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OVER THE LONG Fourth of July holiday, people were getting out of town with a vengeance, traveling to their cabin, their favorite camping park, or visiting with friends and families.

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We kick off the voting stage of our Best of The Press contest July 14. We want you to recognize your favorite local businesses and services by casting a vote. A primary goal of the contest is to help bring visibility to our local businesses and spur our local economy.  

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Fishing is very competitive in my family for those of us who love to fish. It’s a friendly competition; but a competition, none the less. We spend a lot of our time fishing at our family cabin in Wisconsin. It’s a place I’ve gone to my entire life to swim, water ski and most of all fish.

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Community events are back. Hugo Good Neighbor days was a hit, and fireworks were impressive. White Bear Lake’s Marketfest kicks off July 1 after a year off. The Manitou Days community festival begins with the parade at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 2 followed by the Beach Dance from 8-11 p.m. at Me…

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IT’S A WELCOME relief that we are gaining control of the Covid-19 virus through safe practices and vaccinations. 

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Throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, the last week is here or near to put a close to one heck of an unusual school year. What does this mean? It means fewer buses on our neighborhood streets and more kids out riding bikes, rollerblading and skateboarding. Kids are heading to golf courses, bas…

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Last summer didn’t really feel much like a summer since everything was canceled. This year, I’m so excited because many of the events we look forward to will return. 

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LIVING IN MINNESOTA where we have four seasons, spring brings about long lists of projects, home maintenance, gardening, and recreational toys that need service. With Covid-19 subsiding, people are recognizing they need some catch-up with their medical services, too.

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Everyone has favorite establishments in our community, from professional services to food, entertainment and live music. We’re happy to announce The White Bear Press is launching the Readers’ Choice Best of the Press, for the second year. To do this we need your help to nominate your favorit…

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Following the turmoil and uncertainty of the past year, the unfolding of events over the past month has brought a sense of relief. Because of a somewhat superstitious nature and having seen far too many premature celebrations gone wrong, relief is about all I can muster at this point. Perhap…

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WE’RE CONSIDERED SNOWBIRDS like a lot of other Midwest people who travel south for part or all of the winter. We arrived home this past week using three nights and four days covering the 1,500 miles from Fort Myers to White Bear Lake.

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More than 280 newspapers serve the state of  Minnesota. Back in 2016,we were treated to a keynote speech by Vice President Walter Mondale at the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association conference in Bloomington. Walter Mondale’s political career includes serving as Attorney General for the St…

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Living in western Wisconsin for years we came to appreciate how close our communities were to the roots of Earth Day. Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Clear Lake, Wisconsin founded Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Although no one agrees with everything a political figure stands for, …

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Stepping outside on one of the first nice spring nights is exciting. The owls were partnering up last month and now the loon calls could be heard throughout the weekend. Friend and wildlife photographer Greg Drawbraugh dropped by to check out the birds on this side of the town. Greg has been…

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This local newspaper got its start more than 125 years ago as White Bear Life, informing residents and tourists in the area about important happenings. Today, residents have countless social media apps like Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that also provide information. Some of the …

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EASTER IS THE time Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Gene Peterson writes in his book, The Message, “The men said, ‘Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery? He is not here, but raised up. Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee that he …

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My name is Noelle Olson and I am a new regional staff writer for Press Publications. I believe in the power of a good story.

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Our eighth–grade son’s traveling youth basketball career came to an end. For the past five years he played with mostly the same group of kids, and we spent nearly every weekend during the winter months sitting in gyms with the other families. The friendships will continue, but as we watched …

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Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Alan Page recently made an  appearance at a virtual White Bear Lake Rotary Club meeting. The details of the event, shared by Rotarian Bob Timmons in the White Bear Press, refreshed my memory about a past speaking engagement…

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IT WAS A year ago when the pandemic began to sweep across our nation as well as the world. It has upset our way of life in more ways than we could have imagined.

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AS I LOOK back over the years, friendships have meant a lot to me. I learn from people, I gain encouragement, and when a level of trust is reached, I can share my sorrows and victories. 

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I’m so excited to announce that Press Publications has received three awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) Better as a part of the 2019-20 Better Newspaper Contest (BNC). 

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JAN. 6 WAS a terrible day when domestic violence broke in our nation’s capital. There were five deaths, property damage, security breaches, and our democracy was threatened.

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Fishing on area lakes is in full swing. As hard-core fisherman are driving snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs on the ice, there is still a warning that the ice is not safe enough for automobiles. Many lakes had open water for weeks after the initial freeze, especially those that had disrupted ice fr…

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THE NEW YEAR is underway and we hope and pray the pandemic will end soon.

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In this edition of the paper you are going to see our annual “Year in Review.” Our staff at Press Publications dedicated many hours to highlighting the top stories of the year in all of our papers. While the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to overshadow most of the headlines, our papers also brough…

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Recalling a memory from Christmas past, I remember looking through a telescope my brother had set up outside on the deck of our parents home in Duluth and seeing for the first time, directly with my own eyes, the planet Saturn. I’d seen the iconic image of the ringed planet that has captivat…

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