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Thu
03
Jul

“Fur, Feathers, Scales, Slime” entertains at the Oakdale Discovery Center


Linda Baumeister/Review

The Oakdale Discovery Center outdoor amphitheater series included a presentation by Como Zoo June 26. Brigid carries a tortoise around for all to see close-up.

Thu
03
Jul

Oakdale family finds Summerfest medallion


Linda Baumeister/Review

Two Oakdale sisters and family found the Oakdale Summerfest medallion at Garden Boulevard Park. Pictured are Domenic, Giana, Kelly, Maria, Sophia, and Antonia DiPietro along with Molly and Matt Balshaw.

Wed
02
Jul

Oakdale mayor swears in new police officer


New Oakdale police officer James Richards takes the oath of office administered by mayor Carmen Sarrack on June 24. (Submitted photo)

The Oakdale City Council held a swearing-in ceremony for the city’s newest police officer, James Richards, at its Tuesday, June 24 meeting.

Thu
26
Jun

Oakdale Fire Department Essay Contest winner announced

As part of the Oakdale Fire Department’s 50th anniversary celebration, an essay contest was held.  The winner of the “Why I want to be an Oakdale Firefighter when I grow up” contest is Benjamin Grubish, age 2.  His essay noted his fascination with

Thu
19
Jun

Oak Meadows Senior Living group visit KSTP studios


submitted photo

On Friday, June 6, tenants and staff from Oak Meadows Senior Living in Oakdale had the privilege of being in the audience of Twin Cities Live.

Front row from left: Joyce Conway, Marie Lorenson, Lee Olson, Agnes Swiger, Shirley Grabowski

Thu
19
Jun

Oakdale-Maplewood Lions present scholarships to local students


Linda Baumeister/Review

The Oakdale-Maplewood Lions presented four $1,000 scholarships at a recognition  held at Oakdale City Hall June 12. The Lions are the largest service organization in the world.

Thu
12
Jun

Oakdale Fire Department honored during Summerfest


Oakdale Fire Chief Jeff Anderson and Marty Jurgensen have been busy planning celebration activities for the 50th anniversary of the Oakdale Fire Department. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Current and former firefighters will lead parade as grand marshals
This year’s Summerfest is dedicated to the many brave men and women who have risked their lives to protect the residents of Oakdale while serving on the fire department during the past 50 years.

Wed
11
Jun

North team wins Robotics National Championship


North High was crowned first place and the Grand Champion in the National Robotics League Championship held in Cleveland Ohio. On a mission to destroy other robots, the up to 15 lb. robots are often seen flying in the air after hits. Pictured are parent advisor Craig Brannon, and some of the team members Kevin Brannon, Brad Mahr, and Avery Peterson. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

What began as somewhat of a whim for North junior Kevin Brannon has turned into what is near an obsession. 

“I saw something on the Internet when I was just a kid,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Boy is that cool.’”

Thu
05
Jun

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Oakdale Veteran’s Memorial


Linda Baumeister/Review

Commander Randy Bastyr and Roger Ball, along with the American Legion Post 39 Color Guard and the VFW Post 1350 Rifle Squad, took part in the Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Oakdale Veteran’s Memorial at city hall May 27.

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