Joshua Nielsen

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

 

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)

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)

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.

Wed
25
Jun

New and improved teen center spurs community pride in Landfall


Aspiring musicians and soon-to-be seventh graders Kris (left) and Kevin work on some hip-hop beats in the Landfall Teen Center’s recording studio. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

Family Means’ Teen Center in Landfall recently reopened after an extensive interior facelift.

Wed
25
Jun

Lake Elmo gets a bonding upgrade

Lake Elmo’s bond rating was raised to AA+ from AA earlier this month, allowing the city to borrow money for projects at a lower interest rate.

Wed
18
Jun

Lake Elmo holds quality of life discussion

The Lake Elmo City Council devoted last week’s council workshop meeting to a discussion on the quality of life in the city in 2014.

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
04
Jun

Lake Elmo to control its own growth

Met Council backs off  mandate to triple population
A contentious relationship between the Metropolitan Council and Lake Elmo that began in 2005 has officially come to an end.
 

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