Oakdale resident struck with gun during home invasion

A 24-year-old man was injured when two unidentified men broke into his Oakdale home on Monday, Nov. 3.


Time to revisit the three R’s

I sat down to write this article after just coming in from my morning walk. All my pockets were full – of plastic bottles I picked up along the way! Which made me think it might be time to review the three R’s and how implementing them can protect the environment.


Oakdale book club to explore American history

Participants sought for two-year journey of learning
History buffs in the east metro will have a unique opportunity to explore American history from pre-colonial times to the present as part of a new book club.
The Oakdale Library is forming an American history book club that will embark on a two-year quest to answer: "How did the United States develop into the country that we live today?"


Meet Oakdale's mayoral and council candidates

Voters will have nine to choose from Nov. 4
Oakdale has a slate of six candidates vying for two spots on the city council and three hoping to claim the open mayoral seat.


Dave Schaps to leave city to practice law; hunt for new administrator continues

Assistant city administrator Dave Schaps is leaving his post to pursue a new legal career. (submitted photo)

Oakdale's assistant city administrator Dave Schaps recently announced he will be leaving his position to practice law full-time.


2014-15 Oakdale-Lake Elmo Community Guide

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OBPA hosts mayoral candidate forum

The Oakdale Business and Professional Association held its annual Eggs 'n Issues breakfast last week at Oak Marsh Golf Course. This was the first year the OBPA has hosted a mayoral forum. City council members Paul Reinke, left, and Stan Karwoski took turns fielding questions -- each made his case as to why he should be Oakdale's next mayor. (Submitted photo)

Oakdale candidates talk issues with business community
Last week, the Oakdale Business and Professional Association hosted its annual Eggs 'n Issues breakfast at Oak Marsh Golf Course. The OBPA has hosted council and county board forums in the past, but this is the first year the OBPA has hosted a mayoral forum, moderator Marc Cove of Platinum Bank said.


Oakdale, Lake Elmo approve tax caps and preliminary levies

Oakdale and Lake Elmo officials recently approved preliminary 2015 property-tax levies and budgets for their cities.


Oakdale non-profit rallies to help with Ebola outbreak in Liberia

HELLO Executive Director Ebenezer Flomo and his wife Janelle Voxland photographed on a 2013 trip to Liberia. The couple hope to return to the country to visit with family and friends as soon as the Ebola crisis has been eradicated. (submitted photo)

Donations needed as crisis continues to worsen  It's hard to ignore the headlines coming out of West Africa announcing the latest death toll from what has become the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Most Americans first heard about it in July, when a U.S. doctor and another aid worker contracted the virus and later recovered on American soil with the help of an experimental drug known as ZMapp. 


Oakdale mom convicted of killing baby gets 7 years in prison

Beecroft, Nicole (Minnesota Dept. of Corrections)
"I wish I could turn back time," Nicole Beecroft told Washington County Judge John Hoffman, her voice shaking, in her first public statement since her arrest seven years ago, after she murdered her newborn baby.


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