Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Thu
04
May

A fox in pet’s clothing?


According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website, the red fox is a common wild animal across Minnesota, even in the Twin Cities and suburbs.

Oakdale City Council denies request for nontraditional pet

 

Wed
03
May

Retired sports editor Wally Wakefield dies at age 86


Wally Wakefield

Wallace (Wally) P. Wakefield, a longtime sports writer for Lillie Suburban Newspapers, passed away unexpectedly in his home May 2. He was 86 years old.

Wed
03
May

Running is New Brighton man’s key to North Korea


Lowell Thompson, 78, now back at his New Brighton home from his trip to North Korea, holds a memento from his time in the isolated East Asian country: the shirt he was given to race in.

Thompson, a sprinter, found himself running a 10K race in North Korea in early April. Here, he stands before thousands of North Korean spectators at a Pyongyang stadium.

One way to get to North Korea is to simply run there. Recently, that’s what a New Brighton man did to unlock the doors to one of the most inaccessible countries in the world.

Tue
02
May

A recognition centuries in the making


The view from Pilot Knob in 2010 looking across the Mississippi River shows Fort Snelling as well as downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The native flowers provide color as well as a spot for pollinators to visit.

Pilot Knob placed on National Register of Historic Places

It’s a well-known name and a wonderful lookout, but few people know its historic significance.

Tue
25
Apr

North High School’s show choir presents “The ‘Real’ Show Choir Kids of NSP”


“The ‘Real’ Show Choir Kids of NSP,” is a peek into the daily turmoil and drama, a behind-the-scenes of what happens between each Saturday during the chaotic months of competition season.

It’s that time of year again. The sun shines; the birds call.

Tue
25
Apr

Mounds Park Academy presents “Pippin” for the first time

The word from Mounds Park Academy is that tickets for the April 27 through 29 showing of “Pippin” are selling fast, and there’s no wondering why.

Tue
25
Apr

Hill-Murray students bring a unique musical comedy to life

This spring, May 5 through 14, Hill-Murray is bringing something special to its stage. High school students will be performing “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a 1920s musical within a modern comedy.

Tue
25
Apr

Tartan students rise to the challenge of performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’


In the Tartan High School rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Demetrius, played by Sebastian Pruitt, does not return the affection of Helena played by Abi Lampert.

It may still be spring in Minnesota, but this weekend at Tartan Theatre it is mid-summer. Tartan students are performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. April 27 through 29 and at 2 p.m. on April 30. 

Tue
25
Apr

New MN bicycling handbook rolls out for spring cycling

More people than ever before are riding bicycles in Minnesota. That’s why the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota — BikeMN — is rolling out the first-ever Minnesota Bicycling Handbook just in time for National Bike Month in May.

Tue
25
Apr

Lake Elmo Bank wins community bank food drive challenge

Lake Elmo Bank employees were treated to winning bagels — compliments of First State Bank & Trust in Bayport. This 4th annual friendly competition  between the two community banks during food drive month raised a combined total of $21,511.

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