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New smoke shop on Woodlane Drive? Not so fast, council decides
Downtown Afton braces for construction work
Woodbury students crack the code
Police reports: $4,500 in push-up bras stolen, parking stall confrontation, phone scam, more ...
Roll out: New Zamboni coming to BSC
crime and courts
Woodbury Boys Golf: Getzlaff gets another gig
1,000 and counting: Sid Tomes racks up points, wins at East Ridge
East Ridge Girls Hockey: Raptors drop two heartbreakers
Woodbury Girls Basketball: Royals improve to 3-0 with OT win
Woodbury Girls Hockey: Royals tally 12 goals against the Blades
The 'Carol' continues in Woodbury
Bells jingled, carolers sang at festive Afton event
Downtown Afton transforms into winter wonderland this weekend
Bielenberg Sports Center kicks off outdoor pleasure skating season
A community Christmas carol in Woodbury
arts and entertainment
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June 15, 2013
Viewpoint: What's right in District 833? Lots
On May 28 three recent graduates of local high schools described their experience gaining admission to America's most selective universities before a packed lecture hall at Woodbury High School. Kevin Ig-Izevbekhai is a 2012 graduate of East Ridge High School and now a sophomore...
June 15, 2013 - 7:58am
Our View: Jessup was instrumental in engineering city
Woodbury, as we now know it, didn't exist in 1985. The retail shopping Woodbury is now known for was limited, as was population in the little east metro city of about 15,000. That was what the community looked like when David Jessup arrived here as Woodbury's first city engineer....
June 15, 2013 - 7:53am
June 10, 2013
Soucheray: Consider what's going in your summer body
Now that it appears summer is here, it's time to pull out our clothes that are more form fitting and revealing. Are you ready for this? Did you stay in shape over this incredibly long winter so that you can put on last year's wardrobe, or do you need to succumb to a trip to the mall? Taking...
June 10, 2013 - 8:00am
June 9, 2013
Viewpoint: Motivation suffers under District 833's class-rank change
Recently District 833 announced the plan to discontinue class ranking. Beginning next year, East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high schools will no longer report student ranking, "unless there is an unlikely event in which not doing so puts our students at a disadvantage." The decision...
June 9, 2013 - 7:47am
June 8, 2013
Viewpoint: Sobiech's message resonates, inspires
It has been an incredibly emotional period for many of us in the Stillwater Area Public Schools' community. In a few short days we've celebrated with hundreds of our young people as they prepare for the next exciting stage of their lives, and we've cried as a school family as we've...
June 8, 2013 - 11:49am
Letter to the editor: What happened to paying back schools?
Sen. Susan Kent along with other legislators ran on a platform they were going to pay back the school shift. The school shift suddenly was not important to pay back at the end of the session. Besides not paying back the school shift, they added more money to the budget to pay the...
June 8, 2013 - 7:44am
June 7, 2013
Our View: Keep on Relaying
You thought there was a big crowd last weekend at East Ridge High School for graduation? Just you wait. On Friday evening, the school's football stadium will fill with scores of people dedicated to fighting cancer. They will be part of the Relay for Life of South Washington County...
opinion / health
June 7, 2013 - 9:55am
June 3, 2013
Soucheray: Need to argue? Consider this tack
Probably the most common reason couples identify for seeking therapy is a lack of thoughtful, considerate communication. They say they don't know how to talk to each other so that both partners feel they have been heard, or how to share their feelings so that no one gets upset.
June 3, 2013 - 8:00am
June 2, 2013
Viewpoint: Time to reconsider long-held parenting practices
Becoming a grandparent is a wonderful opportunity to offer love, support and all the knowledge we have acquired throughout our years of raising children. We have many answers to the childrearing questions our sons and daughters may have and are only too happy to impart our words of...
June 2, 2013 - 7:18am
June 1, 2013
Viewpoint: Sorting out Minnesota's prison system
You probably know that there are two prisons in Washington County: The Stillwater prison (which is actually in Bayport) and the Oak Park Heights prison. Did you know that there are also eight other prisons in Minnesota? Nine are for men. The state's only women's prison is in Shakopee....
June 1, 2013 - 7:09am
May 28, 2013
Viewpoint: Time to honor education all-stars in 833
Last month, the community had the opportunity to hear a few of the many student success stories that are being acknowledged across the district. Our staff also has many reasons to be proud this time of the year. The stories of special staff come alive at our annual employee celebration...
May 28, 2013 - 7:18am
May 27, 2013
Letters to the editor: Praise, criticism surrounds gay marriage support
An open letter to Rep. Andrea Kieffer It was nice to see you had the courage to not follow "party" lines on this debate and to allow all people the freedom to legally marry in a civil ceremony.
May 27, 2013 - 11:55am
Soucheray: A salute to the honorable on Memorial Day
Today is Memorial Day, also known to some as "Decoration Day." Originally, this was a day when southerners after the Civil War took time to turn their attention to their cemeteries, as a sign of honor for the ones they had lost in the conflict between the North and the South. Many...
May 27, 2013 - 7:00am
May 26, 2013
Our View: Memorial Day offers time for reflection, safety
Who's ready for summer? Or late spring. Or whatever it is we'll be calling what hopefully is the end to this roller coaster of a weather trend. Either way, this weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. For many of us, that will mean wetting the first line of the season after...
May 26, 2013 - 6:14pm
May 20, 2013
VIEWPOINT: As adults, we can't underestimate the value of playtime
When we see little children at play, they are immersed in the present moment, with seemingly no distractions. In fact, if we were to call their name and they appeared to ignore us, they would contend they did not hear us. When they are playing, they enter a different world, one that...
May 20, 2013 - 8:00am