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Missing St. Croix River boater found alive, Minn. authorities say
Police roll out body camera pilot program
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
crime and courts
Softball: Young's homer lifts Park past Woodbury
Baseball: Park slips by Woodbury with Alt no-hitter
Boys' Hockey: Vogelgesang is hired as East Ridge head coach
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Boys' Lacrosse: Raptors continue work on new systems
PHOTO: Local 4-H receives grant
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Striking up a community band: Musicians sought from Woodbury
Still at bat: Senior softball team at the center of comedy at Black Box
Decades of dazzle: Woodbury Figure Skating Club turns 20 years old
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Mabel M. McLean, 91
Jeanette "Jan" Duraine, 80
Doris E. Garbe, 101
Dvionne "Dee" Claybaugh, 78
Marven M. Rosen, 84
Letters: Provisional ballots just make sense; foreign aid pays off
Letters: Yearning for 'bit of podunk'; Speak up about public transportation
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Letters: City birthday boosted Heritage Society; Bulletin improving lately
VIEWPOINT: Lawmakers aim to make Met Council accountable
Real Estate Showcase
June 9, 2011
OUR VIEW: The world's been waiting for you, class of 2011
As we prepare to watch another batch of graduates shove off into post-high school life, it's worth recalling the colossal news items that have punctuated these seniors' final months in school. Let's recap - briefly. -- All eyes turned to Egypt in February when citizens there fed...
June 9, 2011 - 9:52am
June 2, 2011
OUR VIEW: Ready, set, Relay
Who's ready to Relay? By the sound of it, thousands of you. On Friday night, south Washington County residents - and folks from around the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin - will descend on East Ridge High School's Raptor's Nest for this year's Relay For Life event. If you've...
June 2, 2011 - 10:27am
May 12, 2011
OUR VIEW: Neighbors who stand vigilant make impact
A group of Woodbury neighbors didn't just gripe about suspicious activity after they witnessed it. They did something. That something resulted in the arrest of an alleged drug dealer, as reported in this week's news pages. The neighbors knew what they were seeing looked suspicious:...
May 12, 2011 - 8:00am
May 5, 2011
OUR VIEW: City should consider cost in 'traffic calming'
Some folks are getting fed up with drivers barreling down residential streets at high speeds, and they're right to be frustrated. Speeding in residential areas is reckless and dangerous. Period. Thankfully, it's also a manageable problem. Right now Woodbury City Council is attempting...
May 5, 2011 - 1:48pm
April 27, 2011
Our view: Distracted driving message goes for adults, too
Hopefully parents took note of the state's campaign last week against distracted driving. Woodbury residents, especially, should have noticed: the state's Department of Public Safety used East Ridge High School and its students as the backdrop for the announcement. While the campaign...
April 27, 2011 - 1:30pm
April 21, 2011
Our View: Curb stop issue warrants council action
One unlucky Woodbury resident got a rude homeowner's awakening recently when he learned he was on the hook for $6,500 worth of something he didn't even know existed. The experience, explained in detail in this edition's Page 1 story, represents a nightmare scenario for most homeowners....
April 21, 2011 - 11:00am
April 14, 2011
Our View: Make memories - not tragedies - at prom
We're smack-dab in the middle of prom season: Woodbury High School just wrapped its event, while students and staff at East Ridge High School prepare for their prom. It's a cherished time for teens who look at the event as a chance to kick up their heels with friends and enjoy a...
April 14, 2011 - 8:40am
April 7, 2011
Our View: Field of dreams becoming a reality
It was hard for most Minnesotans not to get at least a little bit excited last week when the Twins opened their regular season. There is nothing quite like the beginning of another baseball season to remind us that - yes, after all - spring is arriving. Hibernation is over. Lawns...
April 7, 2011 - 3:33pm
August 25, 2010
Our View: Hoopla over YouTube video on local GOP website demonstrates new media spin cycle at its worst
"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits in a newspaper." Those are the humorous words of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Of course they were uttered well more than a decade ago. If only Seinfeld knew the joke would have so much...
August 25, 2010 - 9:03am
August 21, 2010
Our View: Woodbury Days is a great way to cap off summer
It kind of creeps up on you. First it's Memorial Day. Then the last day of school. Fourth of July. The next thing you know it's late August and summer's prime seems to be in the rear view mirror. That's what makes the weekend of Aug. 27-29 so special in Woodbury. While many communities...
August 21, 2010 - 8:10am
August 4, 2010
Our View: Primary is Aug. 10? Yep.
Does it feel like fall already? The calendar says it's August, but if you pay attention to lawn signs, the mail box and television or radio, it feels like November. We can thank the state Legislature for that one. In March Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed the bill that moved up the primary...
August 4, 2010 - 10:25am
July 28, 2010
Our View: Afton can no longer wait on comp plan
Is it a bit ironic that the community that wants to maintain its rural character is fumbling on a document that can help it do just that? In a saga that has continued through the summer the city of Afton finds itself with an incomplete comprehensive growth plan. In March the city...
July 28, 2010 - 10:09am
July 14, 2010
Our View: Remembering fallen soldiers one year later
One year ago this week a young man from this community was killed in Iraq while serving his country. Daniel P. Drevnick died July 16, 2009 when the Army base he was working at in the southern province of Basra was attacked by indirect fire from insurgents. He was 22 years old.
July 14, 2010 - 9:56am
July 7, 2010
Our View: State Farm should act 'like a good neighbor' and market site to buyer who would use its building
A municipal sign welcoming travelers into Woodbury sits on the east side of Radio Drive just south of I-94. Behind the sign is a spacious 95-acre property and a nearly 500,000-square-foot building that has been essentially empty and unused for nearly five years. It once held more...
July 7, 2010 - 8:49am
June 2, 2010
Our View: Transparency on potential conflicts of interest an encouraging sign
Being a city council member can be a tough job. Especially when it comes to development issues. And even more so when such development issues may pose a potential conflict of interest for a council member faced with a decision of whether to approve a proposed development. That's...
June 2, 2010 - 10:57am