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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Not so long ago, Harold Duffield was teetering on the verge of home foreclosure. Recently retired and stuck with ballooning medical bills, the Woodbury man said he struggled to balance hospital co-pays, mortgage payments and being able to put food on the table. "That's what put me into the tight spot," Duffield said. Under threat of mortgage foreclosure by his bank, he was steered toward a Washington County program that he said was able to help him keep his house and pay smaller monthly mortgage payments. He credits the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority's foreclosure co
Woodbury will be former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's first stop in Minnesota on a book signing tour set to kick off next week. Pawlenty will sign copies of his book "Courage to Stand" at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at LifeWay Christian Store, according to his Freedom First political action committee website. The book tour begins Jan. 13 in Washington, D.C., and concludes Jan. 31 in Iowa - a state considered key in determining early presidential contenders.
Woodbury police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery case reported Tuesday at a local pizza delivery restaurant. Officers were called at 9:59 a.m. to Papa John's, 1960 Donegal Drive, for a report of a robbery. Cmdr.
The Bielenberg Sports Center's dome measures just a fraction of the space at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
The city attorney who helped advise the city of Woodbury from its very beginnings through its biggest boom years died Dec. 30 at the age of 69. James Lammers, a partner in the Eckberg Lammers law firm, served as counsel for the city from 1967 to 2005. The city was incorporated in 1967. Woodbury officials who worked closely over the years with him recalled his sincerity and commitment to the city. "He had a very high IQ and a very high EQ - emotional intelligence," outgoing Woodbury Mayor Bill Hargis said. See Wednesday's print edition for the full story.