Oakdale

Wed
06
Jun

Former Oakdale mayor passes away; leaves a legacy of community pride


Robert C. Hanson

Robert C. Hanson, a former Oakdale mayor and city council member, died May 21 due to a stroke.

Wed
06
Jun

Record-length sturgeon caught by retired Oakdale businessman


courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources • Jack Burke broke a Minnesota catch-and-release record for the longest lake sturgeon while fishing on the Rainy River with a neighbor May 4. The fish was 73 inches long with a 32-inch girth.

When Jack Burke got to a Rainy River boat landing around 6 a.m. May 4, he couldn’t have anticipated the success he would have fishing that day, but by 11 a.m.

Wed
09
May

Oakdale cheerleading squad wins national championship


submitted photo • An Oakdale-based cheerleading squad made up of 14 metro area girls recently won its division at the All Star Cheer Competition National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lightning, a cheerleading squad out of Oakdale, won the Recreation Level Three Division All Star Cheer Competition National Championship, which was held recently in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Wed
09
May

Rep. Leon Lillie recovering after fall from ladder


Courtesy of Minnesota House Public Information Services • Despite having numerous broken bones, State Rep. Leon Lillie made a surprise appearance at the House Capital Investment Committee the morning of May 4, according to a tweet posted by @MNHouseInfo that same day.

Leon Lillie

State Rep. Leon Lillie was hospitalized after he fell off a ladder at his home April 22, breaking multiple bones. 

Wed
11
Apr

Governor seeks permanent pre-k funding


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • Castle Elementary School in Oakdale is one of the District 622 schools offering free pre-k to 4-year-olds this school year. Without the Legislature supporting renewed or permanent funding, the school may no longer be able to offer any free slots in its pre-k classes.

Funding affects District 622 and St. Mark’s Preschool differently.

Wed
04
Apr

SNAPSHOT: Oakdale mayor proclaims April 1 Oak Meadows Senior Living Day

submitted rendering • Staff and residents of Oak Meadows, a not-for-profit senior living facility in Oakdale, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary April 2, and on June 14 the facility will be hosting a community-wide celebration that w

Wed
04
Apr

East metro cities appeal new DNR restrictions placed on municipal water permits

North St. Paul, Lake Elmo, Oakdale and Maplewood among those affected.

Fri
23
Mar

Oakdale City Council member charged with DWI


Mark Landis

Charges stem from November arrest

 

Wed
14
Mar

Cats rescued from burning Oakdale trailer home


submitted photo • Chris Bathurst, a North St. Paul firefighter, holds one of the two cats rescued March 8 from a burning home in Oakdale’s Twenty-Nine Pines mobile home park. The cats were given first aid at the scene before being transferred to an area veterinary hospital.

Firefighters rescued two cats from a mobile home that caught fire sometime after noon March 8 in Oakdale’s Twenty-Nine Pines mobile home park. 

Wed
14
Mar

SNAPSHOT: Eagle eyes on Eberle Park

Aundrea Kinney/Review • A bald eagle was spotted keeping watch over Oakdale’s Eberle Park from a perch at the top of a nearby water tower March 7.

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