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Karin Costa, co-owner of Costa Farm & Greenhouse in Grant, recently released a children’s book called, “Growing French Fries.” The White Bear Press set out to find more about Costa and her new book.

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The Mahtomedi School Board at its emergency Nov. 16 meeting voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of its Regional Support Team (RST) and adopt the distance learning model for all of its buildings through at least the first half of December.

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This year’s hunting season had more than a few unexpected variables, but among the most unusual was the weather conditions of the rifle season opener. Temperatures hovered in the 60s and 70s during the weekend of Nov. 7-9. Combined with high winds, hunters did not see many deer during openin…

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A fiddler with White Bear roots put on a bow-shredding performance in a tribute to Charlie Daniels live at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. His aggressive playing was a nod to the legendary fiddler, said Dan Hochhalter, a White Bear grad who started playing violin at age 3.  

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As the holidays approach each year, many people turn to volunteering as a means of sharing the spirit of the season. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of many annual outreach efforts, the need is still there, perhaps even more so than before.

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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak, PhD, 2021 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year.

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Rather than give up on another season, Lakeshore Players Theatre is going 100% virtual. They’re calling it Season 67 3/4. 

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The gasoline tank lawsuit has been decided. Dockside Water Ski Company, doing business as Tally’s Dockside, owner of the tank, and the city, on whose land the tank sits, won the suit filed in district court last April. 

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The Mahtomedi School Board at its Nov. 12 meeting reviewed new weekly COVID-19 case data released Nov. 10 by Washington County Public Health and Environment officials.

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Two area college students decided a “less touristy” study abroad experience in a remote village in India would be more meaningful to them than going to France, Spain, New Zealand or the United Kingdom. 

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One of Minnesota’s oldest WWII veterans still plays bridge, still does laundry and still participates in the family book club. She may not entertain like she used to, but Rose Bayuk still enjoys a good party.