I grew up on the 6600 block of Nicollet Ave. So. in the very heart of Richfield. I attended St. Peter's Catholic School K - 6th grade, and then attended Academy of Holy Angels for 6 years (part of the short lived AHA middle school in the 90's as well as high school).
Aside from a brief time spent on the east coast, I have lived either in Richfield or within 1 mile of it's borders all of my life. I currently reside in the 6000 block of South Lyndale Ave. Though a Minneapolis resident by technicality, I am still very much a part of the Richfield community. I patronize mostly Richfield businesses by choice, even work part time at one of them, and I am actively interested in local politics.