Canterbury Park Chief Financial Officer Robert Wolf will step down Friday to take a job with a Minneapolis medical company, according to a news release.

Wolf, who also serves as Canterbury’s senior vice president of finance, has accepted a position at NXC Imaging. The company distributes medical equipment, including ultrasound and X-ray machines.

Randy Sampson, currently president of Canterbury Park, will fill Wolf’s role on an interim basis until a successor is chosen.

Wolf was hired by the racetrack in March 2017 as vice president of finance and promoted to his current role six months later. The racetrack offers thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing from May through September.

Erin Adler

Anoka County

Board OKs internal search for top job

The Anoka County Board voted Tuesday to move ahead with an internal search to replace retiring County Administrator Jerry Soma.

Commissioners unanimously approved the plan, with Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah abstaining due to her own interest in the job.

The position will be posted for 10 business days for internal applicants, including former employees who have left the county in good standing within the last five years. Commissioners Scott Schulte, Robyn West and Mike Gamache will interview qualified candidates and make a recommendation to the full board.

The vote ended an unusual stalemate for the board, which had been split over whether to appoint Sivarajah or launch a search for Soma’s successor. Soma will retire on May 1 after 52 years with the county.

Hannah Covington

Washington County

County waives fees for well testing

Washington County officials have decided to temporarily waive water testing fees for coliform bacteria for residents whose wells may have flooded this spring.

The County Board last week approved the waiver, which will be offered through the duration of the emergency declaration for flood response.

The presence of coliform bacteria in drinking water indicates that the well is contaminated and disease-causing organisms could be in the water system.

Homeowners who are concerned about coliform bacteria reaching their well water due to saturated soils can have their water tested by the county.

Mara Klecker


City offers cricket league for adults

Edina’s parks department this spring will offer its first-ever cricket league, starting May 4.

The league, for adult men and women, will play tape ball cricket, a shorter and more relaxed version of the British bat-and-ball sport that uses a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape. Each team will have eight players, and games will last an hour.

“People are already playing the sport, so we wanted to be able to offer it to them. For other people, it’s a new sport to try,” said Edina Recreation Supervisor Tiffany Bushland, according to a news release.

No uniforms are required, and equipment will be provided. Registration for the league closes April 24. For more information, go to

Kevin Duchschere