Rewind: New Smoothie Bar, Imation Drastically Grows, Student Hits Milestone

Here are some highlights of Oakdale news that occurred this week.

In case you missed it, here are some highlights of Oakdale news that occurred between Monday, Dec. 31, and Sunday, Jan. 6. For crime news highlights from last week click here.

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We counted down 2012's top 10 most-viewed stories on Oakdale Patch, with the last couple posted over Monday. Here’s the complete list:

  • Tartan's Prom Controversy Airs on The Daily Show: No. 10 Post of 2012
  • Search Launched to Find Missing Oakdale Woman: No. 7 Post of 2012
  • Priest arrested in Oakdale on suspicion of child molestation: No. 6 Post of 2012
  • District 622 Teachers Show Displeasure at Board's Failure to Renegotiate Contract: No. 4 Post of 2012
  • Adult Film Actress Won't Be Allowed to Attend Tartan Prom: No. 3 Post of 2012
  • 'Level 3' Predatory Offender Moves to Oakdale: No. 2 Post of 2012


Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the east metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s an update for the month of December.

Patch Pro: The Best Advice of 2012

Our panels of experts on various topics helped make the lives of Minnesotans ridiculously easy throughout the past year. Here's a look back at some of the best questions and answers.


'Best of the Biz': Top 20 Business Posts of 2012

Here is a list of the most popular business stories for 2012.

New Laws Take Effect in Minnesota

Below is a list of selected new laws that took effect Jan. 1, 2013.

Pete Orput to Prosecute Little Falls Thanksgiving Day Homicide Case

Byron Smith is charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady, two cousins who were repeatedly shot after they broke into Smith’s home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day.


Imation Buys Storage Company for $120 Million

Imation Corp. purchased a company based in California.

Nighttime Cross-Country Skiing in Washington County

County board to celebrate opening of Nordic Center, lighted ski trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Soldier Stories at WCL

Solider stories will be told at the Washington County Library.

PHOTO: Getting Ready for the 2013-2014 Minnesota House Legislative Session

Legislative Clerk David Surdez places the names of the 2013-2014 House members on the voting board in the House Chamber. The legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 8.


New Business Spotlight: Nutritious Smoothie Bar Comes to Town

A new smoothie bar that offers meal replacement shakes has opened up in Bergen Plaza.

This Tartan High School student reached a milestone in her high school basketball career.

Oakdale Ice Rinks Now Ready for Skaters

It's time for ice skating in Oakdale.

2013 Legislative Session Begins

A column from Sen. Chuck Wiger.

What Issues Should the Minnesota Legislature Focus on in 2013?

With so many challenges on the table, Patch wants to know what issues you think are most important.


Can Oakdale Patch Stump You? Name the Place

A test to see how well you know Oakdale.


Adoptable Pets: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Needs a Home

These animals and more are up for adoption through Oakdale-based Coco's Heart Dog Rescue.


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