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.

East Metro
May 23

School briefs: Woodbury charter school student lands national science award

Curious about a lack of plant growth under her family’s evergreen trees, Manashree Padiyath of Woodbury decided that an experiment was in order. Her resulting…
East Metro
May 16

School briefs: Stillwater Area High students excel at hands-on work

A trio of Stillwater Area High School students brought home a gold medal in the school’s first foray into a state vocational-technical skills competition. The…
East Metro
May 9

Sale of 'unique' school in Woodbury creating worries for parents

Child-centered Valley Crossing in Woodbury could change as it becomes part of South Washington district.
East Metro
May 9

School briefs: East Ridge's Raptors fall to world robotics champs

A robotics team from East Ridge High School in Woodbury was one of two state squads to compete against the eventual winners of the FIRST…
East Metro
May 1

School briefs: Stillwater district seals deal with new superintendent

The Stillwater school board has approved a three-year contract with its new superintendent that will pay her $180,000 in 2015-16 — up from the $165,000…
East Metro
April 28

After friend's OD death, teens get a reprieve

Murder charges against three Woodbury classmates were dismissed. The reason? Prosecutors said there's hope for the teens.
East Metro
April 24

Arts briefs: Beginners can try yoga at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Common yoga poses are on the menu for an introductory workshop Saturday, May 2, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s Nordic Center. The workshop runs…
East Metro
April 24

School briefs: South Washington County looks north to fill East Ridge job

At 6 feet 5 inches, Jim Smokrovich has the stature of a leader, and he has fit the bill as principal of Grand Rapids High…
East Metro
April 17

School briefs: Stillwater student earns $2,500 National Achievement Scholarship

Monica Anuforo, a senior at Stillwater Area High School, is one of five Minnesotans to receive a $2,500 National Achievement Scholarship award — an honor…
East Metro
April 10

School briefs: Stillwater student journalists earn state accolades

A pair of student journalists at Stillwater Area High School have continued the run of excellence for the school’s Pony Express newspaper.Jessica Thomas, who is…
East Metro
April 4

South Washington County touts school-lunch ranking

The quality of school lunches is but one component of a school district ranking system employed by the website Niche. But while Niche, which reviews…
East Metro
March 27

School briefs: Student, Stillwater district benefit from ties to youth alliance

For nearly 20 years, the Minnesota Alliance With Youth has helped students cultivate skills needed to succeed in school, work and life. Now, the group…
East Metro
March 20

St. Croix bridge's surface is being spit out, segment by segment

A site on Grey Cloud Island holds the 170-ton “bridge segments” that will span the St. Croix.
East Metro
March 13

School briefs: Stillwater selects north metro leader as next superintendent

Denise Pontrelli, an administrator with the Spring Lake Park Schools, has been tapped to be the next superintendent of the Stillwater Area Public Schools. The…
East Metro
March 13

South Washington district will decide who goes to what high school

The South Washington school board makes that call this month, then moves on to other grades.
East Metro
March 7

School briefs: Local schools post healthy graduation rates

Most Washington County-area school districts posted strong numbers last year when it came to graduating students on time, state figures show. Leading the way among…
East Metro
March 7

New bookstore in Woodbury offers 'best from the bins'

  A new bookstore in Woodbury is a serene place to browse, except when the action heats up at the karate studio next door. Then,…
East Metro
March 6

Minneapolis man convicted in Woodbury jewelry store robbery

An accomplice killed himself in the jewelry store robbery. Officer saw Erick Larkins fleeing.
East Metro
February 27

School briefs: Hill-Murray names new school president

Hill-Murray School has appointed Jim Hansen, a 1973 graduate and business and education leader, to be its next president. “Jim has distinguished himself as a…
East Metro
February 27

South Washington schools lock in leader; Stillwater narrows its choices

The east-metro school districts with a lot on their respective plates took action recently on issues of finance and leadership.
East Metro
February 27

Woodbury's limp housing starts tied to uncertainty over schools

Fluctuating attendance boundaries mean parents may not know the institution their children will attend.
East Metro
February 24

Afton, Lake Elmo debate how to react to suburban sprawl

Two resolutely quaint east-metro holdouts to urban sprawl nervously face a changing future.
East Metro
February 20

School briefs: Park High, Hill-Murray honored at State One-Act Play Festival

Park High School in Cottage Grove and Hill-Murray School in Maplewood staged two very different 1920s-era stories to capture top honors at the 2015 State…
Minneapolis
February 14
Demolition of Superior Plating building at 315 First Ave. N.E. in Minn...

Revenue light from first year of Minneapolis' park-dedication law

Minneapolis’ first-year fee to improve green space made little revenue compared with the suburbs.
East Metro
February 14

School briefs: South Washington County schools has 6 hopefuls for 2015 Teach of the Year honor

Three area school districts — South Washington County, Stillwater and North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale — had several candidates named recently for the 2015 Minnesota Teacher of…