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Friday, May 24, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Woodbury’s Memorial Day celebration is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of City Hall.
Today I have been asked to say a few words about Memorial Day. As a City Council Member and as a lawyer, I am someone who is rarely at a loss for words. In fact, I may sometimes say too many. Today I do not think that will be a problem. When I humbly reflect on those who came before me, those who fought and died, I am grateful and say thank you. Thank you to all the Grandpa's and Grandma's, Dad's and Mom's, Brother's and Sister's, Uncle's and Aunt's and all of the other relatives that we have lost and particularly those of us who lost who have suffered the loss of a service member recently. In 2012 I lost my grandfather, Del Alexander, a proud Pacific Theater Marine Corp Veteran. In 2012 I also lost my grandmother, Betty Alexander, who, …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Programs begin in June at the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury.
With inspiration from the Buffalo Gals folk song, children’s book author Joanne Ryder wrote the words to the picture book Dance by the Light of the Moon. In the story, she has animals gathering for a barnyard dance organized by Farmer Snow. I recently re-read the book to a favorite little person. Charlotte said, “Sing it, Gramma!” And I did, because somehow it’s best that way. And so librarians are saying, “Sing together!” Baby and preschool storytimes around the County feature not just reading, but singing, as well. Children’s picture books, or sometimes phrases from them, just beg to be sung. In Dooby, Dooby, Moo by Doreen Cronin, the author has the animals practicing for a talent show; Duck takes home first prize with his rendition of …
In all, Minnesota’s prisons house approximately 9,500 adult inmates at an annual cost of approximately $465 million.
You probably know that there are two prisons in Washington County: The Stillwater prison (which is actually in Bayport) and the Oak Park Heights prison. Did you know that there are also eight other prisons in Minnesota? Nine are for men. The state’s only women’s prison is in Shakopee. Why are there so many prisons? Aren’t they all the same? First, understand that a prison is different than a jail. Prisons are set up in a number of different ways, one of the main ways deals with the “custody classification system.” This system differentiates between the levels of security necessary for inmates. The most dangerous offenders are kept at a level 5 maximum-security prison. Those who are considered the least dangerous, including some who are …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here are the latest posts from Woodbury bloggers.
At Patch, we care about what you have to say in your community. Every week we will be recognizing our bloggers on Woodbury Patch, from cooking enthusiasts to local business owners, and everyone in between! If you’re interested in becoming a Local Voice on Woodbury Patch, email Hannah Gruber at email@example.com Got Carrots?! Delight and surprise mom with a fabulous Carrot Cake. (Margaret Wachholz) Community Education Project GO Sews it UP! Volunteers, Grandparents and Kids make a great project a learning adventure with Project GO. (Rebecca Kropelnicki) Day 3 Juice Feast/Fast Tiring lessoned learned. (Rhonda Fitzgerald) Juice Feast/Fast Day 5 Day 5 Total bust. (Rhonda Fitzgerald) Day 6 Juice Feast/Fast Had great intentions, but it …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Patch has received several reports of coyotes in town, and the city’s Public Safety Department recently posted information on the animals on its Facebook page.
Coyotes are often spotted in Woodbury. The Public Safety Department on Monday, May 13, reported on its Facebook page that it receives numerous calls from residents about coyotes, and people often contact Patch after seeing them. “Unfortunately, there is not a lot an officer can do unless there is an imminent concern for safety,” reads the notice from the Public Safety Department. City officials provided a number of dos and don’ts regarding coyotes, and provided a link to information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. What have your experiences with coyotes in Woodbury been like? Leave comments in the section below. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Kudos to both of Woodbury's state representatives for voting yes for marriage equality. Andrea Kieffer deserves much credit for having the courage to place principles over partisanship. Recognition should also be given to JoAnn Ward for doing the right thing. —Anthony Tedesco, Woodbury Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature Tuesday didn’t end the heated debate around same-sex marriage.
Whatever side of the debate you fall on, there’s no denying that this week’s passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage was a historical moment. Minnesota became just the 12th state to sanction gay marriage when Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday. Patch readers quickly wrote in to share their thoughts on the moment. Eagan Patch reader Kathi Malone echoed the view of legislators who voted yes in seeing same-sex marriage as a civil right: I am so happy that finally gay people will be able to have the civil right to marry. This is truly an American vote for freedom. I applaud Sen Clausen and all other legislators who voted for this historical bill. James N added: Thank you Senator Carlson and the entire MN legislature for extending …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Monday, May 13, 2013
The Minnesota Senate was set to vote on the bill Monday.
We want to thank state Rep. Andrea Kieffer for supporting all families by voting "yes" on HF1054 this past Thursday. The vote was a truly historic moment for our state and her decision to support civil marriage equality will help ensure that Minnesota is a better place for all families to live and thrive. We recognize that this vote may not be politically popular for a Republican representative, so we are especially proud and grateful to be represented by someone who chose to stand up for freedom and fairness for all Minnesotans. —Denise and Tamara Peterson, Woodbury Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter