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Valentin Huerta, a Woodbury firefighter-medic, competes in a squat competition at a 2013 powerlifting event. (Submitted photo)

Woodbury men ask: How about a lift?

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Valentin and Chago Huerta won’t just be giving an ailing Twin Cities boy a helping hand in March – they’ll be lifting with all their might.


The father and son team is raising funds for HopeKids, an organization that provides special opportunities for kids with life-threatening diseases, such as the Minneapolis boy the Huertas are sponsoring.

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Mike Longaecker
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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