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Officials on Wednesday released a rendering of what the proposed 85,000 square-foot Woodbury Cabela's store will look like. Log construction, stonework and wood siding will greet customers at the store, slated for a fall 2014 opening, according to a news release. The outdoors store is proposed to be built adjacent to the Tamarack Village shopping center. Company officials also announced Minneapolis construction firm Kraus-Anderson will build the Woodbury store, as well as a new Cabela's in Waco, Texas.
A major outdoor sporting goods retailer announced Tuesday it will be opening an 85,000 square-foot store in Woodbury. According to a news release, Cabela's - a national hunting and fishing retailer - plans to open its fourth Minnesota store in Woodbury's Tamarack Village Shopping Center near Home Depot, JC Penney, Dick's Sporting Goods and other nearby stores. The store is set to open in 2014, according to the release, with construction to begin this fall. The release states the Cabela's store will employ 185 full- and part-time workers.
The hunt is over - for this year, at least. The Woodbury Days medallion, located in Colby Lake Park, was turned in Wednesday morning. The winners were Matthew Koskie and Ashley Wilson of Hastings. They found the hidden prize after the fifth clue. The duo located the medallion at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday night in the southwest corner of Colby Lake Park - just north of Park Crossing. The medallion was hidden near a paved inlet in tall weeds. Koskie said he obsessed all day Tuesday over a "burning up" reference left in a clue from Monday.
A total of 17 Woodbury, and Afton, residents have received blue ribbons in this year's Minnesota State Fair. Check Woodbury Bulletin as more results are available.
There's an old saw that says Edgar Rice Burroughs never visited Africa, but managed to write a slew of books about Tarzan, his mate and his ape. Maybe that's what's wrong with the Tarzan books. Lines like that remind me of the Shakespeare apologists in the 17th century who said that the Bard was so good he never had to delete a line. In response his contemporary Ben Jonson, said "If only he had blotted a thousand." All this literary history by way of introducing "Missing Mark," by Julie Kramer (Doubleday, $25). Kramer, a resident of White Bear Lake, is a freelance TV producer.
American flags and yellow ribbons were not in short supply at the Veterans Memorial in Stillwater Sunday evening where a few hundred military supporters gathered to show their silent respect for the three Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed Thursday during an attack near their base in Iraq. Some family members and friends of Dan Drevnick, of Woodbury, Carlos Wilcox, of Cottage Grove, and James Wertish, of Olivia, also attended the event that the Yellow Ribbon Network of Washington County organized in about 48-hours after the public learned of the deaths of the three members of the 34th R
The U.S. Department of Defense released the names Saturday of the Woodbury and Cottage Grove soldiers killed Thursday in an attack in Iraq. They died July 16 in Basra of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using indirect fire - a term usually reserved for mortars, rockets and artillery Daniel P. Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury, and Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27, of Cottage Grove, were among three members of the National Guard Red Bull 34th Infantry Division that were killed in the attack. James D. Wertish, 20, of Olivia, Minn.
When Jim Perelman's mother died in 2007, he resolved to produce a book of poems about grief. Perelman is the founder and publisher of Holy Cow! Press, a high quality literary house located in Duluth. The result is "Beloved of the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude" ($16.95, paper), edited by Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart and Pamela Mittlefehldt. In her introduction, Mittlefehldt tells how Holy Cow! got the ball rolling by asking for submissions. Two thousand entries poured in from famous poets like Pulitzer Prize winner Maxine Kumin and writers they had never heard of.
The 127th annual Memorial Lutheran Church, Afton Strawberry Festival, will be held Saturday, June 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 15730 Afton Boulevard S. The congregation plans to sell and serve more than 500 pounds of locally grown strawberries during the three hours of the festival. In addition to the strawberries and cream feature of the day, the menu includes a ham dinner complete with potato salad, baked beans, Swedish rye bread, relishes, and cake.
Minneapolis police have arrested a Woodbury woman they believe has been running a prostitution ring via a website. The woman has not yet been charged with any crime related to her arrest. On June 3 Woodbury and Minneapolis police investigators executed a search warrant and arrested the woman they identified as Nora Lee Anderson, 45, who they say also uses the name "Tiger St.