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Farewell, SLP Patch

It's been a blast, but I'm moving on to a new job here in St. Louis Park.

It's been a blast, St. Louis Park Patch, but alas, I'm moving on.

I'm writing to announce that this is my last day as editor of St. Louis Park Patch. Come Monday, I will be starting as a communications specialist for the city of St. Louis Park. So, I won't be going far!

I've truly enjoyed getting to know this community, which is why the job with the city has me so excited. It's been an honor to get to know so many of you, and I'd love to stay in touch. You can reach me anytime at my personal email, mike.rose87@gmail.com.

But just because I'm leaving doesn't mean St. Louis Park Patch is going anywhere. I'm biased, but I think it's become a valuable local resource, and it will continue to be. To stay in touch with local Patch editors, please email stlouispark@patch.com.

Also, do consider getting involved on the site if you haven't already done so. Patch is only as strong and successful as its readers make it. So, start a blog or create an event or post an announcement. The site shines when readers are active.

It's been fun. See you when I see you, St. Louis Park.

-Mike Rose

Tom Olson October 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM
You have done a great job keeping us informed! Thank you and best wishes on your new adventure.
margaret rog October 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I agree! I think you've earned a job in communications for the City. Thanks and good luck!
Michael Rose (Editor) October 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Thanks, Tom and Margaret
Gail Miller October 15, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Good for you Michael. You've done a great job at the Patch and I know you will be an asset to the city as well. Hope you successor at the Patch keeps on top of things the way you have.
Debra Fisher Goldstein October 15, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Bon voyage (down the street) and bravo, Michael Rose! You've worn many hats well as the SLP Patch editor. I have enjoyed working with you and I look forward to your continued work for SLP. Glad the city's got you! Thank you!
Michael Rose (Editor) October 15, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Thanks, Gail and Debra
Andrew Leonard October 15, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Congratulations! You've done a great job with Patch, and I'm sure you'll be awesome at City Hall!
Gretchen Peterson October 15, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Michael, I can't say anything that hasn't already been said!! Good luck in your new position with our city, and I look forward to hearing more from you in the future!
Michael Rose (Editor) October 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Thanks, Andrew and Gretchen
Bill Levine October 15, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Good luck Michael---you have done a successful job of keeping us informed through unbiased reporting. Congratulations.....
Michael Rose (Editor) October 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Thanks, Bill
Sarah Brandt October 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Michael, We at the Saint Louis Park High School newspaper "The Echo" are very saddened by this. You have served as quite a role model for us student journalists. You will be missed!
Michael Rose (Editor) October 16, 2012 at 12:41 AM
That's very kind of you to say, Sarah. I'm not going far at all (see above), and would be happy to stay in touch as desired....just email me at mike.rose87@gmail.com. Would be happy to discuss college j-school options, career stuff, etc. I'm by no means any kind of expert, but I could certainly share a few tips/thoughts.
John Froom October 16, 2012 at 07:09 AM
So glad to have worked with you and thanks for making our Patch the best. . I hope others will heed your words and start blogs to keep the info on the cutting edge . Glad you are staying in SLP-- You will be a great resource for the city!
Michael Rose (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Thanks, John
Heather G October 19, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Congrats and good luck! You made the SLP edition of the Patch seem very personal and homey to this transplanted Floridian. Thanks!
Melanie Becker October 20, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Best of luck to you, Michael! You did an awesome job for our city's Patch! Many thanks also for using my pics whenever I sent some your way!

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