Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

Wed
01
Aug

Filing begins for school board and municipal seats

The candidate filing period for North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622 school board seats and for some Review-area cities’ postitions opened July 31 and runs through Aug. 14. 

Wed
01
Aug

42nd annual Huff n’ Puff Days swings into town


file photo • During the 2017 Lake Elmo Huff n’ Puff weekend, the Lake Elmo Fire Department hosted an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast complete with sausage patties, orange juice and coffee. A pancake breakfast will be offered again this year on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 1, across from Lions Park.

Lake Elmo is the place to be Aug. 9 to 12 for the annual Huff n’ Puff Days, which includes a four-day softball tournament, medallion hunt, pancake breakfast, children’s games and more. 

Wed
25
Jul

Free shuttles offered at Washington County Fair


submitted photo • Lake Elmo Rotarians Jackie and Ray Marshall posed by the club’s free shuttles before a volunteer shift at a past Washington County Fair. This year the shuttles will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug 5.

For the past eight years or so, the Lake Elmo Rotary Club has provided a free shuttle service at the Washington County Fair for those with mobility issues. 

Wed
25
Jul

New business opening in former Stargate space


Marjorie Otto/Review • Grocery & Nepali Kitchen, a family restaurant/grocery store, will soon open for business in the former location of Stargate Bar & Nightclub, near the corner of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood. The building has been vacant since the city closed the nightclub in February 2017 after a chaotic shooting at the bar that injured five people.

Grocery & Nepali Kitchen setting up shop at Rice and Larpenteur 

 

Tue
17
Jul

Semitrailer strikes teenage bicyclist in Lake Elmo

A semitrailer ran into a 14-year-old girl who was bicycling in Lake Elmo the morning of July 9. 

Shortly after the accident, the girl was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

Tue
17
Jul

Oakdale’s Acorn Award program grows


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • The City of Oakdale recognizes its most beautifully landscaped properties through its annual Acorn Award program. Aundrea Kinney photos/Review

Four properties recognized for landscaping achievements

 

Acorn Awards were once again distributed in Oakdale to the most beautifully landscaped properties in the city. 

Mon
16
Jul

Lake Elmo resident publishes historical Ojibwe novel


submitted photo • “The 13: Ashi-niswi,” by Lake Elmo author Lorin Robinson, is a historical fiction novel based on an old Ojibwe story about 13 teenagers seeking to restore the honor of their band after a devastating raid by their enemy, the Dakota. Robinson will read from his book on Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at SubText Books, located at 6 West Fifth St., St. Paul.

Lorin Robinson

Reading to be held July 19

 

Lake Elmo author Lorin Robinson breathed new life into a historic Ojibwe tale in his recently published novel, “The 13: Ashi-niswi.”

Tue
10
Jul

Local authors create writing workshop for trauma survivors


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Authors Alex Acker-Halbur, left, and Meg Blaine Corrigan, right, both said that writing about the traumas they’ve experienced helped them to heal. Now they aim to help others who have experienced trauma. Acker-Halbur and Blaine Corrigan have designed two writing workshops, which will next be offered Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 in Lake Elmo.

While in the hospital for stage 4 colon cancer surgery, Alexis Acker-Halbur, a copywriter from Shoreview, prayed to the Great Spirit, asking “How do I live?” It was in that spiritual moment she had an epiphany.

Tue
10
Jul

Kuenkel Field press box named after retiring coach


Ron Adams

The Kuenkel Field press box was officially named after coach Ron Adams on June 29 for his 32 years of serving the community as a baseball coach. 

Tue
10
Jul

Lake Elmo to purchase new fire engine

The Lake Elmo City Council approved the purchase of a new fire engine and some updated rescue equipment at its July 3 meeting.

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