Monday, December 31, 2012
Here’s a quick guide for the holiday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kris Janisch
Monday, December 31, 2012
Whether you’re heading out for a big event or just having some friends over for a low-key celebration, here are a few items to pass along as we ring in the New Year. The state Department of Public Safety this week noted that Minnesota has not had a drunk-driving traffic death on New Year’s Eve/Day for the past four years. “All it takes is one bad decision for our roads to turn deadly,” State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said in a release. “In many cases, that bad decision occurs when someone decides get behind the wheel after a night of drinking.” In Woodbury, police encourage people to get their plans in place before they begin their New Year’s Eve revelry. See: A Perfect Party Means Planning Ahead Last year, Patch asked area bartenders for …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A look back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
Sandy Hook Shooting Prompts Increased Police Presence at Woodbury Schools Lee Vague, Woodbury Public Safety chief, reached out to area schools to ask what could be done in the wake of the massacre in Connecticut. In Woodbury, Candlelight Vigil Planned for Missing Oakdale Woman The event was held Monday night for Danielle Jelinek, who has been missing since Dec. 8. Scrooge Sign, ‘Normal Clean-Cut Woodbury Person,’ Facebook Flashing: Woodbury Police Blotter One nugget: Police were called about a dispute between neighbors—one accused the other of shoveling snow onto her yard. An officer made contact with both and tried to mediate the situation. One appeared willing to do so; the other did not. The officer noticed that the person who was …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Superintendent Keith Jacobus sent out a note to parents on Tuesday.
The shootings in Newtown, Conn., prompted South Washington County Schools to review its safety and security procedures, the district announced last week. There was an additional police presence at many schools in Woodbury on Monday. On Tuesday, Superintendent Keith Jacobus sent out the following note: Dear Families, We continue to join school districts across the nation struggling with the best way to support our students, staff and families, as we work through the tragedy that continues to unfold in Connecticut. While we work to continue the efforts of educating students, this situation reminds us of the need to ensure a safe environment to best serve our students. Our goal on Monday was to create normalcy for our students. There were a …
Friday, December 14, 2012
South Washington County Schools posted a note on its website Friday expressing sympathy for the victims.
Following the shooting at a school on the East Coast that left 27 people dead as of Friday afternoon, officials in South Washington County Schools expressed their condolences and said the district would “continue review of our safety and security practices to determine if they need to be adapted or strengthened.” From a post on the South Washington County Schools’ website: Several schools have received calls from parents regarding today’s school tragedy in Connecticut. They are concerned about our district and school security planning and preparation. The following are thoughts we would like to share in this regard: “This is an active ongoing investigation,” Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance said at an afternoon press conference …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The department on its Facebook page issued a list of tips from the National Fire Protection Association.
As your kitchen gets overrun with Thanksgiving preparations this week, the Woodbury Public Safety Department issued several home-safety tips. On its Facebook page Tuesday, the department issued a list of tips from the National Fire Protection Association: Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Woodbury officials said the signal became operational on Tuesday.
Folks looking to cross Lake Road in Woodbury will find things a little easier these days. A pedestrian signal at Lake Road and Wyndham Way became operational Tuesday. It requires pedestrians to push a button, which activates flashing lights that alert motorists about people trying to cross the street. The installation of the signal comes against the backdrop of news reports about 2012 being a deadly year for pedestrians. Twenty-three pedestrians have been killed in Minnesota so far this year, the most in the past five, according to a Star Tribune report. There were 14 killed last year. There are two parks near the intersection, and joggers and cyclists were out on Lake Road on Wednesday morning. Related content: In Woodbury, Don’t Cross Me…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The broadcast from Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
On this week's Woodbury Patch Live, we brought in Alisa Rabin Bell, executive director of the Woodbury Community Foundation, as our special guest. We talked about the safety of cyclists on the roads, a new Italian restaurant coming to town, and the latest from her organization. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Some basic tips can fireproof your home this season.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Mary Jo
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The beauty of Christmas can easily turn to tragedy without a few basic fire-safety measures. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when stringing lights around an evergreen or relaxing beside a cozy fire. The folks at Fireside Hearth and Home warn customers to be aware of how hot fireplaces can get and take precautions to keep flammable materials safely away from them. Children also should be closely monitored at all times, as should pets. They also remind customers to make sure to use a protective screen—and to handle those screens with extreme care, and they can get extremely hot. The U.S. Fire Safety Administration (USFA) cautions that a fireplace should never be left unattended and must be extinguished before retiring for the …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Woodbury officer was one of six in the state to earn a 2011 Award for Excellence from the Minnesota Alcohol Traffic Safety Association.
For his work in promoting traffic safety, including enforcement and community education, the Minnesota Alcohol Traffic Safety Association recently honored Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander with a 2011 Award for Excellence. Melander was one of only six law enforcement officers from the state to earn the award, which he received during an April 28 Minnesota Alcohol Traffic Safety Association (MATSA) conference in St. Cloud. “Officer Melander’s sustained commitment to traffic safety has set him apart from his peers,” Sgt. Curt Zacharias said in nominating Melander for the MATSA award. “His efforts toward keeping our roads safe certainly rose ‘above and beyond’ for 2010.” Melander, who has worked for the Woodbury Public Safety Department…