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For the love of swans BY SARA MARIE MOORE EDITOR

White Bear Lake resident and wildlife photographer Debbie Hartmann has been photographing the trumpeter swans that gather on the open water in Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park during the winter for eight years. She was surprised when she ran across a dead one lying in the snowy woods this February. Three weeks later, in early March, she found three dead swans on the ice on Sucker Lake. “This now for sure is not normal,” she remembered thinking. Hartmann reported the perished swans to the Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO). Dawn Tanner, program development coordinator, began to monitor the swans. She retrieved four dead swans over several days and brought them to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Center to see if a cause of death could be determined. Up to 11 swans died in the Sucker Lake channel area this winter, Tanner said. Hartmann said she saw nine herself; they weren’t sure if some of the ones they spotted were the same or not. VLAWMO figured they had likely perished due to the severe winter weather until it


Two swans stay close for warmth in Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park this winter.

received back lab results from the University of Minnesota at the end of March — the four swans had died from lead toxicity, likely from lead fi shing sinkers. The area where the swans gath-

ered, in the Sucker Lake channel near Highway 96 in Vadnais Heights, is a popular fi shing area, Tanner said. The swans that died likely took lead fi shing sinkers into their gizzards instead of pebbles, which they

use to grind their food. Lead, unlike stone, is soft and is broken down in their gizzards. It then spreads through the swan’s body and causes SEE SWANS, PAGE 9

2019 Heritage Family remembers little house on Turtle Lake BY SHARON RADMANN SPECIAL TO THE PRESS


Herb and June Radmann’s descendants are the Shoreview Historical Society’s 2019 Heritage Family.


As members of a large family, we never thought about the word “vacation” until the summer of 1958. We had so many questions when Mom and Dad announced we were going to take our fi rst vacation. We only knew it was far, far away. The rest was a secret. That summer, we squeezed into our Mercury station wagon. There was hardly room for us after we packed all we needed for the long journey. We had our own ritual when we were all loaded into the car. Dad would call out “Count Off!” We responded in our birth order. I was No. 1 and we continued

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Students win scholarships to travel Germany The Shoreview Einhausen Sister City Association recently awarded scholarships to two Mounds View High School students who are taking German at school. Siblings Zoe and Jett Brownlee will participate in a tour to Germany this summer, which includes staying in the homes of Einhausen residents. The tour runs from June 20 to July 7 with six days spent in Einhausen. 2019 marks the 30th year since Mounds View and Irondale German language students began participating in summer tours to Germany with home stays in Einhausen. An estimated 700 students have participated in the program over the years. Former Mounds View High School German language teacher Cheryl Wason has been instrumental in fostering this exchange. Students from the Mounds View District will join another group of students from Ohio for a bus tour in Southern Germany and Austria. Highlights of the tour include Rothenburg,


Students were presented with travel scholarships by Shoreview Einhausen Sister City Association board members at a recent German Dinner evening. (From left) organization President Bill Kiehnbaum, Vice President Cheryl Wason, Jett and Zoe Brownlee and Treasurer Roger Hintze.

Munich on bikes, Eagle’s Nest and hiking in the Bavarian Alps as well as Salzburg, Linz and Vienna. Irondale High School German language teacher Jill Hallenberger and Wason will

lead students on this trip. The Shoreview Einhausen Sister City Association provides scholarships for Mounds View District high school students who want to attend the Concordia College

German Language camps located near Bemidji, Minnesota, or participate in tours to Germany led by German language teachers with home stays in Einhausen. For more information

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Debbi Betts, a teacher at Oak Hill Montessori School, will retire this year after 40 years with the Shoreview-based school. Ms. Debbi, as she is so fondly called by her students, remembers the first time she walked into Oak Hill Montessori School — at that time, it consisted of just two Montessori classrooms. “I fell in love with Oak Hill and never wanted to leave,” she said. She never did. Oak Hill is the first — and only — school at which she taught, and she saw it grow from that two-classroom building to a comprehensive learning environment with programming from toddler through eighth grade. Given the three-year cycle of her classroom, Ms. Debbi enjoys the good fortune of teaching each of her students for two preschool years and one kindergarten year. This allows her the opportunity to develop strong ties with both students and parents. In her last few years of teaching, she was transcending generations as she welcomed little ones who were children of her former students. One such former student, Kate McWilliams, said, “I’m so grateful that both my daughter and I thrived under Ms. Debbi’s influence in our formative years. Debbi regarded each child with genuine compassion and interest, considering them a small individual full of personality, ability and potential. She joyfully met them where they were and then taught them how to do something new.” The students will miss seeing Ms. Debbi’s blue car in the parking lot, and her welcoming smile upon entering the school. And Ms. Debbi will certainly miss the children — the biggest motivating factor over her past four decades as a teacher. Throughout those 40 years, she came to school every day with the mission of igniting a passion


Debbi Betts taught at Oak Hill Montessori School in Shoreview for 40 years.

in children, then worked tirelessly to create an environment where they can develop and grow in knowledge, character and compassion for others. In her retirement, she is looking forward to having more time to spend with family and friends, but you can bet she will also be found at Oak Hill on occasion, filling in when a substitute teacher is needed. Also retiring this year are three other long-tenured Oak Hill faculty. Glen Jones, upper elementary teacher, has been with the school for 23 years; Kim MacKenzie, learning specialist, taught for 11 years; and Sandee Szmiot, assistant teacher, worked with Ms. Debbi for 11 years. Oak Hill invites the community to join and honor all four teachers at an open house celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Oak Hill Montessori School, 4665 Hodgson Road. There will be a short program at 3 p.m. with socializing before and after. Submitted

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Block printing workshop Shakun Maheshwari will teach one of the oldest types of printmaking — block printing — from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Ramsey County Library – Shoreview. Learn the history of this traditional method of printing through design, image transfer and carving. Then make your own block print.

Lions Club gala raises funds for community The Arden Hills/Shoreview Lions Club “Kids First” gala will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Shoreview Community Center, 4850 Victoria Ave. The evening features appetizers/small plates from The Winkin’ Rooster, Fresh Thyme and Lunds & Byerlys, with dessert from the Taste of Scandinavia, along with a cash bar. Proceeds from “Kids First” will go to the Lions preschool vision screening program, KidSight; the Ronald McDonald House organization, which supports families

experiencing pediatric cancer; Shoreview Library literacy and reading promotion efforts for kids; Mounds View Schools; and the Kids in Need Foundation, which provides school supplies. You can register online to attend at Eventbrite for $28 and tickets are available from Lions Club members for $25 each by cash or check. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Please contact Jim Zewers at or Judy Zewers at with questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities.

Boating safety class for operator permit A boating safety class taught by instructors from the U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary will be held at the Shoreview Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27. This course teaches the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements for a watercraft operator permit. Cost is $50 per person. Youth are half price if registered


with an adult paying full price. Topics include boating law, boat safety equipment, safe boating, navigation, boating problems, trailering, storing and protecting your boat, hunting and fishing, water-skiing and river boating. To register, visit shoreviewcommunitycenter. com.

Poets discuss their art Ramsey County Library – Shoreview will celebrate National Poetry Month with readings and conversation between poets Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Ed Bok Lee, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. This event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Research family tree A Genealogy 101 event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 13 at the Shoreview Library. Cathy Weber, owner of NorthStar Genealogy, will discuss how to get started researching your family tree.


Representative appointed to operations committee Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman announced state Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL – Roseville) was appointed on March 28 to join the Government Operations Committee. The committee provides oversight to local governments and state boards, commissions and task forces. The division also has jurisdiction over election policy. In addition to her new duties, Rep. Becker-Finn also serves on the committees on Taxes, Rules, Environment & Natural Resources Finance, Environment & Natural Resources Policy, and Veterans & Military Affairs.

