Oakdale

Mon
14
Mar

Ted Bearth, longtime Oakdale leader and resident, passes away


Ted Bearth (middle) was known to many as the face of Summerfest. The “Ted Bearth Grande Parade,” a popular Summerfest event, is named in his honor. (file photos)

Oakdale community leader and Washington County Commissioner Ted Bearth died on March 10 at age 77.

Mon
07
Mar

16-year-old stabbed after North-Tartan basketball game

A 16-year-old boy received multiple stab wounds when a fight broke out after a North versus Tartan high school boys basketball playoff game at East Ridge High School March 3.  

Wed
02
Mar

Some Oakdale residents remain opposed new bus rapid transit

Homeowners skeptical of benefits of proposed Gold Line

Wed
02
Mar

Lake Elmo City Council may close one fire hall


Lake Elmo is considering going from two fire halls to one. Station No. 1, located on Laverne Avenue, is pictured near the downtown Lake Elmo area. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Fire department is struggling to fill its ranks

Despite a growing population, Lake Elmo city officials say a wise move might be to downsize to one fire station and change the suburb’s firefighting staffing model. 

The city council members plan to discuss the possibility of shuttering one of the community’s two aging fire halls at their next meeting on Wednesday, March 2. 

About four years ago, the city council was considering replacing an outdated fire engine, and before making that decision city staff began researching other volunteer fire departments in similar-sized suburbs. They eventually did replace the fire engine, but their research led them to an unexpected realization.

Wed
24
Feb

Logan Sloop receives Boy Scout Eagle Award

Logan Sloop is the latest Boy Scout to receive his Eagle Award from Troop 188, which is headed by Scoutmaster Brynden Wolfram.  The ceremony occurred at North Presbyterian Church in North St. Paul, the long time Charter Partner for Troop 188.

Wed
24
Feb

Elderly residents relying on North St. Paul food shelf spikes

More and more elderly residents are turning to the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf every month to meet their nutritional needs, according to Linda Zick, food shelf director.

Wed
24
Feb

Cowern teacher nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Julie Swanson is among 113 other candidates nominated to be the 52nd Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

 Candidates for the award include pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and adult basic education teachers from public and private schools.

To be eligible, a teacher must have at least a bachelor’s degree, a Minnesota teaching license, completed at least three years of teaching and the intention to continue teaching. 

Wed
24
Feb

High school students revamp a foreclosed duplex


Students from Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center transformed the duplex on Sixth Avenue in North St. Paul into a single-family home during the 2014-15 school year. Above is after, below is before. (file photo/Linda Baumeister)

North St. Paul now marketing ‘new’ single-family home near Webster School 

The transformation of a duplex into a single-family home located across the street from Webster Elementary School in North, St. Paul, is nothing short of amazing, and it is even more amazing that all the renovation work was done by high school students. 

After a prior resident had to be evacuated using teargas and arrested for criminal acts in 2013, the duplex at 2001 Sixth Street, North St. Paul, was boarded up and fell into foreclosure. The dwelling soon became a blight that the neighborhood was eager to change.

Sun
21
Feb

Byerly’s East Side store closing next month

The East Side Lunds & Byerlys will be closing at the end of the day on March 6. The store appeared to be operating as normal last week but that will change when the going-out-of-business discounts begin Feb. 27. (Mary Lee Hagert/Review)
The property at 1959 Suburban Avenue, which had been the location of Lunds & Byerly’s since 1972, has been purchased by Ha Tien Market, an Asian grocery store and Vietnamese deli.

Store opened in 1971 with chandeliers, carpeted floors

After 45 years of serving the East Side community, the Lunds & Byerlys store will close its doors at the end of the business day on March 6.

Aaron Sorenson, communications manager for Lunds Food Holdings Inc, stated last week that a decline in sales was causing the shuttering of the store at 1965 Suburban Ave.

Wed
17
Feb

Oakdale resident wins second place at national construction management competition

Construction Management students AJ Flagg, Brett Broekema, Andrew Hoogenakker, Tyler LaBeaux and Joe Myhre. (photo courtesy of NAHB)
Construction Management students AJ Flagg, Brett Broekema, Andrew Hoogenakker, Tyler LaBeaux and Joe Myhre. (photo courtesy of NAHB)

Dunwoody College of Technology student Joe Myhre placed second at the 2016 National Association of Home Builder’s Residential Construction Management Competition.

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