North High School graduate Adam McDonald poses backstage with an intimidating “Wicked” prop. Adam is currently on tour with “Wicked,” serving as second key and as an associate conductor.
He may be a nice guy, but Adam McDonald has spent nearly two years being Wicked.
That’s how long the North High alum has been working with the national touring company of the Broadway hit “Wicked.” Adam has served as the tour’s orchestra as “key 1”; recently he was promoted to Associate Conductor and took over “key 2.”
Members of the North St. Paul High School Class of 1943 took advantage of the Homecoming/Fall Round-Up hoopla to schedule their 70th class reunion, demonstrating the close ties that bind so many to their hometown even decades later.
Gayle Bauman, center, along with the whole finance department at the city of Maplewood gathered with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award given them from the Government Finance Officers Association at the Sept. 9 city council meeting.
Jason Ziemer, formerly with Maple Plain and the DNR, is the new city manager for North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Jason Ziemer didn’t always have plans to manage entire cities. And yet, at age 39, he has already managed two Minnesota cities — Maple Plain, and, most recently, North St. Paul.
His first day with North St. Paul was Sept. 4, and since then, the newly minted city manager has been taking a crash course in the city’s affairs.