Friday, March 1, 2013
A food truck will be at Rainbow Foods in Maplewood to raise funds to go toward the burial expenses of a girl who was murdered earlier this month.
Slider Squad is teaming up with the Maplewood Rainbow Foods store to raise funds for a North St. Paul girl who was recently murdered in Maplewood. Anna Hurd, 16, was found stabbed to death on a path in Hillside Park in Maplewood on Saturday, Feb. 23. A funeral service was held on Thursday for the North High School student. The Slider Squad food truck will be parked at the Maplewood Rainbow Foods, 2501 White Bear Avenue, from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 1. The food truck will be raising funds to help the Hurd family with the burial expenses.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
An Oakdale man is suspected in the shooting that injured two adults and killed a child Monday evening.
An Oakdale man is being held in Washington County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and assault with a firearm after three people were shot Monday night. Nhan Lap Tran, 34, was arrested at Fourth Street and Hale Avenue after he allegedly shot at what appears to be random vehicles, according to police. The shots killed a 9-year-old boy and injured his 34-year-old mother. The Star Tribune identified the boy as Devin Aryal and his mother as Melissa Aryal. Devin was a fourth grader at Oakdale Elementary School. A third female victim, 68, was found at Sixth Street and Hale Avenue with a gunshot wound to her hand. The woman was transported to Regions Hospital and listed as in good condition late Monday night. Melissa Aryal, who was …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A series of shots were fired within the vicinity of Rainbow Foods in Oakdale.
Updated (9:12 a.m., Feb. 12): Oakdale police apprehended the suspect who allegedly shot at two different vehicles Monday evening, injuring two people and killing a 9-year-old boy. Police received the initial 911 call at 6:10 p.m. The suspect shot at two vehicles off of Seventh Street and Hadley Avenue. "This individual for no apparent reason began shooting," said Capt. Jack Kettler of the Oakdale Police Department. Nhan Tran, 34, of Oakdale, was apprehended at Fourth Street and Hale Avenue and brought into custody at Washington County Jail, according to jail records. Police also retrieved a handgun and the ammunition in the area where Tran was arrested. The 9-year-old boy was in a vehicle with a 39-year-old female victim; both were …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Nestle is recalling Nesquik Chocolate Powder from store shelves for potential Salmonella contamination. Rainbow Foods in Oakdale removed the items last week.
Local stores have taken a precautionary step and removed Nesquik powder possibly linked to salmonella poisoning cases here in the United States. Rainbow Foods of Oakdale removed the items from the shelves last week, as concerns about the popular powder began to first surface. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of Nesquick powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall. Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Rainbow Foods will offer its double coupon special on Halloween.
Rainbow Foods will be offering its final double coupon promotion on Halloween. The promotion doubles the value of coupons and is part of a two-day special that ran on Oct. 24 and will run again on Halloween. Shoppers must spend up to $25 and can only use five coupons of the same product. Shoppers are also limited to one transaction during the day. Rainbow is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sign up for Oakdale Patch's free e-newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Rainbow Foods in Oakdale is offering the company's double coupon event today (Oct. 24) and on Oct. 31.
Rainbow Foods has kicked off its unlimited double coupon event today. The promotion — which doubles the value of coupons — will only run for two days today and Oct. 31. In past double coupon promotions, Rainbow used to limit coupons to five coupons per shopper and transaction. Here's how the new promotion works: Rainbow is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Related stories: Rainbow Foods experiment: Doubling down on coupons - Star Tribune Rainbow foods offers unlimited coupon doubling event - Kare 11 Good Question: Do Coupons Really Save Us Money? - CBS Minnesota Sign up for Oakdale Patch's free e-newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Oakdale Police arrested Leita Rayanne Trudeau, 42, on Aug. 26 after she admitted to defrauding a local Rainbow Foods pharmacy, according to a court complaint.
A Lake Elmo woman made her first appearance in a Washington County court on Nov. 10 after being charged with one count of felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Leita Rayanne Trudeau, 42, was arrested by Oakdale police on Aug. 26 after she allegedly tried to fill a forged prescription for the narcotic Vicoprofen under the name “Faith Demarco.” According to a Washington County District Court complaint, Oakdale police were called after a pharmacist at Rainbow Foods became suspicious when a voicemail from a person claiming to be Demarco’s nurse provided much more information than is normally given. The pharmacist told police that the nurse identified herself as “Pam” and said she worked for Dr. Wylie Zhu of United …
Friday, December 24, 2010
Oakdale Patch interviews Salvation Army bell ringer Marie Williams about the job.
Most of us pass by Salvation Army bell ringers many times while entering and exiting stores during the holiday season, and while we might take time to put money in the kettle, we don't always take the time to stop and chat. Oakdale Patch took a few moments with bell ringer Marie Williams outside of Rainbow Foods Thursday to find out a little bit about her job. Oakdale Patch: Have you been a bell ringer before this year? Marie Williams: I've been in Oakdale for three years, pretty much here (Rainbow Foods) or Kmart or that Walgreens on Century Avenue. Oakdale Patch: What made you decide to start doing it? Williams: I had just lost a job and basically walked into it, but I kept coming back because it's very rewarding. People—they're so …