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Although levels of 3M-manufactured chemicals have been consistent in wells on the south end of a disposal site in Woodbury, recent testing showed an increase in perfluorochemicals (PFCs) to the north. Testing at monitoring wells near the site this fall showed a slight increase in chemicals that prompted a round of sampling in private wells in all compass directions. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sampled three nearby residential wells located north of the site starting Nov.
Residents of Woodbury and other Washington County areas who received their tax bills in the mail last month may have noticed something different. The Market Value Homestead Tax Credit is no longer on there and was replaced with the Homestead Market Value Exclusion after state legislators voted to eliminate the credit this year. Here, Washington County's Director of Property Records and Taxpayer Services, Kevin Corbid, answers a few questions about the changes. What is the Market Value Homestead Credit? The homestead credit is gone.
Do you order a burrito or a chimichanga? What do you do with the chips and salsa? How do you get through a Chinese buffet?
Mike Frattallone could not be more excited about the expansion of his hardware store. The excitement shows in his voice, the way he talks about the project and his plans for the future. The co-owner of Frattallone's Ace Hardware in Woodbury will soon begin construction on the expansion, which is set to be complete in February. Mike and Tom Frattallone, along with their father Larry, own 17 stores in the metro. They purchased the Woodbury location in 1997, which was already two decades old when they bought it. "The store is exceptionally good for us ...
When Jerry Hanggi retired in 1992, he thought what better way to spend his time than volunteering for the Salvation Army. Little did he know that 19 years later, he'd be leading a group called the "Woodbury Ding-A-Lings." "We call ourselves the 'Ding-A-Lings' and a lot of people laugh at that," the 84-year-old said. "I got a funny bone. Sometimes it's too wide, but I'm a jokester, yes." It all started once he began ringing bells for the Salvation Army years ago, working four-hour shifts by himself.
Owners of a new Woodbury boutique are promising something different for their customers. Angel 2 Diva opened in the City Centre strip mall in what used to be Kissing 2 Lips next door to Caribou Coffee. Owners Patti Danner and Kim Ballard have been friends since the second grade.
When her stepfather passed away in 2009, Peggy Carlson was already going through a hard time after losing her job. But there was one thing that came natural to her: helping her mother cope with the loss, transitioning into a new home and moving years of memories. A few months later, she launched a business called "ReSet Design," with a focus on starting over. She began helping friends and friends of friends move to new homes, redecorate, repurpose, reorganize and refocus their lives after major events like losing a spouse, divorce or becoming empty nesters. "Moving itself is overwhelming
Even at age 7, Cole Shaback knows every little bit counts. Instead of having a birthday party where he could've collected toys, video games or gift cards, the Woodbury boy decided to gather up some donations for the city's K-9 unit. For his seventh birthday, he held a fundraiser that added $250 to the K-9 unit's budget in an effort to help the city get a third dog. "This has been a big deal for him, he's so excited," Cole's mom Heidi Shaback said. The idea came to him after he saw the two existing K-9 dogs demonstrate how to apprehend suspects at an event last year.
The construction season may have ended, but the talk about assessments isn't over. Woodbury City Council discussed the current assessment policy at their monthly workshop Wednesday, Nov.
Gone are the days eager shoppers would get up before the crack of dawn to score some good deals and start crossing people off their lists. This year, many of the local stores will see people lined up at their doors as soon as the leftover turkey is put away, the apple pie is gone and the Thanksgiving aromas have faded away. Woodbury's Target, Kohl's, JCPenney and a few stores at Woodbury Lakes are opening at midnight Friday. Walmart will open at 10 p.m. Thursday.