Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

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11
Jun

Eastview Rec to get a little community flair


submitted photo • Community leaders are helping to create a mural on the northwest and southwest walls of Eastview Recreation Center. The concept of the mural is flowing rivers, particularly the Mekong, Rio Grande and Mississippi, representing the different cultures of the neighborhood. Within the rivers there will be painted fish, which neighbors are asked to help design and paint.

In an effort to turn a drab wall into a community connection, a number of community partners are coming together to create a mural at the Eastview Recreation Center. 

Mon
11
Jun

SNAPSHOT: Wilderness Inquiry at WaterFest

The annual WaterFest, put on by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, was a bit soggy on a rainy June 2 at Lake Phalen, but what’s a WaterFest without a little extra water?

Wed
06
Jun

For three generations, one Oakdale family has served the city as firefighters


submitted photo • Holly Jeske is a third generation Oakdale firefighter, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Gary Jungman, and uncle, B.J. Jungmann.

Holly Jeske was sworn into the Oakdale Fire Department on May 4, making her a third generation Oakdale firefighter.

Wed
06
Jun

Former Oakdale mayor passes away; leaves a legacy of community pride


Robert C. Hanson

Robert C. Hanson, a former Oakdale mayor and city council member, died May 21 due to a stroke.

Wed
06
Jun

Record-length sturgeon caught by retired Oakdale businessman


courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources • Jack Burke broke a Minnesota catch-and-release record for the longest lake sturgeon while fishing on the Rainy River with a neighbor May 4. The fish was 73 inches long with a 32-inch girth.

When Jack Burke got to a Rainy River boat landing around 6 a.m. May 4, he couldn’t have anticipated the success he would have fishing that day, but by 11 a.m.

Wed
06
Jun

BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - June 3, 2018

Lake Elmo farmers market

Tue
05
Jun

Falcon Heights remembers Philando Castile with Restoration and Unity days


Mike Munzenrider • A memorial to Philando Castile stands near the spot on Larpenteur Avenue in Falcon Heights where he was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in 2016. The Falcon Heights City Council passed a proclamation May 23 designating two July days in his memory.

Nearly two years after Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, the Falcon Heights City Council voted unanimously to designate two July days in his memory.

Mon
04
Jun

Bringing shock and surprise, Ward 6 restaurant closes


Marjorie Otto/Review • During the afternoon of May 30, a line of people waited to be seated at Ward 6 restaurant for what could be their last meal there. The restaurant announced May 28 that it would be shutting its doors, serving its last meals during brunch on June 3.

After five and half years of calling Payne Avenue home and becoming a staple of the neighborhood, Ward 6 restaurant announced May 28 that the eatery would serve its last meals during brunch on Sunday, June 3. 

Mon
04
Jun

SNAPSHOTS: Winter worries abandoned in favor of summer fun

When seeds from a nearby cottonwood tree came to rest in the grass May 23 at North St. Paul’s Dorothy Park, they looked like a light accumulation of snow flurries.

Mon
04
Jun

Legal battles over White Bear Lake water level ruling continue


file photo • North St. Paul is one of ten cities with groundwater wells within a five-mile radius of White Bear Lake, a region determined by a Ramsey County judge to be influencing the lake’s chronically low water contitions. The city and others are fighting elements of the judge’s ruling that would mean costly changes to the way they deliver water to residents and business.

Legislature, DNR and North St. Paul resist water-use changes.

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