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Ground-breaking celebration kicks off districtwide construction This spring marks the beginning of construction efforts at most schools across the Mounds View school district. To thank voters for their support and to celebrate the construction efforts at all sites, the district will host a single groundbreaking celebration located at Edgewood Middle School at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at 5 p.m. The public is invited to view displays of all construction projects approved by voters in 2017. The school is located at 5100 Edgewood Drive N., Mounds View. Individual schools will host ribbon-cutting ceremonies at their sites as construction is completed later in 2019 or 2020. To see the construction schedule for all schools, visit facilities.

Named Best Communities for Music Education In 2019, Mounds View Public Schools was one of only 10 school districts in Minnesota to earn the Best Communities for Music Education designation. It’s the seventh consecutive year the district was honored for demonstrating exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of its core curriculum.

Celebrate special education success The Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) will host “Celebrate Success” from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. April 25. Celebrate Success is an annual event where the audience will have the opportunity to hear from a panel consisting of past and present students who have received special education services. Panel participants will share their post-secondary plans and aspirations and experiences in K-12 education. The event will take place at the District Center in the Shoreview Commons.


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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: Katherine Clements, Samuel Kimball, Samuel Pickering and Nathan Torunsky, all of North Oaks.

Retired pastor David Guenzel, 82, passed away Friday, April 5. Guenzel served at several parishes in ministry before reitiring from Incarnation Lutheran in 1993. He and his wife Sharon began attending Living Waters Lutheran Church in Lino Lakes in 2010 and he joined the staff in 2011. Most recently Guenzel served as the adult faith formation coordinator. A memorial gathering was held April 11 at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral home in Shoreview and a memorial service was held April 12 at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview.

CITY OF NORTH OAKS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION WILKINSON SOUTH AREA Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on the Preliminary Subdivision 19-01, Anderson Woods Villas. This property is located off the south end of Osprey Court. The development would consist of four villa homes similar in character to the villa homes currently on Osprey Court. The public hearing for this Preliminary Subdivision will be held at the North Oaks Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room at 100 Village Center Drive, Suite 150. Please contact North Oaks City Hall at 651-792-7750 for additional information or questions. Michael Robertson, City Administrator Published one time in the Shoreview Press on April 16, 2019.

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Bunny, human suits


still remember when one of my childhood friends made a big announcement: she no longer believed Santa Claus was real but she still believed in the Easter Bunny. While her thinking seemed illogical to me, I tried to understand where she was coming from. As for me, I never remembered believing Santa Claus was anything but a fun person in a suit. My theory about the Easter Bunny was built off my theory of Santa Claus. But for my friend, who had believed the Santa Claus story for years until she realized Santa Claus looked, sounded and acted differently at the mall every year, the Easter Bunny offered a more believable alternative. The Story Easter Bunny was rather elusive in the ‘90s. He didn’t show up at Chaser many community Easter egg hunts Sara Marie Moore like he does today. A child couldn’t see the Easter Bunny appears to be a person in a suit, so it could make sense the mysterious bunny fi lled the fields overnight with plastic chicken eggs. I didn’t tell my friend but I was still convinced that the Easter Bunny was also a person in a suit. This week, millions of people around the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, a man who was crucified about 2,000 years ago for claiming to be God in human form. The report of his resurrection is what has caused millions of people around the world to believe his claims to be God and build their lives around his teachings recorded by four fi rst-century reporters: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Over the centuries, several theories have surfaced to try to refute the reporting of Jesus’ resurrection, according to the “Handbook of Christian Apologetics” by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli. First, some people have theorized that Jesus did not really die on the cross but that he was simply revived after resting in the tomb. However, John reported that blood and water came from Jesus’ heart when it was pierced by those checking to make sure he was dead. Death by asphyxiation or hypovolemic shock would cause water to build up around the heart. Others say perhaps the disciples hallucinated that they saw Jesus after he died. However, people touched Jesus after he rose from the dead. He was consistent in his appearance and personality. He appeared to multiple individuals and groups for over a month. Group hallucinations are rare. Luke reported about 500 people saw Jesus at once after he was resurrected. When the Apostle Paul was spreading the report of the resurrection further west, he noted that many of these 500 were still alive, available for questioning. Another argument against the resurrection is that Jesus’ followers and the reporters created a conspiracy. It is not very plausible such a conspiracy could have been perpetrated considering how difficult it would have been to take Jesus’ body from a guarded tomb and destroy the evidence so quickly. Conspiracies are usually found out, especially when a group has adversaries. It is doubtful that 3,000 people in the area would have become Christians within a couple of months if the resurrection had been made up. That a man named Jesus rose from the dead in the Middle East about 2,000 years ago is not really a disputed fact of history. Who you think he was, how and why he rose from the dead and what it means for your life is a matter of personal decision and faith. As for me, I still believe He was God in a human suit. If those reporters got the resurrection right, I believe they quoted Him accurately, too. Sara Marie Moore is editor of the Shoreview Press. She can be reached at 651-407-1235 or

For a strong future, all Minnesota students deserve excellent education opportunities


innesota has long had a reputation for being a leader in education. In talking to members of the community last fall and listening to constituents now at the Capitol, it’s clear Minnesotans value world-class schools and quality opportunities for students to achieve. I’ve learned that many of you, like me, live in our community in large Legislative part because of our excellent school Lingo district. Those who don’t currently Kelly Moller have children in Mounds View P bli S h l recognize that the Public Schools strength of our schools positively impacts our property values. Unfortunately, in the early 2000s, school funding was slashed to balance the state budget. A generation later, school districts have yet to recover from the devastating consequences such as fewer teachers, larger class sizes, and diminished programming. Districts have been forced to ask local communities to contribute more through operating levy increases, which has exacerbated disparities among districts. Minnesotans have made clear to us how much they value strong funding for our K-12 classrooms.

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for a tuition freeze. This will both lower costs for students and families as well as strengthen the quality of our institutions. Along with new funding for the Minnesota State Grant Program, we can meaningfully address the staggering amounts of debt students build up. Minnesota ranks ninth in the nation for student loan debt. This isn’t a ranking to be proud of. It’s critical to encourage our next generation of Minnesotans to develop passions and ambitiously aspire to reach their hopes and dreams. This takes hard work, resiliency, and perseverance to overcome challenges. Just as we expect our children to think big and demonstrate dedication, our children should expect Minnesota’s leaders to do the same when it comes to strengthening their future. As the mother of two sons, I can’t imagine how different their outlook would be if they didn’t have terrific teachers and wellrounded curriculum enabling them to achieve. I’m committed to delivering the resources ensuring all Minnesota students can have these opportunities to succeed well into the future. Rep. Kelly Moller represents all or part of Shoreview, Mounds View, Arden Hills, and Spring Lake Park in the Minnesota House.


