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What do wet wipes, dental floss, beach towels, marbles and cat litter have in common? They've all been flushed down the toilet. 

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — At the top of the agenda Jan. 9 was the administering of the oath of office for Mayor Jo Emerson, Councilman Doug Biehn and Councilman Kevin Edberg. All were re-elected last November. 

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MAHTOMEDI — Dozens of people, including neighbors, city and township leaders, were brought up to speed Jan. 10 by WSB engineers working on the Lake Links trail segment along Hwy. 244. 

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Joe and Pam Hallberg of North Oaks and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, received their BaccaLOOPerate degree from America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association. The degree is given in recognition of completing a 6,000-mile adventure around America’s Great Loop. 

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A White Bear Lake man, 49, was arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident while under the influence of alcohol after his pickup truck and an SUV collided at 11 p.m. Jan. 5 on Hwy. 61 at 120th Street in White Bear Township. The driver of the SUV, 61, told the State Patrol he detected alcoh…

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This past December marked the homecoming of Women On Wheels for Wild Lands (WOWFWL): four young women – and one “honorary woman” — who spent three months crossing the nation via bicycle to bring awareness to the threats facing public lands. 

  • By Sara Marie Moore/Vadnais Heights Editor
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Over 1,000 chocolate stir spoons made and sold by local middle-school girls will be used to dig water wells that will enable girls across the ocean to receive an education.  

  • By Sara Marie Moore/Vadnais Heights Editor
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GEM LAKE — Farmland sandwiched between a busy business corridor and secluded lake could soon turn into suburban homes. 

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Public health organizations and lung cancer survivors are working together this month to relay a simple but potentially life-saving message to Minnesotans statewide: protect yourself and your family from lung cancer by testing your home for radon. 

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White Bear Lake girls continued to struggle Friday evening as the Bears fell to Park of Cottage Grove 59-38. The Bears have dropped four of their top five and dipped below .500 at 8-9. Nobody reached double digits as Jordan Ferrand and Anna Sanders led with eight points each. Riley Perryman …

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Mahtomedi boys hockey (11-3-1) lost a non-conference game to Stillwater 1-0 on Thursday evening. The Zephyrs had a 32-21 edge on shots but got none past Pony goalie Jesse Brown. Noah Tussey scored for Stillwater (8-6) with 1:14 left in the second period. Bailey Huber stopped their other 20 shots.

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White Bear Lake lost its second straight conference game Tuesday evening to the Roseville Raiders 58-55 at Roseville. Junior center Jeremy Becker notched 23 points and eight rebounds, and senior forward Blake Charles added 17 points and seven rebounds. The Bears (8-6) were missing top scorer…