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Sen. Chuck Wiger, Sen. Jason Isaacson and Sen. Roger Chamberlain testified before the Senate Environmental and Natural Resources Finance Committee for SF 2307, which establishes a TCE emission response account in the environmental fund. Money in the account may be spent to assess and address…

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White Bear Lake's Police Department has a new officer. He's a familiar face in White Bear Lake, said Chief Julie Swanson, who introduced Joe Kill to City Council March 12 before his swearing in. 

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There is a mountain waiting in front of me. If I can ever get my bike and myself up there, the view from the top should be spectacular. It had better be, because the only view I'll get on the way up will be of the pavement rising up to meet me in the face.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Water Gremlin was forthright in coming to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in July 2018 to reveal there was a trichloroethylene (TCE) emission problem. But the company did not disclose the extent or magnitude of the problem, said the agency’s Jeff Smith at the …

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WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP — A longtime proponent of a safer one-way road around Bald Eagle Lake is still beating the bushes; especially since a one-way segment along South Shore Boulevard on White Bear Lake is possible.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Someone has to be first. This year it was Joe Benson, a Dellwood Realtor who makes it a habit of getting a cone, or sometimes a chocolate malt, on Cup and Cone's opening day.

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Spring and summer 2019 will be a busy time for Giving Gardens, full of potential for growth. Giving Gardens is rolling out a plan to deliver and install 50 garden beds this spring to homes that wish to adopt them in the community. Another 50 will be delivered in the fall of 2019 to round out…

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The White Bear Lake Police Department is one of 14 Minnesota law enforcement agencies featured in True North Constitutional Policing, a groundbreaking online training course that meets recent state mandates and is now available at no charge for Minnesota law enforcement officers.

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Area legislators introduced a bill March 11 that provides for disposition of the fines related to TCE emissions. The legislation, SF2307, co-authored by Sens. Roger Chamberlain, Chuck Wiger and Jason Isaacson, would create an account and a stakeholder group in the aftermath of the Water Grem…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Owners of a family business are not happy about the downtown Rush Line station planned for Seventh and Washington Avenue.

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As owners of Beartown Bar and Grill, and the existing property where it lies, we would like to offer our perspective on the Rush Line bus-rapid transit project, especially since it could potentially be built in our backyard. We do realize there is an environmental phase to this to see if the…

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White Bear Lake's new finance director is Kerri Kindsvater, a 22-year city employee who grew up in Albert Lea and moved to the Twin Cities after graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College with an accounting degree.  Kindsvater worked at a small public accounting firm in St. Paul and the Leagu…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — A safe storing money from White Bear Lake Lions Club's charitable gambling at Beartown was reported stolen about 5:30 a.m. Feb. 24.

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There’s nothing like a hard winter to make you appreciate Spring. Did you know that Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter,  means Spring? Wednesday, March 6 is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Three felony charges filed against a man after a standoff with police near Highway 61 and First Street last May were dropped by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office last month.

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Call it an epiphany if you want, but whatever it was, the co-owner of the vessel known as the Queen Mary hit upon an idea after stopping at a Wisconsin gas station.

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A vacancy on the 10-member White Bear Lake Conservation District (WBLCD) board of directors has been filled. Cameron Sigecan represents the city of Birchwood Village, where he and his wife purchased a home last year. Sigecan is 29 and works as a sales engineer for a commercial HVAC equipment…

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The Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO) began using remote cameras to study wildlife in the wetlands and waterways during fall 2018. Using cameras on loan from the University of Minnesota’s Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Department, we have been monitoring …

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WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP — Come fall 2019, Calvary Church on Greenhaven Drive is going to get a bit bigger.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The district's 2018-2019 school year general fund budget is expected to come in $3.2 million higher than the preliminary budget the district set before school began last summer.