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A three percent per-pupil increase the first year and two percent the second year of the budget will help position schools to build a great future for all students, no matter where they live in the state. Our budget also delivers funding for critical support personnel like counselors, psychologists, social workers, and nurses. Throughout session, I have heard from teachers, students, parents, and school administrators about the increasing and unmet mental health needs of our students. For decades, the federal government hasn’t upheld its promised commitment for special education funding, and our budget helps districts ensure we meet the needs of every student. Additionally, the bill includes strategies such as full-service community schools, recruitment of teachers of color, and more opportunities to earn college credit in high school. Once they’ve graduated from high school, Minnesotans deserve the opportunity to attend college or obtain career training without breaking the bank. Investments in higher education strengthen our state’s economic competitiveness and help keep talented people here in Minnesota. Our education budget makes strong investments in the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State campuses, including funding

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My faith practice of paying attention

ave you ever noticed that paying attention to the world around you is actually hard? And in light of current events it seems to be getting harder. In this Lenten season at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, we have been spending time looking at faith practices that shape our lives. One of them has been the faith practice of (actually) paying attention. And for this season I have made a commitment to pay attention more. Pay more attention to my immediate surroundings, but also to the world at large. I, all too often, get caught up in what I need to get done and lose track of what is going on in the world, but truth be told I (sometimes) may do that on purpose. Denial can become a welcomed friend when the paying attention becomes too difficult. And in light of the recent horrific acts that

have rained down hate in a house of worship in Christchurch, New Zealand this paying attention thing has become truly difficult. Paying attention to the hate, to the hurt, to the pain….it all feels like Pastor too much. is in these times Ponderings ofItmy paying attention practice that I fi nd Renee myself asking the Patterson question of “Where is Easter?” The more I pay attention the more I notice that even on a national and international level, Easter feels far off. Syria remains a pile of rubble, with many of its people refugees on a (very long) Lenten journey. Tensions of all kinds feel ever present all over the world and right here at home. And

our politicians seem incapable of agreement on just about anything, let alone cooperating long enough to be effective. Where is Easter? Is Easter “just” one more day on our calendar? Is it that Lent feels easier to identify with right now? Or maybe Lent is just easier to pay attention to in this seemingly Lenten world. This all leaves me wondering what to do. I am wondering if we (as fellow humans on this earth together) need to pay attention to and point out the “Easter moments of hope” and the moments of birth and rebirth that happen all around us every day; both for ourselves and those that need to see, hear, and notice them. Maybe that is what this faith practice of paying attention is all about. And maybe this pastor is a slow learner in that regard. I can attest to one thing though,

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Call representatives on gun violence solutions The Star-Tribune, in February of last year, conducted a poll that found 90% of Minnesotans want universal background checks. A poll at the Minnesota state conducted in August of 2018 by the nonpartisan House Public Information Office found that 89% of those polled want universal background checks on all gun purchases. HF8 will do this. The bill will require a background check for all gun purchases, private as well as public sources, such as gun stores, on the internet, or on the street. Currently, only public sources are required to provide background checks on gun purchases. Survey USA on behalf of Everytown For Gun Safety found in 2018 that 87% of Americans are in favor of a law allowing an extreme-risk protection order (ERPO), commonly termed a “Red Flag” order. HF9 will do this. This bill will allow law enforcement personnel to petition a court to have guns removed from a person determined by the court to be a danger to him/herself or others. The qualifications for both bills are specific and limited so as not to deny those who have earned the right to own and use a gun. In fact, to alleviate objections from those not supporting the measures, recent changes have been made on these bills to not affect sport shooting and transfers between family members, with only pistols and semi-automatic rifles being included in the bills. However, there are still legislators in the House and Senate who resist passing any gun-restricting bill into law, no matter how it is written. This is a stance that does not represent the vast majority of Minnesotans. It is up to each of us who want sensible and effective gun-violence solutions to call our representatives and vehemently encourage them to vote “yes” on HF8 and HF9. Jay Thacker Shoreview

We need mass transit for business, jobs The March 19 issue had two letters, one by Chris Wolff and the other by Susan Murphy. They take issue with mass transit and effects on business, jobs and taxes. Their comments are driven by ideology and are subjective and do not deal with the practicality of future population growth difficulties. Mayor Martin had made funding for transit and expansion of mass transit a needed part of future projections because, just as Murphy stated, our metro population will grow by 700,000 in 20 years to about 3.7 million. Our urban roads are close to maximum capacity today. Add a few hundred thousand more vehicles and we will go nowhere very slowly; walking might be a better choice. Lack of planning for added population will severely limit business capacity, growth and jobs. Businesses cannot survive if employees cannot get to and from their places of business or move their goods efficiently on the roadways. Wolff points out that vacant properties in Shoreview are gone. However, what Wolff fails to acknowledge is properties are being converted to high-density uses at a fast pace and therefore adding to transportation congestion by stretching road use to over maximum capacity. Rapid bus lines and light rail goals are to remove vehicles from roadways to reduce the burden on those roadways and ease congestion over the long run. Our Twin Cities is a major metropolitan area:

for us to compete for jobs and businesses, we need mass transit or major companies will leave or, worse yet, not come in the fi rst place. The idea that mass transit is not needed or is too costly is a hallucination far from reality. Efficient mass transit is the key to jobs, business growth and retaining the next generation in Minnesota. I thank Mayor Martin for her vision for growth. The mayor is a realist who is setting the city in the sweet spot for growth and stability, and enabling the evolution of options for future generations to call Shoreview home. Steve Petersen Shoreview

the more I pay attention, the more I believe that we need to testify to the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our world, and point to the hope that that brings! And not just the big moments, but all the small moments too, as those ‘threaded together moments’ become the balm for our united aching souls. We need to speak of how this God of ours changes the mundane (and the painful) into the front lines of Kingdom expansion. Maybe this faith practice of paying attention isn’t so bad after all? My hope and prayer is that you experience the joy and new life of Resurrection as God continues to reveal where the Easter moments are in the world around us. Pastor Renee Patterson ministers at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Shoreview.


Commit to clean energy Right now, members of the Minnesota state Legislature have the opportunity to make Minnesota the next state committed to 100% clean energy. As a 16-year-old, I know that if we don’t take action now, it’s my generation’s future that’s at risk. But it’s not just about the next generation. This fall my sister Mary Clare was impacted by the California wildfi res; the community around her went up in flames and had to leave. This is already a reality for many. Homes being burnt down. Hurricanes happening more often, and more intensely. Though we may not always recognize the signs of climate change, they are here. Today, we have a choice. We can choose to invest in a future where each and every one of us are guaranteed justice, equality, good-paying local jobs, and a healthy future — or we can sit back and let greedy fossil fuel executives make a profit at the expense of our health and our future. This isn’t a Republican issue, it’s not a Democratic issue. It’s an issue for everyone and everything that’s a part of the world we share together. That’s why I’m asking Rep. Kelly Moller to support this bill for 100% clean energy. It’s a big step forward, and we need your leadership most right now. Anna Grace Hottinger Shoreview

Thank you for protecting youth from addiction Thank you to the mayor and North Oaks City Council Members for raising the tobacco sales age to 21. As a cardiologist and member of the North Oaks community, I appreciate the council’s action to get tobacco products out of high schools. The facts around this issue are indisputable. Widening the gap between high school students and those who can legally buy tobacco will help stop the pipeline of tobacco going to younger students. This is especially important at a time when we’ve seen a startling increase in the number of youth using e-cigarettes. In my professional life, I have seen firsthand the impact tobacco use has on my patients. By the time patients reach my office, there’s often only so much I can do to treat their tobacco-related illnesses. By raising the tobacco sales age to 21, the City Council has taken a bold step to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco products in the fi rst place. This policy will save lives, and I’m proud that North Oak’s elected officials are working to protect our youth from a deadly lifetime addiction. Sergey Gurevich North Oaks


Building a Better Community through Charitable Giving By connecting the generosity of people with the evolving needs of Shoreview, the Shoreview Community Foundation enriches our quality of life. The Foundation provides grants according to predetermined guidelines to non-profit organizations or units of governmental from its permanent endowment fund. There are many options for making undesignated or designated, tax deductible gifts or bequests by will or trust.


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SHOREVIEW AREA EVENTS Event details are subject to change. Please contact the event organizer to verify information prior to attending.

