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.

Dave Nimmer has led a busy life. His decades-long career in media included jobs at the Minneapolis Star (back before it became the Star Tribune) and WCCO, in addition to teaching journalism at the University of St. Thomas.

Local dentist Dr. George Kinney Jr. didn’t necessarily intend to spend thousands of hours over the course of his career volunteering, but “when you say ‘yes,’ you get presented with lots of opportunities to help and learn,” he says.

Woodbury’s Joe Thornton is a regular presence at the annual Bayfront Blues Festival, a weekend-long event that draws thousands of blues fans to the shores of Lake Superior every August.

When Michelle Miller started her college experience at the University of St. Thomas (UST), she knew that she wanted to be as involved as possible. But after four years, “involved” is an understatement.

looking in, carol jean felth seems to be the quintessential minnesota mom. Decked out in her U of M hoodie and Woodbury Royals beanie, she happily spends her nights and weekends cheering at soccer games and helping with math homework.

Jennifer Wenshau is enjoying her role as the new membership and marketing director at the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce, helping to expand the fast-growing chamber, now ranked the ninth largest in Minnesota.

As just the third basketball coach in Woodbury High School (WHS) history, Kent Getzlaff takes great pride in his occupation and also in his community.

When Brian Netto and Adam Schindler met as fourth-graders at Woodbury Elementary School in the late 1980s, they began what would prove to be one of the most important and enduring relationships of their lives.

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Regular listeners to 1500 ESPN’s Mackey & Judd show have undoubtedly come to know and love it for its conversational style, goofy personalities and lighthearted sense of humor.