Aundrea Kinney

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

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. 

Tue
14
Nov

Lake Elmo and Oakdale experiencing uptick in residential break-ins


Oakdale is experiencing an increase in the number of burglaries in the northeast corner of the city, according to police. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office also noted an increase in burglaries in the neighboring portion of Lake Elmo, known as the Tri-Lakes area. • courtesy of Oakdale Police Department

Lake Elmo and Oakdale are experiencing an increase in the number of break-ins, especially in instances where doors to vehicles, garages or homes are left unlocked.

Tue
14
Nov

SNAPSHOTS: Dunked for a cure

SNAPSHOTS - because sometimes all you need is a few great photos and a few words. (Aundrea Kinney / photos)

Tue
07
Nov

Inclusive playground to be built inside the Maplewood Mall next fall


The first playground built by the Madison Claire Foundation is located in Woodbury and includes many of the features also planned for the playground that will be built inside the Maplewood Mall. • submitted rendering

The Maplewood Mall and the Madison Clair Foundation are partnering to build a free indoor playground that will be inclusive to children of all abilities.

Wed
01
Nov

Unconscious driver crashes into Hy-Vee on Halloween day 


An unconscious man experiencing medical issues crashed into Hy-Vee in Oakdale Oct. 31 and had to be transported to the hospital. After only a couple hours, almost all signs of the incident had been cleaned up. Aundrea Kinney/Review

A driver crashed his Chevy Tahoe into the Hy-Vee in Oakdale Oct. 31, striking the rental video dispenser, shelving and products displayed in the front of the grocery store. 

Tue
31
Oct

Amsterdam beyond the guidebook


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review Because Amsterdam is a flat city, the most popular mode of transportation is biking. Pedal bikes, motorized bikes and motorized scooters all travel in the bike lane, and pedestrians need to be careful not to get clipped when stepping off the sidewalk.

I first learned of the Netherlands during a first-grade career day presentation. The grandmother of one of my classmates was a flight attendant, and as we sat at our desks, she talked us through what it is like to fly in an airplane. 

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