MANAGING SOIL FERTILITY IN URBAN VEGETABLE GARDENS When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Where: Shoreview City Council Chambers, 4600 Victoria St. N. Details: Dr. Chip Small, Associate Professor of Biology at St. Thomas, will discuss what we can do to prepare soils so that gardens can thrive while minimizing potential adverse environmental impacts. Time reserved for questions. Contact: shoreviewmn. gov

TODDLER OBSTACLE COURSE When: 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 18 Where: Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St. N. Details: Little ones can jump crawl balance and twirl with these specially designed obstacle course activities. Ages 6 months-4 years with an adult. Contact: 651-724-6006 or

SPOTTING FAKE NEWS When: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Where: Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St. N. Details: Learn how to assess your online sources of information, including basic red fl ags, methods to factcheck articles, and biases that affect the news. Contact: 651-724-6006 or

GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION When: 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 Where: Edgewood Middle School, 5100 Edgewood Dr. N., Mounds View Details: Public is invited to help celebrate the voter-approved construction projects that will are beginning at a majority of school across the Mounds View School District. Contact: moundsviewschools. org/facilities

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE When: 1-6 p.m. Friday, April 26 Where: Shoreview YMCA, 3760 N. Lexington Ave. Details: All blood types needed, especially Type O. Call for appointment. Contact: 800 RED CROSS or

PRETZEL DAY & BINGO When: 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, April 26 Where: Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. Details: Afternoon of fun, bingo, treats and prizes. $6/residents; register by March 12. Contact: 651-4904750 or shoreview

ALL ABOUT BOATING SAFETY When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. Details: Boating class for ages 12+ meets requirements for watercraft operators in MN and WI, taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. $50/person; youth half price with paying adult. Register by April 20. Contact: 651-4904750 or shoreview

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SOCIAL MEDIA 101 When: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. Details: Learn the basics of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube. $20/resident; register by April 19. Contact: 651-4904750 or shoreview

YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY When: Saturday, April 27 Where: All area YMCA’s Details: National initiative is a free community open house with activities for the family themed around Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. Contact: ymcatwincities. org

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: CREATE YOUR CLIENT AVATAR When: Noon-2 p.m. Monday, April 29 Where: Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St. N. Details: Workshop helps participants fi nd out who your perfect client is, what they want to hear, and where to fi nd them. Contact: 651-724-6006 or

NYFS LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 Where: Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham St., Roseville Details: Guest speaker is Willow Sweeney, co-founder of To 20 Training. Free to attend, but donations encouraged. RSVP. Contact: 651-379-3422 or

HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST JOB When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4 Where: Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. Details: Workshop for teens 15+ to learn how to make a great fi rst impression and go through an interview. $40. Contact: 651-4904750 or shoreviewc

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See Press Publications’ website for stories from the White Bear Press, The Citizen, Vadnais Heights Press, Shoreview Press, Quad Community Press, The Lowdown-Forest Lake Area and The Lowdown-St. Croix Valley Area.

SPRING TEA When: 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 Where: Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. Details: Dress in fancy attire and wear a favorite spring hat. Bring a teacup and pot if you have one to share; variety of teas and appetizers served. Registration required; $14.

Family Earth Day Celebration When: 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 20 Where: Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes Details: Make earth art project, explore trails, listen to live music

Contact: 651-4904750 or shoreview

Ongoing MEET WITH THE MAYOR When: 3-5 p.m. most Tuesdays Where: Shoreview City Hall, 4600 Victoria Street Details: Meet with Mayor Sandy Martin to discuss issues or concerns. Call for an appointment. Contact: 651-490-4618 or



and visit the Earth Day Fair. Free. Earth Day service project 10 a.m.noon. Contact: 763-324-3350 or

Contact: 651-724-6006 or

‘500’ CARDS When: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays Where: Shoreview Community Center Details: All caliber players who enjoy the game of 500 are welcome. Free. Contact: 651-490-4750 or shoreviewcommunity

series performance about farm animals who drive out their master and take over the farm for themselves. Ideal for students in grades 6-12. Contact: 651-429-5674 or www.lakeshoreplayers. org


When: 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Where: Vadnais Heights Public Works, 655 KNITTING FOR GOOD County Rd. F East When: 7-8 p.m. Details: Learn about Thursdays aquatic invasive species Where: Shoreview and how to spot them Library, 4580 N. Victoria in local lakes, then join Street Ramsey County and Details: Drop-in knitting VLAWMO as an AIS group; make hats and volunteer. RSVP welcome blankets for Contact: 651-204-6070 or those in need. All skills welcome. Contact: 651-724-6006 or HALF MOON RISING:

When: 4-6 p.m. Thursdays Where: Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria Street N. Details: Teens can drop in to check out the new teen area and make stuff with the 3D printer, NEIGHBORHOODS sewing machine, Cameo NEARBY cutter and more. Free. Contact: 651-724-6006 or “ANIMAL FARM” When: 7 p.m. Thursday, FAMILY STORY TIME April 18; 7 p.m. Friday, April 19; 1 p.m. When: 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20; 7 Mondays p.m. Wednesday, April Where: Shoreview Library, 4580 N. Victoria 17 Where: Hanifl Street Performing Arts Center, Details: Stories, songs 4941 Long Ave., White and fi ngerplays for Bear Lake children ages 2-5 to Details: Lakeshore enhance early literacy player’s Kids & Family skills.


When: 6-11 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Where: Ziggy’s, 132 Main St. S., Stillwater Details: First anniversary party and Nashville-style collaborative show includes 25 songwriters performing five sets. Free. Contact:

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9-12 residing in the Northeast Metro Area. Show runs through May 15. Contact: whitebeararts. org


“Airmen of Note” When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 Where: Bethel University, Benson Great Hall, 3900 Bethel Dr., Arden Hills Details: Free community concert featuring the

oldest military jazz band honors local veterans. Contact:

with nature. April LUNCH WITH A topic: Hone Your NATURALIST: SPRING WILDFLOWERS Birding Skills. Guided When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Where: Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes Details: Seniors 50+ can bring a lunch and join a naturalist for monthly presentations that include local natural history information and possibly a relaxing stroll on the trail. Registration not required. Contact: 763-324-3350 or

21ST ANNUAL LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS When and where:: 9 a.m. Friday, April 19 at the Church of St. Peter, 2600 Margaret St., North St. Paul; and noon Friday, April 19 at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1725 Kennard St., Maplewood. Details: The “Servants of the Cross” group will re-enact the Passion of Jesus Christ at three locations on Good Friday. Contact: servantsofthecrossmn. com

OPEN THIRD SATURDAY When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: Belwin Conservancy Education Center, 1553 Stagecoach Trail S., Afton Details: Participate in programs, meet Belwin staff, explore the trails, and connect

experiences at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Open to the public; $10 or free for members. Contact: 651-436-5189 or

HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 4th St. Details: Local vendors including health-related businesses. Food shelf donations encouraged. Contact: downtown

FAMILY EARTH DAY CELEBRATION When: 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 20 Where: Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes Details: Make earth art project, explore trails, listen to live music and visit the Earth Day Fair. Free. Earth Day service project 10 a.m.-noon. Contact: 763-324-3350 or

SPRING INTO HORTICULTURE When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: Century College, Lincoln Mall, East Campus Details: Includes plant sale, free food, prizes and local gardening and plant experts. Featured speaker is Don Engebretson, the “Renegade Gardener.” Contact:

“BALLOONACY” When: 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20 &27; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26; 1 p.m. Sunday, April 21 & 28 and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake Details: Lakeshore player’s Kids & Family series performance about farm animals who drive out their master and take over the farm for themselves. Ideal for students in grades 6-12. Contact: 651-429-5674 or www.lakeshoreplayers. org

FREE FALLIN: A TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY When: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: JX Event Venue, 123 2nd St. N., Stillwater Details: Show features all the best hits of Tom Petty, including the instruments and costumes that re-create the authentic experience of a live Tom Petty concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Contact: one23events. com

