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.
The first medallion was found in Reid Park. (submitted photos)
This year, two lucky pairs of searchers found separately hidden medallions as part of the Lake Elmo Jaycees’ 37th annual Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament.
Adventurous medallion hunters were given a series of clues from Aug. 4-11 to help them find the hidden treasure — a decorated Huff n’ Puff Days button — somewhere on Lake Elmo public property.
Tyler Weaver was honored at a special reception at Senator Al Franken’s St. Paul office June 9. (submitted photo)
U.S. Senator Al Franken recently congratulated Tyler Weaver, a Minnesota State-Mankato student from Maplewood, on his appointment to West Point. He will be part of the Class of 2017 when he enters this summer.