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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Washington County Attorney Pete Orput joined with three of his metro area colleagues to announce his bid for reelection. All four took oﬃce in 2011 and have forged partnerships and coalitions to address public safety and criminal justice issues. Orput, Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and Carver County Attorney Mark Metz collaborate regularly on numerous public safety iniatives. Each has established a veteran's court, taken steps to combat the sex traﬃcking of children and taken a stand against elder abuse.
Various departments in Washington County will continue using aerial photography for planning and public safety purposes after the board OK’d a new contract last week. Washington County Board approved a two-year contract with New York-based Pictometry International Corporation to provide the services that allow for angle and 3-D photography over different parts of the county. Mjyke Nelson, director of information technology, said the service provides specific measurements at each location. Public works, public health and environment, IT, property records, the sheriff’s office and the c
While Woodbury is blessed with a plentiful, clean and affordable groundwater system that has enough to supply residential, commercial and industrial users for years, data reveals it will not be enough to support a growing population. New studies by the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources suggest that water usage will double over the next three decades and that current resources are at risk of drying up. Woodbury, Cottage Grove and the entire northeast metro are the focus of studies questioning whether the current groundwater system will be sufficient co
The United Arab Emirates was portrayed as a tourist destination for years until it received negative attention as a “fake Disney Land” type of country that has no culture or diversity, Shezanne Cassim said of the place he grew up in. So he decided, why not make a few funny videos to inject some sense of humor, celebrate the local arts scene and make people laugh a little? “It was never intended to be for a global audience,” Cassim said of his now-controversial video that UAE officials used to justify his imprisonment.
It was a fun-filled evening for Woodbury Area Chamber members and a special one for citizen, business, educator and nonprofit of the year awards recipients. The annual Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce awards gala was held Friday, Jan.
Washington County flagship libraries, including R.H.
A new study regulated by the state of Minnesota identifies various water wells in Woodbury as highly vulnerable to contamination. Part one of the “Wellhead Protection Plan” released by the city of Woodbury last week, assessed all 18 wells, including three that were put in after the plan was last updated in 2004. All wells in Woodbury pump from the Jordan Sandstone aquifer.
HealthEast officials held a virtual groundbreaking event last week for the organization’s new $15 million cancer care clinic set to open by 2015 at Woodwinds Health Campus. HealthEast Care System, Woodwinds’ parent company, was a direct beneficiary of a bill signed into law in 2012 to lift a moratorium on the expansion of radiation treatment centers in the Twin Cities. The legislation makes it possible to move radiation equipment from St.
More than 200 Washington County employees signed a petition demanding “dignity and respect in the workplace” and presented it to county officials last week. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) members went before Washington County Board to publicly voice their concerns. Christine Main, an employment counselor who works in the county’s community services department, presented the petition at the Jan.
A $6 million road rehabilitation project grabbed some attention last week when a few residents raised concerns about their proposed assessment costs. The city of Woodbury plans to reconstruct streets of the Evergreen and Whispering Pines neighborhoods with curb and gutter, pavement, storm and sanitary sewer and water main repairs. The project is part of the city’s roadway rehabilitation plan and also includes parts of Currell Boulevard and Tamarack Road. Woodbury City Council approved the preliminary plans at a recent meeting, where some residents of the neighborhood expressed concern