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: PRE-PLANNING YOUR FUNERAL When: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 Where: Vadnais Heights City Hall, 800 East County Rd. E Details: Free monthly

presentation on topics for seniors and supporters of seniors on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Registration required. Contact: 651-204-6000 or

WBUUC FORUM When: 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 Where: White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St., Mahtomedi Details: Showing of the National Geographic documentary fi lm, “Paris to Pittsburgh,” in celebration of Earth Day. Contact:

CENTURY CELEBRATION When: 7:45-9 a.m. Thursday, April 25 Where: Century College East Campus, Lincoln Mall Details: Free breakfast event with featured speakers TV Reporter Courtney Godfrey, Vadnais Heights Mayor Heidi Gunderson, and Century Student Michael Fisher. RSVP by April 19. Contact: Trina.Brinda@ or century. edu

HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS CONTEST OPENING RECEPTION When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 Where: White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Ave. Details: Juried art show featuring works by students in grades


Details: Lunch and program noon-1 p.m. Keynote Speakers Noorain Khan, Secretary to the Board of Directors - Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., on April 27; and John LYNGBLOMSTEN R. Andrews, Northern FOUNDATION Star Council Scout SPRING GALA Executive, on April 30. When: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Registration required. April 26 Contact: 651-748-2880 or Where: Vadnais Heights Commons 655 East County Road F WARDEN’S HOUSE Details: Celebrate 40 MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE years of Lyngblomsten When: Noon-4 p.m. Community Services Sunday, Apr. 28 and raise funds to Where: 602 North Main support 2nd Half with St., Stillwater Lyngblomsten life enrichment centers. $50. Details: View the newest exhibits and enjoy Contact: 651-632-5358 or refreshments. Guides, but no tours. Contact: 651-439-5956 or WOODSY WOMEN SPRING HIKE When: 9-11 a.m. ‘WHAT’S HAPPENING’ Saturday, April 27 CALENDAR GUIDELINES Where: Warner Nature Center, 15375 Norell Ave. Anyone in the community may send us news N., Marine on St. Croix of an upcoming local Details: Shed the winter event. The calendar is blahs, make new reserved for secular friends, and explore community events in or Warner’s natural side. adjacent to Press PubliParticipants will need cation’s coverage area. to be able to walk on Priority is given to free uneven terrain for up or affordable events that to 2 miles. ages 16+. are likely to appeal to a Registration required. broad audience. Publica$8/members; $10 tion of events is subject nonmembers. to editorial discretion. Contact: 651-433-2427 or Due to space limitations, there is no guarantee whether, when or for VICTORIAN TEA how long submissions AT THE HISTORIC will be published. SubCOURTHOUSE missions are subject to When: Noon-2 p.m. editing. Saturday, April 27 Please include date, Where: Historic time, location, cost, Courthouse, 101 W. Pine brief details, and conSt., Stillwater tact information for Details: Multi-course each event submission. tea and program by the Submission deadline is MN Historical Society. Wednesday prior to the Tours. Reservations following weeks’ publirequired. cation. Call 651-407-1226 Contact: co.washington. with questions. Online: A CALL TO HISTORY Email: When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 and Mail: Press PublicaTuesday, April 30 tions Where: North Star Attn: Calendar Scouting Museum, 4779 Bloom Ave. 2640 East Seventh Ave., White Bear Lake, MN North St. Paul




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Public safety leaders promise to support sexual assault victims BY SARA MARIE MOORE EDITOR

A new collaboration to support victims of sexual assaults was made between all Ramsey County law enforcement agencies, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and Ramsey County Public Health during a press conference in St. Paul April 4. White Bear Lake Police Chief Julie Swanson and Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher took part in the ceremonial signing of a plan to help victims feel less afraid to report sexual assaults. “We are making a promise to the public, a promise to our victims, that we can indeed do better,” said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi. Details of the plan include that law enforcement will invite advocates to all investigative interviews with victims. Interviews will be conducted with a trauma-informed approach. All patrol officers will be trained about sexual violence. Law enforcement leaders in Ramsey County also committed to a better tracking system of sexual assault cases so none slip through the cracks. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office committed to greater collaboration so that more cases are charged and perpetrators brought to justice. Sarah Super, a sexual assault survivor, said that it matters how law enforcement and other officials respond when a victim reports a sexual assault. Throughout the process that led to a 12-year prison sentence for her perpetrator, responses from officials were either hurtful or healing. “There was no such thing as a neutral response to rape,” she noted. “Every survivor that seeks justice from the system deserves a compassionate and affi rming response.” Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher said that many sexual assault victims are fearful to report the incident — such as fear of the police officer not understanding, fear of going to court and fear of having to tell their story multiple times. “The pipeline of justice is so contorted at times you can get lost,” he said. The sheriff’s office goal is to connect victims with advocates as soon as possible. Deputies are also being trained to be more compassionate, not just get the needed information for charging. The county recently received a $300,000 Sexual Assault Justice Initiative grant to fund a sheriff’s office investigator and attorney’s office prosecutor. Assistant County Attorney Kaarin Long and Investigator Jessica O’Hern work together on sexual assault cases reported in northern Ramsey County,


Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, right, signs a collaborative memorandum of understanding to improve law enforcement response to sexual assaults. White Bear Lake Police Chief Julie Swanson is in line to do the same, along with all Ramsey County law enforcement agencies, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and Ramsey County Public Health.

including Shoreview, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Township. The grant money has allowed O’Hern to dedicate herself solely to the sexual assault cases she has already been working on, Fletcher said. A new investigator will investigate other types of cases. Sexual assault cases reported to the sheriff’s office have been increasing, O’Hern noted. With the grant money, she has been able to be more involved in the process. The sheriff’s office has

noted. Last year, 70% of cases had an advocate. There were 18 cases submitted for charging last year. Ten resulted in charges. Five were declined and three are still being reviewed. County sees 75% increase in sexual assault cases over 4 years Ramsey County launched a Start by Believing campaign regarding sexual assaults in 2016. “We know historically this is a very

“Your story and your voice are an important part of ensuring justice in the community.” John Choi Ramsey County Attorney a new system to respond to sexual assault cases that began in January. Deputies call O’Hern right away when they are called to a sexual assault incident. She is sometimes woken up in the middle of the night to talk a deputy through how to respond. O’Hern personally goes to the hospital with victims. Officer Nathan Hook is the White Bear Lake Police Department officer that works with sexual assault victims, said Police Chief Julie Swanson. The department is committed to keeping an officer dedicated to working with such cases, she said. The department plans to increase the percentage of cases in which an advocate takes part, she

underreported crime,” Choi noted. He began a two-year study to improve response to sexual assaults. The review was completed last April and resulted in two new advocates for Ramsey County SOS Sexual Violence Services and two new investigators in the St. Paul Police Department sex crimes unit. The county has seen positive changes from its efforts since 2016. Ramsey County SOS Sexual Violence Services saw a 58% increase in clients the last two years, said PaHoua Vang, a Ramsey County sexual assault advocate. It saw 1,200 clients in 2018. Choi’s office has seen a 75% increase in cases since 2015. There were 181 in

2015 and 318 in 2018. There has also been a 19% increase in cases charged and a 17% increase in convictions. Still, the percentage of cases charged compared to the number of sexual assaults reported to police has not changed. Choi expects that will change as collaboration continues. And Choi continues to push for more resources. “We talked about a year ago that nothing is going to change unless the public, our community, invests in more resources,” he said. In the next two years, $750,000 of public investment will go toward improving outcomes for victims of sexual assault. “As more victims come forward to the law enforcement, it is so critical for us in this community to get this right,” Choi said. “We are working very hard to do that.” Fletcher said victims can report past incidents to law enforcement as well. Choi also encourages victims to report past incidents without worrying whether or not there is enough evidence or it has passed the statute of limitations. “A lot of our perpetrators are repeat offenders,” Choi said. “Your story and your voice are an important part of ensuring justice in the community.” Victims can report sexual assault incidences by calling 911. Past incidents can be reported to the county’s non-emergency line at 651767-0640. If a victim would rather speak to an advocate before speaking to law enforcement, they can call 651266-1000.

