June 2018 Woodbury Magazine

In the June issue we're chatting with three television journalists about their Woodbury ties.

On a beautiful warm day, Lorrie Burdeski headed out into her backyard with her two dogs, Fallon and Elmer, armed with her camera and a pocket full of puppy food. “Fallon is a husky/border collie mix, and Elmer is our retriever mix,” Burdeski says.


As summer slowly but surely makes its way to Minnesota, a backyard barbecue starts seeming like a better and better idea. Rather than going for a run-of-the mill grill-out, why not try smoking your meat instead?


Looking for a summer job? Maybe you should consider starting your own business instead. That’s exactly what Mik Bushinski did nine years ago, at age 16, with Mik Mart Ice Cream. What started as one ice cream truck has grown into five more trucks and two ice cream push carts.


In southwest Woodbury, near the intersection of Woodlane Drive and Military Road, there’s a garden like no other, delivering a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. It was started by one very hardworking woman, Sue Cramer, after some previous bad experiences with deer.

Chris Shaffer, Kristine Zell and Amy Adamle

From breaking news to buying shoes –  Meet three television journalists who have made a career on helping their audiences stay informed.


Trivia question: What is the fastest-growing high school sport in Minnesota?

It's trapshooting, in which five shooters armed with shotguns, arranged in a semi-circle, take turns trying to hit clay pigeons thrown from a trap house.


Choosing a senior living facility is a big decision, and many local families find that Oak Meadows Senior Living fits the bill.


If walls could talk, the walls of a high school would talk mostly of dreams. Every weekday the halls and classrooms flutter with possibilities, and for a group of students at East Ridge High School in Woodbury, one of these possibilities might start to feel more like reality.


Summer Grill Foil Packets

4 corncobs, cut into thirds
4-5 red potatoes, washed and cubed
1 lb. Jerry’s Smokehouse Sausage, cooked and cut into chunks
Melted butter, to taste
½ cup chicken broth
Cajun seasoning


Since 2011, Prelude Homes has provided top-notch and unique memory care services to Woodbury and surrounding areas. “We chose Woodbury because it is a high-quality community with good workers and a need for the services we wanted to offer,” says Phil Dommer, head of Prelude.


Summer is great for reading, whether you’re lounging on the beach on a hot, sunny day or enjoying the morning summer breeze on your front porch. Here are the first books of three mystery series that will nourish your inner sleuth all summer long.


Founded in 1997, Ashland Productions had dreams of starting out as a dinner theater.


This spring, Bailey Nurseries is unveiling its trademarked Virtual Violet Lilac.


Stepping out in front of a live audience can be intimidating—but not for 14-year-old Woodbury resident Mario Esteb. “I like how it’s live and there is an audience,” Mario says. “It goes differently every time you do it.”