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....
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A new restaurant that features old timey hand-dipped shakes and a nine-patty burger famous for drawing competitions will open its first Minnesota location in Woodbury. Jake's Wayback Burgers is set to open in the City Centre area near Radio Drive this October, according to corporate officials. Primarily a burgers and fries restaurant, Jake's Wayback Burgers is a franchise that opened its first location in 1991 in Newark, Del., and is now expanding in the United States and overseas in the Middle East.
The first marriage in Woodbury happened in the 1800s between a Scottish man and an Irish woman. It was the first sign of cultural diversity in the small town. The mid to late 19th century is when the population started to pick up with Germans, Scottish, Scandinavians, Irish and more, said Woodbury housing specialist Karl Batalden, who studies the city's demographics.
Wholesale retailer Costco is eyeing a spot in Woodbury, according to city officials and representatives who manage the company’s real estate site selection activities. … Archive Material - Subscription required...
Woodbury High School Principal Linda Plante won the first part of a legal dispute with District 833 last month, and is now awaiting a human rights investigation ruling. Plante alleges the district discriminated against her based on her gender when it hired former Park High School Principal Craig Paul at an overall better compensation package. Washington County District Judge Richard Ilkka issued an arbitration order in July, which means the case will move forward, but not until a human rights investigation is complete.
Denise Yackel started dancing at 4 years old and by the time she was 13, she was running a dance studio out of her parents' basement, ending up with 40 kids on Saturday mornings. After two decades of dance instruction, Yackel is moving her dance school and studio from Cottage Grove to Woodbury this month. "My lease was up in Cottage Grove and we needed to expand," she said. "And I'm really drawing students from this area." Yackel and her daughter Beth Yackel Wasley will run the studio that will make its debut at the Woodbury Days parade Sunday, Aug. 25.
Washington County motorists will see a $5 tax increase on their license tab renewals starting in January, which will add up to much needed revenue for county road improvements, officials say. The "wheelage tax" the state imposed on all 87 Minnesota counties this year will double from $5 to $10 on each motor vehicle kept in the county.
A new park and ride location near Interstate 94 is expected to relieve congestion at existing facilities with 10 additional express bus trips leaving from Woodbury. Metro Transit officials said they are in the process of acquiring a property at I-94 and Manning Avenue that will have 550 parking spaces for commuters to downtown Minneapolis. "There will be expanded service to Woodbury," said Maurice Roers, manager of facilities planning at Metro Transit. "We'll be adding new express service, but we won't be adding any mid-day (service)."
Woodbury’s newest McDonald’s will open its doors to the public Thursday, revealing months of work on the restaurant that will serve the eastern part of the city. Owners of the...
Muslims in the east metro continue to observe the fasting month of Ramadan this week, entering into the last 10 sacred days. During the month, members of the Islamic Society of Woodbury take turns to host "iftar" dinners, or breaking of the fast meals, each weekend where about 200 people usually attend. "Ramadan is about community," said Maher Mahmood, volunteer. "We want to do as much as we can for the community." The Woodbury mosque has been expanded at the Crossroad Commerce Center to accommodate its growing membership.
There is nothing like food to bring people together. The Woodbury community is gearing up for another night to hold block parties, barbecues or potlucks that would unite neighbors. The Minnesota Night to Unite will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, and all residents of Woodbury are encouraged to share cultural dishes that spark conversation and help neighbors get to know one another. With the city growing and attracting new residents, the Woodbury Public Safety Department is hoping the whole community will participate in the nationwide event.