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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Woodbury is expected to continue growing in 2014, bringing in nearly $300,000 in revenue from development fees and permits. The city is proposing a 2.8 percent increase in the property tax levy, the fourth lowest in 20 years, with a slight increase in the average value home's tax bill. City Administrator Clint Gridley said the city is doing well financially, despite the fact that it doesn't benefit from franchise fees, a municipal liquor store or state government aid. "Even if you strip all that out, I think we're in a strong position," he said.
Washington County began work to reduce the roundabout at Radio Drive and Bailey Road to one lane in each direction for east and westbound traffic. Previously, two … Archive Material...
Kate Soucheray Columnist For most of us, we can think back on our lives and envision trees that were meaningful to us in some way. Whether it was their size, their placement near our homes, their color, whether they produced helicopters or acorns or some other special feature we remember, most of us can tell you a favorite tree or two from our growing up years. And imagine having the opportunity to provide a tree in the future for another child or adult to remember fondly?
Woodbury welcomed three new police officers last week. Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens swore in Robin Kivel, Jonathan Miller and Michael Flansburg Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the council chambers, where the officers' families and friends watched and celebrated. Kivel joins the force after working in Spring Valley, Wis. and as a Pierce County sheriff's deputy since 1999. She received her own badge last week marking her start as a Woodbury police officer.
A motel that was the site of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Woodbury last year has been sold. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or...
A new trail will connect the cities of Woodbury and Oakdale as part of the Cabela’s project near Interstate 94. Washington County requested a permit from the Minnesota Department of...
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is proposing to add one deputy, jail nurses, a crime van and upgrades to the 911 system. The new initiatives are part of the proposed 2014 budget, which county officials have been reviewing before they vote on the preliminary tax levy in September. Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said 35 percent of the $28 million sheriff's office budget goes to the jail, while about 75 percent is personnel expenses.
A group of local hip hop dancers have a chance to put Minnesota on the map and let the world know that Midwesterners know how to express themselves through those precise moves. Minnesota Motion was formed by Legacy Dance Studio teachers Dao Vongphrachanh and Carlo Yao, comprised of 26 dancers from all over the Twin Cities. Hoping to perfect their five-and-a-half minute routine for an upcoming competition, the duo is working to get the entire crew on the same page, since it can be difficult to keep two dozen dancers in sync.
Vinnie's Family Restaurant closed its doors just six months after opening at Eagle Valley Marketplace, joining an "experimental" ice cream shop that owners had shut down earlier this year. Restaurant owner Vinnie Mustafoski had vowed to bring home-cooked, family style meals to the space that replaced Tinucci's with room to seat almost 100 patrons. But leasing agent Tammy Medina said the restaurant started to slow down in the summer months with many families taking vacations. Construction activity on Woodbury Drive didn't help matters either, she said.
The 15th annual Bike Ride continues to be a draw for individuals and families looking to explore the city’s trails and Washington County scenic routes. The bike ride event, which...