Woodbury

This fast-growing city was built on farmland and is now laced with trails connecting its parks, lakes, schools and large recreational center. East of St. Paul, it has branched into a retail center along Interstate Hwy. 94. Woodbury is the 10th largest city in Minnesota.

Local
April 6
Natasha Farhat celebrated her fifth year anniversary as a volunteer at People Serving People on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

More Minnesota companies are paying their employees to take time off to volunteer

With a tightening job market and low unemployment, adding such benefits can attract employees and boost retention.
East Metro
June 17, 2018
At Park High, sisters Marissa, Abby and Kaylee Korth, 8, 14 and 10, got vegetables from the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf.

As need rises, Minnesota schools step up summer food outreach

While the number of students qualifying for federally funded free and reduced price meals has risen statewide, many still go without the extra help during summer vacation.
High Schools
March 23, 2018

Metro school to remove Indian emblem from gym 24 years after changing nickname

The decision isn't popular with all in the community.
West Metro
March 18, 2018
Dora Hall reunited with her daughter during a lockdown in February at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.

As threats surge after Fla. shooting, Minnesota schools take no chances

Many are facing the problems for the first time, and it's putting communities on edge.
East Metro
November 1, 2017
In this 2014 Star Tribune file photo, White Bear Lake plummeted to a record low water level due to a drought and large amount of groundwater pumping.

Attack on water waste in east metro yielding early results

Experts are pioneering strategies to zero in on who's wasting the most water and how to throttle back cheaply and efficiently.
East Metro
September 16, 2017
The preservation and restoration of the Miller Barn, on Woodbury park property, is a project being pushed by the city’s Heritage Society, with priva

As it turns out, Woodbury does have a history — on display soon

A self-guided tour takes place next weekend as part of the city's 50th anniversary celebrations.
East Metro
March 3, 2017
Body cameras used by officers in the Woodbury Police Department are expected to arrive in a couple of weeks. Audio and video captured by the devices w

Woodbury police body cameras are almost ready to roll

The city is expecting the devices to arrive shortly, when a pilot program will be launched.
East Metro
February 16, 2017
A presentation Tuesday to the Washington County Board on the proposed Gold Line busway compared the number of riders who can travel on a single bus wi

Gold Line busway gets millions toward a 2024 opening

Ramsey, Washington counties pitch in several million each, pushing past start-up phase.
East Metro
February 3, 2017
The medical office building that will be built at CityPlace, which will add to the jobs at the former State Farm site.

Woodbury's CityPlace producing hundreds of jobs

More than 20 businesses are open or are under construction now at the site of the former State Farm headquarters.
West Metro
December 16, 2016
Sue Mackert

Perpich Center for Arts executive director to retire Jan. 2

Sue Mackert, 66, has led agency since 2010; center has drawn scrutiny of late.
West Metro
December 14, 2016

Ramsey, Hennepin counties take joint facility for juveniles off the table

The counties will now focus on improving their own facilities while working together on youth programming.
East Metro
November 30, 2016

Woodbury police seek input ahead of body camera launch

Woodbury police are preparing to launch its body camera pilot project and seeking public input. Over the next 45 days, the city will hold a…
East Metro
August 18, 2016

Gold Line busway may end up in Woodbury

Lake Elmo's objections force a re-evaluation.
East Metro
July 21, 2016

Readers pour out their concern for Woodbury nanny

Every so often we write a story that instantly fuels reader emotions, inspiring an outpouring of public concern. Such was the case with our recent…
East Metro
June 24, 2016

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury offers freebies to cut down on water usage

Woodbury’s campaign to cut down on water waste by irrigation is moving to homeowners. The city is partnering with the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)…
East Metro
March 13, 2016
Tom Lucas of Roseville was shocked to get a huge bill, then learned he’d been getting water free because of a faulty meter, at left.

Minnesota cities are on the hunt for an ocean of lost water

Crackdown begins as state's wells edge closer to depletion. Faulty meters, overuse and aging pipes are blamed.
East Metro
February 1, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton

Gov. Dayton hospitalized after fainting at event in Woodbury

Gov. Mark Dayton was hospitalized at Regions Hospital overnight for observation. "The most likely culprit is dehydration," said senior adviser Bob Hume.
East Metro
January 16, 2016
A child entertained himself as parents gathered in the Valley Crossing gym to question district officials last May about their plans.

S. Wash. board tackles 'emotional' issue of attendance boundaries

The school board defers decision on future of Valley Crossing school.
East Metro
December 25, 2015

East Ridge, SPA advance in international debate competition

Students at East Ridge High School in Woodbury are making a run for glory on the debate front.But they have seasoned competition from around the…
North Metro
December 12, 2015
Property taxes are on the rise for many metro-area homeowners, with some seeing double-digit percentage increases for 2016. School bond and levy measu

School districts playing big part in property tax increases

Voters may support needs but worry about their pocketbooks.
East Metro
October 30, 2015
The former State Farm complex in Woodbury.

Woodbury's giant State Farm office building will be demolished

CityPlace developer will build an office park in its place.
East Metro
October 9, 2015
Volunteers packed meals for Feed My Starving Children at the Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury on Thursday.

Hundreds of volunteers turn out for massive Woodbury meal-packing drive

It's the nation's largest-ever event to assemble meals for starving children. Work continues through Sunday.
East Metro
August 21, 2015

School briefs: New administrative team named at East Ridge High

After a series of departures, East Ridge High School in Woodbury has a new leadership team in place for the 2015-16 school year. The final…
East Metro
August 21, 2015
The standoff at a Red Roof Inn near Interstate 494 and Valley Creek Road involved numerous hostages.

Family of St. Paul man fatally shot by Woodbury police files suit

The complaint says the unarmed man was trying to flee a hostage situation.
East Metro
August 15, 2015

Woodbury creates unease by moving to redo cable deal

A neighboring mayor asks what the end game is, but Woodbury says it just wants a fair deal.