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ST. PAUL — The county’s Rush Line Policy Advisory Committee met for possibly the last time July 15, capping years of meetings as representative stakeholders in the mass-transit project. Management of the almost half-billion-dollar bus rapid transit (BRT) project is in the process of transiti…

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Sarah Kraning was an imaginative child, so her family didn’t think much of it when she said she could see colors and patterns whenever she heard music. No one ever seemed to know what she was talking about, so she started keeping these experiences to herself.  

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A project to build a trail around White Bear Lake languished for years. "We talked about safely riding through our city for decades," recalled Steve Wolgamot, a Mahtomedi resident and bicycle enthusiast   who recently resigned from both the City Council and the Lake Links Association board f…

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The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the YMCA of the North will offer free memberships for thousands of teens and young adults this summer. From June 21 to Sept. 30, teens can take advantage of this free membership at 21 YMCA locations throughout the Twin Cities. 

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It was a routine housekeeping agenda for the school district’s first meeting of the 2021-2022 school year, but the public forum conversation was once again dominated by an intense discussion of racial equity within the schools.

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Drought conditions occurring across Minnesota are creating challenging conditions for people trying to get their boats into or out of the water at public boat launches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported this week that Minnesota has entered the drought warning phase, with 52 percent of Minnesota now experiencing severe drought and 4 percent in extreme drought. 

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In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it may be tempting to think that a boat is requisite equipment for the successful angler. Those who are willing to hoof it in the northeast metro, however, have no shortage of opportunities to catch fish from piers and shorelines.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Calling the Rush Line rapid transit project a "bus invasion," a small coalition is working to stop it. Or to at least have the need for a $457 million project reassessed. 

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Born without a right hand, Summer Schmit took up swimming as a Paralympic sport when she was 11. Within a year, she set a lofty goal for herself.

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St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, The Institute of Theological and Interdisciplinary Studies and The Christos Center for Spiritual Formation will welcome guest speakers Dr. David Downing and Dr. Crystal Downing, co-directors at the Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs…

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Many families in America share a common experience; they have loved ones who served their country, came home, and never spoke a word about their story. The horror of what they went through was too much to speak of, so their memories were lost when they died. It wasn’t until 1983—nearly 40 ye…

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Scott Bishop hopped on his motorcycle after attending a work party at a warehouse in Minneapolis on Aug. 26, 2016. Putting on his trusty helmet that he always wears and beginning his route back to his home in White Bear Lake, Bishop was unaware that such a familiar habit would save his life.…