Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Tue
21
Aug

BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - August 19, 2018

POW/MIA candle light march

Mon
20
Aug

A day in the life of a Payne Avenue restaurant owner


Marjorie Otto/Review • When business picks up during the lunch rush, Eddie Wu steps in to help cook. On this particular Tuesday, it was just Wu, one cook and one server.

There’s a sense of magic when eating at a restaurant — your order goes in and a bit later, a warm meal comes out. 

Mon
20
Aug

Shooting leaves one dead near Harding High School


Malik Dontarius Turner

Man charged with second-degree murder.

The St. Paul Police Department is investigating an Aug. 12 shooting that left a man dead near Harding High School.

Wed
15
Aug

Primary election results roll in for Washington County

The primary election, held Aug. 14, determined the candidates for this fall's general election, many of which are familiar faces to Washington County voters.

Wed
15
Aug

SNAPSHOT: Washington County Fair 2018 - a runaway success!

Aundrea Kinney/Review  • Pig races are a popular event at the Washington County Fair, which was held Aug. 1-5.

Wed
15
Aug

Maplewood mosque vandalized in possible hate crime


courtesy of the Maplewood Police Department • Two youth were caught on security footage July 29 vandalizing the Islamic Institute of Minnesota Al-Salam Mosque in Maplewood. Police are seeking help from the public in identifying them.

Police seeking help identifying the culprits.

 

Maplewood Police are working to identify two young men who were caught on security footage as they vandalized a Maplewood mosque around 1:30 a.m. on July 29.

Wed
15
Aug

Local WWII vet gets replica Congressional Gold Medal


Copyright 2018 Lou Michaels • Over the years, Robert Holmstrom was awarded several military medals and commendations for his service in World War II, including the Croix de Guerre by the French government. In March, he and other OSS members collectively received the highest civilian honor when Congress presented them the Congressional Gold Medal, and on Aug. 6 U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum presented Holmstrom with a replica of that medal.

World War II veteran Robert Holmstrom of Maplewood was formally honored by U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum when she presented him a replica Congressional Gold Medal at her St. Paul office Aug. 6 for his part in the victory of the Allied forces.

Wed
15
Aug

Preliminary plans revealed for former Anchor Block site


courtesy of Google Maps • Developers of the former Anchor Block site shared plans with the North St. Paul City Council to build a variety of residential and commercial buildings on the lot. The vacant lot is located between McKnight Road, Highway 36, Third Street and South Avenue. The Gateway Trail bisects the lot into two parcels. Preliminary plans indicate the section south of the trail could be turned into townhomes, while the section north of it could be a mixture of apartment buildings, a self-storage facility and a coffee shop.

The North St. Paul City Council received an update on the development of the former Anchor Block property at an Aug. 8 special city council workshop.

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