December 2017

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Dec

Oakdale, Lake Elmo & Ramsey County: A year in review

 A journey through 2017

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22
Dec

Lake Elmo passes 22 percent increase in city property taxes

Lake Elmo residents can expect a 22 percent increase in the city portion of their 2018 property taxes, in contrast to 2017’s 5.2 percent reduction.

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22
Dec

Maplewood council agrees to 3.5 percent increase in property tax levy

The Maplewood City Council unanimously passed a 2018 property tax levy with an increase of about 3.5 percent over 2017. 

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22
Dec

Oakdale decreases city tax rate for 2018, as property values go up

The Oakdale City Council unanimously passed an $11.6 million property tax levy for 2018, which will result in a 1.26 percent reduction in the city tax rate, compared to this year.

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Dec

NEWSBRIEF: Good Samaritan Society in Maplewood earns five star rating


Minnesota Municipal Power Agency recently installed a solar array at North High School as part of the Hometown Solar Grant program. submitted photo

The Good Samaritan Society, a not-for-profit senior care organization in Maplewood, recently earned a five star rating from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

Fri
22
Dec

Inquiring Minds: Willing your books to the library

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q. When it is time for me to leave Ramsey County and adjourn to that Great Reading Room in the Sky, will you send a truck to my residence to pick up the books in my own substantial library?

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22
Dec

LETTER: Resident blows whistle on Century Avenue hazard


The railroad intersection with Century Avenue was recently upgraded to help avoid collisions after Oakdale receives railroad quiet zone designation. However, a Maplewood cyclist sees the curb added to this intersection as a hazard for Centry Avenue’s non-motorized users.

To the Editor:

Fri
22
Dec

In Your Court: It’s in Your Court: Don’t be a grinch!


Judge Steve Halsey

Now that we are in the holiday season, that is, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, it’s probably time to, once again, make some comments on child holiday visitation or “parenting time.” Many children of divorced parents will be happily s

Fri
22
Dec

Maplewood Nature Center Events

Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood Preserves, 2659 East Seventh Street in Maplewood offers these events: Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of the events below go to www.maplewoodnatu

Fri
22
Dec

NEWSBRIEF: Teaching kids the dangers of ice


Minnesota Municipal Power Agency recently installed a solar array at North High School as part of the Hometown Solar Grant program. submitted photo

Now is the time to talk to kids about the dangers of thin ice. As temperatures continue to dip below freezing, ice is forming on many lakes, ponds and rivers. But conditions vary across the state.

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