Oakdale

Thu
09
Apr

Mystery hunt in Oakdale

The Easter bunny greeted visitors at the Oakdale Discovery Center and was available for photos with youngsters.
The Easter bunny greeted visitors at the Oakdale Discovery Center and was available for photos with youngsters.

The Mystery Egg Hunt was held at the Oakdale Nature Preserve April 4. Games, crafts, face painting, petting zoo and treats filled in the fun morning.

 

Wed
25
Mar

Tapping into outdoor fun

Gerry Parenteau of Bear Woods Sugar Bush discussed the steps for making maple syrup during a presentation, followed by tapping a maple tree in the Oakdale Nature Preserve on Saturday, March 21.

Wed
25
Mar

622 board approves capital expenditure budget

On the heels of cutting about 90 staff positions to try to make up for an $8 million shortfall, the District 622 Board of Education approved a scaled-down capital-expense budget for the school year starting in July.

Mon
23
Mar

Lake Elmo Park Commission protests ousting of Dean Zuleger

Barry Weeks and Dick Wier of Lake Elmo created 40 handpainted “We Protest Council Vote” signs in response to the recent council decision to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger. With the demand high for their signs, they ordered an additional 200 from a screen printer. (Linda Baumeister / Review)
Barry Weeks and Dick Wier of Lake Elmo created 40 handpainted “We Protest Council Vote” signs in response to the recent council decision to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger. With the demand high for their signs, they ordered an additional 200 from a screen printer. (Linda Baumeister / Review)
Dean Zuleger
Dean Zuleger

Residents pack impromptu meeting to express furor over city administrator's dismissal

What was scheduled to be a regular Lake Elmo Park Commission meeting on Monday, March 16 turned into a protest.

Thu
12
Mar

Tree care: oak wilt

Over the past few decades tree diseases such as chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, and white pine blister rust have received large amounts of attention for their destructive nature and detrimental effects. In many areas, large, beautiful boulevard trees lining city streets have been removed in an attempt to slow the spread of such diseases. Another disease that has become increasingly recognized recently, even though it has been around a long time, is oak wilt.

Wed
11
Mar

Nominations open for EXCEL awards

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District's Community Education advisory council is again seeking nominations of individuals and groups for its annual EXCEL awards.

Wed
04
Mar

New rowing club to call Lake Elmo home

A small group of community members have launched a grass roots effort to bring the sport of rowing to Lake Elmo.

Wed
04
Mar

District 622 makes offer to superintendent finalist

Stillwater administrator Laager is top pick

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board entered into contract negotiations last week with Ryan Laager to be the district’s next superintendent.

Wed
04
Mar

District 622 budget cuts include 90 layoffs

Local schools grappling with $8 million deficit

District 622 school board members had to use their red pens last month as they slashed just over $8 million from the general fund budget for the 2015-2016 school year.

Thu
26
Feb

Sen. Al Franken visits Tartan, praises STEM

U.S. Sen. Al Franken poses with Tartan seniors Barkot Berhanu, left, and Hannah Lee in the school’s student-run credit union Feb. 19. Lee and Berhanu told the senator what they had learned about finances through the school’s financial literacy program. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
U.S. Sen. Al Franken poses with Tartan seniors Barkot Berhanu, left, and Hannah Lee in the school’s student-run credit union Feb. 19. Lee and Berhanu told the senator what they had learned about finances through the school’s financial literacy program. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

“Are you rich now? Are you up to some kind of pyramid scheme?” U.S. Sen. Al Franken asked the two girls at Tartan High School’s student-run credit union branch.

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