Oakdale

Wed
27
Jul

Oakdale’s Acorn Awards bloom again

Drive through any Oakdale neighborhood during the summer months and you will see many properties with lovely flowerbeds, shrubs and trees. But there are always a few that really stand out. 

Wed
20
Jul

Oakdale Police Department resignations coincidence

Residents are expressing concerns and asking questions following the recent resignations of three long-time members of the Oakdale Police Department. 

Wed
15
Jun

Ted Bearth Grande Parade remains a Summerfest highlight


In honor of Ted Bearth’s memory, his family will lead the parade as this year’s grand marshals. Bearth was a community leader who helped start Summerfest, and who reveled in the excitement of its events.

Family of the parade’s namesake will be grand marshals

Wed
15
Jun

Oakdale’s 2016 Summerfest celebration kicks off June 23


Oakdale’s largest festival of the year is right around the corner. From carnival rides and classic fair foods, to live entertainment and sporting events, Summerfest has something for everyone.

Oakdale’s biggest festival is back to celebrate the beginning of another summer. 

Drop by Richard Walton Park, located at 15th Street and Hadley Avenue next to City Hall, to enjoy all that Summerfest has to offer.

Sun
24
Apr

Reaching for sobriety


Seniors often drink at home to cope with pain, loss and loneliness. (photo illustration by Linda Baumeister)

A 2-year old girl scoops up a clean cotton ball with both hands as if it was a little creature and gently delivers it to her grandfather who is sitting on the living room couch. 

Wed
06
Apr

New Cub Foods in Oakdale to open soon


The Cub Foods in Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza is expected to open soon. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Over the past few months work crews have been busily transforming a former Kmart building in Bergen Plaza on 10th Street North, just west of Interstate 94, into a new Cub Foods store. 

Wed
06
Apr

The sky’s the limit for Skyview Middle School Spanish teacher Grant Boulanger


Skyview Middle School’s Spanish teacher Grant Boulanger was honored as the Regional Language Teacher of the Year. Eighth-graders take on roles in the interactive classroom conversations. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

“Todo es posible en la clase de Español,” says Skyview Middle School teacher Grant Boulanger, explaining that it means, “Anything is possible in Spanish class.” 

Wed
30
Mar

Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society dissolves without enough volunteers


In 1913, the Eder School was still in use as a schoolhouse. It had no plumbing or electricity, and water had to be collected from the outdoor hand pump. Oil lamps were used to light the building, and a wood stove provided heat in the cold months of the year. (submitted photo)

One-room schoolhouse changes hands again

“There isn’t much interest in young people in history these days,” said Carol Houck, secretary and treasurer of the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society.

Lack of interest seems to be a trend across all volunteer-dependent organizations, which have been unable to attract people from the working and youth populations. In the case of the Oakdale-Lake Elmo Historical Society, it has been especially crippling. 

In response to its declining membership, the group merged with and recently transferred its collection to the Washington County Historical Society. 

Wed
23
Mar

Oakdale, Lake Elmo agree on reconstruction plans for Olson Lake Trail

After a few bumps along the way, there appears to be a somewhat smoother road forward for the Ideal Avenue/Olson Lake Trail reconstruction project.

Wed
23
Mar

Gold Line ridership meeting aggravates audience members

Oakdale residents say their concerns are being ignored

Oakdale residents grew increasingly frustrated at the Wednesday, March 9, meeting on the proposed Gateway Corridor bus rapid transit line. 

During the open question period, residents were not shy about voicing their concerns. 

Project manager Lyssa Leitner and presenters Beth Bartz and Steve Wilson tried to respond to resident concerns during the meeting at Oakdale City Hall, but they were often interrupted or ignored by audience members, who seemed more interested in talking bitterly amongst themselves than with project representatives. 

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