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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A recent Metropolitan Council discussion revealed that a one-size-fits-all approach is not feasible to address water supply issues across the entire metro area. Representatives from across the area, including Woodbury, Stillwater, Bloomington and Hugo, attended a forum at the Maplewood Community Center where they outlined concerns regarding the status quo. Additionally, Woodbury engineers signed on with the City Engineers Association of Minnesota to address issues regarding lack of participation in the planning process that may be leading to differing views on the solution to fix a probl
Renderings for the new Anytime Fitness headquarters feature plenty of glass, a fire pit and a grand staircase leading up to the building. The company is set to break ground on the 80,000 square-foot building in September and will move employees from Hastings to Woodbury once construction is complete. Anytime Fitness announced earlier this year it purchased an undeveloped, 38-acre site directly southwest of Interstates 94 and 494. Anytime Fitness CEO and co-founder Chuck Runyon said the new site will give the company more space for its franchisee training and “employee-centric” focus t
County approves BRT for Gateway Washington County Board, acting as the Washington County Regional Railroad Authority, approved the Gateway Corridor Commission’s recommendation for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) last week. The board took action Tuesday, Aug.
An award-winning Minnesota dessert shop known for its competitive streak and whimsical cupcakes is opening a bigger store in Woodbury. Nadia Cakes, which started in California and moved to Maple Grove in 2010, is building a brand new shop at one of the city’s new commercial centers. Owner Abby Jimenez has had her eye on Woodbury for a while, since she drove across the country to figure out her next move and discovered the east metro suburb. “We fell in love with Woodbury and started on the negotiations in Woodbury at the time and ultimately e
Woodbury’s crumbling streets are a $15 million bubble that’s got a city-appointed committee contemplating additional fees and taxes to close the funding gap. The city’s Roadway Rehabilitation Task Force is hashing out a few recommendations to fix the problem caused by a faulty blacktop mix used in the 1990s when many of the streets were built. The nine-member committee appointed by city officials earlier this year is unanimous in using $5 million from the city’s reserves to cover some of the costs to resurface or in some cases rebuild the streets. But they’re not so unanimous in raisi
Authorities announced Tuesday that a violent 2013 Washington County home invasion was solved with a single Band-Aid, resulting in a federal indictment against four members of a gang allegedly responsible for similar incidents across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Authorities found the Band-Aid during the initial investigation when the four men reportedly broke into a West Lakeland Township home, bound a 57-year-old woman’s hands and feet with zip ties, threatened her with a handgun and stole numerous items from her residence. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies collected the Band-Aid as DNA e
The newly expanded field house at Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC) will open for walk and run programs beginning Monday. Open walk/run programs are scheduled between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday Aug. 18-22 and Aug. 25-30. A monthly schedule is available at www.bielenbergsportscenter.com or in person at BSC. Run/walk daily passes cost $3 each, 10-visit punch cards are $20 each and annual passes are $45. All will be available for purchase at BSC beginning Monday, Aug. 18. The punch card is valid until all punches are used. The annual pass is valid Sept. 1, 2014, through Aug.
Woodbury Cub Foods customers are encouraged to check their credit card statements as some may have been compromised in a data security breach. Supervalu, Inc.
When Bill Braun’s neighbor called 911 for an ambulance that didn’t arrive until 20 minutes later, he was irked. “I’m sure there is good financial reason why the city is making those decisions,” he said.
A busy intersection between Woodbury and Cottage Grove will be closed for a big chunk of the summer as crews install a single lane roundabout. The all-way stop signs at Radio Drive and Military Road will soon be replaced with the $1.25 million feature that finishes off repaving work that took place last summer. Full intersection closure begins Monday, Aug. 11 and ends Aug.