The second trial for an Oakdale woman accused of killing her newborn baby is scheduled to begin next week.
Nicole Beecroft, 24, was a 17-year-old senior at Tartan High School when she was accused of secretly giving birth to a baby girl at her mother’s Oakdale home in April 2007, then stabbing the baby to death, more than 100 times, before placing the infant’s body in a trash can outside.
The District 622 Education Foundation is seeking participants to register for its annual Fun Run, which will be held July 27.
“It pays to register early,” stated Fun Run chairman and event organizer Doug Ronsberg. He emphasized that early registration for the event will cost $20 per person - $15 for kids younger than 16 - if your registration is postmarked before July 13. There are also special rates for a family, up to four members, of $50 if the entry form is postmarked before July 13, or $65 is postmarked after that date.
At the June 18 Lake Elmo city council meeting, council member Nicole Park announced that she would be stepping down from her position effective Tuesday, July 16. Her term would have expired in December 2014.
Following legislation legalizing same-sex marriage that Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law on May 14, Washington County began accepting same-sex marriage license applications on Thursday, June 6. Licenses will not be issued until Thursday, Aug. 1. Also beginning that day, Minnesota will recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples that took place in other states.
The Washington County sheriff’s office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Lake Elmo.
A motorist called 911 to report that her passenger had been shot near the intersection of state Highway 36 and Highland Trail.
Overnight motorists in both directions on Highway 36 between Interstate 694 and one mile east of Demontreville Trail in Lake Elmo can expect delays until mid-June as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on shoulder removal and begins construction of a “J-turn” lane.