Roger Benson was a grown man when World War II broke out. The son of Herman and Frances Benson, he was born in 1916, one of seven children who learned to fly on a grass strip on his family's farm next to Bald Eagle Lake.
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When the long-awaited verdict on high school sports arrived on Aug. 5, football and volleyball players learned they’ll be playing in the spring, not the fall.
When the 2020-21 Mahtomedi school year starts on Sept. 8, students could be in the classroom learning in-person or at home doing distance learning, depending on what grade they’re in, how safe they feel or what day of the week it is.
An accident between a 23-foot pleasure craft containing seven passengers and a White Bear Sailing School safety boat on White Bear Lake resulted in the transport of a 20-year-old female sailing instructor to the hospital by ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening. The Ramsey C…
WHITE BEAR LAKE — County planners have narrowed roadway options to three along South Shore Boulevard to fit a trail: two-way, one-way or a combination of both.
WHITE BEAR LAKE — Marketfest Director Lisa Beecroft shared updates on the ReGrow White Bear Lake campaign at the July 28 City Council meeting. The initiative began early this summer with a group of community organizations, small business owners and city staff brainstorming ideas on how to pr…
A vigilant Washington County watercraft inspector stopped the introduction of zebra mussels into Big Marine Lake, according to Adam Doll, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator.
Like so many others who have faced major workplace shifts and disruptions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, biology and German major Alana Lemke, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Class of 2019, has had to quickly adapt to a whole new way of performing her job. And, like so many other c…
Six members of Mahtomedi’s 2018 state champion baseball team are still teammates. They’ve been suiting up with the Metro Knights this summer.
Ella Hronski’s family tree is filled with college athletes, and the Mahtomedi senior-to-be will add her name to that group next year.
Two pitchers from Mahtomedi were moving up the professional ranks last summer, but are sitting out the 2020 season. The entire minor league system was shut down due to the pandemic.
J’vonne Hadley, who starred for Mahtomedi basketball through his junior year before transferring to Cretin-Derham Hall, has signed with a Division I team.
Area lakes were not stocked with fish by Department of Natural Resources this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have plenty of fish, said a DNR official contacted by the Press.
It’s possible that some, but not all, fall high school sports will be offered this fall, according to comments offered during a Minnesota State High School League discussion Thursday.
The White Bear Press invited local spring sports athletes, through their coaches via e-mail, to comment on the unprecedented loss of an entire season due to the pandemic, aiong with what they did while still hoping to compete, and how they handled distance learning. Here are some reactions.
Pulling a muskie out of the water is one of the most daunting and exciting moments for a fresh-water fisherman.
Summer programming for White Bear Lake high school sports programs will start Monday, June 15, under guidelines for COVID-19, said Brian Peloquin, activities director.
Here are some tips to practice putting by focusing on process, not making the putt. Do this standing perpendicular to a full length mirror. Do it first without a club, putting your palms together.
Any hopes for salvaging part of the high school spring sports season were dashed last Thursday, when the Minnesota State High School League canceled all activities and athletics for the rest of the school year, in response to an an executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz.
Kayla Anderson is this year’s recipient of the Athena Award as outstanding senior girl athlete, announced Brian Peloquin, activities director. Anderson was an all-state soccer player and the school’s all-time leader with 66 goals. She was a four-year letter winner and captain in both soccer …