Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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Voters in south Washington County favored an all-female slate representing different corners of District 833 during the Nov. 5 School Board election.
Razor-thin margins separated winners from losers Tuesday in the 14-way race for District 833 School Board’s four-year seats that returned two incumbents to the board.
Students were invited to return to East Ridge High School Friday afternoon after officials determined that an odor detected earlier in the day – and prompted an evacuation – at the building was benign.
Susan Richardson believes she would be an effective communicator on the District 833 School Board.
Mike Thissen wants to be a voice for parents and teachers on the District 833 School Board.
Sharon Van Leer has been surrounded by education for more than 20 years and surrounded by children for even longer.
Fred Hess got so inspired while campaigning last year for local candidates that he figured he needed to take the plunge himself.
Molly Lutz is looking to transition from local parent-teacher organization leader to District 833 School Board member.
David Kemper may be an incumbent on the District 833 School Board, but he said that’s not the only experience that drives his re-election effort.
Olympic champion and Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn will return to the hills of her youth Friday in Washington County. Vonn, the lone American woman to win Olympic gold in the downhill event, will have a meet-and-greet event at 6 p.m. Friday at Afton Alps Ski Area. According to a news release, Vonn will meet with 50 young alpine racers at 5 p.m.