Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.
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District 833 families penciling in end-of-summer plans should take a look at the district's revised 2017-18 calendar. South Washington County Schools is bumping up the start of school by two days for grades 1-5 in order to complete the bulk of one-on-one literacy assessments prior to the first day of class. The school year will start Sept. 5 for grades 1-12, and the year will end two days earlier for elementary students. Also, the district is setting aside two days in late August when teachers will schedule individual assessments with incoming elementary school students.
A 6-year-old girl died of an apparent drowning June 4 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, authorities said.
Goldfish Swim School, which offers infant and child swim lessons, is constructing a 9,000-square-foot location in Oakdale with plans to draw users from Woodbury and elsewhere in the east metro. The Oakdale location will be Goldfish Swim School's first dip into the Minnesota market. Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years old with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio) and 90-degree pools. Instructors will include Kelly Turbett of Woodbury.
Woodbury police said a distracted driver hit a teenager riding his bike to school Friday morning.
The teen was conscious at the scene but suffered “significant” injuries, police said.
The 20-year-old male clerk was the only employee in the store when four suspects showed up.
Gigi Butler, Gigi's Cupcakes founder who was featured on the television show "Undercover Boss," highlighted the grand opening celebration for the new Gigi's Cupcakes in Woodbury. The grand opening was held Saturday, April 22, at The Shoppes at Woodbury Village, 7455 Currell Blvd. The grand opening included giveaways, face painting and free cupcake decorating for kids. The bakery offers a variety of gourmet desserts including 300 rotating cupcake flavors with sugar free and gluten free options, mini cupcakes, custom cakes, cheesecakes and stuffed cookies.
Woodbury police improperly withheld public documents and failed to comply with laws governing the release of certain law enforcement data, a state commissioner concluded.
Provisional ballots are a common-sense solution In 2015, an election regarding a $96 million building bond in South Washington County Schools passed by only five ballots. Voters on all sides of the issues must be confident in the performance of election officials and the validity of every election, no matter how close. Under current election law, there are well-known, substantial and correctable defects that undermine the validity of close elections in our state. Provisional ballots provides a major step forward in correcting these defects.
South Washington County Schools Superintendent Keith Jacobus has appointed Linda Skrien as the interim human resources director. Skrien will serve in the position until a new director is selected and able to begin work in the position. Coming from the Owatonna School District, Skrien served for 15 years as the human resources director and for 15 years as the director of food and nutrition services.