Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

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Maplewood org offers free fun for the disabled


submitted photo Brandon, who is developmentally delayed, and his mother Natalie Ratkins, the founder and president of Special Adventures, a Maplewood-based nonprofit that offers free events for adults with special needs.

Reaching adulthood with limited options, perhaps living in a group home or with a disability that precludes them from most work, young people with disabilities can’t really socialize. Many don’t have the money. 

Wed
30
Jan

Unpaid federal workers urged to be careful if seeking short-term loans

Minnesota Department of Commerce

 

Wed
30
Jan

Recount loser wants one of Maplewood’s empty council seats


Solomon Gustavo Nikki Villavicencio and her daughter, Alley, at a Maplewood coffee shop. Villavicencio lost last fall’s Maplewood City Council election but wants to fill one of the city’s two council vacancies.

There is falling, which hurts. Then there’s the thud of having a rug pulled from under you. 

Wed
23
Jan

Reading into ‘State of the City’ remarks by Maplewood’s surprise new leader


courtesy of City of Maplewood Then-council member Marylee Abrams speaking during the Jan 10 Maplewood State of the City. To fill a surprise vacancy, she was sworn in as mayor four days later.

Maplewood City Hall has provided some exciting political theater over the last few months.

One of the biggests twists is Marylee Abrams, who ran to retain her council seat in November and became mayor in January. 

Wed
23
Jan

Maplewood’s choice for new mayor came down to two council members

Abrams sworn in; council still has two vacancies 

 

Winner of a 2-1 council vote, council member Marylee Abrams was sworn in as mayor at the Jan. 14 Maplewood City Council meeting. 

Wed
23
Jan

Oakdale group spreads sex trafficking awareness

Following in the footsteps of Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, who has made the prosecution of sex traffickers a priority, an Oakdale group has risen up to help.

Wed
23
Jan

“I loved being mayor of Maplewood” Former mayor Nora Slawik


courtesy of Metropolitan Council

The winner, comfortably, of last fall’s election for Maplewood mayor put in hours, and hours, knocking on doors to get re-elected. 

Wed
23
Jan

BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - January 23, 2019

Lake Elmo Park Reserve winter full moon ski

Wed
23
Jan

Power plays, and poise, in the Maplewood council chambers


Solomon Gustavo staff writer

There was no hockey in Maplewood City Hall, no brawls, no threats, hurt feelings or missing teeth.

Wed
23
Jan

BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - January 23, 2019

Lake Elmo Park Reserve winter full moon ski

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