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The marquee on the city’s new performing arts center includes the surname Hanifl, after the Chicago-based foundation that bestowed $2.75 million to the theater’s capital campaign, thus securing naming rights. So who are the Hanifls? 

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ST. PAUL — It was not a question of if, but when, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would file an appeal over the lake level lawsuit. That action came late Friday afternoon.

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RAMSEY COUNTY — After months of studying traffic volume and trail options and hosting public meetings, the preliminary design development study for incorporating a multiuse trail along South Shore Boulevard is complete. Well, sort of complete.

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ST. PAUL — Good news on the Lake Links front: The Senate bonding bill appropriates $4.4 million for construction of the multiuse trail around White Bear Lake.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Interest was so high in the 4 Square Flats apartment project that two back-to-back meetings were held May 7 at nearby Northeast Residence. The room wasn’t big enough.

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation May 8 delaying for one year a court-ordered enforcement of groundwater permit restrictions. Eleven municipal water suppliers within 5 miles of White Bear Lake were affected by the court order in the lake level lawsuit decid…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Calling them “superheroes who keep our city safe,” Police Chief Julie Swanson paid tribute to several employees who lost their jobs as city dispatchers when the county 911 center took over emergency calls.

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Louann Rockwell Lindbeck, class of 1957, is joining an elite group of alumni as the 28th member of the White Bear Lake Area High School Wall of Fame. She was recognized at an induction ceremony May 16 at South Campus.

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Over the last several years, the dark secrets of prostitution and sex trafficking in the Twin Cities metro have begun to be revealed.

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When the story about the John O. Johnson cruiser, re-dubbed the Queen Mary, appeared in the White Bear Press last month, Jason Brown’s phone lit up. Brown owns White Bear Boat Works. His stepdad is Skip Johnson, John O. Johnson’s grandson.