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Bright flower- and fairy-light-filled jars illuminate the tables as music floats through the air. This is Music for Mounds View: a student-run charity concert held this spring by Mounds View’s National Honor Society (NHS). 

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Retired Air Force Sgts. Phil and Heather Erickson sailed for the first time on White Bear Lake this May.

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Northeast metro adults are among those finding their path to encore careers in the University of Minnesota's new Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC) led by Shoreview resident Kate Schaefers.

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SHOREVIEW — Rice Street between Vadnais Boulevard and Gramsie Road will fully close to north and southbound traffic at 10 a.m. May 29.

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LINO LAKES — As many as 100 K-9s and their handlers from all over the state and surrounding states — including Wisconsin and North Dakota — will visit Lino Lakes next month to be certified and compete for awards.

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SHOREVIEW — Mounds View Schools Education Foundation (MVSEF) hosted its eighth annual Partnering for Education luncheon last month at the Shoreview Community Center. The event featured keynote speaker and alumnus of Mounds View Schools Blois Olson. 

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SHOREVIEW — Besides giving back to the community through projects for several area nonprofits, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church’s Day of Service teaches children how they can share with others.

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A local history teacher will be taking a trip to Florence, Italy, to study Renaissance art and architecture and bring alive the past for his students.

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U.S. Senator Tina Smith met with students and community members to learn more about the area’s career education opportunities April 24 at a meeting hosted by the White Bear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

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The Holy Hammers, a group of volunteers from northeast metro churches, has been pounding hammers for Habitat for Humanity for 20 years.

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Comprehensive changes to the state's child care licensing regulations were put forth by the Minnesota Child Care Association (MCCA) this session, but no legislators picked it up.

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The Shoreview Einhausen Sister City Association recently awarded scholarships to two Mounds View High School students who are taking German at school. Siblings Zoe and Jett Brownlee will participate in a tour to Germany this summer, which includes staying in the homes of Einhausen residents.…

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Debbi Betts, a teacher at Oak Hill Montessori School, will retire this year after 40 years with the Shoreview-based school.

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White Bear Lake resident and wildlife photographer Debbie Hartmann has been photographing the trumpeter swans that gather on the open water in Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park during the winter for eight years. She was surprised when she ran across a dead one lying in the snowy woods this F…

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A new collaboration to support victims of sexual assaults was made between all Ramsey County law enforcement agencies, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office and Ramsey County Public Health during a press conference in St. Paul April 4.

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A new Adopt-a-Drain program debuted across the seven-county metro area. Its goal is to engage residents in helping to prevent water pollution through small-scale volunteer action, just 15 minutes at a time, and only twice a month (www.adopt-a-drain.org). You can join more than 3,400 “adopter…

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I-694 will close at 10 p.m. Friday April 12 and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 15 from Victoria Street to Rice Street for work on Ramsey County’s I-694/Rice Street interchange project. The closure includes both eastbound and westbound I-694.

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MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans can be flat-out terrifying, especially for younger children. Patients are confined in a monstrous gray tube that pounds and thuds all over. This is exactly what senior Michael Cao’s older sister Amy underwent in her first MRI scan, and it was a traumati…

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There’s a hopeful mood in the air as days begin to get sunnier and birdsong echoes through the air. The springtime tunes of singing robins, sparrows and — in a short while — warblers have a carefree lilt about them, but their journey to our landscape from their wintering grounds has been any…