Here are five items to take note of today in Oakdale.
Touch A Truck is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the parking lot of Richard Walton Park.
Kids young and old will have the chance to climb on and in a variety of trucks: fire, police, public works, and commercial.
There is no cost to attend—plus free ice cream. Concessions will also be available.
A note from the Minnesota Department of Transportation:
You may recall last week, we told you that the intersection of Cope Avenue and English Street would be closing Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The closure has been rescheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.
We're closing the intersection to allow crews to install the water main and do other utility work.
We’ll re-open the intersection by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, project readiness permitting.
In addition, you'll want to be aware that the eastbound Highway 36 ramp to northbound Highway 61 will also close on Monday, Sept. 9.
We'll reopen the ramp by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, project readiness permitting.
When completed later this year, the $17.3 million project will improve safety as well as improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities along the Highway 36 corridor. More information is available at the project website.
The outdoor event—meant to celebrate the season and thank supporters of Washington County Parks—will run from 3-7 p.m.
The music lineup includes:
- 3 p.m. The Cactus Blossoms
- 4 p.m. Boys 'N the Barrels
- 5 p.m. Roe Family Singers
- 6 p.m. Kind Country
The family-friendly event also features food vendors, merchandise (festival T-shirt), face painting, and other activities.
The event will be held at the south picnic shelter at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 10 (one mile north of Interstate 94) in Lake Elmo.
Visitors are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets. The event is free with a valid vehicle permit ($5/day or $25/annual).
For additional information and festival details, visit the Washington County Parks website or call 651-430-8370.
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At the Drive-in
Although school is in session and fall is quickly approaching, Valley-Hi Drive In Theater in Lake Elmo is still open Friday-Sunday nights.
The box office opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and at 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Here's what is playing this weekend:
Tickets cost $8.50 a person. Kids under the age of 5 years old get in free. Tickets for kids ages 6-12 cost $1.
Credit and debit cards are not accepted, but an ATM is available on site.