Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review

Wed
09
May

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.

Wed
09
May

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.

Wed
09
May

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. 

Wed
09
May

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

Acorn Award nominations now being accepted

Wed
09
May

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.” 

Wed
09
May

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.

Wed
09
May

Monthly highlight from School District 622 - May 2018

Exciting changes are ahead for District 622.

Tue
08
May

Man sentenced for brutal, head-on crash in Roseville


courtesy of Roseville Police Department • Michael Terry Flodine was sentenced April 26 to jail time for the Dec. 2, 2016, crash, in which he plowed head-on into the SUV driven by Steven Gernes on Fairview Avenue in Roseville, severely injuring Gernes.

Michael Terry Flodine

The man who drove the wrong way down Fairview Avenue at speeds faster than 100 miles per hour and head-on into an SUV in a December, 2016, crash that bewildered area residents has been convicted of criminal vehicular operation.

Tue
08
May

‘Why I run’ panel discussion a success


courtesy of Keely Vandre • From left, “Why I Run” panel event participants Clare Verbeten, deputy political director of the Walz-Flanagan gubernatorial campaign; Huda Yusuf, an inspired audience member, Melanie Leehy, who is serving her first term on the Falcon Heights City Council after her third time running; Lila Eltawely, who ran for House District 53A, moderator Marquita Stephens; and Alberder Gillespie, who also ran for District 53A.

Do Good Roseville, the Roseville Area League of Women Voters and Roseville Area Schools hosted the first-ever “Why I Run” panel event on April 24 at Roseville Area High School. 

Mon
07
May

Being at home in Momma’s Kitchen


Marjorie Otto/Review • DeMarco Cavil, an East Sider turned professional chef, is returning to his childhood home to open a restaurant, Momma’s Kitchen, dedicated to his mother. The restaurant will have a soft opening on June 7 and will be located at 1058 Maryland Ave. E.

For DeMarco Cavil, coming home and opening a restaurant on the East Side is a dream come true. 

“It feels so great,” Cavil said of opening a restaurant in the neighborhood where he grew up.

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