Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota.
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He was a hit last year, so why not bring him back? This year’s Woodbury Days Friday entertainment will feature GB Leighton, a Minnesota favorite that draws young couples and...
After a successful year with Sunday operations at Washington County's R.H. Stafford Library, officials are proposing to continue the initiative next year and possibly into the future. Top priorities in the 2014 county library budget include expanding the e-book collection and continuing Sunday hours during the school year at the county's busiest libraries. "It was really seen as a pilot last year, by the way, and we feel that we've gotten very good results in the first 20 Sundays that we've been open," Library Director Pat Conley said of the 2013 operations in Woodbury.
A new 151 acre development in Woodbury is undergoing an environmental study and receiving public input. Fields of Woodbury has not been approved by Woodbury City Council, but so far the proposed plans say between 250 and 375 housing units will be added. The project is located generally north of Dale Road and west of Pioneer Drive (formerly Mile Drive). It is the largest of the Phase 2 areas currently in the works, according to city staff. It is not yet clear when the developer will start grading, said Sharon Doucette, the city's environmental resource coordinator.
Looking for a virtual tour around Europe through oils, vinegars and spices? Tamra Kramer has got you covered. She'll throw in a few gourmet cooking secrets, too. Kramer opened the first "Vom Fass Oils, Vinegars, Spices" in Minnesota at Woodbury's Kowalski's Market last month and she's excited to share the products imported from various European regions. Vom Fass is a German-based company that produces different-flavored oils, vinegars and spices. Everything comes from Europe and stays sealed until brought to the United States, Kramer said.
Kate Soucheray Columnist Woodbury Days takes place this weekend, August 23 — 26, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday and concluding on Monday with a 7 p.m. coronation of Little Miss Woodbury and Miss Woodbury. And this year's weekend celebration promises to have something for everyone.
Judicial retention elections an affront to democratic process The last two issues of the Woodbury Bulletin opinion page have contained a viewpoint and a letter addressing our judicial system focused on juries and prosecutors and defense attorneys. I ask, "What about judges?"
*****WITH SIDEBAR AT BOTTOM The 2014 Washington County budget is taking shape, including the restoration of Sunday hours at Cottage Grove's Park Grove Library during the school year. The county is also working to upgrade the 911 computer and communications center phone system, an expense that will be covered in next year's budget. Despite the changes and addition of staff due to Affordable Care Act mandates, the property tax levy is estimated to increase by less than 1 percent.
Former Globe University Dean Heidi Weber got her way in court Thursday when a Washington County jury reached a verdict stating she was wrongfully terminated for reporting legal and ethical...
The trial of a former Globe University dean, suing the school for allegedly firing her after she raised concerns over its admission practices, began last week and continued this week. Heidi Weber has been waiting more than two years to tell her story, her attorney Clayton Halunen told a jury of seven at Washington County District Court during opening statements, which included allegations that Globe targets students with criminal backgrounds, military personnel and others who've "failed everywhere else." "They target desperate people," he said.
Washington County The 2014 Washington County budget is showing good signs, including the restoration of Sunday hours at Cottage Grove's Park Grove Library during the school year. The county is also working to upgrade the 911 computer and communications center phone system, an expense that will be covered in next year's budget. Despite the changes and addition of staff due to federal health care law mandates, the property tax levy is estimated to increase by less than 1 percent.