Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The second annual Community UKnighted picnic was a success with over 50 attendees.
The St. Michael Albertville Community UKnighted group hosted their second annual picnic on Sept. 22. The event catered by Broaster Catering was organized by Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty. "The purpose, for me at least, is trying to get immigrants to trust law enforcement," Hagerty said this week. "So many immigrants have come from places where there is such corruption that there is a perceived corruption." Nearly fifty community members attended the picnic where both Albertville and St. Michael Fire Departments were on hand with trucks, Allina ambulance and EMT's and also Wright County officers. "We just hope that by meeting immigrants and making them more comfortable they will be more willing to trust us and call us when they see …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
After earning an appointment last winter when Cindy Weston move out of town, Chris Schumm is hoping to be elected to the council in November.
Name : Christopher Schumm Also known as : Chris Place of residence : St. Michael Attended college : Yes Job titles held : NA Employers : DJ's of Albertville Party affiliation : Other Party affiliation : Nonpartisan Running for a: Local office Running for position: St. Michael City Council Chamber/district: St. Michael - at large Incumbent: Yes (via appointment) First elected: 06 December 2011 Previous elective offices : Special appointment to the city council. Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : City Council -2010 Address 4369 MAZULA COURT NE ST. MICHAEL, MN MINNESOTA 55376 Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Chris.Schumm.StMichael As your current City Council Member, I am a voice for the people of St. Michael. Since being appointed …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The STMA BMX track newly updated through a Home Depot grant hosted a regional race with over 280 racers this past weekend.
The newly updated and improved STMA BMX track was busy this weekend. The track received a grant from Home Depot earlier this summer and was able to showcase the new track to other local and regional riders. Riders from all over the state arrived Friday night and many camped out for a weekend of high flying BMX action. Previous attendance records were broken with a reported 282 bikers and over 50 motos. "It was awesome to see so many people there," St. Michael City Council member Nadine Schoen said. "The BMX track gives kids an alternative sport," St. Michael City Council Member Chris Schumm said noting that the typical BMX rider isn't necessarily the summer baseball or soccer player. "BMX gives ALL kids the opportunity to play every race…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
St. Michael council member Chris Schumm is on the ground in Duluth as he visits the League of Minnesota Cities conference this week. Meanwhile, Two Harbors naive Larry Sorensen, Albertville council member, is trying to keep tabs on people back home.
Beyond the sinkholes and seals in the middle of the road, there are many facets to the devastation left behind by flash flooding in Duluth. First, it's the inconvenience factor. Chris Schumm, St. Michael City Council member, and fellow city representatives felt that firsthand yesterday when they were told to stay home, as a League of Minnesota Cities conference in Duluth was postponed. Calling from Duluth today (Thursday), Schumm said there is damage almost anywhere you look. "We went down Highway 61 in one area and there was water up to the middle wall of one restaurant that we saw," Schumm said. "We also were on a stretch of highway where you could tell the water had just receded. We'll get a tour later today. It's going to be pretty …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Schumm family in St. Michael had a surprise guest in their home Monday morning.
Imagine your surprise to wake up one morning and find a stranger laying on your couch. Just that happened to St. Michael Council Member Chris Schumm and his wife, Michelle earlier this week. Michelle just went about her morning routine on Monday morning. As she brought some laundry to the living room she was startled and surprised to see a man laying on the couch. Screaming she ran upstairs to alert Chris. "She came running upstairs yelling, 'there's a man on the couch!', Chris said Monday morning. Chris grabbed a Mag Lite flashlight and headed downstairs to check it out. Sure enough, there was a man sleeping on the couch. "I nudged him and he was startled and disoriented. Once he finally woke up, you could tell he didn't know where he was…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The City of St. Michael laid out its legislative positions, including a plea to find a financial solution behind the proposed Voter ID Amendment.
The City of St. Michael sent council members Nadine Schoen and Chris Schumm to St. Paul recently to meet with the community’s local legislators, including Rep. Joe McDonald and Sen. Amy Koch. Assistant City Administrator Steve Bot, who will become the city’s lead man when Administrator Bob Derus retires in June, accompanied the two. Schumm and Schoen returned to the Capitol, recently, for a day of meetings courtesy of the League of Minnesota Cities. While in St. Paul, the two discussed the city’s stance on a variety of proposed legislation, asking for the state to heed more communities’ calls on issues that have local impact. Near the top of the list was the so-called Voter ID Amendment, which will ask voters to approve a new police asking…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
In its 2012 cycle of technology purchases, the City of St. Michael has decided to step into the 21st Century in the way it presents materials to city council members.
With $2,500 of its $8,800 budget for technology improvements, City of St. Michael staff will purchase five iPads, designating one for each council member. “It’s really an effort to save wear and tear on our office equipment,” said Steve Bot, assistant city administrator. “And, it reduces the amount of paper we use each month. Things like the biweekly council packets and the minutes don’t have to be printed off. You can just pull them up.” Other communities have purchased workstations or laptops for their councils or school boards. Hopkins, for example, has purchased laptops for their city council members that stay in city hall and are used at each meeting. Independent School District 622, which serves Oakdale, also uses laptops. “This isn’…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The year starts off with some housekeeping items, including appointments and updates from city staff.
St. Michael City Council, with new member Chris Schumm sworn in at last month's final meeting, will hold its first official meeting of 2012 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. The agenda includes appointments for the five council members, including Mayor Jerry Zachmann, to specific boards and panels that require city involvement, from the Economic Development Committee and Planning Commission to the St. Michael-Albertville Hockey Board. Also included on tonight's agenda is an update on the citywide recycling program. Carts were delivered by the city's contractor–Veolia–last week, with instructions tagged to the recepticles for residents to follow. Curbside collection from the new bins began this week, as well. A complete agenda is attached…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Chris Schumm, who was the odd-man out in the 2010 election, will fill out the remainder of former council member Cindy Weston's term after she moved to Arizona last weekend.
It was the subtle, yet necessary act in a career of service that spanned more than a decade. Cindy Weston, as her fellow members and her mayor had put forth a motion to appoint Chris Schumm of St. Michael as her replacement, chimed in. "I will recuse myself from the vote," she said with a smile. Indeed, it was standard order. But Schumm recognized the large shoes he would have to fill, serving out the remainder of Weston's four-year term, which expires in the fall of next year. "Cindy has done a lot for the community. She's been a big part of the changes here," Schumm said. "It's an honor." Schumm becomes the newest member on a council that has gone from time-tested and tenured to very "young" in community service terms. Joe Marx, though …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The 2011 Edition of the STMA Tractor Pull was a huge hit Saturday afternoon.
St. Michael and Albertville area lawn tractor fans got together at the Wines Farm near St. Michael for the 2011 Tractor Pull. With various weight classes competing, the day unfolded with perfect conditions, some surprise winners, and a new generation of tractor pullers. Special thanks to Patch reader Chris Schumm for the photos.