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
August 18

Gold Line busway may end up in Woodbury

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

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

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

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

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
Photo by David Peterson, david.a.peterson@startribune.com

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

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 is under contract to be sold...

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 Bielenber...

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.
South Metro
August 8, 2015

Splish, splash — and squander? Popular splash pads scorned by some for wasting water

Splash pads take some heat for use of millions of gallons of water each season.
East Metro
August 7, 2015

Schools, leadership posts to have new look in Stillwater district

Two new principals have been selected in a school district poised for change. The Stillwater Area Public Schools tapped Eric VanScoy, an assistant principal in…
East Metro
August 7, 2015

Washington County students post strong scores on MCAs

Pupils in five of six districts in county outperform state peers.
East Metro
July 24, 2015

School briefs: Stillwater Area High students learn about nutrition

The athletes of Stillwater Area High School are gleaning lessons this summer from a different kind of playbook. The 800-plus students have been meeting with…
East Metro
July 10, 2015

Familiar faces rise to top of local elementary schools

Two east metro school districts have turned to homegrown talent to fill elementary school principal positions. Jodi Husting, assistant principal at Crestview Elementary and Nuevas…
East Metro
July 3, 2015

Elementary school boundaries under review in South Washington County's District 833

After taking action on high school boundary changes, the South Washington County School District now is turning its attention to elementary school boundary shifts. Key…
East Metro
June 27, 2015

Decision nears on South Washington County ballot questions

The South Washington County school board is expected to decide in early August how much money to seek in a pair of fall referendums —…
East Metro
June 20, 2015

East metro school briefs: Forest Lake FFA student earns honors

A Forest Lake Area High School student with a passion for agricultural education closed out his high school career in winning fashion. Joe Ramstad, 18,…
East Metro
June 13, 2015

School briefs: Tartan High wins repeat praise for theater productions

In its recent ratings of spring musical theater productions, Hennepin Theatre Trust judged Tartan High School’s presentation of “9 to 5” as outstanding for both…
East Metro
May 30, 2015

School briefs: State honors 9 'scholars of distinction'

Nine area high school students were honored recently as “scholars of distinction” by the Minnesota Department of Education. The awards, presented to 48 students from…
East Metro
May 23, 2015

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, 2015

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…