Joshua Nielsen

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

 

Tue
09
Jun

Three Lake Elmo employees resign, city administrator Dean Zuleger said to be next

Protesters lined the sidewalks leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
Protesters lined the sidewalks leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

After a short reprieve from controversy among elected officials and Lake Elmo city staffers, things appear to be heating up once again.
Assistant City Administrator and City Clerk Adam Bell handed in his resignation letter May 29, citing a "hostile work environment" created by the city council.
Bell could not be reached for comment, but in his letter he said he wanted to spend more time with his family and take time to repair the toll his job has taken on his physical and mental health.

Wed
03
Jun

End of an era — 3M to close Tartan Park

Tartan Park Golf Course and facility in Lake Elmo will be closing Dec. 18. The 452-acre scenic property has been owned by 3M since 1958. The now 27-hole golf course opened in 1963 to its employees and to the public in 2012. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan Park Golf Course and facility in Lake Elmo will be closing Dec. 18. The 452-acre scenic property has been owned by 3M since 1958. The now 27-hole golf course opened in 1963 to its employees and to the public in 2012. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Former employees reminisce about the park’s good ol’ days
An end of an era looms for the 452-acre Tartan Park recreational area in Lake Elmo.
3M Co. has owned the scenic property since 1958 and first opened the golf course to its employees in 1963.
To help bring in more revenue 3M decided to expand the private golf course’s admission to the public in 2012, but it appears the plan fell short of expectations.

Thu
28
May

3M to close Tartan Park in December

An end of an era looms for the 452-acre Tartan Park recreational area in Lake Elmo. 

3M Co. has owned the scenic property since 1958 and first opened the 27-hole golf course to its employees in 1963.

Wed
27
May

It's official: Christine Osorio is North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools' new superintendent


District 622's new superintendent Christine Osorio, center, posed with school board members and Tartan High School Student Board representative Donna Leigh Fischer Tuesday night after the board approved Osorio's three-year employment contract. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

A superintendent search that began last fall officially came to an end Tuesday, May 26, when the District 622 School Board approved an employment contract with Christine Osorio to be the district’s new superintendent.

Wed
27
May

Lake Elmo farmer’s market to kick off mid-June

This U-shaped driveway and courtyard at 3511 Lake Elmo Ave. will be the location of the Lake Elmo farmer’s market starting Saturday, June 13. The market will run every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
This U-shaped driveway and courtyard at 3511 Lake Elmo Ave. will be the location of the Lake Elmo farmer’s market starting Saturday, June 13. The market will run every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Lake Elmo residents have watched with envy for years as farmer’s markets have sprouted up in neighboring communities -- Stillwater, Woodbury and Oakdale to name a few -- leaving many pondering, “Why not Lake Elmo?”

Tue
19
May

Christine Osorio in negotiations to be North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools' new superintendent

Christine Osorio
Christine Osorio

Just four weeks have passed since the District 622 School Board decided to begin a second superintendent search with the national search firm School Exec Connect, and already the top finalist, Christine Osorio, has been named.

Wed
13
May

Felony charges pending for Tartan students with loaded handgun

Two 16-year-old Tartan High School students could be facing serious criminal charges for reportedly bringing a loaded handgun to school and showing it off in a classroom Monday, May 11.

Wed
13
May

Cardinal Place development approved in Oakdale

The Cardinal Place development in Oakdale will feature nine twinhomes on 6.3 acres east of the Stillwater Boulevard North and Century Avenue intersection. Pictured is a twinhome in the Cardinal Gardens neighborhood in North St. Paul. The developer of both projects, Tom Weiner, said homes at Cardinal Place would be of the same quality and would look similar. (Submitted photo)
The Cardinal Place development in Oakdale will feature nine twinhomes on 6.3 acres east of the Stillwater Boulevard North and Century Avenue intersection. Pictured is a twinhome in the Cardinal Gardens neighborhood in North St. Paul. The developer of both projects, Tom Weiner, said homes at Cardinal Place would be of the same quality and would look similar. (Submitted photo)

Increased demand for new housing stock in Washington County

A deluge of retiring baby boomers and an improving economy has created a demand for a new type of housing stock in the east metro and across the nation, which has some builders eager to cash in and struggling to keep up.
Oakdale’s Cardinal Place is among the newest of proposed housing developments geared toward empty nesters and retirees to get a green light in the Washington County suburbs.

Wed
13
May

Two more residential developments gain approval in Lake Elmo

The Lake Elmo City Council voted to increase the city’s future housing stock by another 75 units at its May 5 meeting.

Wed
13
May

Skyview schools go on one-hour lockdown

Police respond to reports of 'suspicious' former student on grounds

Skyview Middle and Skyview Elementary schools were locked down momentarily early Thursday morning, May 7. Oakdale police responded to Skyview Middle School, 1100 Heron Ave. N., just before 9 a.m. on a report of 14-year-old former Skyview student inside the building carrying a backpack.

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