- Member for
- 5 years 9 months
I value all of Woodbury's citizens, and will make sure that the city works for everyone. I will listen to you on how to keep this city safe, environmentally sustainable and accessible for this and the next generation. I will use my policy and science experience to comprehensively analyze and examine the issues to make the best decision I can. I am passionate about advocating and am excited to represent you!
Firefighting for Woodbury, I met folks and gained insight how the city works and can be improved. My five kids thrived in local youth programs. With a Carlson MBA from the University of Minnesota and a small business, I know how to do smart business and a balanced budget.
The South Washington Watershed District will celebrate its 25th anniversary and the many flood-prevention, habitat restoration, and water-quality improvement projects accomplished. South Washington is the largest watershed management organization in Washington County, covering portions of Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Grey Cloud Township, Afton and Denmark Township.
The featured speaker at the Sept. 19 meeting of the Pineridge Garden Club was Rod Mead, owner of Blue Chip Tree Service. Mead is one of the first certified arborists in Minnesota providing tree care and maintenance. The next meeting of the Pineridge Garden Club is 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Cottage Grove City Hall featuring "Rock Gardening" by Rick Rodich of MN Chapter North American Rock Garden Society. All interested gardeners are invited to attend. More information at www.pineridgegardenclub.org . Submitted photo
A Woodbury police officer was taken to Regions Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his vehicle was rear-ended around 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Interstate 494 at Tamarack Road, according to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report. Officer Bryan Wagner, 30, was stopped in the center median in a 2016 Ford Explorer Woodbury police squad when a tow truck northbound on 494 drifted off the road and struck his vehicle from behind, the report states.
Facebook engineers discovered a security attack affecting nearly 50 million accounts, the social media network announced Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The vulnerability that allowed attackers to take over user's Facebook accounts has been fixed and law enforcement has been contacted, according to a security update posted online Friday by Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice-president of product management.
A semitrailer fire on eastbound Interstate 94 closed several lanes of traffic at the St. Croix River Bridge during Thursday afternoon rush hour Sept. 27, 2018, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. One lane remained open following the crash, with clean up continuing into the evening, according to a MnDOT tweet.
Explore the areas of the Washington County Historic Courthouse that are typically closed off to the public, including the basement, dome, sheriff's residence and step inside the 1870s jail that housed women and juveniles during the "Nooks and Crannies Tour" 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Note that the Historic Courthouse has changed the day of the week that this is offered, as well as the time. The courthouse is at 101 W. Pine St. in Stillwater, at the corner of Third and Pine streets. Free public parking is available onsite.
It's only been a few months since Gov. Mark Dayton signed step therapy legislation into law. The bill was introduced by Rep. Kelly Fenton of Woodbury. It was an amazing moment for those of us who have family members who struggle daily with chronic diseases.
Washington County residents are asked to provide input on the county's draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The full draft plan, individual chapters, brief informational videos, and an online survey are all available on the county's website. The online survey is open through Sept. 30. The comprehensive plan is a guiding document that shapes how the county will grow and change over the next 20 years. The document addresses the topics of: • land use • transportation • water resources • parks, trails, and open space • housing