One of history’s most solemn days, Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military.
Sharon DeRaad never got to meet her Uncle Dante; he died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor years before she was born. But this Memorial Day weekend, she'll drive from Forest Lake to Virginia, Minnesota, to attend his funeral and witness his remains buried alongside those of her gran…
WHITE BEAR LAKE — In a chapter from his anthology, “Pocket Neighborhoods and the Scale of Sociability,” Ross Chapin compares his hometown with Lake Wobegon, the fictional place brought to life by former radio host Garrison Keillor.
Press stringer and Grant resident Shannon Riley happened to be traveling to Paris the day after Notre Dame burned. She was visiting her daughter Olivia Genereux, a 2012 Mahtomedi grad who is working in the French capital for six months and celebrating her wedding anniversary with husband Joe…
WHITE BEAR LAKE — The human-powered party bikes known as pedal pubs are a familiar sight on the streets of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. This summer, one local company will take that idea and add water, offering 90-minute booze cruises of White Bear Lake.
Since robins are supposed to be the heralds of spring, there is inevitable confusion every year when someone or other notices that there are robins around even in the depths of the Minnesota winter freeze.
Hwy. 36 from Century Avenue to Interstate 694 will be closed for eastbound traffic from 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 20, for the installation of a storm sewer across the highway. For more information, call 651-430-6026.
SAINT PAUL — On Friday, May 3, Gov. Tim Walz (DFL) signed into law a bill that will rename a portion of Hwy. 95 after fallen corrections officer Joseph Gomm. The bill, authored by Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Marys Point) had previously passed the House and Senate with unanimous support.Gomm wa…
WHITE BEAR LAKE — Upset that a downtown bus station would take precious parking spaces, the owners of Beartown Bar & Grill are working on a compromise with the powers that be.
Between 11 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, 170 area seniors receive a friendly knock on the door. It's their Meals on Wheels volunteer delivering a well-balanced lunch.
Flying planes and renovating homes are two of Tracy Belcher’s passions. Both endeavors require a well-calculated plan to limit risks. But starting Red Door Renovations LLC as a new business venture mid-career took less caution and more daring. A pilot can understand that. But unlike flying, …
The Anoka Conservation District (ACD) has come up with a patented technology that helps home and business owners and government agencies throughout Anoka County, the state and all over the U.S.
How was your weekend? Leif Sundberg, former Mahtomedi athlete, spent this past weekend competing on NBC’s “American Ninja” program, for the third time.
A seventh-inning rally by White Bear Lake fell just short and the Bears lost to Mounds View 3-2 Friday, despite two pitchers combining for a four-hitter, on the Mustangs field Friday.
Mahtomedi girls placed sixth of nine teams in the Section 5AAA track true team meet on Tuesday at Cambridge-Isanti, won by White Bear Lake.
The Centennial boys and girls track teams each placed seventh of nine teams in Section 5AAA true-team Tuesday at Cambridge-Isanti, won by the Blaine boys and White Bear Lake girls.
White Bear Lake boys track dominated its annual Ron Sass Invitational on Friday, winning 14 of the 19 events.
The Alex household of Arden Hill is a major source of talent for the vibrant Mounds View tennis program. The Alex brothers are not only plentiful, they also come to the Mustangs finely-trained -- by their mom.
Mounds View athletes captured three first-places in state’s most exclusive regular-season track meet Friday evening.
White Bear Lake senior Erika Townley was a double winner at the most exclusive regular-season track meet in the state Friday evening.