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01
May

Appeal denied for Oakdale man convicted of 2010 murder

The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied the appeal of Dao Xiong, of Oakdale, who was convicted of murdering a man during a carjacking in September of 2010.

Wed
01
May

North students up to ‘Below Sea Level’ creative challenge

Your assignment: to come up with a plot for a musical revue.
Sound easy? Well, consider you have to work in songs as diverse as “Matchmaker” from “Fiddler on the Roof;” “SOS,” the 1970s ABBA hit; the ‘80s rocker “Holdin’ Out for a Hero” and even a Beyoncé medley, just to name a few.
Fortunately for audiences, North High Show Choir performers Jack Bonko and Brandon Cayetano were up to the challenge.

Wed
01
May

Fond ‘Memories’


Gloria VanDemmeltraadt will release her new book, “Memories of Lake Elmo,” on May 1. (submitted photo)

Most people would not consider two years’ worth of arduous research a fun task, but an Oakdale author has taken on the challenge in order to satisfy her fascination with Lake Elmo’s colorful history.
Gloria VanDemmeltraadt began looking into the city’s past in September 2011. Little did she know the research she was doing would amount to several hundreds of hours poring over old newspaper clippings and vintage photos, as well as conducting personal interviews with longtime residents.

Wed
01
May

Tartan Crossing courts major developer


Tartan Crossing is ready for new development. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

City officials listened intently at an April 23 Oakdale City Council workshop as developers outlined plans for a proposed assisted living facility at Tartan Crossing.
The Waters Senior Living, a company that develops, owns and operates senior housing complexes in Minnesota, has proposed the $16 million facility, “The Waters of Oakdale,” to be located on a 3.2-acre piece of now-vacant land.

Wed
01
May

Savona housing development’s environmental assessment worksheet available for public review

The environmental assessment worksheet for the Savona residential development, which is proposed in the southern part of Lake Elmo, between Tenth Street North (County Highway 10) and Hudson Boulevard and directly west of Keats Avenue (County Highway 19), is now available to the public.

Tue
30
Apr

Roseville practice burn razed Feist home


The Roseville Fire Department held a live burn training exercise on April 27 at 2325 Dale Street in Roseville, the old Feist home. The fire fighters had two garages and the home to practice fire fighting techniques on and also trained new firefighters in this event. The Feist home and the Roseville Fire Station on Dale Street are a part of the redevelopment happening on that site, just north of Hwy. 36 and Dale Street. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

When Roseville crews set fire to a home at 2325 Dale St. N., just south of the current Dale Street fire station, they got modern-day practice on a somewhat historic site.

Tue
30
Apr

Together forever


Eugene and Mary Kirsch posed for a photo on a cruise in 2002. (submitted photo)

Eugene and Mary Kirsch of Roseville were inseparable during their 58 years of marriage and expected to be together after their deaths just 45 hours apart, say their daughters.

Tue
30
Apr

Roseville residents help plan development at Dale Street Fire Station


Roseville residents gathered on April 25 to participate in a conversation and 3D block exercise for the development of the land at Dale Street and Lovell Avenue. The workshop was held at King of Kings Lutheran Church on Dale Street across from where the purposed construction will be done. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Roseville residents have been invited to weigh in on the type of redevelopment they would like to see at the site of the Dale Street Fire Station.

Tue
30
Apr

IGH Salmonella cases traced to poultry

It’s official: those little chicks or ducklings you brought home can be so cute it’s sickening--literally.
Minnesota Department of Health investigators have linked three cases of salmonellosis (illness due to infection with salmonella bacteria) to ducklings purchased from Tractor Supply in Inver Grove Heights. The cases are associated with a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tue
30
Apr

Chicken, deer ordinances hop another fence


The above map shows the city’s proposed deer-feeding ban centers on the closely-developed city core. (map courtesy Inver Grove Heights)

At the outset of the Inver Grove Heights City Council meeting April 22, Mayor George Tourville acknowledged his city has taken some ribbing for tackling the issues of feeding deer and raising chickens simultaneously.
“There was no intent to have deer feeding and urban chickens come up at the same time,” Tourville insisted.

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