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A resident's request for free speech at the Veterans Memorial site in Woodbury has triggered a possible change in a city ordinance. James Grinols recently approached the city of Woodbury to obtain a permit to speak at the Veterans Memorial site on Sept.
Woodbury Planning Commission approved a plan by Newland Communities to add 134 single family and 51 multi-family homes to the Stonemill Farms neighborhood. At the Oct. 3 meeting, Woodbury Associate Planner Eric Searles said the plan calls for setbacks consistent with the rest of Stonemill Farms properties. The original approval by City Council in June 2002 was for a development called Eagle Crest. It was later named Stonemill Farms. The plan called for 1,200 lots on 675 acres over 12 phases. So far, 852 lots have been platted.
Woodbury joined First Lady Michelle Obama in her efforts to break Guinness World Record Wednesday. After she did jumping jacks with 400 children on the South Lawn of the White House for a straight minute Tuesday, Woodbury did the same thing Wednesday at Woodwinds Health Campus. The goal was to break Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks for one minute, in a 24-hour period. In Woodbuy, 66 people helped contribute to the goal of 20,000.
Dancing for an hour straight?
The former Woodbury TGI Friday's will not sit vacant for long. The site is currently under construction and remodeling that will fit the look and feel of a western saloon. The restaurant, Wild Bill's, is a Minnesota-based company with three other locations in the state that began opening in 2009. Owner Mike Tupa said the space will have a "western saloon atmosphere" with a heavy concentration on fresh food and a peanut bar. The Radio Drive location will have 48 televisions all in HD, he added. "We basically can show any game at any time in the U.S.," Tupa said. Wild Bill's Saloon is know
A piece of Woodbury will soon find a new home thousands of miles away. Instead of throwing out playground equipment this year, the city of Woodbury donated it to a nonprofit organization known for packing and shipping meals to third world countries. The group, Kids Around the World, is not only catering to the hungry. The organization has been removing outdated playground structures from around the United States to send to children all over the world since 2009. "It's the ultimate in recycling," said Diana Hamachek, assistant to the playground director for Kids Around the World.
No matter how many times Anita Dittman tells stories of her holocaust days, she breaks down in tears every single time. As a little girl, she was told she had a wonderful future as a ballerina. She came from a wealthy family, lived in a nice, suburban-type home with her parents and sister. "Then Adolf Hitler came to power and things began to change," she said. She was tortured, sexually harassed, starved and forced to work for the Nazis. The 84-year-old Brainerd, Minn., woman will visit Woodbury Monday, Oct.
Preschoolers at Primrose School of Woodbury showed their parents and visitors how small the world can be last week. The school held a cultural day Tuesday, Sept.
When Costa Hasapopoulos was looking for a place for his kids to practice baseball, softball and hockey in a fun environment, he couldn't find the right spot. "There was no place, really, on the east side of town to do this," he said. The Woodbury resident decided to open Skills Sports Training, an indoor sports training facility fully equipped with batting cages for baseball, softball and hockey, as well as a soccer and lacrosse field. The center is located on Hudson Boulevard in the northeast corner of Woodbury near Summit Snowboard and Ski shop. The space used to be a home improvement sh
Ted Mondale looked into a crowd of Woodbury business leaders last week and extended his finger. "There is nobody more aggressive in calling us and working with us than the lady over there," he said as he pointed at Woodbury's Economic Development Manager Janelle Schmitz. Mondale and Schmitz were among a group of city leaders, business people and regional developers who gathered Thursday, Sept.