Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

Wed
06
Dec

Oakdale gifts residents silent nights, just in time for the holidays


Aundrea Kinney/Review • After a final inspection, Oakdale will be a railroad quiet zone, where locomotive engineers will no longer be required to blow their train horns before reaching rail crossings at Oakdale streets. To avoid crossing collisions, signs and medians were installed at the city’s four at-grade crossings, such as the one on Hadley Avenue near Menards.

City’s rail crossings set to become quiet zones

 

Oakdale residents will soon be able to say goodbye to sleepless nights — or at least to waking up in the middle of the night to train horns blaring. 

Wed
06
Dec

Body of Oakdale man found in state park, months after his disappearance

Just before Thanksgiving, a pair of hunters walking along the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River found the remains of an Oakdale man who had been missing for more than three months. 

Wed
06
Dec

Police seek information regarding brazen daytime shooting on Highway 36

Two vehicles were involved in a daytime shooting that took place at the intersection of Century Avenue and Highway 36 on Nov. 22.

Wed
29
Nov

Shrimp-hauling semitrailer catches fire on I-94, nobody hurt


courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation • All westbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 94 near the border between Maplewood, Oakdale and Woodbury were closed for about half an hour the morning of Nov. 20 when a semitrailer full of frozen shrimp caught fire.

Commuters on Interstate 94 were likely delayed the morning of Nov. 20 when a semitrailer hauling frozen shrimp caught fire near the border between Maplewood, Oakdale and Woodbury.

Mon
27
Nov

North St. Paul family harnesses energy from the sun


submitted photo • Though the installation of 10 solar panels on the Nelson’s garage roof took just three days, there were about two and a half months of research and two weeks of paperwork that went into having them installed.

Aundrea Kinney

Review staff

 

Mon
27
Nov

Arbitrator ends police body camera lawsuit in Maplewood

A lawsuit about Maplewood’s police body-worn camera policy ended Oct. 28 when an arbitrator ruled in favor of the city.

Mon
27
Nov

The spirit of Thanksgiving embraced through volunteering


submitted photo • The Colosimos from Oakdale have made volunteering a Thanksgiving tradition. Pictured left to right are Barb; Tom; Anna; Anna’s husband, Jarrad; and Emily.

For many families, it is a Thanksgiving tradition to gather together for a meal of turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. For the Colosimos, the tradition is to share this meal with others in the community.

Mon
27
Nov

Oakdale students raise $32,000 in read-a-thon


submitted photo • The morning before his rooftop camp out, Principal Shawn Bromeland said he was excited for the evening’s events, which included wearing a gorilla costume, singing the school song with Eagle Point teachers and staff and a dance party with other elementary school principals from District 622.

Eagle Point Elementary principal spends blustery night on roof.

Tue
14
Nov

Veterans honored at Oakdale Elementary program


The event’s guest speaker, Brian Ritchie, showed the audience photos from his time in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and described his experience learning how to parachute out of an airplane. Ritchie served on active duty from 1995 to 1998.

Oakdale Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day Program Nov.

Tue
14
Nov

Charges pile up against alleged gas station robber


Surveillance footage from a SuperAmerica in Maplewood, a Holiday in North St. Paul, The Corner Store in Oakdale and a Holiday in Oakdale shows what appears to be the same man wearing the same clothes robbing each of the four gas stations while holding a silver handgun. • file photo

Four gas stations were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by the same man Sept. 28 and 29. 

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