Aundrea Kinney

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

Wed
17
Jan

Maplewood business setting interior design trend


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • Steve Cody, owner of LuxNova Stone, opened his Maplewood showroom July 2017 to display thinly sliced stone, which can be used for any number of home or business design projects. Because the stone is sliced so thin, it is lightweight and often can be backlit with white or colored light.

For about six months, Maplewood has been home to LuxNova Stone, a company which, according to the owner, is at the forefront of the stonework and home design industries.

Wed
17
Jan

2017 Oakdale volunteer of the year honored at city council meeting


Jodi Christensen

The Oakdale City Council recently named lifelong Oakdale resident Jodi Christensen as the city’s volunteer of 2017.

Wed
10
Jan

Lake Elmo residents stir up new business downtown

“It seemed like it was always supposed to be a coffee shop,” said Sarah Marshall, co-owner of Lake Elmo Coffee, the new coffee shop that opened in downtown Lake Elmo mid-November. 

Wed
10
Jan

Washington County cracking down on sex trafficking

Residents organize to join the fight.

A specialized unit within the Washington County Attorney’s Office has recovered and provided assistance to more than 60 victims of sexual trafficking since 2016. 

Tue
02
Jan

Passerby finds body of a man in Battle Creek Park

The morning of Dec. 12, a passerby discovered the body of a man on the Maplewood side of Battle Creek Regional Park, which straddles the border between Maplewood and the East Side of St. Paul.

Fri
22
Dec

Oakdale, Lake Elmo & Ramsey County: A year in review

 A journey through 2017

Fri
22
Dec

Lake Elmo passes 22 percent increase in city property taxes

Lake Elmo residents can expect a 22 percent increase in the city portion of their 2018 property taxes, in contrast to 2017’s 5.2 percent reduction.

Fri
22
Dec

Maplewood council agrees to 3.5 percent increase in property tax levy

The Maplewood City Council unanimously passed a 2018 property tax levy with an increase of about 3.5 percent over 2017. 

Fri
22
Dec

Oakdale decreases city tax rate for 2018, as property values go up

The Oakdale City Council unanimously passed an $11.6 million property tax levy for 2018, which will result in a 1.26 percent reduction in the city tax rate, compared to this year.

Wed
13
Dec

I-694 washout left highway closed for a week


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Oakdale public works crews, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews and private contractors worked around the clock the week of Dec. 3 in freezing weather to dig up and replace a damaged water main under Interstate 694 near the 15th Street overpass. The damaged water main caused the closure of the interstate for a week.

A roughly five-mile section of Interstate 694 was closed the week of Dec. 3 due to a cracked Oakdale water main, causing frustration for drivers as winter weather hit the area.

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