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As a long-time resident of Minnesota, I would like to voice my concern about the budget proposal that recently passed the House and Senate. The tax package includes new taxes that were intended to target high income Minnesotans, but will actually greatly impact small businesses. Small businesses drive our economy; they create local jobs for local people. Taxes that stunt small business growth will stunt the growth of our entire economy.
Last week Rep. Andrea Kieffer voted to legalize homosexual marriage for the first time in Minnesota since Constantius II, son of the first Christian Emperor Constantine, outlawed homosexuality in the Western world in AD 342. Her vote may prevail, everywhere except in our district, until Jesus Christ, the last emperor, returns. James Grinols - Woodbury
Bob Stephenson's recent letter defending the National Rifle Association and attacking Carol Turnbull for supporting responsible gun safety stimulated me to take immediate action. I wrote out a check and sent it to Gabby Gifford's new organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions to help in her fight for gun safety. Stephenson's letter was very interesting. He attacked Carol Turnbull for using "inflammatory hyperbole," "condescension and arrogance," and engaging in "demagoguery and insults..." Obviously, he doesn't know Carol, but I do.
Scoreboard - Thursday, May 16 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Thursday, May 16 Woodbury 7, Forest Lake 5 Forest Lake 001 310 0 - 5 11 0 Woodbury 100 303 0 - 7 11 4 W-Yan. S-Sharp. Highlights: WB, Winter 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI. SOFTBALL Suburban East Conference Thursday, May 16 Forest Lake 2, Woodbury 0 Woodbury 000 000 0 - 0 3 1 Forest Lake 001 001 x - 2 3 1 W-LaCasse. L-Pantilla. Highlights: FL, Alexa Bremer 2-3, RBI, run. Forest Lake 10, Woodbury 1 Forest Lake 001 003 6 - 10 11 0 Woodbury 100 000 0 - 1 6 3 W-LaCasse. L-Balsimo. S-Osvick.
Osaka, an Asian restaurant that offers Hibachi cuisine, opened last week at Woodbury Lakes. The restaurant has space in the front for diners to order quick choices, and a number of Hibachi flat grills in the back where chefs prepare the food in front of customers. -Riham Feshir
A motorcyclist was conscious and alert following a crash with a vehicle on Radio Drive Thursday afternoon, according to officials. Woodbury Emergency Services Commander Mike Richardson said the motorcyclist was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for evaluation after he struck the right, rear corner of a sedan at Radio and Donegal Drive. The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. Woodbury Police and EMS and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash. -Riham Feshir
hoppers came out on a chilly Thursday evening last week for Girls Night Out at Woodbury Lakes to support the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund. -Riham Feshir
Kelsey Ihns was spectacular on Wednesday, helping the East Ridge softball team sweep White Bear Lake. East Ridge beat White Bear Lake 4-0 and 2-1 in the Suburban East Conference doubleheader. Ihns, a junior starting pitcher, won both games to improve to 7-4 on the year. In the 4-0 win in the opener, Ihns threw a complete-game no-hitter. In game two, Ihns allowed just one run on five hits, while striking out 15. In the 4-0 win, East Ridge (9-8; 9-8 SEC) scored all four of its runs in the first inning and rode Ihns to the win.
Scoreboard - Wednesday, May 15 ADAPTED SOFTBALL CI Division Wednesday, May 15 South Washington County 14, Minneapolis Roosevelt 6 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Wednesday, May 15 East Ridge 13, Roseville 12 East Ridge 400 306 0 - 13 Roseville 243 003 0 - 12 W-Stoxen. L-Stoehr. Highlights: ER, Gregory 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 walks. Roseville 9, East Ridge 6 Roseville 300 021 03 - 9 East Ridge 100 041 00 - 6 W-Buerkle. L-Schmit.
A Woodbury woman reported April 30 that her Kindle Fire had gone missing from her kitchen countertop and a floor installer may have been to blame. The woman said she checked Craigslist, where she found a Kindle Fire with the same distinctive case as hers. The woman emailed police the following week stating she found the device. Police were called April 30 to Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, for a verbal altercation between two men over a parking spot. One of the men was gone by the time police arrived, but the other man, a North St.