Calling the towering sentinel in her front yard the “Grandpa” tree, a Gem Lake woman said goodbye last week to the ancient landmark. It has stood on the property for almost 200 years.

A collaborative group including Anoka County, Washington County, Connexus Energy and other regional partners has launched the Minnesota Technology Corridor, an initiative to attract companies to the north metro. The initiative targets companies that can use the high energy capacity, high ban…

Believe it or not, citizens of White Bear Lake thought the city was vulnerable to German and Japanese invasion in WWII. As a precaution, an anti-aircraft National Guard unit was activated and moved to the Armory on Third Street.

Izabel Gorowski grew up on a lake and took full advantage, ice skating with her parents since  kindergarten.  Her dad was a hockey player for White Bear Mariner, but Izzi always preferred another kind of skating, the pretty kind.

Maddie Simon, Mahtomedi sophomore golfer, placed 15th at the state Class 3A meet. Simon shot 37-40-77 on Tuesday and 40-42-82 on Wednesday for a 157 total, 13 over par, at Bunker Hills. Simon, who won her section championship, moved up 66 places from last year, when she shot 197 at state as …