Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The closure is part of the Highway 36/Hilton Trail project in Lake Elmo.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the Gateway Trail tunnel beneath Highway 36 in Lake Elmo will soon be closed in both directions. The closure is expected to begin at 10 p.m. Sunday, May 12, as crews continue work on the Highway 36/Hilton Trail project. The trail is set to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 20, according to MnDOT. “Unfortunately, there's no safe detour or alternate route we can recommend,” reads part of the release from MnDOT. “But we'll let you know the second we know for sure when it’ll re-open.” From MnDOT's webpage about the project: This project will improve safety and traffic flow on Hwy 36, Hilton Trail, Highlands Trail and Demontreville Trail while reducing the amount of through traffic …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Anthony John Carlson, 20, of Lake Elmo, died after losing control of his motorcycle Thursday evening near Minnemishinona Falls. Carlson was a 2010 graduate of Stillwater Area High School.
A 20-year-old Lake Elmo man died after losing control of his motorcycle Thursday evening near Minnemishinona Falls. Anthony John Carlson was traveling westbound on a curve of County Road 41 when he crossed over into the eastbound lane and struck a guardrail, the Associated Press reports. He was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he later died. Carlson was a 2010 graduate of Stillwater Area High School. Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center in Stillwater, and also one hour prior to the service at church. Click here to read the full obituary. A celebration of Carlson's life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Christ Lutheran Church, 11194 36th St. N., in Lake Elmo. Interment at…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The fourth annual event is planned at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
The fourth annual Women’s Down and Dirty 8K—a trail run at the at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve—will take place on Saturday, May 4. The event, meant to celebrate women’s running, will also include a two-mile fun run this year sponsored by Healthy Hearts and Happy Heads of Stillwater, a program for fourth- through sixth-grade girls focusing on body image, self esteem, fitness and nutrition. The shorter run was inspired by a mom who wanted to run with her daughter but felt the 8K was too long, according to a release from organizers. “Don’t let the idea of trail running intimidate you. The race is 100 percent on trails and Lake Elmo Park Reserve is the perfect place to see if you like it,” reads the release. “Trail running is gaining popularity…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The seasonal business runs April through August.
Promising “accountability and friendship,” Janell Walter has opened a local chapter of Moms on the Run. The seasonal business begins its schedule April 22, running (literally) through Aug. 24, said Walter, who owns the Oakdale-Lake Elmo franchise. It is geared toward women, usually ages 25-60, she said. “It is called Moms on the Run,” Walter said. “But you don’t have to be a mom.” She said those who join typically come for the fitness, at first. “But they come back year after year for the friendship,” said Walter, who started running five years ago as part of a way to get in shape. She now competes in races and running has become her “passion.” Classes are set for Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Minnesota persuaded Valley Cartage to move their headquarters across the river with a $940,000 economic development package that includes a tax abatement, a sizable forgivable loan, job-training funds and energy credits.
Valley Cartage is planning to move its headquarters from St. Croix Business Park in Hudson to Lake Elmo, as the result of a $940,000 economic development package. The growing trucking and shipping company will move it’s headquarters about 10 miles west on I-94 to a 26,000 square-foot building located in the Eagle Point Business Park in Lake Elmo. RELATED: After 76 Years, Valley Cartage Keeps on Truckin' Valley Cartage President and CEO Todd Gilbert told Finance & Commerce that the company will continue to occupy its building at the St. Croix Business Park, but needed more room to grow. “I’m third generation running this business. I’m fifth generation in the Hudson community. We’re not leaving Hudson,” Gilbert said. “We’re in a growth …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The $13.8 million Highway 36/Hilton Trail improvement project started today. Construction is expected to continue through the fall.
Despite a late-season winter snow storm, MnDOT crews began working on the $13.8 million Highway 36/Hilton Trail improvement project on Monday. Work on the project—taking place between I-694 and just east of Demontreville Trail North in Lake Elmo, Pine Springs and Grant—will include replacing the Highway 36/Hilton Trail signalized intersection with a grade-separated diamond interchange. The Highway 36/Demontreville Trail intersection will also be converted to a ¾ intersection, and a reduced conflict intersection will be built just east of the intersection. The median crossing at the Highlands Trail intersection will be closed, and the north frontage road (60th Street) will be extended over the Gateway Trail. Drivers should not notice any …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Some residents will receive notice of public improvement and assessment hearings for March 26 regarding extending a public sanitary sewer system to residential properties with individual sewer systems.
The cities of Oakdale and Lake Elmo will be working together to extend public sanitary sewer to residents with only individual systems. Twenty-four properties between the two cities have individual sewage treatment systems, but they all might join public systems. At its Feb. 26 council meeting, the Oakdale city council accepted a call for a public improvements hearing and an assessment hearing. The discussion came before the city council after two Oakdale property owners petitioned for a public sanitary sewer system since their individual systems are deteriorating and difficult to replace. The city conducted a report that looked at feasible and cost-effective ways to provide public sanitary sewage to not only the two requesting …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The homeowner told deputies he heard loud crashes early Wednesday morning but was able to put the fire out himself.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible arson incident at a Lake Elmo home early Wednesday morning. At about 4:15 a.m. authorities received a 911 call about a fire at the 5300 block of Lake Elmo Avenue, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. The homeowner told police he heard several loud crashes and a vehicle sped away from the home as he was calling 911. He was able to put the fire out himself, and there was minor damage to the home, the release says. The incident is under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A 22-year-old Minneapolis man was transported to Regions Hospital Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle driven by a 46-year-old Oakdale man on County Road 5 near Manning Avenue in Lake Elmo.
A bicyclist was transported to Regions Hospital Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 5 near Manning Avenue in Lake Elmo. The bicyclist’s injuries were not life threatening, according to a Washington County dispatch. No arrests were made. David Bartel, 46, of Oakdale was driving a 2000 Chevy Silverado on County Road 5 at about 10:37 p.m. Saturday when he struck a bicyclist, Michael Geving, 22, of Minneapolis, Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Curtis Mowers said. Geving was taken to Regions Hospital by Lakeview Ambulance with back and side pain, Mowers said. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, non-serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation, Mowers said. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Chef John Schiltz of the Lake Elmo Inn recently remodeled his award-winning restaurant inside and out, and revealed a new menu featuring Hereford's top-grade 1881 beef. Have you eaten off the Lake Elmo Inn's new menu? What do you think?
The Lake Elmo Inn has gotten a makeover. After shutting the restaurant down for 11 days, owner and chef John Schiltz reopened the Lake Elmo Inn July 12 with fresh look inside and out. He has also revealed a new menu. The main dining room, adjacent to the bar, was the only room in the restaurant that hadn’t been remodeled since Schiltz bought the place 29 years ago. “The time was right,” Schiltz said. The furniture in the dining room was outdated, the room was full of carpet and the color was “getting old.” “We wanted to bring some energy into the room,” Schiltz said. “We have a great atmosphere in the bar, but when it was full, people wouldn’t go into the dining room. It didn’t make sense.” The newly renovated main dining room now mimics …