Every room in White Bear Lake's new performing arts center has either been named on behalf of a benefactor or is awaiting one. The community has been generous.
Vadnais Heights resident Micah Watkins, 15, will be performing as Nutcracker Prince in Ballet Minnesota’s 30th-anniversary production of “The Classic Nutcracker” at the O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul.
LAKE ELMO — At around 4:30 a.m. Nov. 24, firefighters were called to a major house fire in Lake Elmo. A family of six, whose children attend Mahtomedi Schools, was able to escape the home unharmed, but their two dogs unfortunately did not make it out of the house.
MAHTOMEDI — Readers of local crime reports may have noticed a frequent mention of thefts from motor vehicles happening around town. If they haven't read about vehicle tampering in the paper, many residents in Mahtomedi have experienced the crime firsthand.
For 20 years, Shoreview resident Kelly Moller has worked in the courtroom trenches as an attorney supporting victims of sexual assault who are brave enough to speak up — and she hopes the #MeToo movement of 2017 will continue to encourage victims to report the awful truth.
MAHTOMEDI — Locals might be surprised to learn that the lower level of Lila and Claudine’s Yarn Shop is frequented by hookers — rug hookers, that is. Laughingly referring to themselves this way, these crafty ladies spend hours working on wool rugs and other projects in the comfort of Magnoli…
WHITE BEAR LAKE — Good news for seniors who need a ride around town. Newtrax Inc. is planning to add a north loop that includes downtown and the Hwy. 96 corridor.
VADNAIS HEIGHTS — Twin Cities Orthopedics opened its new facility next to the sports center Dec. 4 with the goal to get injured athletes back in the game.
WHITE BEAR LAKE — As soon as the city approves plans, a new Lunds & Byerlys grocery store is ready to break ground. If all goes as expected, that could be Dec. 13 or 14.
MINNEAPOLIS — A Vadnais Heights man was charged by federal authorities Nov. 30 for allegedly being involved in gang-related and drug-related crimes, including discharging a firearm that killed a member of a rival gang this summer.
On the 99th anniversary of the end of WWI, more than 1,200 people gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, for Rotary Day at the United Nations. One of them was Ann Frisch, a White Bear Lake Rotarian honored for her work with the Nonviolent Peaceforce, a global nonprofit that works to protect civili…
WHITE BEAR LAKE — The city's blessing to purchase body-worn cameras (BWC) for the police department will come next week. For now, City Council members are considering the complicated issue of BWC policy.
ST. PAUL — Picking locks and infiltrating buildings aren’t part of the typical high school curriculum, but they were a few of the unique lessons during a recent off-campus excursion for a group of White Bear Lake students.
The No. 7 ranked White Bear Lake hockey team (4-0-2) pummeled Mounds View 8-0 on Thursday evening with Nate Wilke and Max Jennrich notching two goals each. Billy Rose, Chase Bill, Blake Meister and Sam Verkerke added one each. Meister assisted on three goals and Bill, Jake Klein and Owen Gal…
Mahtomedi (2-0-1) beat Totino-Grace 3-2 in overtime Tuesday with Sam Ayd getting the game winner 1:42 into the extra session, assisted by Noah Skillings and Colin Hagstrom. Charlie Bartholomew had two goals (one on a power play) and Tom Paradise had the other. Josh Campbell made 20 saves. Ma…
Sam Schwartz had the hot hand as he led White Bear Lake past North Branch 78-44 on Tuesday evening.
White Bear Lake (4-2) turned back Forest Lake 61-55 on Tuesday evening as Tessah Anderson netted 16 points, Courtney Crouch 13 and Ella Janicki 11. Abigail Groeneweg led the Rangers (3-3) with 15.
Two of this year’s powers in Suburban East Conference girls hockey clashed Tuesday evening and White Bear Lake was the victor over Forest Lake 2-1.
The Mahtomedi girls are still unbeaten at 5-0 after clipping St. Croix Lutheran 62-51 Tuesday evening. Annika Sougstad netted 23 points and Emma Grothaus 21. Audrey Gadison sank 22 for St. Croix Lutheran.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs are 4-0 after defeating Stillwater 70-63 on Tuesday evening. Zac Centers sank 17 points, J’vonne Hadley 12, Cole Chapman 11, Devin Melzer 11, and Timmy Lindquist 10 for Mahtomedi. Nate Shikenjanski had 27 for the Ponies (1-4).
The Mahtomedi wrestlers won five of their first six dual meets of the season over the weekend.
Six players punctured the net for White Bear Lake in a 6-0 conference win over Woodbury on Saturday. Abigail DeLaRosa, Sydney Shearen, Ashley Healy, Claudia Verkerke, Jillian Moor and Olivia Reif all scored, and Avery Snyder made two assists. The Bears are 8-1-1 with eight straight wins.
Two weeks into the season, the White Bear Lake wrestlers have two men still unbeaten and a 2-0 team record in conference.
White Bear Lake boys hockey battled Cretin-Derham Hall to a 1-1 tie Saturday in a conference match. The Bears are 3-0-2 and the Raiders are 2-0-1. Billy Rose had the goal against the Raiders, assisted by Chase Bill. Evan Ross made 26 saves, with Zach Bridgys getting one past him. Both goals …
One of the state’s best players had perhaps her best game ever at the expense of the White Bear Lake Bears on Saturday.