Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota.
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A popular catering business has closed its doors in Woodbury. Tinucci's Eagle Lake Lane location is no longer open but is still operating at its original location in Newport. Owner Greg Tinucci said one of the three partners -- his brother John Tinucci -- decided to retire, which was the reason behind the closure. "We can't run two restaurants with two people," he added, referring to himself and his other brother Mark Tinucci. The family-owned business served Woodbury for more than eight years.
A field for children with disabilities to play baseball was one step closer to reality when it hit a bump in the long road it's been on for the past four years. The Jeff Hanson Miracle Field was scheduled to be ready for the new East Metro Miracle League by July, but contractors who committed time, material and labor have backed out and others are no longer in business, Rotary Club president Cork Wicker said. The club took on the task of raising money to help cover the costs of the field, while partnering with the Miracle League of Minnesota.
Eager shoppers stormed into the new Super Target Tuesday night for a special look at the new store following a ribbon cutting ceremony by Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens. The 175,000 square foot store officially opened Wednesday morning, but shoppers had the chance to eat some cake, celebrate the opening and experience the new store smell until 11 p.m.
A passionate and devoted leader in the community of Woodbury died during heart surgery Thursday morning, leaving behind numerous organizations and programs that he founded and a library that carries his name. Dick Stafford died at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, according to family and friends. He was 81 years old. Stafford spent many years of his life working for Washington County as auditor-treasurer and county commissioner since moving to Woodbury 40 years ago. As auditor-treasurer, he created the first county license bureau with offices in Woodbury, Stillwater and Forest Lake.
Two months after the state filed a civil suit against 3M Co. to pay for environmental damages caused by chemical pollution in the area, the city of Woodbury was asked to intervene. On Wednesday, Woodbury City Council decided it was not necessary. "We are not a party to the matter," City Attorney Mark Vierling said.