Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Tue
10
Jul

South St. Paul man charged for kidnapping of Kansas teen


Dechon Michael White

A 22-year-old South St. Paul man was charged July 9 in federal court for the alleged kidnapping of a 13-year-old Kansas girl who he met online.

Tue
10
Jul

Local authors create writing workshop for trauma survivors


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Authors Alex Acker-Halbur, left, and Meg Blaine Corrigan, right, both said that writing about the traumas they’ve experienced helped them to heal. Now they aim to help others who have experienced trauma. Acker-Halbur and Blaine Corrigan have designed two writing workshops, which will next be offered Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 in Lake Elmo.

While in the hospital for stage 4 colon cancer surgery, Alexis Acker-Halbur, a copywriter from Shoreview, prayed to the Great Spirit, asking “How do I live?” It was in that spiritual moment she had an epiphany.

Tue
10
Jul

Kuenkel Field press box named after retiring coach


Ron Adams

The Kuenkel Field press box was officially named after coach Ron Adams on June 29 for his 32 years of serving the community as a baseball coach. 

Tue
10
Jul

Lake Elmo to purchase new fire engine

The Lake Elmo City Council approved the purchase of a new fire engine and some updated rescue equipment at its July 3 meeting.

Mon
09
Jul

Tiny East Side gift shop closing after more than 60 years


file photo • Sandeen describes the items at the shop as things you’d find at “grandma’s house” — traditional decorations and gifts.

Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts will close at the end of August

 

Mon
09
Jul

Cruising Alaska — glacier flights and Russian history


Pamela O’Meara photos/Review • Tarr Inlet, a geological feature of Glacier Bay National Park, as seen from from a sea plane. Glacier Bay National Park features glaciers and mountains and is the largest UNESCO-protected biosphere in the world.

Bang, crash, rock and roll, rise and fall with the waves — these were sensations at the beginning of my first Alaskan cruise. 

Wed
04
Jul

SNAPSHOTS: Oakdale’s Summerfest, a blast

For the past several years, Oakdale has moved its Fourth of July fireworks up a weekend, celebrating the nation and city during its annual Summerfest. This year the pyrotechnic display was fired off on June 23.

Wed
04
Jul

Summerfest medallion found in Powerline Park


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Anders Spike and Ian Morrow found the 2018 Summerfest medallion on the south side of Powerline Park on June 21. Together they received the $1,000 prize.

Two microbiologists from St. Paul, who work at Pace Analytical in Oakdale, were rewarded June 21 after sneaking out of the building on their lunch breaks throughout the week to look for the 2018 Summerfest medallion. 

Wed
04
Jul

Updates planned for Interstate 94


courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation • The interchange where interstates 94, 694 and 494 meet will be under construction in 2019 and 2020. The map at right shows the flow of traffic during the first phase of construction in 2019.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be renovating a major interchange in 2019 and 2020, affecting east metro commuters and area residents alike. 

Wed
04
Jul

Police find aspiring business owner’s prostitution connections

Oakdale council denies massage parlor license application

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