Oakdale

Wed
29
Jul

Congrats Oakdale Black

The Oakdale Athletic Association fastpitch softball team “The Oakdale Black” qualified for and finished as the runners-up in the state tournament held July 11-12 in Ham Lake.

Wed
22
Jul

How cycling changed an Oakdale man’s life

A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)
A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)

Pete Mogren rides 3,000 miles to raise funds for MS
It’s been over a month since Oakdale cyclist Pete Mogren dipped the back tire of his bicycle in the chilly Pacific waters off Washington State and embarked on a cross-country adventure he hoped would take him to the opposite coast in northern New England.
As of July 16, Pete, an Oakdale resident, had completed over 70 percent of his 4,250-mile ride from the town of Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Wed
22
Jul

Oak Marsh hotel plans quashed

Talks between Oakdale officials and an out-of-state developer about building a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course will not continue.

Wed
22
Jul

League of Minnesota Cities honors Oakdale with Sustainable City Award

The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)
The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)

The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth.

Wed
15
Jul

Oak Marsh hotel talks continue

Council, developer don’t see eye to eye on price
Talks continue between the Oakdale officials and a North Dakota hotel management company that wants to build a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course, located south of 10th Street North and west of Inwood Avenue.
Fargo-based Sonmar Management Corp. would like to construct a Home2 Suites by Hilton adjacent to the course.
Community development director Bob Streetar provided an update on the proposed development to the city council at its June 23 meeting.

Wed
15
Jul

Ticket to Brasil

 “Ticket to Brasil”  singer Natania Kamin and guitarist and composer Pavel Jany perform at the Oakdale Library July 9.
“Ticket to Brasil” singer Natania Kamin and guitarist and composer Pavel Jany perform at the Oakdale Library July 9.

“Ticket to Brasil” performed at the Oakdale Library July 9. Usually with 5-6 more instruments, they performed diverse Afro-Brazilian music about love, forgiveness, sun kissed ocean, and celebration.

Wed
08
Jul

Consider community solar gardens

An article on community solar gardens appeared recently in the environmental section of the summer Oakdale Update. This caught my eye as I have long thought that solar energy is a great clean energy alternative to coal-produced electricity. Unfortunately, installing panels in my home seemed prohibitive because of the cost and the many factors that had to be considered. A community solar garden, on the other hand, allows residents to use solar panels from a community site without the cost and installation factors associated with home-installed panels.

Wed
08
Jul

Mother-son team find Summerfest medallion near home

Winners after years of searching, Barbara Zitur and her son Reilly Page found the Oakdale Summerfest Medallion in the wood chips by the Tartan Crossing rock. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Winners after years of searching, Barbara Zitur and her son Reilly Page found the Oakdale Summerfest Medallion in the wood chips by the Tartan Crossing rock. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Good fortune continues after medallion hidden a second time

Wed
01
Jul

Oakdale Summerfest 2015

Retired members of the Oakdale Fire Department were the Grand Marshals of the Ted Bearth Grande Parade June 25. The department celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
Retired members of the Oakdale Fire Department were the Grand Marshals of the Ted Bearth Grande Parade June 25. The department celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.

Oakdale's 32nd Summerfest drew crowds of people seeking fun and thrills, including food, live music, sporting events, carnival rides and games.

Wed
01
Jul

District 622 School Board adopts 2015-2016 budget

Superintendent Patty Phillips
Superintendent Patty Phillips

Superintendent Phillips says farewell
A final budget to fund a new school year was adopted by the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board last week. The board unanimously approved the district’s 2015-2016 revenue and expenditures budget at its Tuesday, June 23, meeting.
The $180,484,235 budget is about $3.7 million more than expected expenditures for next school year, bringing the district’s fund balance up to over $4 million.

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