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The 2020–21 school year is almost over, and it has been anything but normal. Kids who went to school in person had to wear masks and social distance, while others did not even go to school at all, but instead joined Zoom meetings for class. Last September, I interviewed seven local North Oak…

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Pleasant Lake and the North Oaks beach are enviable features that Members hope to enjoy all summer long. The beach will officially open on June 1 and there will be no lifeguards on duty this season. NOHOA has been vigilant and pro-active in trying to ensure that this valuable resource is rea…

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As if a pandemic, wildfires, locusts, and a rocket falling to Earth aren’t enough to worry about, now we are being invaded by jumping worms! And there is nothing funny about jumping worms. Their name comes from their tendency to jump around when disturbed, and they display a single, wide, al…

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NOHOA is working with the City of North Oaks and Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office to have extra speed enforcement in North Oaks this summer, so keep your driving speed down to 30 mph or under. In addition, a radar sign has been installed in the West Rec area and will hopefully make that recrea…

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Andrew Weins was awarded the 2020 North Oaks Garden Club Fund Scholarship. Andrew is a senior in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). He is majoring in Plant Science with an emphasis on floriculture. Andrew credits his mom, Kimberly, and his time spent in …

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City Council Meeting Summary—May 13

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With hope, enthusiasm, and dedication, North Oaks Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Guild II is planning to hold their annual rummage sale this coming September. Proceeds from the rummage sale help support many important programs at Children’s Minnesota. Thus, the Guild is excited to hol…

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Have you ever had an incomplete pair of socks or have lost socks in the dryer? Well, eighth-grade student Deling Chen of North Oaks has come up with a solution: Sock Munch! Sock Munch is a device that helps keep your socks from disappearing in the wash. I interviewed Deling and asked her que…

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All entrance roads to North Oaks now have signs designed to help ensure our privacy and allow NOHOA to keep tighter tabs on who uses our roads. The signs read “No Trespassing: Private Road and Lands” with a reference to the City of North Oaks ordinance that pertains to trespassing: Ord 130.0…

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The plants that you purchase to beautify your yard may contain a type of pesticide that has deadly consequences for pollinators and other beneficial insects. Neonicotinoids (or neonics) ​are the most widely used class of insecticides globally. Unfortunately, they are problematic for pollinat…

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