Aundrea Kinney

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

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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. 

Wed
06
Dec

Police seek information regarding brazen daytime shooting on Highway 36

Two vehicles were involved in a daytime shooting that took place at the intersection of Century Avenue and Highway 36 on Nov. 22.

Wed
29
Nov

Shrimp-hauling semitrailer catches fire on I-94, nobody hurt


courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation • All westbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 94 near the border between Maplewood, Oakdale and Woodbury were closed for about half an hour the morning of Nov. 20 when a semitrailer full of frozen shrimp caught fire.

Commuters on Interstate 94 were likely delayed the morning of Nov. 20 when a semitrailer hauling frozen shrimp caught fire near the border between Maplewood, Oakdale and Woodbury.

Mon
27
Nov

North St. Paul family harnesses energy from the sun


submitted photo • Though the installation of 10 solar panels on the Nelson’s garage roof took just three days, there were about two and a half months of research and two weeks of paperwork that went into having them installed.

Aundrea Kinney

Review staff

 

Mon
27
Nov

Arbitrator ends police body camera lawsuit in Maplewood

A lawsuit about Maplewood’s police body-worn camera policy ended Oct. 28 when an arbitrator ruled in favor of the city.

Mon
27
Nov

The spirit of Thanksgiving embraced through volunteering


submitted photo • The Colosimos from Oakdale have made volunteering a Thanksgiving tradition. Pictured left to right are Barb; Tom; Anna; Anna’s husband, Jarrad; and Emily.

For many families, it is a Thanksgiving tradition to gather together for a meal of turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. For the Colosimos, the tradition is to share this meal with others in the community.

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