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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With National Volunteer Appreciation Week under way, Washington County and the Community Thread presented four individuals and one group of volunteers with plaques of appreciation for continuous community service. Two Woodbury residents and a recently deceased community leader were honored, in addition to others from Washington County, at Tuesday's Washington County Board meeting. Dixie Ewing, a longtime Woodbury resident, received the Lifetime Volunteer Award, while Dick Stafford, who died last month, was also recognized in the same category. The decision to name the two was unanimous by a
Like many aspiring actors, David Collins left cold, snowy Minnesota to pursue a career in show business. The 2005 Woodbury High School graduate moved to California a little over a year ago, where he went on audition after audition, applied for job after job, to be able to pay the bills until something better came along. "I probably applied for like 60 different jobs," he said. Until one day. The last job he applied for, and the one he landed, was at the Saddle Ranch, a restaurant/bar located on the Sunset Strip.
In the 11 years Woodbury police officer Tony Ofstead has been on the job, he's seen a handful of officers die on the job. He was in on the arrest of St. Paul officer Jerry Vick's shooter in May 2005. He was listening to the statewide radio when Lino Lakes' Sean Silvera was struck by a vehicle while deploying stop sticks and his partner was frantically screaming for help in September of 2005.
A new heart clinic will open Monday in Woodbury to complement what's already available at Woodwinds Health Campus. The clinic will be located at the Woodwinds' Birch Center, the medical office building attached to the hospital, with part-time care provided by HealthEast Heart Care cardiologists. "It'll be more of a full service, inpatient/outpatient service," said Dr.
For four years, Kelly Madsen has been taking her son to play ball in Blaine every Thursday night.
Since Woodbury has been fast developing, there is not much left from the old timers who settled here in the early 1900s. The Miller Barn, for example, is one of a handful of standing barns representative of how they were built back then.
A White Bear Lake woman was sentenced in Washington County for a check forgery charge that took place in Woodbury last year. Stephanie Marie Schaffer, 40, was sentenced March 10 to 15 months, stayed, with five years probation as long as she abides by conditions including completing all current mental health programming, chemical dependency treatment, performing 100 hours of community service over three years and paying a $50 fine. The charge stems from a Feb.
WOODBURY -- In an effort to increase resident awareness of where Woodbury's federal dollars go, the annual action plan comment period is now under way, with a public community meeting held last week. Housing Specialist and Associate Planner Karl Batalden, however, did not receive citizen feedback on the plan that provides a strategy for the use of funds allocated to the city by the U.S.
A 46-year-old man was sentenced March 11 in Washington County District Court for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and domestic assault charges relating to a Feb. 19, 2010 incident. Jerry Jay Langner, of Lake Elmo, was ordered to serve 365 days in jail and pay a $3,000 fine suspended for three years with conditions. The charges stem from an incident where Washington County dispatchers received a report that a 62-year-old woman had been assaulted at a Lake Elmo residence.
A highly traveled road in Woodbury is up for some rehabilitation in 2013, and an open house Thursday sought input from residents who may be impacted. Woodbury Drive, also known as County Road 19, is a north-south arterial roadway connecting Cottage Grove, Woodbury and Lake Elmo. The two-lane rural roadway, from Park Crossing to one-fourth mile south of Bailey Road, is deteriorating, project consultants said.