Aundrea Kinney

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

Wed
11
Apr

Governor seeks permanent pre-k funding


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • Castle Elementary School in Oakdale is one of the District 622 schools offering free pre-k to 4-year-olds this school year. Without the Legislature supporting renewed or permanent funding, the school may no longer be able to offer any free slots in its pre-k classes.

Funding affects District 622 and St. Mark’s Preschool differently.

Wed
04
Apr

Lake Elmo shuts down contaminated well and water tower


submitted photo • Lake Elmo took a well and a water tower offline March 28 following a recommendation from the Minnesota Department of Health, which discovered a perflurochemical concentration above its health-based advisory level. The affected well primarily served the Old Village area, providing water to properties south of the railroad tracks, along Lake Elmo Avenue South to Fifth Street. Properties in this area now are receiving clean water from two of the city’s other wells.

Lake Elmo shut down a city well and water tower March 28 due to contamination from perflurochemicals, often referred to as PFCs, which are man-made chemicals developed by 3M Company.

Wed
04
Apr

East metro cities appeal new DNR restrictions placed on municipal water permits

North St. Paul, Lake Elmo, Oakdale and Maplewood among those affected.

Wed
28
Mar

Local youth to compete at Augusta National Golf Club


submitted photo • From left, Sam Udovich, Isabella McCauley and Andrew Ramos are three young golfers from the metro area who met through the sport and often practice together. This year all three qualified for the National Finals held Sunday, April 1, at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

A group of local student golfers has qualified to compete at the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday, April 1, in Augusta, Georgia. 

Sun
25
Mar

Maplewood adopts vision plan for the Rice-Larpenteur area

The Rice-Larpenteur Gateway Area Vision Plan will be added to Maplewood’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan after a unanimous city council vote March 12. 

Sun
25
Mar

Students of District 622 walk out during nationwide protest


Aundrea Kinney photo/Review • North High School students walked out of class March 14 as part of a national protest against school shootings. Above,

Many students from North St.

Fri
23
Mar

Oakdale City Council member charged with DWI


Mark Landis

Charges stem from November arrest

 

Wed
14
Mar

Cats rescued from burning Oakdale trailer home


submitted photo • Chris Bathurst, a North St. Paul firefighter, holds one of the two cats rescued March 8 from a burning home in Oakdale’s Twenty-Nine Pines mobile home park. The cats were given first aid at the scene before being transferred to an area veterinary hospital.

Firefighters rescued two cats from a mobile home that caught fire sometime after noon March 8 in Oakdale’s Twenty-Nine Pines mobile home park. 

Wed
14
Mar

Possible funding found for Highway 36/Century Avenue intersection upgrades


courtesy of Google Maps • North St. Paul is seeking Minnesota Department of Transportation funding to rework the intersection of Highway 36 and Century Avenue, which is the only remaining signaled intersection on the highway within the Interstate 694 loop. There is no timeline in place for the project, but that could change if MnDOT funding comes through.

Upgrades to the Highway 36 and Century Avenue intersection are in the running to receive funding from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Wed
14
Mar

Local food shelf receives generous donation from Rotary Clubs


Aundrea Kinney/Review • From left to right, Jason Hanlon representing Stillwater Sunrise Rotary; Jim Stevenson, president of Woodbury Rotary; Greig Metzger, Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf director; John Buettner, Lake Elmo grant chairperson; Tedi Carlson, president of Lake Elmo Rotary; and Larry Probst the grant mentor of Woodbury Rotary.

The Lake Elmo Rotary Club presented the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf a $21,700 check March 7, to help the nonprofit purchase new refrigerators and freezers.

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