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• A 46-year-old local man slugged his 39-year-old fiancée, also from Shoreview, on St. Patrick’s Day in the 800 block of Cannon Avenue, “possibly” breaking her nose. Charges of fifth-degree assault, domestic assault and disorderly conduct are under review by the city attorney’s office.

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• A prowler broke the rear window of a vehicle parked at the YMCA in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue in the wee hours of March 19. The owner reported that nothing was taken. • A phone and wallet went missing from a secured locker the afternoon of March 19 at the YMCA. Bank cards were quickly put to work at five locations. An

investigation is underway. • A business in the 500 block of Cardigan Avenue reported attempted fraud March 21 when checks were found to be altered, duplicated and cashed. An investigation continues. • A unique twist on the “send back the excess amount” scam occurred in the 4100 block of Rustic Place on March 22 when a homeowner, offering an item for sale, received a check for greater than the asked-for amount. The seller was asked to deposit the check and send the excess amount to an unknown third party for “moving expenses.” The check was found to be fake and the fraud unsuccessful. • Juvenile residents at an address in the 1600 block of Pinewood Drive called 911 the evening of March 22 about an unknown person at their door. The stranger was gone when deputies arrived.

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SWANS: About half brought to rehabilitation center have lead poisoning FROM PAGE 1

poisoning, Tanner explained. Death usually comes within three weeks. The highest lead concentration level in one of the swans tested was 101 parts per million, Tanner said. “Normally, that would be zero,” she noted. In addition, there were six dead swans found near Peltier Dam in Lino Lakes this winter, Tanner said. The area is also a high-use fi shing spot. In the winter, swans gather where there is open water. When it is really cold, open water is restricted, which is perhaps why so many swans gathered at the Sucker Lake channel and Peltier Dam this winter. Hartmann counted 75 swans in the park this earlier this winter, but there were likely up to 100, she noted. She went out to photograph the swans a dozen times this winter. “The colder the better,” she said. Hartmann said she enjoys the solitude of photographing wildlife at 15 degrees below zero — it’s just her and the swans. The only thing she can hear is their trumpeting. A self-described “crazy swan lady,” she talks to the swans, too. “When I am out there, I just feel like it’s like therapy,” she said. “They are just mesmerizing: the interactions between the swans and wings up in the air. It is just so beautiful. When I see under their wings, I think they are like a work of art.” Hartmann said she was super sad when she heard the swans had died from lead toxicity. “I was totally naive,” she said. “I thought lead had been banned a couple of years ago. I did not realize it was still being manufactured and sold. … If you fi sh and hunt, why would you want to use lead in your products? You would think they would want healthy water and healthy wildlife.” Minnesota did try to ban lead fi shing sinkers, but there was opposition from the fi shing community, Tanner said. There are safe alternatives available, but they cost a bit more than lead. Tanner said people often don’t make the switch because they don’t see dead birds. The discovery of the Sucker Lake swans this winter is important new evidence to show anglers lead really does kill wildlife, Tanner said. She plans to testify about it at the state Capitol on Minnesota Water Action Day April 10. VLAWMO also plans to


One of the swans Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization Community Development Coordinator Dawn Tanner retrieved from Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park in March. The University of Minnesota later determined it had died from lead poisoning, likely from lead fishing sinkers.

YOU SHOULD KNOW: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency maintains a list of manufacturers and retailers of lead-free tackle. You can find the list at pca.

put a sign up in Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park about lead sinkers and the threat they cause to wildlife. About half of the swans that are brought to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota in Roseville have lead toxicity, according to Renee Schott, medical director and senior veterinarian. From 2011 to 2018, the center saw 118 swans with lead toxicity. But swans aren’t the only wildlife that suffer from lead poisoning. “We get a lot of animals that we diagnose with lead toxicity from across the state,” Schott said. From 2011 to 2018, the center saw 1,235 animals with lead toxicity. Animals the center has diagnosed include geese, mallards, swans, loons, pigeons, crows, blue jays, robins, squirrels and opossums. While it is easy to track exactly how waterfowl contract lead toxicity because they keep items in their gastrointestinal tracts, it is unclear exactly how other birds and animals contract it, Schott said. Such animals likely lived in an industrial area


This swan was found dead and frozen on the ice in Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park in March. The University of Minnesota later determined several swans in the area died from lead poisoning.


Trumpeter swans gathered at VadnaisSucker Lake Regional Park this winter Swans died at Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park


Dead swans were retrieved and examined


Official causes of death were lead toxicity


Swans were found dead near Peltier Dam in Lino Lakes this winter

About 50 percent 118

Of swans seen at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center have lead toxicity Swans admitted to the center from 2011 to 2018 with lead toxicity

Sources: Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Wildlife Photographer Debbie Hartmann

with a high concentration of lead in the ground, ate a piece of metal with lead in it or a lead bullet, and then passed it. Lead doesn’t often occur naturally in the environment, so lead toxicity in animals is defi nitely a human-caused problem, she added. She said people can help by using lead-

free bullets, shots and fi shing tackle, and prevent pollution in general. In the summer, you might see Hartmann canoeing on White Bear Lake and photographing eagles and herons. She posts her wildlife photography at


White Bear Lake wildlife photographer Debbie Hartmann counted 75 swans in Vadnais Vadnais-Sucker Sucker Lake Regional Park this winter.

A swan climbs a snowbank in Vadnais-Sucker Lake Regional Park. “When I see under their wings, I think they are like a work of art,” said White Bear Lake wildlife photographer Debbie Hartmann.



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HERITAGE FAMILY: 28 Mounds View alumni from one family FROM PAGE 1

cabin. We felt like settlers. At night, we took a scary dark walk to the outhouse. Although the space was small, there was room for friends and cousins. Mom was a magician, as she always found a way to feed the masses. When I think of this now, I want to say “Yeah, Mom!” We just happened to be at the lake when the neighbors, George and Betty Hilgert, were placing a “For Sale” sign down on Lexington Avenue. My Dad picked up the sign, carried it to them and said, “Sold.” Dad built our new home, which made it very personal. With a little help from friends and family, it was like a barn raising in “Little House on the Prairie.” Good polka music and cold beer helped to motivate the workers. Our home was built just for us, and it was a place where everyone was welcome. Sixty years have passed, and every season has delivered good memories. The years had some tears but love and laughter shined through. The Herb and June Radmann family has grown to 55 extended family members over three gener-



Herb and June Radmann in a Model T.

ations. Many have stayed in the Shoreview area. Family members have attended Turtle Lake Elementary, Edgewood Junior High and Chippewa Junior High. A total of 28 family members have graduated from Mounds View High School since 1965. “Go You Mustangs On Down the Field” is a family memory. My brother Rocky and his family still own the lake home and we still gather and celebrate together. Everyone is always welcome. We are family. Editors’ Note: Sharon Radmann is the daughter

of Herb and June Radmann. The descendants of the Radmanns are the Shoreview Historical Society’s 2019 Heritage Family.

