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The Woodbury Commons shopping center will soon start to look different when a new anchor tenant moves in. Woodbury Planning Commission approved a plan from Inland Real Estate Trust to remodel the center when Becker Furniture World moves in. The commission voted Monday, June 4 on the application that includes moving smaller tenants to other locations within the center and having Becker be the most visible from the north side of Hudson Road. Vice president of Inland Real Estate Trust Rick Plessner said having the large retailer will give the center a 100-percent occupancy rate. He said the s
A new baseball field built especially for children with disabilities finally opened in Woodbury last week. The Jeff Hanson Woodbury Rotary Club East Metro Miracle Field put a smile on many faces when they celebrated its grand opening Thursday. Players from Woodbury and surrounding cities, who've been traveling more than 40 miles to play, will now be able to enjoy the game close to home. "I thought it was a big deal last year when we did the groundbreaking," Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens said, "this is a big deal." Joy and excitement, as well as a sense of pride and success, filled
A road project in 2013 will impact traffic between Woodbury and Cottage Grove, affect three homes and force detours for about 1,000 members of Five Oaks Community Church attending Sunday service. Washington County and the City of Woodbury began preparing for a Radio Drive construction project with a public open house Wednesday, June 6. The city is the lead project manager, while the county will be footing the bill. Radio Drive, from south of Bailey Road to Hargis Parkway, will become a four-lane highway like the rest of the road near I-94. "What you see to the north is what you're going to
A new Woodbury resident is not only hoping he can provide customers with a good mattress, he vows to help them get a good night's sleep. Scott Michelsen opened up "Today's Bed" on Hudson Road in Woodbury about a month ago, shortly after moving to Minnesota from Arizona. The former business consultant decided to get back into the furniture and mattress industry to focus on providing quality product and service, he said. "Consulting is nice but not everyone takes your advice," Michelsen said. The 5,100 square-foot space has a variety of mattress brands.
More than two decades ago, a golf tournament was started in honor of Woodbury's first City Administrator Jim Lacina who died in a car accident and left behind his wife and two young children. The tournament was to benefit the Lacina family and help pay for college.
The Woodbury Planning Commission Chairwoman plans to dedicate more time to working for local government now that she's retired. Nancy Remakel, who has served on the Planning Commission for seven years, announced her bid for a Washington County Commission seat against incumbent Lisa Weik in District 5, which includes most of Woodbury. The longtime Woodbury resident retired from teaching at Woodbury High School last year after 37 years. Remakel has served on the Woodbury City Council for six years, on the Woodbury Park Commission for three years and on the Washington County Library Board of D
Woodbury has some major projects coming up in 2013 including a $500,000 fire truck, an expanded sports center and some flashing yellow arrow traffic signals. Woodbury City Council got a glimpse of the 2013-2017 capital improvement plan (CIP), which includes expenses of $15 to $35 million per year, at a Wednesday, May 30, workshop. The CIP is a preliminary document that outlines revenues and expenses per department and highlights major purchases and services coming up in the next five years. About $300,000 of the expenses was dedicated to a revamped Dale Road open space shelter near the Wood
When Faith Goetzke asked her classmates how many of them knew someone with a heart condition, nearly everyone in the room raised their hand. The Bailey Elementary fifth grader decided to teach her fellow classmates how to do hands-only CPR after she learned it at a Girl Scout meeting.
The Woodbury High School graduation Sunday was filled with all kinds of emotions. English teacher Marsha Swails got teary-eyed as she gave her speech and said farewell to the Class of 2012. Valedictorian Sheri Yuan Li told her classmates to appreciate what they've got as she talked about her family's struggles while immigrating to the United States from China.
Woodbury residents had a last chance to hear about construction in the Windwood and Colby Lake neighborhoods before the work began this week. The city of Woodbury held neighborhood meetings May 8 where engineer Aaron Nelson gave a breakdown of the schedule and the work to be done. About 30 residents attended the Windwood meeting to ask questions about the different phases of the project and give their input. The construction project will fix up curbs, cracked and broken storm and sanitary sewer pipes, fire hydrants, and remove and replace pavement. Both Colby Lake and Windwood will be brok