William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009.
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Lisa Weik is running unopposed for her District 5 seat, but the county commissioner said she isn't taking anything for granted. Weik said she's been out knocking on doors to learn what's on the minds of voters in her district. "I like to touch base directly with people," she said. "I don't like to seem complacent."
Gary Kriesel • Age: 73 • City of residence: Stillwater • Years lived in district: 53 years • Education: Stillwater High School; St. Paul Vocational Technical Institute, apprenticeship program • Occupation: County commissioner, District 3; retired senior area specialist, Northern States Power, 33 years; U.S. Navy Veteran.
David Beaudet • Age: 63 • City of residence: Oak Park Heights • Education: Stillwater Area High School, Metropolitan State University • Occupation: Retired from manufacturing management
When it comes to staging the musical version of a Disney animated movie classic, it pays not to tread (water) too lightly, said the director of the fall musical at East Ridge High School. This is no mere maid, after all - the Disney animated version of the Hans Christian Andersen story is beloved by generations. But too much reverence can be stifling. The challenge is to stay true to the story while avoiding a slavish recreation of the movie, said Amanda Hestwood, an English teacher who will be directing the show at East Ridge.
The Quilted Treasures Quilt Show last weekend turned the gym at Lake Middle School into a fantasia of fabric. The quilts on display were too splendiferous to serve as mere bedwarmers or couch covers. This was, as Shakespeare wrote, "beauty too rich for use."
Stan Karwoski • Age: 59 • City of residence: Oakdale • Years lived in district: 29 • Education: Northeast Metro Technical College, design degree; Metropolitan State University, BA business management • Occupation: Mayor of Oakdale; Graco Inc., 38-year employee, principal designer, retired 2016
Cheryl Anderson • Age: 56 • City of residence: Birchwood Village • Years lived in district: 16 • Education: Bachelor's of arts and licensed social worker in Minnesota • Occupation: Administrator/owner of Social Service Solutions Inc.
A $135,000 grant from the Counties Transit Improvement Board will pay for the planning of two proposed transit station areas in Cottage Grove and one in St. Paul Park. At their Oct. 18 meeting, the Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution requesting the funds from CTIB, a joint-powers board comprising Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties. The transit areas will be part of the Red Rock transit corridor, a 30-mile bus-rapid transit route that will run in both directions from Hastings to Union Depot in St. Paul.
Fran Miron • Age: 62 • City of residence: Hugo • Years lived in district: Lifelong resident • Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Minnesota, 1976 • Graduate of Forest Lake Area Senior High School, 1972 • Occupation: Dairy and crop farmer • Notable community and civic involvement: Washington County Commissioner, District 1, 2013-present; mayor, City of Hugo, 1994-1998 and 2000-2012; councilman, City of Hugo, 1990-1994 Why are you running for office in Washington County Commissioner District 2?
Edward Eigner • Age: 71 • City of residence: Forest Lake • Years lived in district: 17 • Education: B.S. University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee • Occupation: Operations manager • Notable community and civic involvement: Present Forest Lake City Council member; past Forest Lake Planning Commission member; present Forest Lake Personnel Committee; present Forest Lake Fire Board; member of the VFW at American Legion Why are you running for office in Washington County Commissioner District 1?