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Observing that 2020 was a "lousy year for all of us," White Bear Lake Fire Chief Greg Peterson said department recognitions have been a "long time coming."
ST. PAUL — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has cleared the environmental assessment for the Metro Purple Line, formerly known as the Rush Line bus rapid transit project.
The effects of COVID-19 on young learners are not yet fully understood, but reading scores and achievement gap measurements from the 2020-2021 school year show that the White Bear Lake School District has some catching up to do.
No, the band isn’t back together, but members of The Grasshoppers did gather for a reunion last month in White Bear Lake. Some are retired, one has moved out of state, and some are still rocking.
Folks along Otter Ridge Circle and Peterson Road can breathe a little easier now that road construction is done. The White Bear Township Board lowered the assessments on properties along those streets after receiving final costs from Larry Poppler, town engineer.
ST. PAUL — The Purple Line bus-rapid transit (BRT) project, formerly known as the Rush Line, received a nearly $40 million shot in the arm last week from the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners.
The mornings have a crispness in the air that signals the fall season is upon us. What better way to celebrate the new season than visiting some local apple orchards?
WHITE BEAR LAKE — Plans to close Hwy. 61 access into a strip mall and redesign a nearby intersection attracted a council chambers full of Rush Line opponents to a public hearing last week.
ST. PAUL — October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and a grassroots group largely responsible for pushing significant legislation through the Capitol reflects on its progress over the last nine years.
Nestled in the southwest corner of White Bear Lake is a tiny village that one historian describes as "creative and social, with more clubs per capita than any place I've ever seen."
WHITE BEAR LAKE — September is preliminary tax levy time. The amount approved by cities this month can be lowered but not increased when the levy is finalized in December.
GERMANY — Two White Bear Lake City Council members spent a week in the sister city of Ludenscheid recently as part of the Climate-Smart Municipalities program. The German city was one of the country's first to define carbon dioxide targets and commit to climate protection.
White Bear Lake did not generate much offense Thursday night but a blocked punt and a long interception return helped them put up five touchdowns anyway in a 35-14 victory over Totino-Grace in Fridley.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs finished the regular season 6-2 with a 35-12 victory at South St. Paul on Wednesday evening.
The Mahtomedi girls cross country team had five of the top 12 runners and captured the Metro East Conference championship on Tuesday.
Mahtomedi sophomore Annika Munson qualified for the state tournament for the fourth straight year by placing second in the Section 4AA singles tournament on Tuesday.
White Bear Lake placed fourth in the Suburban East Conference meet on Tuesday at Tanners Brook Golf Course near Forest Lake. Meanwhile, the Bear girls placed seventh.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs celebrated a section championship win twice Tuesday night, and the second one was for real.
White Bear Lake, playing its first section championship since winning the title in 2012, lost to top-seeded Stillwater 2-0 on Tuesday night in Stillwater.
Mahtomedi will host a section soccer championship double header on Tuesday evening after both teams won in a semifinals doubleheader at home Saturday.
For six straight seasons, White Bear Lake had lost in the girls soccer section semifinals. They were 64-27-3 in other games, but 0-6 in semifinals.
White Bear Lake was buoyed by a kickoff return for a touchdown, and a defensive touchdown after a safety stole the ball, against Osseo on Friday night.
Rumbling for 436 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground, the Mahtomedi Zephyrs got back in the win column with a 49-21 rout of Simley at home on Friday evening.
Mounds View captured its fourth straight section tennis championship with a 7-0 shutout of Mahtomedi on Wednesday at White Bear Lake Lifetime Fitness.