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WOODBURY — A new Lions Club initiative aims to help awareness of Type 2 Diabetes with events to detect the risk for diabetes and prediabetes. The Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation and local Lions Clubs will partner with Cub Foods to host a series of Diabetes Alert Days events throughout the Twin Cities and Duluth. Woodbury's Tamarack Village Cub Foods location will host the first event Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
STILLWATER — A Woodbury man has been sentenced for 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child younger than 13. A Washington County court convicted Raymond Victor Mouchka, 73, of second-degree criminal sexual conduct March 9. According to the criminal complaint, police responded to a report of a suicidal teenage girl who was harming herself Christmas Day 2016. The girl's parents told police the child had been depressed recently. She told her parents Mouchka had assaulted her on numerous occasions.
The Better Business Bureau warns a scam cropping up across the country uses stolen cell phone numbers to steal users' money and identity. This type of scam, called port-out or cell phone porting, uses security protocols to access personal information and bank accounts. "We've seen this scheme locally and reports of it are popping up nationally," said Susan Adams Loyd, President and CEO of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. "It's definitely something new, and we want people to both be aware of it and to take steps to avoid this scam."
WOODBURY— A St. Paul nonprofit will host free workshop on Minnesota's Data Practices Act later this month in response to changes to the state's open records laws the city recently proposed to legislators. Public Record Media, an advocacy group for open records and government transparency, invites members of the public to their Freedom of Information workshop Thursday, March 22. The event will educate participants about the state's Data Practices act and guide them through obtaining government records.
Motorists can expect periodic lane closures and daily shoulder closures on Highway 95/ Manning Avenue between Bailey Road and 70th Street as road work begins Monday, March 12. The project, part of the city's safety improvement project for the roadway, will include resurfacing, widening shoulders and constructing turn lanes. The project will require the road to close temporarily from June 4 to about Sept. 7.
A Granite Falls woman accused of forging more than 100 prescriptions for painkillers allegedly told police she did so while working at a Woodbury urology clinic as she struggled with opiate addiction. Andria Kari Lindberg, 31, now faces charges of first-degree drug possession and identity theft, both felonies. Authorities believe the crimes Lindberg is charged with occured from February to December 2015. According to the criminal complaint filed in Washington County:
A Mounds View woman has been charged in connection with a shooting that injured one Woodbury resident last weekend. Courtney Janice Dixon, 27, faces felony charges of aiding and abetting first-degree firearm assault, aiding and abetting a drive-by shooting and aiding and abetting second-degree assault with a firearm. Dixon is accused of involvement with a shooting that left a 66-year-old man with injuries that required removing part of his colon.
WOODBURY — A 24-year-old man allegedly attempted to conceal a loaded handgun in deep snow when Woodbury police arrested him on suspicion of breaking into a home through the garage. Officers responding to a burglary report arrested Rayvon Deshawn Scroggins Feb. 24. Scroggins now faces three felony charges: second-degree burglary, fifth-degree drug possession and possession of a weapon with prior violent crimes. According to the criminal complaint:
Woodbury police are investigating a shooting that caused an injury Sunday evening. One person is in police custody and a victim is in the hospital in stable condition. Police responded to a shooting report on the 700 block of Lake Ridge Drive around 6:20 p.m. March 4, according to a Woodbury Police Facebook post.
A liquor store could open in Woodbury's Commerce Drive Target store as soon as April. Woodbury City Council approved a liquor license application from the store at the Feb. 28 meeting. The addition would add the store to a list of about nine other Target locations throughout Minnesota that offer liquor stores with separate entrances. Target representatives at the meeting said stores in about 38 states sell liquor. The variety and availability, they said, varies depending on state and local regulations.