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Confounding Valley Creek Road stop signs getting the hook
Law now passed, Woodbury family explores medical marijuana options for son
Woodbury traffic stop yields no suspects in fatal officer shooting
No dummy: Simulated robot operates with real human vital signs (W/VIDEO)
A Royal homecoming for WHS' Sorenson-Wagner
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Legendary lesson: Carew teaches local youth
Learning from the best: Mundahl attends Manning Passing Academy
Leaps and bounds: East Ridge pole vault camp gets visit from Olympic hopeful
Raptors fall one game short of state
Woodbury Blue falls in playoffs
Woodbury Community Theatre's 'Birdie' takes flight Friday
Health department: Woodbury Applebee's on E. coli list
Encore screening set for Woodbury native’s movie
Embracing the 'Warrior' spirit (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)
Woodbury girl to vie for American Miss title
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Letters to the editor for July 2
July 25, 2013
A fun lesson in safety
Safety. It's a lesson that children hear time and time again. But do they really take the lessons to heart? Woodbury Public Safety officers hammered home the importance of safety last week in a fun, interactive way during the annual Youth Safety Camp held July 23-24 at Carver Lake...
news / education
July 25, 2013 - 2:33pm
July 11, 2013
Woodbury delays bonding request for joint shooting range
Woodbury City Council put the brakes on a proposal to request state bonding money to build an indoor gun range and firefighter training facility. Woodbury and Cottage Grove are considering partnering on the estimated $10 million project that would give the two growing public safety...
July 11, 2013 - 11:49am
June 21, 2013
Veterans court confers first graduates
With many current-generation veterans having served multiple combat tours, a large number suffer from all sorts of trauma. Some turn to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain.
June 21, 2013 - 8:00am
June 6, 2013
Prescription drug abuse is growing problem in county
A new Washington County initiative aims to protect the population from prescription drug abuse and diversion. One Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy will be assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tactical Diversion Squad (TDS) to tackle the growing problem of...
news / health
June 6, 2013 - 10:00am
May 31, 2013
County examines fatal, serious injury crashes
With every serious crash comes a story, a tragedy. "How many people have to die before we do something?" said Washington County Public Works Director Don Theisen, referring to a question that county officials often hear from residents. The county is partnering with the Minnesota...
May 31, 2013 - 8:00am
May 24, 2013
Morning message: Don't drink and drive
East Ridge High School students witnessed firsthand the consequences of drunk driving. Students saw a mock crash Friday, May 24 where two people were dead, including a young child, and others were injured because a student was driving drunk after a graduation party. The driver...
news / education
May 24, 2013 - 10:24am
May 16, 2013
Motorcycle collides with vehicle on Radio Drive
A motorcyclist was conscious and alert following a crash with a vehicle on Radio Drive Thursday afternoon, according to officials. Woodbury Emergency Services Commander Mike Richardson said the motorcyclist was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for evaluation after he struck...
May 16, 2013 - 5:18pm
May 9, 2013
Little-known police unit targets Woodbury crime trends
Chris Rheault admits he was a skeptic. As a Woodbury patrol officer, he had heard about the department's Street Crimes Unit and wondered if it was just a bunch of cops hanging around in parking lots waiting for crimes to be committed. But Rheault said that perception got turned...
crime and courts / news
May 9, 2013 - 7:55am
May 8, 2013
Woodbury cop honored for heroism during fiery crash
When an allegedly impaired driver rear-ended another vehicle on a chilly January night and burst into flames, three area residents leapt into action, risking their lives to save a 29-year-old man and his dog. Because of their bravery and quick thinking, all parties in the accident...
May 8, 2013 - 8:47am
April 23, 2013
Car fire extinguished at Woodwinds hospital
Woodbury firefighters extinguished a car fire Tuesday afternoon at Woodwinds Health Campus. A car caught fire under at the hospital's entrance under an awning. Firefighters extinguished the fire and used a saw to access the vehicle's engine compartment, where a small crew focused...
April 23, 2013 - 10:41am
April 15, 2013
Two injured in I-94 crash
Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a crash on Interstate 94 near the Radio Drive exit in Woodbury Sunday night, according to authorities. Minnesota State Patrol Lieutenant Eric Roeske said preliminary information indicates a westbound vehicle crossed through the...
April 15, 2013 - 11:12am
April 5, 2013
Missing teen found
Kyle Christopher Konkler was found safe in Minneapolis Friday evening, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Konkler, a vulnerable 18-year-old from Woodbury, was missing Thursday and most of Friday. He had left the White Bear Lake Police Department where he works...
April 5, 2013 - 4:44pm
Woodbury's top K-9 to demonstrate skills at Expo
Jason Posel remembers how, as a youngster growing up in St. Paul, he was introduced to a K-9 police officer and his dog. "Maybe that planted the seed," he said. Fast-forward to adulthood, where Posel is the Woodbury Public Safety Department's senior K-9 officer - one of three now...
April 5, 2013 - 12:09pm
April 2, 2013
Firefighters go for a dip
Woodbury firefighters took advantage of unseasonably cool temperatures March 26 during an evening ice rescue drill at Battle Creek Lake. Firefighters wearing thermal neoprene suits plunged into the frigid waters at an open spot on the lake, while their counterparts practiced life-saving...
April 2, 2013 - 3:51pm
Washington County 911 dispatchers honored for handling of Red Roof incident
There was no question Aug. 31, 2012, was a stressful night for many members of the local law enforcement community. That included 911 dispatchers, who fielded calls coming from the Red Roof Inn during an incident that led to one man being shot dead and several others being sexually...
crime and courts / news
April 2, 2013 - 3:45pm