Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

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L’Etoile students get hands-on in the neighborhood


Courtesy of Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District • L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School students went around the Beaver Lake neighborhood in early May to encourage neighbors to “adopt a drain” and help keep local water sources clean. The students have been working with the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District all year on various water quality projects.

L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School fourth-grade students went around the Beaver Lake neighborhood in early May encouraging neighbors to adopt a drain. 

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East Side fifth-grade students become published poets


Cover art courtesy of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute • Fifth-grade students from John A. Johnson Elementary are now published authors after spending the school year writing and editing poems. Their work is appearing in an anthology called “The Bold, Untold North,” through the help of creative writing and tutoring nonprofit the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.

Anyone can be a writer and everyone’s voice matters is a lesson that John A. Johnson Elementary school students have been learning throughout the school year. 

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Man pleads guilty to murder of Mendota Heights woman


Lucifer Vincent Nguyen

Lucifer Vincent Nguyen pleaded guilty May 8 to second-degree murder for killing a woman last July in Mendota Heights.  

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery.

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May

SNAPSHOTS: Titans softball player hits four home runs in doubleheader

Photos courtesy of Kathleen Hennessy • Madison Head, who is in her third year as a Tartan High School varsity softball starter, hit four out-of-the-park home runs for the Titans in a softball doubleheader April 30.

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North St. Paul installs new weather siren


courtesy of City of North St. Paul • North St. Paul had a new severe weather siren installed on the roof of City Hall May 3 next to the existing siren, which will continue to be sounded at noon every day. The new siren, which has a different tone, will only be used in the event of severe weather.

North St. Paul installed a new Federal Signal siren May 3 to be used for severe weather warnings. The siren that residents are used to hearing every day at noon has not been decommissioned and will continue to mark midday.

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Oakdale cheerleading squad wins national championship


submitted photo • An Oakdale-based cheerleading squad made up of 14 metro area girls recently won its division at the All Star Cheer Competition National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lightning, a cheerleading squad out of Oakdale, won the Recreation Level Three Division All Star Cheer Competition National Championship, which was held recently in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Rep. Leon Lillie recovering after fall from ladder


Courtesy of Minnesota House Public Information Services • Despite having numerous broken bones, State Rep. Leon Lillie made a surprise appearance at the House Capital Investment Committee the morning of May 4, according to a tweet posted by @MNHouseInfo that same day.

Leon Lillie

State Rep. Leon Lillie was hospitalized after he fell off a ladder at his home April 22, breaking multiple bones. 

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BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - May 6, 2018

Acorn Award nominations now being accepted

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North High School student takes second in 2018 Congressional Art Competition


submitted photo • Kaocheneng Yang’s photograph titled “The Lock of Soul” took second place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, which was open to high school students in the Fourth Congressional District.

Kaocheneng Yang of North High School took second place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for her photograph titled “The Lock of Soul.” 

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SNAPSHOTS: Cowern students plant trees on Arbor Day


courtesy of School District 622

Photos courtesy of School District 622 • Some Cowern Elementary School fourth-graders celebrated Arbor Day, April 27, by planting seedlings.

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