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A section of the Woodbury Public Works building was demolished Wednesday, July 11, as part of the city's Public Works Expansion Project. The building at 2301 Tower Drive was removed to make way for a new 25,000-square-foot building and an 18,800-square-foot unheated building where city vehicles and maintenance equipment will be stored. Immediately after the demolition, Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and other city officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new facility.
Nearly a year after the first evidence of emerald ash borer appeared in a Woodbury movie theater parking lot, the Woodbury Parks and Recreation Department is asking for more money to deal with the invasive insect in 2019. Assistant Park and Recreation Director Mike Adams told City Council at a June 27 workshop meeting the department needs $100,000 to combat the pest next year. Adams said the department could work with the $50,000 already allotted for 2018, but it will need a larger budget going forward.
Helen Miller had a life with many chapters, and she wasn't hesitant to write them herself. The chapter that took her furthest from home was her military service during World War II. At 21, she joined the Women's Army Corps and was shipped off to England, becoming one of the first women to serve in a non-nursing position in the U.S. Army.
WalletHub has ranked Woodbury the best place to live in Minnesota for families in 2018.
The Minnesota Recreation and Park Association recognized Woodbury June 27 for they city's Paint the Bus program and Tiny Tot Triathlon. The association gives out annual Awards of Excellence to Minnesota parks and recreation organizations for programs and initiatives it finds impactful.
The city of Woodbury recognized five organizations and three individuals Wednesday, June 27, for making efforts toward sustainability over the previous year. The 11th annual Environmental Excellence Awards honored several categories of environmental action. Winners were chosen from community nominations by members of the city's Parks and Natural Resources Commission. Water Conservation — Powers Lake Townhome Association
The Woodbury Heritage Society, along with the Save the Miller Barn Committee, will host a French picnic to raise money to restore the historic Miller Barn.
Finley Stanek, 5, has autism spectrum disorder, is developmentally delayed and non-verbal. To help him learn and grow, Finley has received therapy from Fraser, Minnesota's largest provider of autism-related services, for more than two years. But getting treatment meant his parents had to drive to Fraser's Minneapolis and Eagan locations — both up to 30 minutes each way. Now, services are closer than ever for Finley.
Ready your Nerf Blasters. Project My Neighborhood , a non-profit formed to prevent bullying, will try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest toy battle Saturday, June 30, at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. It is the first in a series of “Blaster Battles” that the nonprofit will host in Minnesota and Wisconsin this year.
Woodbury City Council on Wednesday, June 13, approved a permit that would allow Heppner's Auto Body to expand its operations. The project would add 6,492 square feet to the collision repair shop's existing location at 1809 Woodlane Drive, making it over 17,813 square feet after the addition. It would also include renovations to improve current structures, including replacing 25-year-old paint booths and moving air handling units inside to reduce noise.