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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With its yellow string lights, comfort food and a growing list of original brews, the 3rd Act Craft Brewery taproom is a cozy suburban haven. Doors officially opened in November, but beer lovers celebrated Woodbury's first brewery, located at 4120 Radio Drive, with a grand opening Sunday and Monday Dec. 16-17. Deb Long, who owns the brewery with her husband, Steve, said the most popular beer so far has been "There's no place like home," a pale ale made with Minnesota-sourced ingredients.
Firefighters responded to a house fire at 1:50 p.m. Dec. 17 in the 10700 block of Sailor Way in Woodbury. A neighbor called 911 after hearing fire alarms and seeing heavy smoke. Upon arrival, firefighters saw a single-family home "engulfed in flames." The fire was considered under control by 3 p.m. There were no people or animals inside at the time, and no responders were injured. "The fire was extensive, and the family will be displaced for an extended period of time," Police Commander John Altman said.
An expansion of the Woodwinds Health Campus is bringing a greater number of heart care services closer to Woodbury residents. On Dec. 3, HealthEast Heart Care added three new nurse practitioners and new patient rooms to accommodate patients five days a week, the only heart care clinic in the city to do so. The clinic offers numerous outpatient services like diagnostic tests and treatment for conditions like atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
ST. PAUL — A three-judge panel at the state Office of Administrative Hearings ruled Dec. 6 that the creator of a website that caused confusion around political endorsements in Woodbury knowingly violated campaign practices law.
WOODBURY — Construction on the city's next round of major roadway repairs doesn't begin until May 2019, but planning has been underway for months. Bailey Frontage Road, the Marsh Creek Area, the Meadowood Area and Upper Afton Road were chosen as the four areas of focus for the 2019 Roadway Rehabilitation Project. Though the scopes for each are slightly different, all were chosen because they need significant pavement and utility repairs.
The Woodbury City Council raised the tax levy 4.8 percent at its annual Truth in Taxation meeting Dec. 12. The levy, which was approved 4-1, is up from the 3.8 percent increase approved in 2018.
“Animal Humane Society relies on the kindness of volunteers, not just during the holiday season but all year long. Each year we have about 2,000 people volunteer among our four shelters, including Woodbury. All of our volunteer opportunities are listed online at animalhumanesociety.org/volunteer. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and opportunities range from dog walkers to adoption support volunteers to even in-home foster volunteers. We have volunteer opportunities available on a rolling basis throughout the year.”
"How to Prepare for Santa's Arrival with Mrs. Claus" was held Dec. 8, 2018, at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Woodbury. Following along with an interactive story, kids also wrote a letter to Santa and mixed together food for his reindeer.
Woodbury police are asking for help in identifying a person seen Sunday, Dec. 9 taking packages from a porch. The thief was caught on camera in the Summerlin Drive area. Also captured was photo of a white truck that appeared to have obscured writing on the side. Police are asking people to call 651-439-9381 if they recognize the truck. The case number to reference is WB18034739.
LAKELAND — A Mahtomedi man was arrested on Nov. 25 after allegedly threatening another man with a gun. Brandon Gilbert Bacchus, 35, has been charged with a firearm violation after a previous felony conviction, as well as second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon after a previous felony conviction. He faces up to 15 years in county jail and $30,000 in fines if convicted of the first count and up to seven years and $14,000 if convicted of the second.