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Yet another challenge faces Paul Auger, former White Bear Lake mayor and longtime business owner, who has battled back from Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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 …