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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Corey Lunn Superintendent's Viewpoint The legislative session has come to an end, and while there is much work yet to do to sort out the complexities of the new education bill, the bottom line is some good news for Stillwater Area Public Schools. For the first time in many years, the state made broad investments in education by providing early childhood scholarships, funding all-day kindergarten, providing a small increase in the funding formula, and beginning to address some of its unfunded mandates.
USA Karate is kicking it again in Woodbury. After several years of dormancy in the community, the Twin Cities-based martial arts school has returned to Woodbury, where it is now housed in the Tamarack Hills shopping center. The business held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, June 21, as part of grand opening ceremonies, where students demonstrated elaborate and choreographed martial arts routines to members of the local business community. Until opening the Woodbury location, USA Karate's studios were mainly located in the west metro.
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Father's Day 2013 the answer is no.
Tod Johnson Resident's Viewpoint Over the past two weeks there have been varying viewpoints on why class ranking at East Ridge is an important component of competition among students. While I appreciate the unique perspectives that have been provided, I am compelled to write a significantly different viewpoint as a parent and former college graduate arguing that student rank is a meaningless statistic and has little to do with success or failure in the real world.
Power outages spilled into Saturday -- and possibly longer -- in Woodbury following the second consecutive night of intense storms. Xcel Energy reported nearly 1,500 customers in Woodbury were without...
The second power outage in less than 24 hours -- this one brought about by an overnight thunderstorm that packed high winds -- left more than 1,000 Woodbury customers without...
Thousands of Woodbury residents were without power this afternoon. According to Xcel Energy, a power outage affecting Woodbury, Afton and St. Paul was affecting 6,118 customers. The outage began at...
A Woodbury woman was in critical condition following a two-vehicle crash Thursday that also sent three other people to the hospital. The woman, an 81-year-old traveling in a Ford Taurus,...
Driftwood isn't just debris to Tom Bray. When the Woodbury man's imagination processes the pieces as he handles them, he begins to see figures: an eagle, a dragon, a fish. "It's amazing what you can see in wood," Bray said Thursday, June 13, on the opening day of a display of his work at the Merrill Community Arts Center's Rivertown Campus.
A resident in the 700 block of Markgrafs Lake Draw reported June 5 that his golf clubs were stolen from his garage. The clubs, a 65-year-old set, were valued at...