Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

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ISD 622 students meet with senator


Sen. Chuck Wiger and Skyview eighth graders Lilli Beaudet, Abby Helquist, Grace Kelsey and Kaitlyn Forsberg. (submitted photos)

Skyview Middle School and Maplewood Middle School students participated in a Project Citizen event at the capitol May
15. Students made presentations in front of officials, including District 43 Sen. Chuck Wiger. 

Wed
22
May

Lights! Camera! Action!


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Drawn to the look of its downtown, Oakdale company CyBick Productions shot scenes for its “Undercurrent” TV series in North St. Paul on May 11. “Everyone was very accommodating,” said CyBick’s Bick Smith.

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May

Motorist dresses skeleton model in carpool scheme


This is not model behavior.

The disguise of a hoodie was not enough to fool the Minnesota State Patrol.

On a sunny May 10, a trooper on Interstate 35E in Maplewood spotted a model skeleton riding in the passenger seat of a car driving in the MnPASS carpool lane. 

Wed
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May

Voters approve $275 million ISD 622 bond

Residents of the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District voted in support of the district’s request for money to improve schools. 

The $275 million bond request passed by a margin of 61% to 38% following the May 14 referendum. 

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22
May

North St. Paul holds citywide garage sale


Merk Wessel participated in the North St. Paul citywide garage sale on May 16, happy to try and get rid of stuff his kids passed on when they moved out. (Solomon Gustavo photos/Review)

Sometimes, people just need a little push. As for clearing out some space in storage, or finally selling a certain item, North St. Paul gave its residents a little incentive by holding a citywide garage sale May 16 to 18. 

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May

Spring crossings


Also back is construction season, which kicked off with its typical gusto as soon as winter winds stopped gusting, as evidenced by these workers on Highway 36. (Solomon Gustavo photos/Review)

Spring’s splendid return also brought with it a couple roadblocks. One is adorable, the other, not so much. Both occurred on the now snow-cleared streets. 

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May

BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - May 22nd, 2019

High school study nights

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22
May

Oakdale student receives scholarship

North Dakota State University awarded Oakdale’s Thomas Jackson with the Presidential Honor Award Scholarship. The
$12,000 scholarship recognizes students who scored a 29 to 31 on the ACT and had high academic achievement. Jackson

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May

‘Up North of Down South’


Gov. Tim Walz as he prepared to fish Fountain Lake during the May 11 fishing opener. (photos courtesy of Jessica Brouillette)

The 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener in Albert Lea

When I first heard that the 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was to be held in Albert Lea on May 11, I wondered, what good fishing lakes are down there? 

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May

Former East Sider reflects on a century of active living


Vernon “Vern” Ellman and Virginia were married Sept. 21, 1946. (submitted photos)

How does a person live to age 100? Ask Roseville resident Vernon “Vern” Ellman, who was born in 1919 and will be 100 on May 25. 

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