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The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear a case over a method Woodbury and other Minnesota cities use to fund public roads and other infrastructure. The state's highest court agreed earlier this week to hear arguments over cities' ability to charge developers for roads outside of their properties. The legal battle stems from a 2016 lawsuit brought by New Brighton-based developer Martin Harstad, who sued Woodbury after it sought nearly $1.4 million for roadway improvements as a condition for his 183-home residential project.
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens is running for Minnesota governor next year. Stephens filed for governor as a Republican Monday after previously hinting to RiverTown Multimedia that she was seeking a statewide bid. Among the dozen Republican candidates who've filed ahead of the 2018 race, Stephens is the first announced female candidate. She was elected mayor in 2011 after previously serving on the Woodbury City Council. Her term as mayor ends next year.
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens is running for Minnesota governor next year. Stephens filed for governor as a Republican Monday after previously hinting to RiverTown Multimedia that she was seeking a statewide bid. Among the dozen Republican candidates who’ve filed ahead of the 2018 race, Stephens is the first-announced female candidate.
Ashley Rassett and Roberto Enriquez want to give their son a fighting chance. The Woodbury couple’s 3-year-old son Gian was recently diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, or DMD, a rare genetic disorder that leads to the weakening muscles over time. The family had planned to treat their son’s condition with a new drug called Ataluren, but a recent Food and Drug Administration rejection of the treatment has their family and others in limbo.
Dozens gathered Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park in Woodbury to honor those who served in the nation's military. The ceremony featured local veterans who told their service stories. Army Sgt. John Krumm's son spoke about his father's service during World War II. Lt. Louise Sparkman touched on her more than 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy between 1974-1994. John Martin, an Army sergeant also spoke about his service during the Vietnam War.
The Woodbury Davanni's hosted an open house event last week that offered a chance for management to meet employees parents and get a tour of the restaurant.
Woodbury is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to weigh in after an appellate court ruled it may not charge developers for roads outside of their property. The petition, filed earlier this week, follows a recent legal victory for Martin Harstad. The New Brighton-based developer sued Woodbury in 2016 after it sought nearly $1.4 million for road improvements as a condition for Harstad's 183-home residential project.
Costco has announced an opening date in Woodbury, a project almost two decades in the making. The national warehouse retailer said it plans to open its store Nov. 15. at the northeast corner of Tamarack Road and Interstate 494. The 165,000 square-foot warehouse will include a gas station, bakery, tire center, pharmacy, liquor store and other amenities.
Art was in the air last weekend in Afton, as visitors gathered for the city's annual Art in the Park Fair. In its 39th year, the outdoor art fair drew thousands to the Afton's Old Village where several dozen artists displayed their work. Artists ranged from a variety of mediums, including fine arts, crafts, sculpture, apparel, photography and more. Local artists transformed Adirondack chairs into works of art, ranging from Afton landmarks to reimagined classic works of art.
Before the autumn colors coat the St. Croix River Valley, local and regional artists will be adding their own flair this weekend during Afton's annual Art in the Park fair. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Town Square Park, with other activities around Afton's Old Village. In its 39th year, the outdoor art fair touts more than 100 vendors, live music, food and artists from various mediums, including, fine arts, traditional crafts, jewelry, pottery, photography and apparel.