We curmudgeonly types live for those moments when a friend or colleague (sometimes they’re one and the same) tells us that we’re right. [Insert cliched reference to it not happening that often here].
The subject: The transportation backwater that is Minnesota.
Read more →
Lake Elmo, a city famous for its insistence to remain a pre-sprawl town, has taken a big club to sprawl with its refusal to allow bus rapid-transit stations in its community.
Read more →
DFL Chair Ken Martin provided a little how-to in alienating an entire city with his reaction to Jason Lewis’ announcement that he’s entering the race for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, even though he lives in the 4th Congressional District. In this case, Woodbury. Read more →
Everything you think you know about Woodbury is probably reinforced in this video, released yesterday by the city to try to get people to use less water. Read more →
Woodbury has installed lightning detection systems to protect golfers and youth athletes and spectators. Read more →
For seven years, Washington County taxpayers have been paying into the regional transportation pool, participating in a systemic buildout of public transportation, assured that although the priority was elsewhere, ‘your time will come.’
It probably won’t, if the Legislature has its way. Read more →
The city has lost two private businesses it intended to help create a destination sports complex.
Read more →
There are certainly troubling aspects to the alleged actions of former East Ridge High School (Woodbury) principal Aaron Harper, who resigned under pressure in early November. Read more →
Today’s column from the Pioneer Press’ Ruben Rosario is the sort of thing you want to put before every young person in your house to whom you’ve given a smartphone.
It’s the story of a courageous seventh-grade girl in Woodbury who reveals how a typical middle-school relationship degenerated quickly into sexual manipulation. Read more →
Woodbury’s a pretty good place. But if you squint your eyes, it also could be Anywhere, USA, which doesn’t do much to explain how it made Money Magazine’s Top Places to Live List. Read more →
In a symbolic loss for the city, the owners of the last working farm prepare to auction pieces of it off. Read more →
“This is crazy,” the man said as he and a colleague looked at the open pit in our front yard last week before turning to my wife. “I hope you like West Nile Virus,” he said. He was there to move the utility lines that stood in the way of one of 26 fascinating experiments Read more →