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State Patrol: Roseville Teen Dies in Oak Park Heights Crash

A 17-year-old Roseville boy died Thursday afternoon after his motorcycle struck an SUV in Oak Park Heights. The driver of the motorcycle, Declan Ronan Raverty, died in the crash, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The passenger on the motorcycle, Katie Rose Pagel, 20, of Roseville was transported to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the fatal crash happened at about 4:45 p.m. on Highway 95, just north of Highway 36. A Harley Davidson was traveling northbound on Highway 95 when a Cadillac Escalade exited the Sunnyside Marina and crossed the highway, according to the State Patrol. The motorcycle struck the rear quarter panel of the SUV. Continue Reading →

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Stillwater Mountain Bike Team Has New Home at Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights

Valley View Park will soon be home to a new single-track mountain biking trail in Oak Park Heights. The Oak Park Heights City Council in a 4-1 vote — Oak Park Heights Mayor Mary McComber dissenting — approved a new 2.5 mile trail that will be home to the Stillwater Area High School mountain bike team. The trail — located about 3 miles from the high school — will be designed for mountain bikers, walkers, hikers and runners. The trail may also be used for fat tire snow biking and snowshoeing in the winter. The nonprofit group Stillwater Area Scholastic Cycling Advocates (SASCA) will build and maintain the mountain biking trails in support of the Stillwater mountain bike team. Continue Reading →

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Public Hearing Set for Proposed Mountain Biking Trail in Oak Park Heights

The Oak Park Heights Parks Commission is holding a public hearing tonight for a revised proposal of a mountain biking trail at Valley View Park. The nonprofit group Stillwater Area Scholastic Cycling Advocates (SASCA) are proposing 2.5 miles of single-track mountain biking trails at Valley View Park in support of the Stillwater Area High School Mountain Biking Team. The public hearing will be held on Monday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at Oak Park Heights City Hall. View the proposal

The trail, located about 3 miles from the high school, would be designed primarily for mountain bikers, walkers, hikers and runners, according to city documents. The trail may also be used for fat tire snow biking and snowshoeing in the winter. Continue Reading →

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Update: Oak Park Heights City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Asking Stillwater Schools to Put BOLD on Hold

As the controversial plan to close three elementary schools nears a vote this week, the list of public officials asking Stillwater Area Public Schools to slow down the BOLD proposal and engage in a better process for public feedback is growing. In the last couple of weeks, the Hugo and Marine on St. Croix city councils each passed resolutions asking the school district to reconsider the timeline, process and community impacts the BOLD proposal will have if it is passed on Thursday, Feb. 11. The Oak Park Heights City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution asking the district to reset the timeline, properly involve the public in the process and consider the impact the proposal may have on communities and partnerships, among other things. Continue Reading →

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Oak Park Heights City Council Approves 38-Lane Indoor Shooting Range

The Oak Park Heights City Council on Tuesday night approved an indoor gun range and retail store that will be located Memorial Avenue, across Highway 5 from Stillwater Area High School, and south of Stillwater Motors. The council passed Range 082 Indoor Shooting’s proposal on a 5-0 vote. The plan is to open the range in spring. This is the second indoor gun range and retail store that has been proposed in the Stillwater area. The 8,500 square foot space will feature a 38-lane shooting range with classrooms and retail shopping space would be housed within a new 49,000 square foot building planned to be located on Memorial Avenue. Continue Reading →

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Second Indoor Shooting Range Proposed in the Stillwater Area

A second indoor gun range and retail store has been proposed in the Stillwater area. The Oak Park Heights City Council on Tuesday will hear a proposal for Range 082 Indoor Shooting, an 8,500 square foot, 38-lane shooting range with classrooms and retail shopping space would be housed within a new 49,000 square foot building planned to be located on Memorial Avenue, across Highway 5 from Stillwater Area High School, and south of Stillwater Motors. The other proposed indoor gun range and retail store, Minnesota Shooting Academy, would be located in the Simonet Furniture Building on Curve Crest Boulevard in Stillwater. Minnesota Shooting Academy is proposing a 14-lane shooting range with classrooms and a retail space. Their proposal was tabled last week by the Stillwater City Council for further discussion about zoning and whether or not the city should adopt an indoor gun range ordinance. Continue Reading →

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Public Meetings Set to Discuss Plans for Oak Park Crossing Park

The Oak Park Heights Parks Commission will present draft design concept plans for the city’s newest park, Oak Park Crossing, this month during two open houses for public comment and review. The open houses will be held at Oak Park Heights City Hall from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 and from 7 – 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16. Oak Park Crossing Park is located on the Moelter Fly Ash pit site south of Highway 36, west of Cover Park, and east of Osgood Avenue near Phil’s Terra Hideaway. The park has an established prairie landscape with walking trails, a picnic pavilion, playground and parking lot. However, the city is considering adding a splash pad, expanded walking trails, ice rink improvements, a four-season pavilion, added parking and possibly sports fields. Continue Reading →

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