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Local girls gain friends, character joining Scouts BSA BY JANICE COLLOVA CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CIRCLE PINES — Most Scouts wait until spring to go on their first campout and fulfill this Tenderfoot rank requirement: “Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.” Not Scouts BSA Troop 65. The girls’ first campout was Feb. 23-24, the snowiest February on record, when they pitched tents at Rum River Scout Camp near Ramsey. The girls have only been Scouts since early February, since Scouts BSA (formerly known as Boy Scouts of America) opened registration for girls Feb. 1. Because many of the girls are in high school, they are progressing through the ranks quickly before they turn 18. (For this year only, however, girls who will be 18 in 2019 are granted a twoyear extension.) Scoutmaster Terri Johnson said that since this is the first year that girls can join Scouts, everyone is extremely motivated to participate. Gaining approval Even though girls can join Scouts BSA, a troop must get approval to register girls from its charter organization. A charter organization is any organization that partners with a troop to offer Scouting to the local community. Charter organizations can choose to continue partnering with only boy troops. Johnson and Assistant Scoutmaster Pam Smith were part of another troop whose charter organization did welcome girls, but was not “progressing,” said Johnson. As her daughter Maren wanted to join Scouts, Johnson looked for another charter organization and found Our Savior’s Lutheran Church off Lexington Avenue in Circle Pines. “Not only did they want to accept girls,” she said, “they really wanted to promote it.” Our Savior’s was also looking for female leadership, and since Johnson and Smith both had experience as troop

leaders and sons who were Scouts, they became leaders of Troop 65. As they hoped, the response from the boys’ troop already established at Our Savior’s was receptive. Smith even recalled how some boys taught the girls knots and knife and axe safety. As the troop continues to meet, Johnson and Smith ensure that they follow program rules exactly. While there have been no program changes — the Scouts BSA Handbook and requirements are the same, word for word, for both girls and boys, with the exception of gender-neutral language and photos — the women believe there is a risk in being accused of letting girls slack off. “We don’t want somebody to come back later and say we were ‘soft,’” said Johnson, to which Smith added, “Because in Scouts, not every person is thrilled about this … because (of) that risk that somebody could say, ‘You let them slide on this,’ they’re not going to get their Eagle (rank) then.” Achieving the Eagle rank, an opportunity that was formerly only available to boys, is a top priority for these girls. Gaining friendships Learning about knots, knives and other survival and safety skills is one reason why the girls in Troop 65 joined Scouts BSA. The girls also cited outdoor activities such as camping and leadership skills as reasons for joining. The girls all also have brothers who were or are Scouts, and so have participated in Scouting activities indirectly since they were young. Maren Johnson said she wanted to join Scouts so she could earn her Eagle rank and boast to her brothers that she earned the rank faster than they did. “On the less egotistical side,” she said, “I want to form new friendships that I know will last.” Some of the other girls echoed Maren’s sentiment, including Elisabeth Bley, who hoped Scouts would help her “break out of the shell.” The girls also said that Scouts BSA fosters an environment where friend-


Pictured (counterclockwise from top left) are Scouts BSA Troop 65 Assistant Scoutmaster Pam Smith, Scouts Sophia Engler, Elisabeth Bley and Anna Peterson, Scoutmaster Terri Johnson, and Scouts Michaela “Micah” Vacco and Maren Johnson. Not pictured is Scout Roz (last name omitted by request).

ships can thrive. Michaela “Micah” Vacco called Scouts a “great place to learn how to fail,” because there is a community that is always supportive. Maren echoed this sentiment, saying, “Normally, when you fail in life, you know you’re getting judged ... but when you’re at Scouts and you mess up horribly, you laugh it off, you get a friend to help you through it, and you know nobody’s going to judge you.” She might be speaking from experience. When Maren’s troop had to run or walk a mile to fulfill a Tenderfoot rank requirement, she finished last because of an ankle injury. Yet even after the other girls had completed their mile, they went back to run Maren’s last laps with her. With this newfound support, Maren gained confidence to finish the race.

Gaining character Vacco said what she wants to take away most from Scouts is becoming a better person. She believes that Scouts’ true aim is to “create a better future generation.” For her, evidence of this aim appears in the Scout Oath and Law, because it states what Scouts strive to be every day. Smith, the assistant Scoutmaster, said that Scouts is about “developing to be adults of character.” She said activities like knife safety are only tools the program uses to achieve this greater purpose. Vacco hopes that after leaving Scouts, she can “go forth and help my community, and make a difference in somebody’s else’s life, because Scouts BSA has made such a huge impact on mine.”




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Q & A with Emily Shilson, Minnesota’s best female wrestler, who’s finally done wrestling boys out for the sport. I hope they continue to build on what they have going over there. The best way to grow the sport is to get more girls involved.

Emily Shilson has been wrestling against boys, and usually winning, for about a decade. But that’s over, now that she has completed her senior season in high school. Shilson looks ahead to wrestling against women at one of the 33 colleges that offer the sport. She hasn’t picked one yet. She will continue to pursue her ultimate goal — the Olympics. Already, she is a 2018 Cadet World Champion and 2017 silver medalist, and a 2018 Youth Olympic Games Champion. Shilson wrestled for Centennial for four seasons and Mounds View her senior year, all at 106 pounds. She qualified for the state tournament the last three years, as a section runner-up and twotime section champion. She was never able to win a match at state, in three individual tournaments and two team tournaments, but posted a 139-64 career record, including 88-20 the last three. The Shilsons are a wrestling family. She followed her brother Tyler (who placed second and fourth in state tournaments for Centennial) and father Chad in wrestling, with Chad handling much of her coaching. Shilson, who carries a 4.03 grade-point-average, was recently named Ms. Minnesota Wrestling by The Guillotine. She won her division at the Minnesota Girls High School Wrestling Tournament all six years.

Are you all done with wrestling against boys now? Officially, I’m done competing against boys. I also just wrestled my last career Folkstyle match at the Girls Folkstyle Nationals last weekend. I split time this high school season between Freestyle and Folkstyle but will now focus 100 percent of my time on the international styles of Freestyle and Greco.

What did all these years on high school teams do for you in terms of development, confidence-building, fun and relationships? My six years of high school wrestling have been so much fun. I’ve made a lot of friends but best of all, I got to compete with my brother for four of those years and we were on two state tournament teams together as well. Not many brothers and sisters can say that. In terms of development, I’ve learned to operate while being banged up. I’ve had injured shoulders, knees, ankles, wrists, feet, toes fi ngers — you name it. I had a bad knee infection during the fi rst eight weeks of my junior year that we didn’t really tell anyone about. I picked it up while training in Japan just prior to the season starting. If you were to go back and watch fi lm from that time, you might notice a few differences. I’ve developed an extremely good diet and strength training program during my high school years. That again is thanks to Dr. Josh at Body Rejuvenation.

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Was it a major goal to get at least one state tournament win, a big disappointment to not get one? My goal was always to win the high school state tournament. It was the media’s goal for me to win one match. I train with the mindset to win every match.

Are you glad now that it’s going to be all women from now on? It’s not that I’m glad I’ll only be competing against other female wrestlers from now on but it’s more about that is the direction our sport needs to go if we want to see it grow like it has from the male side. I’m simply glad that I get to compete. I’m grateful for the opportunities that this sport has provided me.

When a boy at state beats you, is it because he’s stronger and/or quicker? Boys in high school are building muscle at an extremely fast rate which makes it next to impossible for a girl to keep up with them from a strength perspective. Because of that, when it’s match time against a boy, I know that I’m going to rely on my technique more so than anything else. I still feel I’m pretty strong and have a great strength program thanks to Body Rejuvenation.

What was the reason for transferring to Mounds View this year? I transferred to Mounds View because it was the best place for me to spend my senior year. My teammates, coaches and fans were so supportive of me all year long. I couldn’t be happier.

What is next for you, this year, on the mats?


Emily Shilson at this year’s state tournament.

I’ve got the U.S. Open in April, the Junior World Team Trials, the U23 World Team Trials and the Senior World Team Trials all in May, Junior Nationals in July and all throughout the year, I’ll have training camps through the U.S. and overseas.

