Oakdale

Thu
12
Feb

Rat poison kills unintended victims

Experienced volunteer Terry Headley came to Ramona Price’s Oakdale home last month to bring this bald eagle in for treatment at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center. The bird later died of suspected secondary-rodenticide poisoning. (submitted photo)
Experienced volunteer Terry Headley came to Ramona Price’s Oakdale home last month to bring this bald eagle in for treatment at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center. The bird later died of suspected secondary-rodenticide poisoning. (submitted photo)

Ramona Price says she's used to seeing wild critters in her back yard.

Her Oakdale home on Heath Avenue is next to a wooded area and wetlands, and she's watched deer browsing in the mornings and coyotes passing by at dusk.

Thu
12
Feb

L.E. Council approves preliminary design for downtown improvements

This map shows the area in Lake Elmo where the Old Village Street and Utility Improvement Project will occur. Phase I of the project is scheduled to begin this summer. (submitted graphic)
This map shows the area in Lake Elmo where the Old Village Street and Utility Improvement Project will occur. Phase I of the project is scheduled to begin this summer. (submitted graphic)

The Lake Elmo City Council is on board with preliminary design plans for phase I of the downtown street and utility improvements project and wants to see the project move forward to its final design stage.

Wed
11
Feb

District 622 must cut budget by $8 million

Deficit spending, decreasing revenues have district over budget

Facing an $8 million budget shortfall, School District 622 administrators and school board members will have to make some tough decisions in the coming weeks.

Sat
07
Feb

Oakdale wins EDAM award for Tartan Crossing redevelopment

Oakdale council members, former mayor Carmen Sarrack, current mayor Stan Karwoski, and city staff pose with the Redevelopment Project of the Year Award in the council chambers Jan. 27. The city was presented the award at the Economic Development of Minnesota’s annual winter conference Jan. 22. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
Oakdale council members, former mayor Carmen Sarrack, current mayor Stan Karwoski, and city staff pose with the Redevelopment Project of the Year Award in the council chambers Jan. 27. The city was presented the award at the Economic Development of Minnesota’s annual winter conference Jan. 22. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

Former Oakdale mayor Carmen Sarrack said city council members took a large, but calculated risk when they approved the purchase of the empty Oakdale Outlet Mall property in 2010.

Wed
21
Jan

Tartan grad receives esteemed Leroy Apker Award

Tartan and U of M graduate Michael Veit won the prestigious Leroy Apker Award in 2014. He is currently pursuing a PhD in applied physics at Stanford University. (submitted photo)
Tartan and U of M graduate Michael Veit won the prestigious Leroy Apker Award in 2014. He is currently pursuing a PhD in applied physics at Stanford University. (submitted photo)

Oakdale-native and 2009 Tartan High School graduate Michael Veit made history by being named the University of Minnesota’s first recipient of the prestigious Leroy Apker Award for undergraduate work in physics.

Wed
07
Jan

Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack says goodbye

Several presentations took place at the open house, including one by state legislators Chuck Wiger, JoAnn Ward and Leon Lillie, to honor retiring mayor Carmen Sarrack.
Several presentations took place at the open house, including one by state legislators Chuck Wiger, JoAnn Ward and Leon Lillie, to honor retiring mayor Carmen Sarrack. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Colleagues praise him for moving city forward, leading with integrity

Carmen Sarrack is known for always keeping a cool head, helping his city council colleagues reach a consensus on complicated issues, and getting things done.

Wed
24
Dec

Kent Dotas leaves council after 16 years

Kent Dotas
Kent Dotas

Longtime Oakdale City Council member Kent Dotas is stepping down from his role in municipal government at the end of the month after four terms.

Wed
17
Dec

2015 tax levy, budget approved in Oakdale

Rebounding home values cause tax increase
County’s levy up nearly 3.5 percent
Most homeowners in Oakdale and across Washington County will receive a higher tax bill in the mail soon thanks to climbing property values.  
The county’s $90.7 million levy for 2015 will have a typical homeowner paying about $43 more in the county’s portion of property taxes next year. That amount is based on a countywide median home value of $232,600.

Wed
17
Dec

Oakdale council OK’s twinhome development

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.
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)

It’s a project that has some excited about a new high-quality and low-maintenance housing option and others dismayed over the prospect of living next to two-family dwellings in a neighborhood of single-family homes.

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