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Wed
12
Jun

Oakdale’s Summerfest is coming up


The Ted Bearth Grande Parade, named after the late Oakdale mayor and Washington County commissioner who helped found Summerfest, begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Geneva Avenue and 15th Street, traveling east on 15th and ending at City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave. N. (submitted photo)

The weather is nice, schools are closed and Oakdale’s kickoff of summer is just around the corner.

Wed
12
Jun

Oakdale students explore engineering


submitted photos

Third graders from Eagle Point Elementary School on 15th Street in Oakdale learned about engineering at The Works Museum in Bloomington June 5.

Tue
11
Jun

History Cruzer car show turns 25


It’s been 25 years of the Friday Night History Cruzer car show in North St. Paul, bringing classic cars in droves to East Seventh Avenue all summer. (file photo)

It’s been a quarter century of turning back the clock on East Seventh Avenue in North St. Paul. 

Tue
11
Jun

Little Canada to pump from Twin Lake


Twin Lake as seen off Twin Lake Trail in Little Canada on June 6. That same day the Little Canada City Council voted to pump water from the lake, which has been rising and flooding backyards, threatening homes. (Mike Munzenrider)

With lakeshore residents’ concerns about rising water on Twin Lake reaching a fever pitch in late May, the Little Canada City Council during a June 6 emergency meeting voted to pump water from the lake.

Mon
10
Jun

When learning meets fun


photos courtesy of Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District

WaterFest celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 1. The free family event at Lake Phalen included a rock wall, kayak and sailboat demonstrations, as well as education planting specialists handing out free plants native to Minnesota.

Mon
10
Jun

Basketball coming back to two West St. Paul parks


Basketball hoops at Haskell and Oakdale parks will be restored after the West St. Paul City Council voted May 28 to temporarily put a single hoop back up in each park. The hoops were taken down more than a decade ago due to activities happening around them that were deemed dangerous and inappropriate. (Hannah Burlingame photos/Review)

After more than a decade, basketballs will again be dribbled and free throws shot at two parks in West St. Paul. 

Mon
10
Jun

With fundraising halfway there, Wakan Tipi Center planning is on


The future Wakan Tipi Center will be built to the southeast of the Kellogg Boulevard bridge in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. With more than half of a needed $6.7 million raised for the center, the Lower Phalen Creek Project has been holding meetings to work on community goals for the future facility. (courtesy of Google Maps)

Creating an interpretive center at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary has been a goal of the Lower Phalen Creek Project for more than a decade.

Mon
10
Jun

One chapter closes and a new one begins

“At Dusk,

“We all must choose,

“To watch shadows lengthen,

“Or to let our faces reflect Sunset.”

—Helen Sue Isely

 

Wed
05
Jun

The life and times of a White Bear Avenue watchmaker


Bob Tuerk, the 79-year-old owner of House of Clocks on White Bear Avenue, has been on a nonstop grind since he was 14, and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Succession was not in the cards for House of Clocks. 

Wed
05
Jun

Boys Totem Town to close


Boys Totem Town, the juvenile detention facility in the Highwood Hills neighborhood of St. Paul, will close Aug. 1, as announced in late May by Ramsey County officials. The 36-bed facility currently has five residents, the last of which is set to finish his programming July 27. (file graphic)

Boys Totem Town will be closing Aug. 1, as announced by Ramsey County Director of Community Corrections John Klavins last month.

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