Hannah Black is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. She is a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Outside of reporting, she enjoys running, going to museums and trying new coffee shops. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog, Wendell.
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A vacant lot near Valley Creek Mall will get a new life — complete with coffee and donuts. Woodbury City Council approved a plan for a new multi-tenant retail space at the southwest corner of Valley Creek Road and Interstate 494. It will include a drive-thru Dunkin' combined with Baskin-Robbins ice cream, a development representative confirmed at the July 17 city council meeting. Planning documents say customers will be able to enter the site using Weir Drive.
Three Woodbury residents will perform in this summer's Circus Juventas show, "TWISTED." Émilie Davidson, Ellie Dellenbach and Kate Schullo are among 80 of the youth circus's students with roles in the summer show, which runs for the public Friday, July 26, through Sunday, Aug. 11. St. Paul-based Circus Juventas puts on theatrical performances that incorporate aerial, acrobatic and balancing acts by children, teenagers and young adults.
A 21-year-old woman who died after being pulled from a Woodbury pool has been identified. Hannah Belle Wiese was a resident at Carver Lake Townhomes, where she was discovered the night of June 8. An obituary says she died June 9. Wiese's death was ruled an accidental drowning as a result of intoxication, Woodbury Police Commander John Altman said. He said there was no evidence of any foul play, including no suspicious results in the toxicity report or in samples of what she had been drinking.
The second Woodbury Auto Show is set for Saturday, July 6, after an impressive debut earlier this summer. And its organizer isn't even old enough to drive. Wesley Ross, a rising sophomore, started the Woodbury High School Auto Enthusiast Club this past school year. As the club's president, he organized the first Woodbury Auto Show, which took place May 25. With little more than a week to put the show together, it was attended by more than 600 people, about 120 of them students, Ross said. Cars and motorcycles, 237 of them, filled the school's parking lot.
A second indoor golf simulator is coming to Woodbury. The City Council approved a plan for Birdi Golf to build its first location within Valley Creek Mall at 1750 Weir Drive, Suite 11, previously occupied by LifeWay Christian Store. The more than 9,000-square-foot facility will include eight simulator bays, a full-service bar and grill, and a private conference room for corporate events. It also plans to cater to families with simulator modifications for children and other video games within the location.
A flag-draped casket containing the remains of a U.S. Navy sailor killed in World War II made a stop in Woodbury before reaching its final resting place. U.S. Navy Fire Controlman First Class Edward J. Shelden was honored Thursday, June 20 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home before a Friday morning ceremony at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, where he was buried. His remains were identified in July 2018.
Woodbury has a new partner in its effort to eradicate the emerald ash borer. City Council passed a resolution in May entering into an agreement with Minnetonka-based Rainbow Treecare meant to lock in pricing for trunk injection treatment of ash trees infested with the invasive beetle. It's an opportunity for residents to hold on to healthy ash trees and help maintain the city's canopy, Public Works Director Mary Hurliman said.
WOODBURY — Three juveniles were arrested in connection with an alleged burglary early Friday morning. Woodbury Police were called just after 3 a.m. Friday to the 8900 block of Springwood Circle for a burglary that had just occurred, Commander John Altman said.
WOODBURY — Two Math and Science Academy students, one current and one recently graduated, earned Girl Scout Gold Awards this spring. Keagan Eng and Kate Yapp are both also being considered for the prestigious National Gold Award Girl Scout. Just 10 girls are chosen each year. Each regional council can nominate three girls, and Eng and Yapp were nominated by Girl Scouts River Valleys, which includes southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and a county in Iowa.