Joshua Nielsen

Joshua Nielsen can be reached at jnielsen@lillienews.com or 651-748-7822.

 

Wed
06
Aug

New specialty store could make Oakdale a craft beer destination

Specialty and craft beer connoisseurs in the east metro will soon have a reason to celebrate as a new Oakdale store promises to offer as many as 1,000 different brew options on any given day.
But don’t plan on picking up a case of Bud Light at the soon-to-be-open Four Firkins in Oakdale -- they won’t be selling anything produced in mass quantity.

Wed
30
Jul

Oakdale Cub opens; Roundy’s officially departs Twin Cities

SuperValu adds more stores, expands distribution
The last of 10 Rainbow Foods stores in the Twin Cities purchased by SuperValu in May reopened as Cub Foods stores last week, including the Oakdale location at 7053 Tenth Street North.

Wed
30
Jul

Celebrate four days of fun at Huff n’ Puff Days


The field at Lions Park will get some heavy use next week as the majority of the 2014 Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament games will be held there. Lions Park is located at 3535 Laverne Ave. in Lake Elmo. (Linda Baumeister / Review)

The annual Lake Elmo Jaycees Huff n’ Puff Days are back next week for a 38th consecutive run Thursday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 10.

Wed
23
Jul

Oakdale business owner convicted of fraud gets probation

Stephanie Lasch arrested at airport in April on plane bound for China
A former Oakdale business owner arrested on felony identity theft charges while trying to flee the country in April will not face any additional jail time. Stephanie Rae Lasch, 35, of East Bethel was sentenced in Anoka County Court earlier this month to 10 years’ probation.

Wed
16
Jul

Oakdale Fire Department celebrates 50 years


Oakdale firefighters leave Fire Station One to respond to a call for help in June. The department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week with two open houses and a golf tournament at the Oak Marsh Golf Course. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

How’s the sauce? Harry Johnson has fellow firefighter Gary Jungmann try his marinara sauce at a spaghetti fundraiser in March 1985. (submitted photo)

The Oakdale Fire Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

The department will commemorate this special occasion by hosting open houses at Fire Station One and Fire Station Two this Saturday, July 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wed
16
Jul

Lake Elmo council on board with three new development projects

Lake Elmo’s evolution from a rural town dotted with farms to a more fully developed suburb quickened a bit earlier this month.

Wed
09
Jul

Rain garden at daycare halts flooding, prompts learning


Nelco Landscaping staff got the kids from Carol Matheys Center for Children & Families involved with planting native plants in the daycare’s recently completed rain garden in Oakdale. (submitted photo)

Carol Matheys Center for Children and Families has a new rain garden through a grant from the Washington County Conservation District. A rain garden, overflow gardens, and permeable pavers complete the project. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

A project to correct drainage problems turned into a learning experience for some pint-sized kids at a daycare center in Oakdale.

Wed
09
Jul

Oakdale Kmart to close; hunt on for new tenant


Kmart is closing more stores, including the one located at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza at Tenth Street and I-694. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Customers seeking bargains flooded the Oakdale Kmart on Wednesday, July 2 for the discount retailer’s going-out-of-business sale. The store will close for good at Bergen Plaza on September 26. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

After 35 years, store shuttering in September
The Kmart store at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza, just south of 10th Street North and west of Interstate 694, will be shuttering its doors this fall.

Wed
02
Jul

Oakdale man accused of brutally assaulting 5-year-old daughter

De’Anthony Simpson could face 20 years in prison
An Oakdale man charged with assaulting his 5-year-old daughter and causing a traumatic brain injury -- leaving her in a vegetative state with little hope for recovery -- was taken into custody last week.

Wed
02
Jul

District 622 School Board adopts 2014-2015 budget

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board unanimously approved and adopted the district’s 2014-2015 revenue and expenditure budgets at its Tuesday, June 24 meeting.

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