New Fridley City Manager Walter "Wally" Wysopal has served as city manager of North St. Paul since 1998 but now will work for the city in which he lives, he told the Sun Focus:
He and his family have lived in Fridley for six years. They lived in St. Anthony for 18 years, he said, and as their family got bigger with five children, their house became too small.
When they looked for a house, they found one they liked in Fridley. For high school, his kids attend Totino-Grace, where his wife graduated.
“When we moved to Fridley, I never had any sights set on being manager here,” he said.
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