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Customers camped out all night to be among the first in line to experience the new Woodbury Cabela's the minute it opened at 11 a.m. Thursday. An estimated 2,000 customers formed a line in the parking lot that was decked out with large speakers playing rock 'n' roll music, a stage and a hunting stand where a special ribbon cutting ceremony took place. Evan Lecy and Stuart Cleveland of St. Paul were waiting since 11 p.m.
Twelve years ago this Friday Madison Claire Millington was born and just two short years later, she died of complications from spinal muscular atrophy. The girl with the long, dark eyelashes and huge smile made such a big impact on her family that they decided to honor her by creating a nonprofit organization aimed at making the lives of other children with disabilities better. The Madison Claire Foundation is launching a crowd funding campaign on Madison’s birthday – Friday, May 16 – with a goal of raising as much money as possible to build an $800,000 all-accessible playground in Woodb
A new practice will make Woodbury test water wells poised to serve new development before starting to tap the groundwater aquifer. The three-month process comes with a $168,000 price tag and will determine whether the city will get an appropriation permit to pump 2,000 gallons of water per minute. The purpose of the test is to stress the groundwater aquifer under a worst case scenario, pumping more water than ever out of Well 18, which is located in the eastern portion of the city. The well is located in the headwaters of a trout stream that’s dependent on the groundwater for trout su
Woodbury’s SuperTarget-anchored shopping center is quickly attracting retailers after it sat without much activity for a few years. Woodbury Developers LLC is proposing to build another 15,000 square foot building to house a deli, yogurt shop and a pizza place. Jersey Mike’s signed on to open a second Woodbury location, so did Papa Murphy’s, according to Woodbury Developers partner Dan Wozniak. Comcast and Metro Dental are also set to open offices in the same building, as well as Menchies yogurt shop, which has locations in Maple Grove and St.
Woodbury's first female mayor announced this week that she's seeking a second term. “We have come out of the recession strong and as a leading community, but there is still more to do” Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens said. Stephens was elected mayor in 2010 after serving one term on the Woodbury City Council. Economic Development and bringing jobs to Woodbury was a key focu
Cabela's opened its doors to media members Thursday for a preview of the new next generation store. The store is set to open with a grand opening celebration Thursday, May 15. For more details on the store, see next week's Woodbury Bulletin.
An innovative project is poised to save millions of gallons of water each year and relieve some stress on an already overworked groundwater aquifer. The $650,000 worth of infrastructure allows Woodbury’s two golf courses to reuse stormwater, which is already filled with nutrients, to green up all 36 holes instead of pumping about 40 million gallons annually to irrigate. Both Eagle Valley and Prestwick golf courses are located along Woodbury Drive so local engineers saw a unique opportunity to use additional stormwater runoff from the expanded road to water the facilities’ green spaces.
When Feed My Starving Children was set to send food to Haiti in 2004 during a difficult civil war, somehow the food didn’t leave the shipping dock until the end of August. Through a series of mishaps, those hundreds of packages actually avoided Hurricane Jeanne by leaving the dock a few weeks later. “In this case, we had no idea what was going to happen three, four weeks later in Haiti,” said Mark Crea, Feed My Starving Children CEO. “But the Lord did and the result was the food was protected.” Crea is this year’s Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast keynote speaker.
The R.H. Stafford Library annual report confirmed what managers have been suspecting for a while now: more visitors are tuning into technology and ditching traditional devices. More than 34,000 hours...
The Skate Woodbury 18th Annual Ice Show brought plenty of nostalgia to the Bielenberg Sports Center ice arenas last weekend. The show featured a number of teams who performed to music from the 1920s, ‘50s and ‘70s. Audience members danced and sang along to music from “Grease,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “Momma Mia.” Performers also took the audience back with favorite cartoon characters like Popeye and the Flintstones.