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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…

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“White Bear goes down the field fighting for fame!” For the Class of 1971 and Class of 1972, the opening lines to the White Bear Lake High School fight song holds many memories. This month took on another chapter as the two classes contributed $8,000 to be equally divided between the Fred Ko…

  • 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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GRANT — A developer who owns 167 acres south of Mahtomedi High School and surrounding school land proposed to annex 140 acres of school property and 80 acres of his land into Mahtomedi — and donate 10 acres as a site for an ice arena. 

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Reporting lake level is a lot easier these days for Mike Parenteau, the city's representative on the White Bear Lake Conservation District (WBLCD). No longer does he have to walk to Manitou Island to take a reading from a striped stick poking out of the water. Now, Parentea…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The mayor wasted no time filing for re-election May 16, the first day candidates could do so. “I don't have any specific burning issues,” admitted Mayor Jo Emerson. “I just would like to continue serving the people of White Bear Lake and the city that I love.”

  • 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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Scoring heavily in jumping and sprint events, Mahtomedi captured the Metro East Conference track championship on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Kylie Krawczyk won four events — both hurdle races, long jump and triple jump — to lead Mahtomedi to the Metro East Conference championship on Tuesday and Thursday.

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With two runs scoring on a squeeze bunt in the top of the 12th inning, White Bear Lake edged Cretin-Derham Hall 4-3 on the Raiders’ field in the first round of Section 4AAAA on Thursday.

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White Bear Lake girls had a pair of first-place finishes on the way to third place in the Suburban East Conference track meet.

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White Bear Lake boys finished middle-of-the-pack at the Suburban East Conference track meet on Tuesday and Thursday at East Ridge.

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The Mahtomedi tennis team captured the conference championship this season and made a strong run at the section crown, too.

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John Gorowsky played in a state championship game for White Bear Mariner in 1982. Thirty-five years later, he’s still skating.