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Woodbury’s mayor since 2011, Mary Giuliani Stephens, has announced that she is running for governor of Minnesota on the Republican ticket.

As an avid soccer player, pageants were never on Isabel “Izzy” Peters’ radar. But one day during her sophomore year at East Ridge High School, the lifelong Woodbury resident received an invitation to compete in the Miss Minnesota Teen USA pageant.

One of Cole’s most popular bits is an annual “Preposterous Statement Tournament” ranking the most hyperbolic pronouncements made by sportscasters and athletes during the previous year.

The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce has a new leader at the helm, having hired Laurie Staiger as chamber president last fall.

More than its steeple and stained glass windows, a church is its people. Though a physical space in which to gather and worship is important, a congregation is the real heart and soul of a faith community.

After constantly moving due to her husband’s career, Monica Diaz discovered that she had an eye for design. Each move required her to set up and decorate a new home for her family, and it was through this that she found her love for interior design.

Family–the people we laugh with, cook with, cry with and eat too many bowls of ice cream with after a particularly difficult week. Each family is their own extraordinary combination of zigzags and polka dots and triangles, with each member bringing their own, special qualities to the mix.

The vibrant arts and culture scene that we enjoy here in Woodbury is due in large part to Merrill Community Arts Center (MCAC).

As the child of two musicians, Joan Molloy was exposed to music at a young age. It wasn’t long before her love of music transitioned from playing records to practicing the piano and finally the violin. She describes her relationship with the violin as a labor of love.

We all have our daily rituals, but few are as beloved as that first cup of coffee. Gearing up for an early run, getting the kids off to school and braving the morning commute are all made easier by that rich, warm cup of caffeine.

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