Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

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01
Feb

‘Into the Woods’ comes onto the Tartan stage


Tartan students rehearse for their upcoming Feb. 2 through Feb. 5 production of “Into the Woods.” A baker and his wife, played by Cody Arend and Mattie Albrecht, wish to have a child, but learn of a witch’s curse. The witch is played by Brooke Hafner. Meanwhile there is also Jack’s mother, played by Chaela Antonio, and Jack, played by Ethan Yang, who wish their cow would give milk.

This past autumn Tartan High School theater students charmed audiences with their musical performance of “The Little Mermaid.” Now they are back with another musical that features a few cherished characters in an imaginative retelling of popular f

Tue
31
Jan

North St. Paul Holiday station robbed at gunpoint


An armed man wearing a clown mask and a dark jacket robbed a North St. Paul gas station on Jan. 31. 

A man wearing a creepy clown mask pointed a silver revolver at a clerk's head and robbed a Holiday Station Store around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, according to North St. Paul police. 

Wed
25
Jan

Oakdale police sergeant caught drinking and driving


Rolf Hagland

Sentenced to probation after guilty plea

Oakdale Police Patrol Sgt. Rolf Hagland, 46, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor charge, in Washington County Court Jan. 18.

Wed
25
Jan

North St. Paul plans for construction season


North St. Paul streets that will be improved in the upcoming construction season include: Belmont Lane between Eldridge Avenue East to Henry Street; Betty Jane Court; Burke Avenue east of Margaret Street; Charles Street North between South Avenue East and Belmont Lane; Eldridge Avenue East between Margaret Street and Park Row; Henry Street between Eldridge Avenue East and Parkway Drive; Park Row between South Avenue East and Parkway Drive, and Parkway Drive between Belmont Lane and Holloway Avenue.

Streets in the city’s southeast corner will be improved over the summer

The rumbling of dump trucks and road pavers will be familiar sounds for residents of the southeast corner of North St. Paul this summer.

Wed
25
Jan

North St. Paul’s Commerce Park project receives Met Council grant

The Metropolitan Council approved a $600,000 grant in December for the Commerce Park redevelopment project, which includes building an apartment complex on the eastern edge of North St. Paul’s downtown district.

Wed
25
Jan

Sliding into some fun


Brody, Alyssa and a neighbor enjoy the outdoors, even after a wipeout at the bottom of the hill out at Tanner’s Lake in Oakdale Jan. 14. See more photos on page 3.
Wed
18
Jan

Klondike Kate Contest comes to Oakdale


Above, The St. Paul Winter Carnival 2016 Royalty’s time winds down at an appearance at the Klondike Kate Contest in Oakdale. The event kicks off the upcoming Winter Carnival, which runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 5.
Wed
18
Jan

North St. Paul Firefighter of the Year honor goes to Brent Fyksen


Pictured, left to right, are Assistant Chief Dustin Kalis, Chief Scott Duddeck, Lt. Brent Fyksen holding his Firefighter of the Year award, and Deputy Chief Jason Mallinger.

On Jan. 6, the North St. Paul Fire Department celebrated the accomplishments of 2016 with a dinner and awards ceremony at K&J Catering in downtown in North St. Paul.

Wed
18
Jan

Randy Bastyr is Oakdale’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year


Mayor Paul Reinke recognized Randy Bastyr as Oakdale’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year at the Jan. 10 city council meeting.

On Jan. 10, Randy Bastyr and his wife Debbie, who have been Oakdale residents for 39 years, attended the Oakdale City Council meeting where he was honored as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year.

Wed
18
Jan

Oakdale resident making waves


Kristin Brandli Printon

Kristin Brandli Printon, one of five finalists for WaveMaker Award

Kristin Brandli Printon, 28, is new to Oakdale and new to TeamWomenMN, but she is already making waves. 

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