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It's that time of year again: The Focus on Woodbury photo contest has returned for its 19th year of beautiful photos of our community.

This is a milestone year for Woodbury, as our city is celebrating its 50th anniversary. There’s a lot to celebrate in our town. Each month, Woodbury Magazine brings you stories of the people, restaurants, shops and service providers that make our city such a wonderful place.

The sighting of a bald eagle and its chick is a special experience. The female parent does the majority of the feeding and brooding while the male parent is the hunter and scavenger during the early week of the chick’s life.

Woodbury is a great place to live, and also a great place to work. Check out the list of our city’s top 10 employers from the city
of Woodbury’s survey of major employers.

1,209: South Washington County Schools

895: HealthEast

500: 3M

337: Summit Orthopedics

Snap and share your favorite Woodbury moments in the 19th annual Focus on Woodbury Photo Contest, sponsored by Woodbury Magazine. Each year we receive amazing images of Woodbury during the competition. Entries must be submitted online at woodburymag.com between August 1 and August 31.

Mandi Folks is a busy stay-at-home mom who has a good eye for photography. Over the past few years, her photos have won recognition in Woodbury Magazine’s Focus on Woodbury Photo Contest, including this one that was taken in her neighbor’s yard.

Everyone tells Amanda Roseth that her job must be so much fun. A professional event planner and owner of Epic Events, Roseth can’t hide the fact that yes, her job is a blast a lot of the time.

Count it off: “5…6…7…8!” Say what? For many of the Woodbury Dance Center (WDC) Dancing Dads, that’s exactly the response they had at their first rehearsal with WDC owner Kathy Johnson Mueller. Plié? Shuffle ball change? Grapevine?

Like a lot of high schoolers, Grace Millington and Michael Skara have part-time jobs that keep them busy after school and on the weekends. But they’ll be the first to say that these aren’t the typical teenager’s job.

Woodbury is now the ninth largest city in Minnesota, since becoming a city in 1967.­ Take a look at our growth over the past 50 years, as well as future projections.

1967
4,396

1970
6,184

1980
10,297

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Thursday, July 11
[Benefits & Fundraisers]
Reach for Ralph is the signature fundraising event for Hammer Residences Inc. which supports individuals with disabilities.
Tuesday, June 25
[Education & Community]
A moderated panel of local and national experts will discuss the extent to which Catholic education impacts our families, parishes, and our community at large.