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From allegedly catching 80 crappies while fishing with Kirby Puckett, to covering the Minnesota Twins' game seven defeat at the 1965 World Series, the better part of Glenn Redmann's life revolved around sports. For 37 years, his love for the game saw him travel the country covering the Twins in their infant years as a beat reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the St. Paul Dispatch.
It's almost here: Whole Foods Market will open May 24 in Woodbury, the company said. The organic grocer will anchor the 100-acre CityPlace development located at the intersection of Radio Drive and Hudson Road. Typically, Whole Foods celebrates new store opening by hand-tearing a 5-foot-long braid of bread in place of a ribbon cutting ceremony. Customers can grab a piece as they enter the store.
Got an old car battery, appliance or scrap metal that need recycling? If you plan on doing your spring cleaning next month, you may be in luck. That's because the City of Woodbury is partnering with local recycling and garbage haulers to relieve residents of their unwanted items on May 15-18. Residents can schedule a curbside pick-up date for items like electronics, hazardous materials and recyclables at a discounted rate. A list of haulers' contact information, acceptable items and scheduling information is available on the City of Woodbury’s website.
Several east metro families attended the Woodbury Easter Egg Hunt at Madison's Place Playground April 8. The Saturday event was one of several egg hunts that day at the all-inclusive playground. With a cap on the number of eggs participants could collect, parents said they liked that it allowed for kids to collect eggs at their own pace. The Easter Bunny also made an appearance and provided photo opportunities and help with an obstacle course after the hunt.
The doors to Nordstrom Rack have finally opened in Woodbury On Thursday morning, about 200 early morning shoppers rallied in front of the store, eager to be among the to set foot inside the east metro's first Nordstrom Rack when the doors opened at 9 a.m. CityPlace’s newest addition also held a grand opening event for its fourth Twin Cities store an hour before opening.
Woodbury police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman they believe to be involved in a credit card cloning case. Officials said two cards were used at both Woodbury Walgreens March 21. At least six people were affected, police said. Woodbury police obtained images of the person they suspect played a role in copying the cards and making purchases. Woodbury police spokeswoman Michelle Okada said the department is not sure if the cards were copied in Woodbury. The department also doesn't know if the suspect used a credit card skimmer, Okada said.
Employees at the Woodbury Gordmans are breathing a sigh of relief after receiving news their store would remain open for the foreseeable future. Several stores faced uncertain futures when the national discount retailer filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy last month. Company leaders for the Nebraska-based chain said they planned to liquidate all company assets if they didn't find a buyer.
The Woodbury Gordmans will be the last remaining store in Minnesota after the company listed several closures in its most recent bankruptcy filings over the weekend. The Omaha, Neb.-based retailer listed 57 stores expected to remain open, as well as 48 locations that will close, according to bankruptcy filings. The Woodbury store at Tamarack Village will one of six Minnesota stores that will remain open.
Ongoing effort to preserve a Woodbury barn has the City of Woodbury's blessings. The Woodbury City Council struck an agreement through a 4-1 vote March 22 permitting the city's Heritage Society to raise funds and hire contractors for repairs on the Miller Barn. The agreement also passes off several responsibilities and liabilities to the Woodbury Heritage Society, which will maintain and repair the historic barn located on public land near Settlers Ridge Parkway and Valley Creek Road. The city has agreed to not tear down the barn until 2021 as part of the deal.
Slated for Saturday, April 1, the eighth annual Woodbury Community Expo promises to bring what all businesses in Woodbury have to offer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at East Ridge High School. Best of all, it's free and open to the public. "We've said it's Main Street for a day. It's a one-stop shop where you can get information on everything from home renovations to curtains to childcare centers and activities for your kids," said the Expo's event manager Amanda Roseth. "It's everything you need for your life and your family and free entertainment."