Lake Elmo

Wed
07
May

Lake Elmo, Stillwater Area Schools partner for park project


The area highlighted in green, just north of Oak-Land Junior High School, is the future sight of 3.7-acre park. The park will not be developed this year, however, three new tennis courts will be built there this summer. (submitted image)

Three new tennis courts will be built on school grounds this summer
Stillwater Area Schools and Lake Elmo are partnering to create more park amenities in the southeast quadrant of the city just north of Oak-Land Junior High School.  
At its April 23 meeting, the city council approved a joint powers agreement between Lake Elmo and the school district. As part of the agreement, the city will pay $64,000 to District 834 to build three new tennis courts, and the district will make 3.7 acres of land it owns on the corner of Manning Avenue and 10th Street N. available to the city for use as a public park.

Wed
30
Apr

Lake Elmo may soon get a dog park


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Would you like a park created for dogs to gather and play off-leash while under their owners’ supervision?
The Lake Elmo Parks Commission is considering a proposal to create a fenced dog park, and the commissioners are seeking public input. The proposed location is near the west entrance of Sunfish Lake Park, off Jamaca Avenue, just east of fire station No. 2. Dogs are currently allowed in much of the 284-acre, natural-area park, but must be leashed at all times.

Wed
23
Apr

Lake Elmo mulls commercial wedding venues

If the Lake Elmo City Council approves a new ordinance next month, residents with 10-acre lots will be able to rent out their properties for marriage ceremonies.
The Lake Elmo Planning Commission voted last week to recommend passage of an ordinance that would allow commercial venues for the exchanging of wedding vows, but not for hosting receptions.

Fri
11
Apr

Lake Elmo, school district consider partnership to build new park

Lake Elmo and Stillwater Area Schools have been working on a possible partnership to add more amenities to the southeast corner of the city, including a new park.

Thu
27
Mar

Contractor to help Lake Elmo’s downtown evolve

The University of Minnesota Extension Service will help Lake Elmo get a better picture of its downtown market, and how its business community could grow.
The Lake Elmo City Council March 18 approved a $750 contract with the Extension Service, which offers “Community Economics” analysis and research on business retention and expansion, to help tailor a plan for the downtown’s future. Extension specialists will gather input from city staff, businesses and community leaders to identify who spends money in the city’s downtown and how the city could attract more businesses to set up shop there.

Wed
19
Mar

Hwy. 5 traffic signals at Lake Elmo Avenue move forward

Slowly, but surely, the intersections of Lake Elmo Avenue and Highway 5 are becoming more pedestrian-friendly.
Washington County, with help from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Lake Elmo, is developing a project to add traffic signals and dedicated right-turn lanes to the two intersections of Lake Elmo Avenue (County Road 17) and Minnesota Trunk Highway 5.

Wed
05
Mar

Lake Elmo allows chickens, bees in smaller yards


Chickens move about their Oakdale coop. Lake Elmo residents with at least half an acre can now raise chickens of their own. Bees are also permitted. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Natasha Fleischman took in a brood of chickens when a friend was forced to get rid of the fowl.  
“I really thought they were fun to have around,” the Lake Elmo resident said. “They come running when you call them. They’re fun to watch.
“There’s something so fulfilling about going out and getting your own eggs. For three years, I didn’t buy eggs at a grocery store, ever.”

Wed
19
Feb

East metro previews Gateway Corridor transit project


Gateway Corridor planners helped residents and community leaders brainstorm ideas for bus or light-rail stops in Oakdale, Lake Elmo and Woodbury at an open house Feb. 6 at Globe University in Woodbury. A formal feedback period on the project starts March 3. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

East metro residents and leaders recently previewed a project that would add 12 miles of a light-rail train line or designated bus lanes, linking St. Paul with neighboring suburbs, including Maplewood, Oakdale and Lake Elmo.

Wed
12
Feb

Relay for Life ice fishing tournament to honor David Riggs


David Riggs (submitted photo)

The fifth annual Relay for Life Ice Fishing Tournament is doing double duty. Not only will participating anglers be having fun and raising money to fight cancer, but also will be celebrating the life of a former Tartan High School Relay for Life team member.

Wed
12
Feb

It's over

Lake Elmo leaders rejoice; A decade later, Met Council lifts order to triple population
Lake Elmo leaders on Feb. 5 authorized staff to sign an agreement, dissolving a burdensome mandate to triple the city's population by 2030.
"It is a great day," Mayor Mike Pearson said at the Lake Elmo City Council meeting. "Words fail me in describing this act. I think it speaks for itself."

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