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Woodwinds' maternity unit was a busy place on Woodbury's golden birthday. In celebrating Woodbury's 50th anniversary, a baby girl has been named Woodbury's first baby to be born on the city's anniversary day. Born to the Martin Vieira family, the baby girl was born at 2:04 a.m. March 7 at Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury. The baby girl and her family are invited as special guests for a birthday cake ceremony during the city's "Happy 50th Birthday Woodbury" celebration March 25 at Woodbury's Central Park.
The retail phase of the Woodbury's CityPlace project is near completion with several national retailers slated to open in the coming weeks. But before turning a focus toward building a new hotel and two medical buildings as their next step, CityPlace developers Elion Partners announced Thursday plans to hold a grand opening event June 29. The event aims to project's progress, as well as celebrate the completion of the CityPlace's retail phase with openings from Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods Market, Sierra Trading Post and La-Z-Boy.
When the city of Woodbury decided to renovate a city park last year, officials told planners to first dream big. Now that dream is beginning to look more concrete. On Wednesday, March 15, Woodbury city staffers unveiled the first of likely several concepts of what may be to come at Ojibway Park, during a Woodbury City Council meeting.
Taking the nontraditional road is a path of which Justice Sikakane is well aware. As a high school student, he was unfocused and wasn't always interested in putting in the time for his studies. He landed himself in detention some days and was suspended once. "I wasn't your ideal kid," Sikakane said. "I did dumb things, but I think the biggest point for me was knowing anybody can turn their life around and do things that are inspiring to others."
A Texas-based pizza chain abruptly closed 10 Midwestern stores Monday, including two locations in the Twin Cities metro. Pie Five Pizza Co., which has operated quick serve restaurants in Eden Prairie and Woodbury for more than a year, said in a statement Monday that it decided to shutter both stores, including eight in the Chicago metro, to focus on its other markets.
Keeping the city streets clear, the sewers flowing and drinking water safe can sometimes be a thankless job. Most of the time, the work of a Woodbury Public Works Department employee goes unnoticed. That is, until there's a problem. That was part of the takeaway Thursday, when a group of Woodbury citizens and future leaders got a chance to step into the boots of a Public Works staffer. With graduation just around the corner, the Woodbury Citizens Academy held its sixth session of the year at the city's Public Works facility.
Not having a car in Woodbury is tough, and Liam Powell knows it. He stopped driving after suffering a head injury, and getting to his job in downtown St. Paul can be frustrating when the shuttle service misses the express bus by a few minutes. On cold or rainy days, the shelter at the Woodbury Lutheran Park and Ride offers little protection from the elements as he waits sometimes up to 30 minutes for the next bus.
At least one man is in police custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended with the suspect crashing a vehicle Wednesday evening in Lake Elmo. According to dispatch audio, Woodbury police attempted to stop a Silver Ford F150 with Texas license plates just before 8:15 p.m. The officers told dispatchers the pursuit that followed reached speeds in excess of 85 mph on Radio Drive. A Woodbury squad car crashed during the chase.
April 6 is the day Nordstrom Rack will open in Woodbury. That's according to a sign near the store's entrance advertising that Nordstrom Rack plans to open its doors for the first time in Woodbury at 9 a.m. that Thursday. Early customers will also have a shot at winning a $1,000 gift card if they get there an hour before the grand opening.
A St. Paul woman has been charged with felony credit card fraud after a police investigation into a string of vehicle break-ins and credit card thefts in Woodbury. Latrice Hillman, 26, was charged via warrant in Washington County for allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles at the Central Park YMCA and racking up more than $3,000 in fraudulent credit card transactions. She was released on bail March 3.