Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.
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While Woodbury Bantam B1 Royal hockey player Jack Edgell was getting ready for a regional playoff game in Worthington Sunday, his father, Jim Edgell, met him up in the locker room to hand him his skates and wish him good luck. But Jack didn't know it would be the last time he'd hear those words of encouragement that he's used to hearing from his dad, a big hockey fan and supporter of the Woodbury hockey community. Jim Edgell, 47, walked out of the locker room to follow his son to the rink when he suddenly collapsed from a heart attack and was later pronounced dead.
Sad, mad and lousy are just a few words used to describe how a group of local Kowalski's employees would feel if the state cut human services programs that help place Minnesotans with developmental disabilities in various jobs around the metro area. Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing a $4.6 million cut per year, which would reduce revenues for Merrick Inc., a nonprofit company that helps place persons with disabilities in jobs, by $300,000.
Woodbury Police Chief Lee Vague got emotional Thursday Feb. 24 at the Woodbury Public Safety Recognition event as he told the story of a group of officers who responded to a rare domestic disturbance involving an armed suspect last year. He especially recognized Sgt.
Eager shoppers stormed into the new Super Target Tuesday night for a special look at the new store following a ribbon cutting ceremony by Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens. The 175,000 square foot store officially opened Wednesday morning, but shoppers had the chance to eat some cake, celebrate the opening and experience the new store smell until 11 p.m. Tuesday.
A passionate and devoted leader in the community of Woodbury died during heart surgery Thursday, leaving behind numerous organizations and programs that he founded and a library that carries his name. Dick Stafford died at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. He was 81 years old. Stafford spent many years of his life working for Washington County as auditor-treasurer and county commissioner since moving to Woodbury 40 years ago. As auditor-treasurer, he created the first county license bureau with offices in Woodbury, Stillwater and Forest Lake.
Two months after the state filed a civil suit against 3M Co. to pay for environmental damages caused by chemical pollution in the area, the city of Woodbury was asked to intervene. On Wednesday, Woodbury City Council decided it was not necessary. "We are not a party to the matter," City Attorney Mark Vierling said.
More than seven miles of roadway in Woodbury need a little bit of a makeover after years of wear and tear. Woodbury City Council adopted a resolution Wednesday night allowing the engineering department to move forward with the 2011 Roadway Rehabilitation Project, a nearly $5 million construction project to begin this summer. Based on a scoring system city engineers use to determine the road conditions, Wooddale Drive and Woodlane Drive, Tower Drive, Woodlane Hills, Woodcliff and Cochrane Drive, School Drive and Lake Road are deemed in bad shape and in need of improvements. "This is a very l