Aundrea Kinney

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

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Mar

SNAPSHOT: Eagle eyes on Eberle Park

Aundrea Kinney/Review • A bald eagle was spotted keeping watch over Oakdale’s Eberle Park from a perch at the top of a nearby water tower March 7.

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Mar

Semitrailer driver charged after causing a fatal accident on Highway 36


Samuel Hicks

Police say texting while driving is allegedly to blame.

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12
Mar

Maplewood sues fire relief organization over surplus pension fund money

Since Jan. 25, Maplewood has been transitioning its fire department from a model employing mostly part-time firefighters to a one employing entirely full-time firefighters. 

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12
Mar

Weaver Elementary School’s music teacher named a semifinalist for Teacher of the Year


Shaylee McComb

One teacher from School District 622 was recently named a semifinalist in this year’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, which is presented by Education Minnesota, the state’s teachers’ union.

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12
Mar

NEWSBRIEF: Washington County spring weight restrictions for county roads

Spring weight restrictions will go into effect on Washington County Roads at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 5. Restrictions will be in effect for eight weeks, unless extraordinary conditions require extending them. 

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28
Feb

Hill-Murray receives $3 million scholarship fund in remembrance of graduate


submitted photo • The Mark. C. Nyman Scholarship was established with the help of Jeanne Nyman in memory of her late husband. She’s pictured above with Hill-Murray President Jim Hansen. According to Jeanne, Nyman, a member of the Hill High School class of 1969, suffered from severe asthma as a child, but was an adventurer at heart. Despite illness, he persistently lived life to its fullest, as a child and as an adult. In addition to developing a successful business career in the medical field, Nyman became a world traveler, scuba diver and sail boat captain.

Mark C. Nyman, pictured in his senior year at Hill High School.

Maplewood’s Hill-Murray School recently received a $3 million gift, the second largest it has ever received, which will be used as a scholarship fund to help support 20 students each year.

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27
Feb

3M to pay $850 million settlement to state

Money to be used to benefit water quality in the east metro.

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20
Feb

Lake Elmo begins the process for reconstructing City Hall and a fire station


Aundrea Kinney/Review • An open house was held in Lake Elmo Feb. 15 to give residents an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on three possible options for rebuilding City Hall and a fire station.

With a growing population and current needs not being met by its City Hall and fire station buildings, Lake Elmo is looking to construct updated facilities. 

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20
Feb

Maplewood and cable commission await judge’s decision on $1.15 million lawsuit

After a Feb.

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Feb

Lake Elmo loosens restrictions on bed-and-breakfasts, Airbnb rentals

The Lake Elmo City Council changed the city’s ordinance regarding short-term rentals at places like bed-and-breakfasts and Airbnbs to make it easier for residents throughout the city to rent out their homes.

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