Oakdale

Wed
16
Sep

Preliminary levy approved in Oakdale

Property owners predicted to see slight levy increase

Oakdale homeowners will likely pay a bit more in the city's portion of property taxes next year.
The city council met Sept. 8 and approved a preliminary $10,514,149 maximum property-tax levy for 2016, which represents a 2.37 percent, or $243,627 increase over 2015.

Wed
16
Sep

Express clinic to open at Oakdale Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee has added a walk-in medical clinic to the list of amenities to be offered at its new Oakdale store, located near the northwest corner of the Interstate 694 and Tenth Street North intersection.

Wed
02
Sep

District 622 School Board votes to place levy proposals on November ballot

Property-tax increase would average $29 per month
At an Aug. 25 North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board meeting, superintendent Christine Osorio said District 622 ranks dead last when it comes to per-pupil funding out of the 20 largest metro-area school districts.
District 622 needs to double its per-pupil spending, Osorio said, or risk falling even further behind.

Wed
26
Aug

Transfiguration students learn hands-on about energy conservation

Fifth grade students at Transfiguration Catholic School in Oakdale helped their families conserve energy and save on utility bills this summer after participating in an in-school energy conservation program last school year.

Wed
26
Aug

Husband pleads guilty to attempting to kill wife with hammer

Brian Thomas Henjum
Brian Thomas Henjum

Sleeping woman awakens to blows in Oakdale home
An Oakdale man who attacked his wife with a hammer while she was sleeping last fall pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder — the most serious charge against him — in Washington County District Court Monday, Aug. 17.
Prosecuting attorney Siv Yurichuk said it was a "straight plea," meaning there will be no sentencing agreement for 32-year-old Brian Thomas Henjum.

Wed
19
Aug

Oakdale Acorn Awards recognize pollinator-friendly properties

The Oakdale City Council presented the 2015 Acorn Awards to winners in two categories Aug. 11. Both properties were recognized for their curb appeal and pollinator-friendly landscape.  Left,, Marc Cove accepted the Acorn Award in the commercial category on behalf of Platinum Bank. Pictured from left: council member Bill Rasmussen, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Marc Cove, council member Kristen Cici and council member Paul Reinke.  (submitted photo)
The Oakdale City Council presented the 2015 Acorn Awards to winners in two categories Aug. 11. Both properties were recognized for their curb appeal and pollinator-friendly landscape. Left,, Marc Cove accepted the Acorn Award in the commercial category on behalf of Platinum Bank. Pictured from left: council member Bill Rasmussen, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Marc Cove, council member Kristen Cici and council member Paul Reinke. (submitted photo)

There are a lot of beautifully landscaped and well-maintained properties in Oakdale, but there are a handful that really stand out.

Wed
05
Aug

District 622 looks to double per-pupil spending

Levy increase would bring district in line with metro average
District 622 leaders are looking to double per-pupil spending in the district at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Voters will likely see two questions on the ballot in November, asking for approval of an operating levy increase of $900 per pupil, and a $3 million capital projects levy. The capital projects levy would be used to fund the purchase, installation, and maintenance of software and technology for classroom instruction. Both levy proposals are for a period of 10 years.

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.

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