Hannah Black is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. She is a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Outside of reporting, she enjoys running, going to museums and trying new coffee shops. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog, Wendell.
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WOODBURY — For more than five years, Elena Lindemann has taken in dogs on their way to getting adopted. "The idea of just being a small part of a dog's journey to a forever home appealed to me," she said. As Lindemann talks, her most recent foster dog, Sung, curls up in a dog bed, head resting on the side. He is small with bright eyes, his curly brown fur shaved, a too-big collar around his neck. The 4-year-old poodle is a rescue from a dog meat farm and puppy mill in South Korea. His name is a shortening of a Korean word for "victorious."
Anytime Fitness will soon expand its reach to Antarctica. The fitness club company headquartered in Woodbury is partnering with Chilean-based travel agency Antarctica21 to put one of its gyms aboard a new cruise ship. The move will make Anytime Fitness "the first franchise of any type on all seven continents," said national media director Mark Daly. "Literally and symbolically, we'll soon be 'making healthy happen' around the world," Daly said.
Keys Cafe and Bakery is teaming up March 16 with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities for this year's "Soup for the Homeless Soul" fundraiser. The restaurant will be providing 15 gallons of soup to bring awareness to homelessness and raise money for Union Gospel Mission, which supports people dealing with poverty, addiction and homelessness. The St. Paul Grill, Yarusso Bros. Italian Restaurant and Kane's Catering will also contribute food.
Student song leaders and musicians from the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies performed March 3 in the Concert Orchestra Sing-Along Concert at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. The free "Kids Play for Kids" show was a collaboration with Music Together in the Valley and was geared toward young children, though the audience included children and families of all age groups. The concert included orchestral performances directed by Mark Gitch, storybook readings and sing-alongs to popular folk and children's songs. Hannah Black / RiverTown Multimedia
WOODBURY — Brad and Richard Arkell grew up together, went to the same college and majored in the same subject. Both were investment advisors for seven years, and in 2010, they both quit their jobs to sell remote control vehicle parts full time. The identical twin brothers, originally from Lake Elmo, recently opened a storefront for their business, Dollar Hobbyz. Located at 380 Rivertown Drive, the 14,000-square-foot space contains a retail area, warehouse and carpeted race track.
WOODBURY — If the snow was flaky, the cyclists sure weren't. About 120 racers plowed through elite, marathon and sport races during the 2019 Cold Catfish Cup on Feb. 17 at Carver Lake Park. The annual event was sponsored by Minneapolis-based Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop and the city of Woodbury. Although skies were relatively clear and there was little wind, city recreation manager Reed Smidt said conditions for the race were less than ideal. "We needed snow, we got quite a bit of snow. The issue that we had is that the snow quality isn't the best," Smidt said.
WOODBURY — One suspect is in custody after a reported robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank location in Woodbury. At 11:55 a.m., a caller said the suspect, reportedly disguised, entered the bank at 9882 Norma Lane and implied they had a weapon, Woodbury Police Commander John Altman said. The suspect left with an unknown amount of cash in a light colored SUV. Woodbury police received license plate information and the vehicle believed to belong to the suspect was located in St. Paul by St. Paul police.
WOODBURY — For 10 years, Lisa Peterson was afraid to leave the house. Two brain surgeries after a traumatic head injury had left her with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. At its worst, Peterson had more than 50 seizures in a month.
Last week's subzero temperatures were bad for the emerald ash borer. The invasive pest is a major threat to ash trees, a common tree species in parks and neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities metro area. And while people across the Midwest muddled through a polar vortex and the Twin Cities reached 28 degrees below zero, those in charge of battling the ash borer welcomed the possibility of relief.
Updated 3:30 p.m., Feb. 1, to include new information. WOODBURY — A Woodbury man who was on trial for alleged sexual assault of children was charged Friday with second-degree murder with intent in the death of his wife, according to a criminal complaint. Julie Kneifl, 72, was found dead Thursday morning of a deep laceration to her neck. Harvey Kneifl, 72, was found in the shower of one of the bathrooms with a neck wound. There were two knives on the floor next to him.