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The man who was injured Monday after a section of a construction project collapsed at Liberty Ridge Elementary was not seriously injured. According to District 833 Communications Director Barb Brown, the worker -- who had been hospitalized at Regions Hospital in St.
A slightly nontraditional 24-7 fitness center opened in Woodbury. Woodwinds Health Campus just added the center to its Ways to Wellness program, which has been in place for six years helping people get on the right track when it comes to health and wellness. The addition of the expanded fitness center is another element of Ways to Wellness, said Brenda Navin, director of community health and wellness. "Most of our clients here are doing some type of management... This is a way for them to help execute on their Ways to Wellness plans," she said.
It has been 25 years since "the face of Woodbury" died in a tragic car crash. Woodbury's first city administrator Jim Lacina was honored last week as the city remembered him on the 25th anniversary of his death. Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens declared the week of June 10 through June 16 Jim Lacina Remembrance Week at last Wednesday's City Council meeting. A number of Lacina family members were present at the meeting, including his son, former Vikings player Corbin Lacina. "It was a passion of my dad's to see this community develop as it has," he said, adding, "There is a lot of prid
A new restaurant with a 350-person capacity and a menu known for "build your own" items opened in Woodbury earlier this month. Tavern Grill opened its third Twin Cities location at the former Aperitif restaurant. Hemisphere Restaurant Partners bought the space in February and remodeled it to add more booths, more intimate group seating and an updated patio and bar. "We 'Tavernized' it," said Anoush Ansari, managing partner of the restaurant. He said the new black and white photos on the walls, along with the wood beams that were kept from the old venue, gave the restaurant a new look and f
A longtime volunteer and former Woodbury citizen of the year said goodbye to the Chamber of Commerce last week and moved on to a new venture. Kim Snyder, one of the lead organizers and creators of the Woodbury Community Expo, will no longer serve as membership director for the chamber. "It's been a good ride," she said.
In two recent fire calls, a Woodbury police officer arrived on scene to take command while firefighters and a fire engine were en route. Public safety officials say the collaboration between police and fire means quickly knocking down the fire and limiting property damage. Much like firefighters trained as paramedics, the public safety department is seeking to provide the city with more police officers trained as firefighters. First kicked off in 2006, the cross-training initiative came to a halt in 2009 when the economy shifted and the city of Woodbury couldn't afford to pay for the traini
Woodbury Drive will soon become a four-lane roadway with shoulders, roundabouts, trails and all new landscaping. Woodbury City Council approved the design plans for the Washington County highway at last Wednesday's meeting, with the exception of one member who voted against the measure. Council Member Paul Rebholz was not in favor of expanding the roadway, which increases speed and noise for the residents at the corridor. "Design drives what the speed is," he said.
A 20-year-old Woodbury man was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon after allegedly fighting with a friend over money last month. According to a Washington County criminal complaint, David Loren Solum went to a party on May 2 in Lake Elmo where the alleged victim and a few other friends were present. The alleged victim, identified as A.G.M., told sheriff's deputies that he owed money to Solum for a car and marijuana. The complaint stated the victim suspected he was set up by other friends to go the Lake Elmo residence where Solum was planning to fight him over the $1,4
Woodbury City Council members said they were surprised to see Washington County's Radio Drive plans without a roundabout. With all the talk about safety and mobility of roundabouts on Woodbury Drive, city leaders expected to see one at Radio Drive and Hargis Parkway as well. The council held a workshop session last Wednesday to review preliminary plans to reconstruct Radio Drive, a county highway, from Bailey Road south to Hargis Parkway. Washington County is responsible for paying for the improvements, which would expand the road to four lanes and add a signal at Hargis Parkway. However,
A 19-year-old Woodbury man was arrested earlier this month on burglary and fleeing police officer charges. According to a criminal complaint filed June 4 in Washington County District Court: On June 1 at about 1 a.m., Woodbury police were notified of an unknown suspect entering a home at the 700 block of Meadowood Drive in Woodbury. The homeowner said his wife saw a male, later identified as Paul Thomas Harrington, enter the home from the garage.