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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When Costa Hasapopoulos was looking for a place for his kids to practice baseball, softball and hockey in a fun environment, he couldn't find the right spot. "There was no place, really, on the east side of town to do this," he said. The Woodbury resident decided to open Skills Sports Training, an indoor sports training facility fully equipped with batting cages for baseball, softball and hockey, as well as a soccer and lacrosse field. The center is located on Hudson Boulevard in the northeast corner of Woodbury near Summit Snowboard and Ski shop. The space used to be a home improvement sh
Ted Mondale looked into a crowd of Woodbury business leaders last week and extended his finger. "There is nobody more aggressive in calling us and working with us than the lady over there," he said as he pointed at Woodbury's Economic Development Manager Janelle Schmitz. Mondale and Schmitz were among a group of city leaders, business people and regional developers who gathered Thursday, Sept.
Holding a jar of sand in her hand, Shann Finwall told Woodbury City Council Wednesday, Sept. 28 that a sand mining operation near a residential neighborhood "sure can't be good for your lungs." "My car is full of this stuff. We're breathing this stuff.
One day Jessica Bambeck-Lipp walked into the grocery store, grabbed two bottles of orange juice and walked out without paying a penny. The Woodbury mother of two young girls was just happy to use two $1 off coupons for juice that was already on sale -- 10 for $10. "I just wanted to get something for free and walk out," she said.
An updated city ordinance will ensure that door-to-door solicitors and peddlers cannot circle Woodbury without a clean criminal history.
The Valley Creek Plaza welcomed a new tenant last week. Tuesday Morning, a retailer that specializes in upscale closeout merchandise, moved from its Hudson Road location into the former Office Depot property. "We doubled our space and I think we'll have more traffic too," said Tuesday Morning Regional Manager Connie Hansen.
A lot of "what ifs" go through Anna Craig's mind when she thinks of her dad's heart attack that happened 10 years ago. Though she was only 6 years old at the time, she vividly remembers medical tools and equipment lying all over her house when she got home from school that day. "I remember my sister telling me my dad had a heart attack and we couldn't see him that night," she said. The now 17-year-old high school senior is grateful for what two Woodbury police officers/paramedics did to revive her father from cardiac arrest. Not only did she seek them out, but her appreciation for officers
A self-taught musician with a passion for songwriting and composing has released his second album and is getting ready to tour the country. Joel Kachel, a 2005 Woodbury High School graduate celebrated the release of "Sounds of Crow" last Wednesday before heading to Alaska on Sunday. The acoustic sounds of "Sounds of Crow" took more than two years to release, but the singer/songwriter/guitarist said he wanted to make sure nothing less than extraordinary gets out there for listeners to enjoy. "I'm making this music up on the spot," he said, adding, "It's not that I'm the most amazing guitar p
Winter is coming so that means a lot of hockey at Bielenberg Sports Center. Hockey teams will finally get the locker rooms they've been asking for at Bielenberg Sports Center now that an agreement to fund them is ready for approval. South Washington County School District will help fund three locker rooms out of the 2006 bond referendum fund balance.
A group of Woodbury massage therapy businesses came up with a recommendation earlier this month to reduce license fees under a proposed city ordinance. About 15 massage business representatives attended a meeting with city staff Sept.