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On Wednesday evening, April 24, 2013, while you were tucking your children into bed, Minnesota House Democrats passed a $2.6 billion dollar tax increase. This breaks down to $547 for every Minnesotan, and is the largest tax increase for Minnesota in 30 years. In short, Democrats raised taxes on each and every hardworking Minnesota taxpayer.
I want to send a big thank you to all the firefighters that took part in controlling the Kingsfield Lane twin home fire. They worked hard to contain it to one twin home. This could have been much worse. Woodbury, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Cottage Grove, Lower St. Croix fire departments worked together and saved the buildings on either side of the unit that burned. As one of those owners, thank you very much! Jim Grausnick - Woodbury
"What a party," you think as you drive yourself home. Suddenly the night sky is filled with flashing red and blue lights and you worry that you may be in trouble. Did you drink too much to be driving legally? DWI law confuses a lot of people. The name itself is confusing. DWI is sometimes called DUI. But in Minnesota the acronyms DWI (meaning "driving while intoxicated") and DUI (meaning "driving while under the influence") are used interchangeably.
Finding adequate gun range time and a training facility to take the classes in is becoming more of a challenge for Washington County law enforcement and emergency service personnel. With the nearest public safety training facility located in Burnsville, Brooklyn Park or Hudson, Wis., Cottage Grove Police Chief Craig Woolery said the southeast metro is due for its own facility. "We know firsthand what a challenge it is to find available range time," Woolery said. "We're seeing that everyone from northern Dakota County all the way over to Mendota Heights is running out of space.
To most dog owners, the furry canine is an integral part of family dynamics. A best friend, member of the family. But, for dog owners battling cancer, they can be life savers. For the last three years, the American Cancer Society Bark For Life has given cancer survivors, their friends and family members, and those in support of the cause another reason to walk their dogs.
The 2013 Community Involvement Awards were presented to three individuals and one group of Washington County residents and volunteers during the Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting April 23. As part of National Volunteer week, Shawn Ramberg of Woodbury, was awarded the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award for his volunteer work as a Play Team youth leader at the Minnesota Children's Museum. In addition to volunteering with the Children's Museum, Shawn has volunteered as a member of the Community Youth Council of South Washington County where he provided day care and kid-friendly ac
Ever since his cousin Louis Ayeni signed to play Division I football for Northwestern University, Woodbury's Ayo Idowu has dreamed of playing in the National Football League. Next week, he'll get his chance. Idowu, who played defensive line for the University of St. Thomas last season, has been invited to try out for the Seattle Seahawks. "This is a huge dream of mine," Idowu said. "It's always what I've wanted to do. When Tim Brewster didn't give me a scholarship to Minnesota, I didn't think it was going to happen. For a Division III guy, chances like this don't come very often.
A very late spring storm dumps as much as eight inches in south Washington County Thursday, according to the National Weather Weather Service. All outdoor athletic fields in Woodbury remain closed today due to wet conditions. The National Weather Service reports a 40 percent chance of snow mainly before 1 p.m. today with a high near 39. Highs will hover around the 40s and 50s for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Temperatures will finally rise into the 60s Monday of next week, the weather service reports.
Workers at St. Croix Cleaners, 9900 Valley Creek Road, reported April 16 that a man dropped off a woman's coat with blood and dirt on it. Police made contact with the owner of the coat - a Woodbury woman - who said the coat was soiled after she and her husband were jumped by a group of people in St. Paul. A St.
Scoreboard - Wednesday, May 1 GIRLS LACROSSE Suburban East Conference Wednesday, May 1 Park 17, Woodbury 15 Mounds View 10, East Ridge 4 SOFTBALL Suburban East Conference Wednesday, May 1 Mounds View 9, East Ridge 8 East Ridge 103 002 2 - 8 Mounds View 000 007 2 - 9 East Ridge 10, Mounds View 0 (5) Mounds View 000 00 - 0 0 0 East Ridge 064 00 - 10 2 0