Have you got a college team, and a major, picked yet? Were you proud to see that Centennial had four girls on the squad this year, two of them new? A couple of them mentioned you as inspiration. Yes, I’m always excited to see more girls coming

I plan to major in fi nance and have narrowed my college choices down to three schools. I will be making the final decision very soon. I’m extremely excited to wrestle in college as well.


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Edina nips Mustang netters 4-3 in marquee opener BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

Mounds View started its tennis season with a duel at home that could be a preview to the state fi nals. Edina edged the Mustangs 4-3 by sweeping the doubles, including three-setters at No. 1 and No. 2, on a cold, windy Tuesday afternoon, April 8. “It was a great fi rst match of the season,” Mounds View coach Scott Sundstrom said. “We know where we need to be at the end if we want to win a state title.” The coaches’ associations early rankings have Edina fi rst, Mounds View second and Blake third. “We have opened our year with Mounds View for many years and it never disappoints,” reflected Gary Aasen, Edina coach. “Tough conditions, and such a tough fi rst match.” Edina has by far the most state championships, 24, although none since 2009. Blake won Class 2A last year after moving up from Class A, which they’d won four times in five years. Unfortunately for the two metro powers, they play in the same section. Mounds View, meanwhile, has four state titles, most recently 2015. The Mustangs placed third at state last year. Sundstrom told the Shoreview Press that his team feels capable of capturing the championship. Aasen noted that both


Mustang seventh-grader seventh grader Emmanuel Alex won his varsity debut at No. No 4 singles.

Bjorn Swenson won a duel of highly-ranked players at No. 1 singles against Edina.

Edina and Mounds View are very deep. About the Mustangs, he added, “And they are so strong on top. What a 1-2 punch they have in singles.” Mustang freshman Bjorn Swenson was ranked No. 3 and Edina eighth-grader Oskar Arnson was No. 8,

Emmanuel Alex won his varsity debut at No. 4 singles. Michael Cao lost at No. 3. The Mustangs could not muster a doubles win against Edina, though. With the team score 3-3, Edina eighth-graders Matthew Fullerton and Nolan Ranger got the decisive point, win-

among “players to watch” in the Star-Tribune tennis preview. Swenson rallied to beat Arneson 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Mustang senior Petro Alex beat Otto Shreiner 6-4, 6-4. (Last season, Swenson and Alex placed 1-2 in the section to qualify for state). And seventh-grader brother

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last of the seventh, Batemen led off with a double, took third on Stenstrom’s single, and scored on an infield grounder by Will Rogers for the game-winner. Solfest pitched four innings (two runs, five strikeouts). Robert Hogan threw three innings (one run, two hits, one strikeout) and got the win. Solfest also started a double play that got him out of a fi rst-inning jam.

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Mounds View baseball, coming off a state championship American Legion season last summer, has started the 2019 season with two wins. The Mustangs beat Osseo 8-4 at home on Monday, April 7, led by Brett Bateman, who went 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, three runs and two steals. He also pitched two shutout innings in relief.

Will Rogers belted a two-run double and had three RBIs. Cole Stenstrom hit a triple that started a three-run inning. Ian Bahn pitched four innings (one run, four hits, six strikeouts) and got the win. The fielding highlight was shortstop John Solfest snagging a grounder behind second base to start a double play. The Mustangs nipped Roseville Area 4-3 on Tuesday, April 8. In the


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Brett Bateman’s bat helped the Mounds View baseball team win its first two games. The junior outfielder went 4-for-4 with two RBI’s, three runs and two stole bases, while also pitching two shutout innings, in an 8-4 win over Osseo. The 5-10, 160-pound Bateman, who has already committed to the Gophers, then delivered the decisive run in a 4-3 win over Roseville. He led off the last of the seventh with a double, took third on a teammate’s single, and dashed home on a ground ball. Minnesota’s #1 Volume Toyota Dealer! Per Toyota Motor Sale USA 2017

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After 100 years, Costa Farm & Greenhouse still growing strong


Flowers get a healthy watering at Costa Farm & Greenhouse.


The early days of Costa Farm & Greenhouse in the 1920s. This year marks the family farm’s 100th anniversary. BY ELIZABETH CALLEN STAFF WRITER

GRANT — The local food movement has gained momentum in recent years, but the Costa family has been practicing its tenets throughout the last century. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Costa Farm & Greenhouse, which grows flowers and vegetables across about 150 acres in Washington County. Amidst urban sprawl and competition from big-box retailers, owners Ron and Karin Costa have kept the family farm thriving into its third generation. Costa Farm was founded in 1919 by Ron's grandfather, Peter Costa Sr., who emigrated from Sicily, Italy shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Back in Italy, Peter Sr. had grown olives and nuts. After making Minnesota his home, he expanded his farming practice to include a wider array of produce. “We started out in Little Canada and Vadnais Heights,” Ron said. “We used to rent land on County Road E, where Walmart and Target are now.” Peter Sr. and his family sold their produce to restaurants, grocery stores and other local families at venues like the St. Paul Farmers Market. When he retired, Ron's father, Peter Costa Jr., took over, running the farm until about 1989, when Ron assumed the operation from him. In 1990, Costa Farm was forced to move after Walmart and Target bought the land they had rented for

years. Ron and Peter Jr. decided on a 65-acre plot of land on Highway 96 near the middle of Grant, almost exactly halfway between White Bear Lake and Stillwater. Karin joined the team after she and Ron married in 1991, and throughout high school, their daughters Gina and Grace, now at college out of state, helped out as well. Farming, Ron said, is the only job he's ever had. “I started working when I was in junior high school, going to the farmers market and picking crops in the field,” he said. “Back then, we did a lot of green onions, beets, parsley, lettuce, romaine and green bell peppers. When we moved out here, we started growing other crops like sweet corn and zucchini. We've expanded quite a bit.” Nowadays, Costa Farm grows all sorts of produce, from cucumbers and tomatoes to kohlrabi and Swiss chard. Their produce customers include big brands like SuperValu, which sells to Cub Foods and other major grocery stores, and Chipotle (“They buy a lot of green bell peppers and jalapeños from us,” Ron said.) Within the last several years, Ron and Karin have added community supported agriculture shares, and plant and flower sales to support their business. March and April are busy months for the husband and wife duo. As they plant flower and produce seeds and gear up for the opening of area farmers markets, it's not uncommon


The Costa family poses for a photograph. Pictured (from left to right) are Ron, Grace, Gina and Karin.


Ileen Costa, mother of current owner Ron Costa, and Zack Slater plant red cabbage (approximately 1982).

for them to log 80—sometimes even up to 100—hour work weeks. Farming, Ron said, makes for hard but satisfying work. “When you're a farmer, you have to be a grower and almost like a chemist, with the fertilizers, and a mechanic and everything else,” he said. “But it's very rewarding. A lot of our crops, we'll start from just a seed … and we'll germinate those seeds in our greenhouse, then transplant them out in the field. We can take care of that crop and cultivate it and fertilize it and watch it grow, and a couple months later we're harvesting.” The farm's third generation is likely to be its final, as both Gina, a senior at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Grace, a freshman at Fordham

University in New York, plan to pursue careers outside of farming. “I don't know where it's going to go after us. We'll probably sell the land,” Ron said. “We'll probably be in it for another five to ten years, and that might be it.” But until then, he and Karin will work hard to maintain the business and be good stewards of the land on which they farm, and they extend an open invitation to consumers who want to know what they're eating and where it comes from. “They can come and visit our farm here … and see who grows the produce,” Ron said. “It's a lot fresher than you might get in the grocery store—2,000 miles fresher.”


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