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An underweight, tattered dog turned in at the Woodbury Animal Humane Society wasn't just any stray. He was a long distance traveler. The German shorthair pointer named Remington went missing from Alexandria, Minn. - 150 miles away from Woodbury -- in August.
An Internet and Web design company has relocated to Woodbury with hopes of gaining more clientele from the metro area. Press Enter moved from Hudson to a new office in the Tamarack Hills strip mall. The company, founded in 1995 by Steve and Deena Reisman in River Falls, Wis., started out as a community-based Internet provider and began growing to offer dial-up and high-speed DSL access nationwide. Then Press Enter began putting more emphasis on technical support and computer repair. "The main focus in the last few years has been business IT," said creative director Shaymein Ewer. But with
Uncertainty surrounding Woodbury's second phase of development means it won't be ready for construction and housing just yet. Dubbed "Fields of Woodbury," the area - outlined in the city's comprehensive plan - includes 2,150 acres and lies south of Bailey Road to the Cottage Grove border. This week's Woodbury City Council workshop discussed some of the hurdles the project may encounter if construction of the main road that will connect the development were to begin sooner than later. The development's main infrastructure project will be Pioneer Drive - a $5 million project that needs the c
A familiar face has joined the Woodbury Public Safety Department. Adam Sack is the city's newest police officer and was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 11, by Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens. Sack has been a community service officer for the city of Woodbury for one year. He also volunteers as a reserve officer for the St.
The city of Woodbury is getting ready to renew its annual action plan, which includes federal grants and housing programs. The plan includes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which is a federal program awarded to communities with populations of 50,000 or more. "Until recently we didn't have 50,000 people so we couldn't be a direct guarantee," housing specialist and city planner Karl Batalden said. The money from CDBG and HOME investment Partnerships Program will be used from July 1 this year until June 30, 2013. So far, there will be no changes from 2011 to 2012, but any propos
About 100 people wearing stickers depicting the dead cat at the center of a controversy gathered Wednesday at the Woodbury City Council meeting. Jimmy the cat was killed by the Animal Humane Society last month.
The latest unemployment statistics show signs of a promising economic recovery in Woodbury. The city's unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in November, the lowest rate Woodbury has seen since October 2007. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development data also reported that in 2011, Woodbury companies employed 20,287 workers, which does not account for seasonal employment. City Administrator Clint Gridley told Woodbury City Council at a recent meeting that it's the first time Woodbury businesses have employed more than 20,000 workers since the fourth quarter of 2007
Twenty years ago, Patty O'Connor was suffering from an inflammatory bowel disease that left her with severe abdominal pain, fevers and fatigue among other symptoms. She was on all kinds of pharmaceutical meds for Crohn's disease since she was diagnosed at 23. Then about a year ago, she visited a nutrition club to learn more about Herbal Life meal replacements.
By this time most years, 13 warming house attendants are making a little extra money from seasonal jobs that rely on cold weather and snow. By this time most years, families and children of Woodbury are enjoying a little skating time outdoors, an activity they look forward to in the winter time. By this time most years, hockey players get extra practice time on the ice at various city parks. But this winter has just not been a typical one in Woodbury, or the entire state for that matter. Lack of snow and cold weather prompted the city of Woodbury to push back opening dates of outdoor skati
A recently euthanized cat has some Woodbury residents concerned about the city's relationship with the Animal Humane Society. Nearly 100 residents plan to attend this week's City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall to show their support for Jimmy, a cat that was put down after his owner died in December. Woodbury resident Mary Ray died on Dec. 7, leaving behind her entire estate to Animal Ark, including power of attorney over Jimmy, according to Executive Director Mike Fry. A number of different people and agencies were involved in the case.