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In its fight against crime, Woodbury is recruiting a new set of allies: dog owners and their furry companions. Paw Patrol, a neighborhood watch program debuting Wednesday, aims to enlist dog owners and inform them on how to better observe and report criminal activity while routinely walking around their neighborhoods. The city is holding its first training session for dog owners at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the Woodbury Public Safety Building, followed by an additional training event for owners and their pets this fall.
As the “Pokemon Go” craze reaches new peaks, Washington County Libraries are jumping on board by using some of the game’s features to attract more library users. In the past week, dozens of people have been showing up to Washington County Libraries after the library system began dropping “Pokemon Lures” and announcing the times and locations on social media beforehand. The lures are an item in the game used to attract the fictitious animals.
Starting this month, Summit Orthopedics will be sending collegiate-level athletic trainers and other medical support for varsity and junior-varsity sports in South Washington County high schools. As part of a two-year deal with the district, Summit Orthopedics will provide a designated trainer and physician each to Park, Woodbury and East Ridge high schools. The trainers offer support for a number of varsity and junior-varsity sports including soccer, football, volleyball basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, hockey, baseball track and lacrosse.
Chris Motz is counting her blessings after a fire completely destroyed her Maplewood home last Tuesday night. During a storm that brought damaging winds and rains across the Twin Cities metro, Maplewood fire officials said lightning struck nearby Motz's home and caused the fire. She and her husband were in California visiting their daughter when the fire happened. No one was injured.
A Woodbury motel that was once the scene of a deadly hostage situation in 2012 is changing its name, and its owner said he’s hoping for a new start. A spokeswoman for the corporate hotel chain Red Roof Inn confirmed Monday that the Woodbury location is no longer operating under that name after the franchise agreement was terminated. The budget motel, located off Interstate 494, is now under the name Woodbury Key Inn Suites and is still under the same ownership.
Lush green lawns and waving sprinklers are a common summertime sight in Woodbury. But as state and city officials become more sensitive about water security, the city is taking a look at ways homeowners can conserve water during the warmer months. The city recently partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) to launch a pilot program that put 50 free Rachio IRO 8-zone smart controllers into the homes of residents with the goal of measuring their effectiveness for conserving water.
After announcing plans to move to Woodbury, high-end clothing retailer Nordstrom Rack has set its move-in date to CityPlace next year. The Seattle-based chain announced Friday that it plans to open its 26,000-square-foot store at CityPlace in Spring 2017. The store will be yet another addition to the large, mixed-use development located at the northeast corner of Radio Drive and Hudson Road in Woodbury.
In its fight against crime, Woodbury is recruiting a new set of allies: dog owners and their furry companions. Paw Patrol, a neighborhood watch program debuting next Wednesday, aims to enlist dog owners and inform them on how to better observe and report criminal activity while routinely walking around their neighborhoods.
The city of Afton has seen a small yet concerning string of home burglaries during the past two months. Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Laura Jackson said there were three home burglaries in Afton this month, as well as in May. Many of the break-ins, she said, have been during the day and have involved burglars gaining entry through residents' garages.
The tiny city of Afton always goes big on America’s birthday. In its 118th annual Fourth of July celebration, thousands of parade-goers stood on each side of the Afton’s main street cheering and scooping up candy as float after float rolled down St. Croix Trail Monday afternoon. Leading the old-style parade as Grand Marshall was Afton resident and KSTP TV meteorologist Dave Dahl.