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
November 1
White Bear Lake is plummeting to a record low water level due to the c...

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

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

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
A presentationTuesday to the Washington County Board on the proposed...

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

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

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

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. 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
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…