Laura Larson, Coordinator of Operations for Stillwater Area Public Schools District 834, was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Contributor Award at the annual Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals Association conference held on Oct. 3. This award is in recognition of Ms. Larson’s outstanding dedication and commitment to educational facilities management.
Lowell Johnson, director of Washington County’s Department of Public Health and Environment was named one of the winners of the Minnesota Department of Health 2013 Community Health Awards, which honor individuals and groups for outstanding contributions to the state’s public health system.
Lake Elmo residents Charles Brady, Greg Cormier and Nick Arco and Oakdale resident Joe Comeau of St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 and Oakdale resident Lue Yang of Minneapolis Pipefitters Local 539 serviced furnaces for the needy as part of the 28th Annual Heat’s On program Sept. 28.
Oakdale residents Mikayla Erf and Caitlin Rademacher from the Lucky Aces 4-H Club were awarded top honors at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. Erf won Champion Brown Swiss cow and was selected for the Dairy Cattle Showcase. Rademacher won Champion breeding chickens as well as a purple ribbon for her project in the indoor gardening category.
Electric motorcyclist and Lake Elmo resident Kevin Clemens, 56, has broken yet another national speed record. He set the record in the 300-kilogram sidecar class during the 10th annual BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials Aug. 24-29 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The previous record in this category was 50.4 miles per hour; Clemens raced through that speed at 54.7 miles per hour on the solar-powered bike he designed and built himself at The Velocity Workshop in Lake Elmo.