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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NOTE: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A Kingfield Lane resident reported Oct. 14 that a man was seen wandering the area in and around trees, where he was seen crouching down. Police made contact with the man. He was determined to a lawn-service worker winterizing an underground sprinkler system. Police were called Oct. 14 to Cabela’s, 8400 Hudson Road, for a man attempting to steal two trail cameras at the store.
Cash is flowing into the House District 53B race by the tens of thousands, though one candidate has outspent her opponent nearly three times over. Republican Kelly Fenton spent $44,609 through Oct. 21.
Social issues took center stage last week at the final forum for Woodbury-area legislative candidates. Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidates JoAnn Ward, the incumbent in House District 53A, and Kay Hendrikson, one of two people vying for the open House District 53B seat were the two in attendance. House District 53A Republican candidate Lukas Czech and Republican Kelly Fenton, of House District 53B, were not in attendance. The forum, held Thursday, Oct.
It’s been decades since Kevin Sahly and his family skated into town. The family business, Wooddale Fun Zone, celebrated 40 years of operation this month in Woodbury. The combination roller rink-fitness center came to a Woodbury where commerce was a far cry from the current retail bonanza it is today.
NOTE: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Police on patrol at 2:16 a.m. Sept. 25 found a man running on Pinehurst Road at Donegal Drive. The man was stopped due a possible curfew violation and for recent thefts in the area. The man, a Woodbury resident wearing jeans and a long-sleeve denim shirt, told police he was out for a jog. After initially refusing to identify himself, the man later produced identification. He was released on the scene without charges. A Woodbury woman reported Sept.
Kay Hendrikson and Kelly Fenton got to put their knowledge of the education system to test last week. The House District 53B candidates fielded a barrage of questions from the public during an Oct.
A crash Wednesday afternoon involving two school buses with passengers did not result in any injuries, according to Woodbury police. Police responded at 2:37 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Lake Road east of Middleton Elementary. Woodbury police spokeswoman said the caller who reported the crash said there no injuries; no ambulances were summoned to the scene. A bent front bumper could be seen on one of the two buses.
A woman was hospitalized Monday after an apparent accidental firearm discharge in Woodbury. The woman was transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with non-life threatening injuries, said Woodbury Public Safety spokeswoman Michelle Okada. She said police were called at 4:36 p.m. for an adult female bleeding from her arm due to an accidental firearm discharge.
NOTE: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. An anonymous caller reported Sept. 16 that two employees were spotted smoking suspected marijuana outside Dairy Queen. Police found the suspects, who were found to be smoking tobacco with rolling papers. A man walking across the Tamarack Road overpass reported Sept. 17 that he was sprayed in the back of the head with a fire extinguisher. The man didn’t know who did it, but suspected it was one or two people who were also on foot.
NOTE: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. An anonymous caller reported Sept. 9 that he witnessed a man walk out of his house in his underwear while children waited for a school bus nearby. The man was seen walking to his driveway in front of a young girl on her way to the bus stop. Police spoke with the man, dressed in his boxers, who said he didn’t realize the time and that it wouldn’t happen again. Police were called Sept.