Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.
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By now most property owners in Washington County have received their property value statements. The numbers reflect increased values in cities like Woodbury and Cottage Grove, and a plethora of new housing units in the two south Washington County suburbs. “We’re at a five-year high,” said County Assessor Bruce Munneke.
What was once a response to a nice gesture has become a philanthropic organization all about connections, volunteerism and community development. Founder of the Woodbury Community Foundation, Dick Stafford, was so humbled by the fact that the R. H.
A Woodbury boy will be featured at this year’s International Film Festival. Bryce Madsen, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, will be the star of “Bryce’s Story,” a six-minute film describing Bryce’s journey with the degenerative disease, according to the Film Festival’s website. The film will be played at 4:10 p.m. this Friday, April 4 at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. “Bryce’s Story” is directed by Jeremy Ryan Carr and is part of the “Shorts: Coming of Age” features of the festival.
Sunsets of Woodbury will soon reopen under a new name. The restaurant plans to close in April, remodel and re-open in June under Craft Kitchen and Bar. New owners of the restaurant Steven Wagenheim, Dean Vlahos and Steven Anderson were approved for a liquor license last week by the city of Woodbury. The owners say a new and improved patio and a remodeled interior will debut this summer. --Riham Feshir
Woodbury continued to take steps toward improving its marketing strategy with the help of a consultant and a study conducted over the past few months. PadillaCRT, which has worked with Minneapolis and St.
Just a few weeks after a Woodbury resident filed a lawsuit against the city for restricting public speeches, a federal court judge ordered the city to change a law requiring citizens to obtain permits before speaking publicly. In February, The Center for Religious Expression filed the lawsuit in U.S.
A Woodbury road project was scrapped Wednesday after a thorny discussion about a road issue that has generated unusually high levels of correspondence at City Hall. Many Evergreen residents likely got what they wanted when the Woodbury City Council voted down a $6 million project that would’ve narrowed their streets – something most homeowners who spoke publicly felt strongly against. But some were still unhappy the entire project was put off, which means streets will continue to age and crumble at least for another year. City Council Member
A new transportation funding bill introduced at the Minnesota Legislature this year would change the way the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) is governed. CTIB is a regional coalition that funds transit projects in the metropolitan area through a dedicated quarter-percent sales tax. The new bill would increase the sales tax to 1 percent in participating counties including Washington, and require Carver and Scott counties to chip into the pool of funds. Washington County Public Works Director Don Theisen explained how the bill would impact funding structures at a workshop meet
A proposed road project is dividing one Woodbury neighborhood in half. Evergreen residents continued to voice their concerns on both sides of the issue regarding narrowing streets from 44 to 28 feet at an open house last week. The city of Woodbury is proposing a $6.7 million project that would rip up aging streets, add a trail through the neighborhood and narrow the roads to curb a speeding problem. But some longtime residents say the project would change the characteristics of an “iconic, suburban neighborhood” while young parents commend th
Late night cravings, diaper runs and prescription pickups just got a little easier. A new service dubbed Delivery Fix recently began operating in Woodbury, providing delivery services to a number of local restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies. Restaurant takeout makes up the majority of Delivery Fix’s business, owner Mark Hudnall said, adding that he decided to expand the business into Woodbury when he recognized the need for it. The River Falls resident said he and a couple of friends came up with the idea six years ago while watching the Super Bowl and wishing they had Mexican