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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There was music, there was carnival food.
A Woodbury man who sued the city for not allowing him to operate an outdoor boiler lost his battle. The court's decision came in favor of the city earlier this month. Woodbury City Council met in a closed session last Wednesday to discuss the order along with a separate potential lawsuit, City Attorney Mark Vierling said. "The city's position was sustained by the court and the gentleman is going to have to remove it," he said. The suit, filed in May by Brad Vier, questioned whether or not the outdoor boiler was a public nuisance under city ordinance. Vier argued he wasn't violating city o
A hobby turned into an everyday job for a Woodbury resident who recently opened his own business in the city. "Even as a little kid I always studied guns before I could own them," Dan Hofmeister said. Hofmeister moved his gun shop "Hoffy's Shooting Supplies" from Lake Elmo to Woodbury this summer, with an array of long guns and handguns to sell. "A lot of people from this area hunt," he said. "We wanted a spot with more exposure.
After 15 years in Woodbury, T.G.I. Friday's closed its doors Monday, Sept.
After seven days of prayer that began on Sept.
Woodbury's Phase II is one step closer to reality with construction starting as early as October. City staff and council have been planning the development on paper for three years now and last Wednesday, the council approved a bid for its trunk sanitary sewer project. The city received 11 competitive bids for the area located in the southeast corner of Woodbury near East Ridge High school, said Engineering and Public Works Deputy Director Klayton Eckles.
Would you rather be on Normandy beach on June 6, 1944, or face today's financial challenges? That was a question asked by former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson Monday night in Woodbury. Carlson spoke to a room full of community members at the League of Women Voters' annual meeting.
The Up with People cast ended their Woodbury visit with an energetic, diverse and entertaining performance at the East Ridge High School Loft Stage Thursday night. From singing their famous Song for the World to engaging the audience in different dance routines, the entire concert was a hit. Check out the attached photo gallery for a glimpse of how it all went down.
After Fartun Osman fled her civil war-torn country of Somalia, she didn't quit trying to help others overcome destructive social and cultural norms. The Woodbury single mother of four continued volunteering for nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities to try and get young Somali girls to achieve their dreams of becoming something their ancestors never thought they'd be. For her several years of service nurturing the girls to become athletes and leaders through counseling, advocacy and role modeling, Osman was named a recipient of this year's Virginia McKnight Binger Award in Human Services
Putting smiles on the faces of patients at Woodwinds Health Campus just got a little easier. The hospital opened a new indoor "Healing Garden" late last month where visitors can bring freshly cut flowers to loved ones staying at the hospital. The garden, which was fully supported by donations, cost about $17,000.