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  • By Debra Neutkens/Managing Editor
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A new monument in Veteran’s Park will be paid for one brick at a time. 

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In the fall of 1939, the White Bear Press ran an article entitled, “Why Not A Public Flag Pole.” The article encouraged all of the patriotic, enterprising citizens of White Bear Lake and surrounding communities, and various organizations to join in making contributions to the fund.

  • By Sara Marie Moore/Vadnais Heights Editor
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VADNAIS HEIGHTS — The Academy for Sciences and Agriculture (AFSA) is planning to add a portable outside its building for fifth- and sixth-graders. 

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MAHTOMEDI — A longtime advocate for bike and walking trails from Shoreview spoke to about 30 people attending the fourth meeting of the Lake Links Association May 15 regarding safe trails. Marsha Soucheray was invited to the meeting to describe her efforts to obtain funding and the need to a…

  • By Maggie Stanwood/Contributing Writer
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WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP — Construction will continue to make the Town Hall a “blast from the past” after several changes to the plan were approved by the Town Board during the May 15 regular meeting.

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What do you get when you mix comedy, drama, romance and mystery from 10 playwrights with the talent of 28 performers and 10 directors from across the Twin Cities? You get the 13th annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Lakeshore Players Theatre. 

  • By Sara Marie Moore/Vadnais Heights Editor
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MAHTOMEDI — A cross-section of a 280-year-old tree that toppled next to White Bear Lake last year is a new kind of textbook studied by students at Mahtomedi High School.

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It wasn’t a victory but it was definitely a good showing as White Bear Lake fell to unbeaten, No. 2 ranked Elk River 52-44 in the first round of the state tournament Tuesday.

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Alexa Molin’s three-point shot was the game-saver for White Bear Lake as the Bears squeezed past East Ridge 52-49 for the section championship Thursday evening.

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Mahtomedi rolled past Hill-Murray 83-59 on Wednesday in Section 4AAA with Shane Frost tossing in 32 points. The senior guard matched the total by Hill-Murray’s Simeon Davis, who led the state this year with 31 points per game. Parker Fox added 25 and Andy Voyen 11. The Zephyrs (23-3) will du…

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Bill Butters remembers vividly his first date with the girl who would become his wife. It was not a run-of-the-mill first date.

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the White Bear Sailing School, local resident Jay Rendall compiled a brief history of the school, a non-profit educational organization he calls “one of the area’s best kept secrets.”  

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There was a time when cheerleading was as close as girls got to interscholastic sports, and was, frankly, the most prestigious activity for the girls in high school.

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Jon Anderson was delighted to be selected for the White Bear Lake Athletic Hall of Fame recently and doubly so when he heard who the other inductee is.

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For over 20 years, Tim Coy and seven golf buddies have journeyed annually to Legend of Giants Ridge in Biwabik to play 36 holes for four straight days. The group had never produced a hole-in-one up there — until this past Sept. 18, when Coy got one.