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A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

It was 2017. Woodbury’s Kate Swenson pulled into a parking spot at work, turned a camera on herself and hit the record button. She had to talk, she had to share and she had to cry.

Thank a teacher

“THE TEACHERS DESERVE THE AWARDS for all that they do, especially during these times,” says Stephanie Lundell, who received first place in the Activities & Events category of the Focus on Woodbury photo contest for her submission titled Red Rock Teach Parade.

Katie Hockert, founder Walter Dobgima, and Ivy Miller

Following the harrowing death of George Floyd came a wave of grief, devastation and heartache. For Woodbury resident Walter Dobgima, it was hard to sleep.

Olivia Rodgers

Thirteen-year-old Olivia Rodgers has always dreamt of being an author, journalist or writer. But little did she know that day would be today, as she joins the Scholastic team as a “kid reporter.”

illustration of author William A. Kriva

With many unanticipated changes, it’s hard to not lose hope in tough times. That’s why Stuck, a new novel from William A. Kriva, DC, is meant to give hope and lift the spirit.

Winners of the National American Miss Minnesota holding their crowns

After watching their former Woodbury Dance Center teacher and Nora's current pageant coach Mary Swenson win the Miss Minnesota International title in 2011, Woodbury residents Lauren Disher and Nora Zimmerman were inspired t

Woodbury native Allan Evans

As an advertising copywriter by day, Woodbury native, thrill seeker  and debut author Allan Evans always had a desire to write something f

Monica Jones with her children

Woodbury resident Monica Jones creates a safe space to celebrate the journey of BIPOC mothers.

A page from "Cameron Goes to School"

Sheletta Brundidge adds another skill to her repertoire with her book "Cameron Goes to School."

A family sits on their front steps in this photograph from the Front Steps Project

Sigrid Dabelstein wanted to give back to her community during the coronavirus crisis, so she joined a nationwide charitable photography effort called the Front Steps Project.

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