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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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 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.
Looking for a chicken fix? Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will open at 730 Commons Drive on Tuesday, March 26, in Woodbury. A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting will be held 9-10 a.m. The first 100 dine-in customers 13 years and older to purchase a combo meal will receive a voucher for a free box combo on their next visit and a Raising Cane's T-shirt. Grand opening attendees can enter a drawing for free Raising Cane's food for a year between 8:30 and 9 a.m. with 20 winners chosen during the celebration.
HUDSON — Liz Rohl knows most people wouldn't jump at the chance to have someone classified as "sexually violent" live in their area. "The reality is, nobody really wants one of these offenders moving into their city, their county, their neighborhood," she said.
WOODBURY — Brad and Richard Arkell grew up together, went to the same college and majored in the same subject. Both were investment advisors for seven years, and in 2010, they both quit their jobs to sell remote control vehicle parts full time. The identical twin brothers, originally from Lake Elmo, recently opened a storefront for their business, Dollar Hobbyz. Located at 380 Rivertown Drive, the 14,000-square-foot space contains a retail area, warehouse and carpeted race track.
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.
County board asks state for more funding, better oversight of child protective services The St. Croix County Board passed a resolution at its Dec. 4 meeting asking the state to increase funding and improve its oversight of Wisconsin's Child Protective Services system.
After much discussion, the St. Croix County Board approved the 2019 County Budget at its Nov. 6 meeting with an amendment that lowered the 2019 property tax levy to 2.8 percent. The proposed levy increase had been 4.2 percent. The amendment was proposed by Supervisor Scott Nordstrand to transfer $2.5 million of the county's unassigned fund balance to its debt service fund in order to pay off a short-term loan. The amendment also allowed the county to set the 2019 levy at 2.8 percent, reducing the levy by $471,727.
Heather Ditzler first met Chris in seventh grade. Even then, he was the love her life, she said. But they both moved onto other things, and it wasn't until several years later, after both of their first marriages had ended, that they caught up on Facebook and agreed to meet for drinks. As the meetup drew closer, Heather said she was surprised at how nervous she was. "This is an old friend, this is no big deal," she said she told her herself — but out of that meetup grew a relationship, and the blending together of their two families.
When competing as a contestant on a TV show, it helps to stand out. Contestants will often craft a persona. When Woodbury native Bella Palmer, 9, an avid Minnesota Wild fan, was chosen to compete in the first season of American Ninja Warrior Junior, she made a shirt that showcased her competition persona: "Wild Ninja." The show is a version of the popular obstacle course competition American Ninja Warrior, but for kids 9-14 years old. Bella competed against 64 kids in the 9-10 age bracket during the show's filming this past summer.