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A total of 17 Woodbury, and Afton, residents have received blue ribbons in this year's Minnesota State Fair. Check Woodbury Bulletin as more results are available.
Adversity and achievement. Ryan Englebert has experienced both in a dramatic fashion. It's the hard work between those two disparate mile posts that the former standout Division III football player says led him to where he is today - a small business owner who wants to help young athletes achieve their big dreams. Englebert and his wife Heidi are the founders of Englebert Training Systems (ETS) in Woodbury. The sports performance training center housed in the business park just off Commerce Drive, does not look like your typical gym. That's because it isn't.
There's an old saw that says Edgar Rice Burroughs never visited Africa, but managed to write a slew of books about Tarzan, his mate and his ape. Maybe that's what's wrong with the Tarzan books. Lines like that remind me of the Shakespeare apologists in the 17th century who said that the Bard was so good he never had to delete a line. In response his contemporary Ben Jonson, said "If only he had blotted a thousand." All this literary history by way of introducing "Missing Mark," by Julie Kramer (Doubleday, $25). Kramer, a resident of White Bear Lake, is a freelance TV producer.
When Jim Perelman's mother died in 2007, he resolved to produce a book of poems about grief. Perelman is the founder and publisher of Holy Cow! Press, a high quality literary house located in Duluth. The result is "Beloved of the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude" ($16.95, paper), edited by Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart and Pamela Mittlefehldt. In her introduction, Mittlefehldt tells how Holy Cow! got the ball rolling by asking for submissions. Two thousand entries poured in from famous poets like Pulitzer Prize winner Maxine Kumin and writers they had never heard of.
Minneapolis police have arrested a Woodbury woman they believe has been running a prostitution ring via a website. The woman has not yet been charged with any crime related to her arrest. On June 3 Woodbury and Minneapolis police investigators executed a search warrant and arrested the woman they identified as Nora Lee Anderson, 45, who they say also uses the name "Tiger St.
Federal investigators are searching for a man who robbed the Boundary Waters Bank in Woodbury Thursday morning. The robbery was reported at the bank on the 2200 block of Eagle Creek Lane shortly after 9 a.m., Woodbury police officials said. Investigators said the suspect walked into the bank and told a teller to give cash. The man, who was dressed in all black save for a white mask and white sunglasses, told bank employees he had a gun, but did not display a weapon, the police report stated. A teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, which the robber put into a paper bag.
Washington County Public Health officials announced Tuesday that a probable case of the H1NI influenza virus was identified in a Hugo pre-school. County public health director Lowell Johnson informed county commissioners of the news during their weekly board meeting May 5 and said the Minnesota Department of Health informed the county of the probable case late Monday. Two other probable cases were identified in Hennepin County on Monday. The probable case of the H1N1 virus in Washington County, or swine flu, occurred at Hugo Elementary, which is part of the White Bear Lake School District.
A Woodbury man, who was exploring a tunnel with a friend along the Mississippi River in St. Paul Sunday morning, died when the tunnel filled with water and swept him into the river, according to St. Paul Fire Department officials. The men, ages 29 and 30, got trapped in the tunnel south of the Marshall Avenue bridge when a thunderstorm broke out on Sunday morning, a fire department press release stated.
The Woodbury teenager accused of plotting to kill a stranger last August will not serve any prison time according to a plea agreement reached last Friday. As a part of the deal Andrew James Busskohl, 19, pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment and third-degree damage to property. Both charges are both gross misdemeanors. As a part of the guilty plea, Busskohl could serve a maximum of 90 days in jail, in which he can participate in a county Sentence to Service program, county attorney officials said. Busskohl is also likely to serve four years probation.
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