Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
22
Jun

Lake Elmo misses Met Council deadline

Despite what city officials consider to have been their best efforts, Lake Elmo failed to meet an important deadline last week in the process to settle its comprehensive plan for the next 25 years.

Wed
22
Jun

Oakdale council rejects tobacco-free park policy


Wed
22
Jun

Ode to wrinkles

Judges at the fifth annual National Kids Philosophy Slam were impressed to learn that the entry they deemed "most poetic essay in America" was written by a sixth-grader.

Wed
15
Jun

Oakdale police officer earns violence prevention award



Sgt. Jack Kettler of the Oakdale Police Department, was recently awarded The Partnership’s Violence Prevention Peace Officer of the Year award for 2005.

Kettler was nominated for the award for his work with the 29 Pines manufactured home community in Oakdale.

Wed
15
Jun

Pioneers fall in Section 4AAA baseball



In probably the most ideal weather for baseball this season, the Hill-Murray Pioneers moved to Municipal Stadium in St. Paul June 6 to continue their quest for a berth in the State Class AAA Baseball Tournament.

Wed
15
Jun

North claims consolation title in softball

A torrential downpour took precedent over the start of the state girls softball tournament at Caswell Park in Mankato June 10.

Following a two-hour delay while the fields dried off, North and Lakeville squared off in one of four opening Class AAA games.

Wed
15
Jun

Important work got done this session

The 2005 regular legislative session ended without work being finished on K-12 education funding and other major issues. While I had hoped we would finish on time, I join my colleagues in a spirit of compromise and commitment to reaching agreement on the issues that remain to be resolved.

Wed
15
Jun

Lake Elmo utilities project catches a break

Thanks to a surprise donation by the 3M Company, Lake Elmo’s new 500,000-gallon water tank and 13,000 square-foot public works facility may finally get an address.

Wed
15
Jun

Waldron named manager of the year



To those who know Oakdale City Administrator Craig Waldron, it came as no surprise that he was named the 2005 City Manager of the Year by the Minnesota City/County Management Association.

Wed
15
Jun

A soldier’s tale


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