schools were locked down momentarily early Thursday morning, May 7. Oakdale police responded to Skyview Middle School, 1100 Heron Ave. N., just before 9 a.m. on a report of 14-year-old former Skyview student inside the building carrying a backpack.

Wed
13
May

City tightens rules on sale of tobacco related products

Jonny Ny, 21, manager of E-Cigarettes, located off White Bear Ave., says he’s fearful the new ban on in-store sampling may destroy his business because customers are reluctant to buy a flavored product they haven’t sampled. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Jonny Ny, 21, manager of E-Cigarettes, located off White Bear Ave., says he’s fearful the new ban on in-store sampling may destroy his business because customers are reluctant to buy a flavored product they haven’t sampled. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Maplewood City Hall was abuzz Monday, April 27, as small-business owners, students and activists waited outside council chambers for the meeting where revisions to the city's tobacco sale ordinance promised to spark a lively debate.

Wed
06
May

District 622 board approves 55 probationary teacher layoffs

It was a busy night filled with prolonged debate and tough decisions for North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board members Tuesday, April 28.

Wed
06
May

County to install traffic lights at Lake Elmo Avenue and Highway 5

Washington County, in a partnership with the city of Lake Elmo and MNDOT, will install two traffic signals at the intersections of Lake Elmo Avenue and State Highway 5.

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