Aundrea Kinney

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

Tue
02
Jan

Passerby finds body of a man in Battle Creek Park

The morning of Dec. 12, a passerby discovered the body of a man on the Maplewood side of Battle Creek Regional Park, which straddles the border between Maplewood and the East Side of St. Paul.

Fri
22
Dec

Oakdale, Lake Elmo & Ramsey County: A year in review

 A journey through 2017

Fri
22
Dec

Lake Elmo passes 22 percent increase in city property taxes

Lake Elmo residents can expect a 22 percent increase in the city portion of their 2018 property taxes, in contrast to 2017’s 5.2 percent reduction.

Fri
22
Dec

Maplewood council agrees to 3.5 percent increase in property tax levy

The Maplewood City Council unanimously passed a 2018 property tax levy with an increase of about 3.5 percent over 2017. 

Fri
22
Dec

Oakdale decreases city tax rate for 2018, as property values go up

The Oakdale City Council unanimously passed an $11.6 million property tax levy for 2018, which will result in a 1.26 percent reduction in the city tax rate, compared to this year.

Wed
13
Dec

I-694 washout left highway closed for a week


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Oakdale public works crews, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews and private contractors worked around the clock the week of Dec. 3 in freezing weather to dig up and replace a damaged water main under Interstate 694 near the 15th Street overpass. The damaged water main caused the closure of the interstate for a week.

A roughly five-mile section of Interstate 694 was closed the week of Dec. 3 due to a cracked Oakdale water main, causing frustration for drivers as winter weather hit the area.

Wed
13
Dec

North St. Paul’s property tax levy set to increase 10 percent

North St. Paul homeowners with median-valued homes can expect to pay an additional $2.42 per month in city property taxes in 2018, representing about a 10 percent increase over last year.

Wed
13
Dec

SNAPSHOTS: Santa sighted in Oakdale!

Aundrea Kinney photos/Review

Wed
06
Dec

Oakdale gifts residents silent nights, just in time for the holidays


Aundrea Kinney/Review • After a final inspection, Oakdale will be a railroad quiet zone, where locomotive engineers will no longer be required to blow their train horns before reaching rail crossings at Oakdale streets. To avoid crossing collisions, signs and medians were installed at the city’s four at-grade crossings, such as the one on Hadley Avenue near Menards.

City’s rail crossings set to become quiet zones

 

Oakdale residents will soon be able to say goodbye to sleepless nights — or at least to waking up in the middle of the night to train horns blaring. 

Wed
06
Dec

Body of Oakdale man found in state park, months after his disappearance

Just before Thanksgiving, a pair of hunters walking along the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River found the remains of an Oakdale man who had been missing for more than three months. 

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