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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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.
The Lake Middle School and East Ridge families are mourning the loss of a 13-year-old student who died Tuesday.
The last time the Raptors came to Royals Stadium, the home team survived by the smallest of margins after an overtime battle. There was no such drama on Friday. East Ridge, the No.
When it comes to rivalries in Woodbury, it doesn't get much better than this. The Woodbury and East Ridge high school football teams collide tonight at Royals Stadium for the fifth time since East Ridge launched its program in 2009. It's been a back-and-forth affair with memorable games since the teams' inaugural match-up in 2009 when Woodbury handled East Ridge in the new school's very first debut on the football field. East Ridge came back the following year off an 0-9 season to earn the program's first-ever win over -- guess who -- Woodbury.
The Raptors will look to build on a strong end to the 2012 season as they rev up for 2013 with a deeper, more experienced team.
A 33-year-old St. Paul Park man with two open drunken driving cases added to his court docket after allegedly wielding a baseball bat during a domestic disturbance last month in Woodbury.
The Minnesota Sting will play for the Midwest Premier Football League title for the second straight year against the Brainerd Lumberjacks.