Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports.
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A 33-year-old St. Paul Park man with two open DWI cases added to his court docket after allegedly wielding a baseball bat during a domestic disturbance last month in Woodbury. Washington County prosecutors charged Jose Manuel Mejia with two counts of first-degree burglary, including one alleging the use of a dangerous weapon during commission of the crime. The charges stem from a July 25 incident on Romeo Drive that was first originally reported as trespassing.
Gregory Galler Judicial Viewpoint After 25 days of trial a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty. Was justice done? That question has dominated political conversation in America. Some want to interject a discussion about race relations into the trial analysis. While those concerns are appropriate on a wider scale, they are misplaced when talking about a single jury trial. A jury trial occurs at the individual level. Juries are not convened to determine social policy on a societal level.
Keith Jacobus Superintendent's Viewpoint
Firefighters credited a sprinkler system for sparing other units from serious damage after fire broke out at an apartment Friday night at The Classic at the Preserve. Woodbury fire department...
A Woodbury man appeared in court last week on allegations that he sexually assaulted a vulnerable adult living at a group home. Matthew Chicago Dugbe Sr. made his first appearance July 22 on two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of criminal sexual abuse by staff of a vulnerable adult, a gross misdemeanor.
Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle at 1:40 a.m. July 17 at Tower Drive and Valley Creek Road. During the stop, the officer noticed at open bottle of...
A Woodbury woman will be honored for her efforts in volunteering in the east metro. Linda Simkins is one of two people who will be recognized as “Outstanding Senior Citizens”...
There are artists who aspire to write No. 1 hits. There are artists who dream of being besieged by adoring fans. Neither of those possibilities appeals to Woodbury native Matthew Griswold. In his dream, he gets to hang out with Oscar. In September, Griswold, a Woodbury native, moves to California where he will create music specifically for TV and film. If everything goes according to plan, Griswold could be in position to achieve his dream of recording an Academy Award-winning soundtrack -- a longtime pursuit, but one that once seemed like pure fiction to the 30-year-old.
A late-night call July 23 on Interstate 94 led to an uncommon experience for a mom-to-be and the Woodbury Public Safety Department. According to a news release, Woodbury paramedics received...
By Tom Olsen (Lake County News-Chronicle) and Mike Longaecker A Lake County jury found a Woodbury police officer not guilty Monday of assaulting a nurse in Two Harbors as the...