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Downtown properties slated for reguiding are shown in 2040 Comp Plan.

Council gets refresher on sites singled out for redevelopment Plan every 10 years. Redevelopment and zoning, housing, transportation, infrastructure, public parks and facility improvements to serve a population estimated to grow to 25,800 are all part of the 156-page document. The land use piece typically gets the most attention as cities update their Comp Plan, noted Anne Kane, community development director. She reminded council that “land use decisions you make for rezoning, conditional use permits, etc. are the fabric of what builds our

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — In case interested parties missed it the first time, a presentation on future land use as outlined in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan was repeated at the April 9 City Council meeting. City Manager Ellen Hiniker wanted to review the Comp Plan's land use piece and reguiding of certain parcels “to make sure those sites are noted.” The Metropolitan Council requires municipalities to update its Comprehensive

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Eggceptional gathering techniques Dozens of children quickly and efficiently scoop up colored eggs containing candy and prize vouchers as they scramble across a snow-covered athletic field during the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Vadnais Heights Saturday, April 13. Find more photos of the event on page 1B.

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Single high school, new elementary possible answer to growing enrollment BY SARA MARIE MOORE VADNAIS HEIGHTS EDITOR

WHITE BEAR LAKE — The consensus of a White Bear Lake Area Schools facilities planning committee is to solve the district's growing enrollment by going back to a one-campus high school model by putting an addition on North Campus. The facility also concluded that a new elementary school is needed in Hugo. The committee will present its ideas to the school

board April 22. The facility planning committee of 90 staff, parents and community members has been discussing needed facility updates and expansions this school year to address the district's growing enrollment and aging facilities. A demographer last school year predicted enrollment would increase in White Bear Lake Area Schools to between about 8,700 and 9,000 within five years and between about 8,900 and 9,400 within 10 years, according to district documents. It is about 8,600 this year. Current capacity is 8,700.

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Restaurateur facing 6 felony counts for underpaying sales tax BY DEBRA NEUTKENS EDITOR

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Acqua owner Daron Close readily admits he is much better at preparing Ragu alla Bolognese than he is at accounting. Bookkeeping errors have landed the restaurant owner and his limited liability company in hot water with the state department of revenue. The White Bear Lake resident was charged April 5 in Ramsey County District Court with six felony counts for failure to pay $13,000 in sales tax from 2015 to 2017. A state investigator compared monthly sales tax reports submitted by Close with credit and debit card transactions, which revealed an underreporting of sales tax, according to the criminal complaint. A laptop taken during a search last June at both the Close residence and Acqua contained monthly sales reports from 2013 to 2017. Sales recorded in the “Restaurant Manager” software were compared with restaurant point of sales. The investigator felt six of 10 months were “substantially underreported” and charged Close and DC Restaurants LLC with a felony for each month. Close took full responsibility for the discrepancy, telling the investigator he did not know why the amount was underreported. The restaurateur, who co-owns Acqua White Bear Lake, Mizu and two Meet Markets in White Bear and Forest Lake through the LLC, said he sent a letter to the investigator months ago saying he was happy to pay the sales tax, with interest and penalty. The business has undergone five audits in the last eight years, Close said, which is not uncommon for restaurants. “Thinking back, we had so much going on; we grew so fast. They found things we weren't reporting. It was nothing I was trying to hide, just a lack of knowledge about taxes. My issue has

always been a lack of a grasp on the accounting.” If there was an error found, Close paid it. “I never contested anything,” he maintained. “The state gives you 30 days to pay or your liquor license is taken away.” The business has weathered some fi nancial hits regarding taxes. A tax audit for Acqua Forest Lake once showed a discrepancy of more than $80,000. After years of losing money, the Forest Lake restaurant closed last year along with Pi Pizzeria, The Grill at Forest Hills and a Meet Market in Stillwater. “As much as it hurt to close, we were losing more with those four than (we were) making in our other four,” Close said. “We had to protect the four we had.” There have been other discrepancies, too, but Close stressed that he never argues with the revenue department and always pays the amount and associated penalties. “I thought everything was in the rearview mirror. I told the investigator moving forward I was not doing any of the accounting. What I've learned in this business is the biggest difficulty we've had and the reason we struggled to grow into Forest Lake is a poor sense of accounting. We are great at running restaurants, but we could never grasp the accounting for eight businesses. That piece got away from us.” The felony charges took him by surprise. “I was waiting to hear,” he said. “This has been an ongoing investigation. The fi rst week in April I thought I would hear whether they were fi ling a charge. They fi led charges that Friday before I had even seen it (he was charged by summons).

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Daron Close, left, owns Acqua and Mizu on Lake Avenue S.

Then it was in the Star Tribune on Monday (April 8). I couldn't even defend it. That was tough. Everything we've done from day one is with integrity and in the best interest of our staff and our community. It's unfortunate something like this throws a dark cloud on our people and everything we try to do each day.” Close, 42, hopes the issue gets resolved quickly. He has no plans to contest his case although he has retained an attorney. His fi rst court appearance is scheduled for May 7. “I'm hoping the court will see our history of being honest and forthright,” he noted. Meanwhile, the company is stable, Close assured, and the restaurants are open for business. Acqua White Bear Lake, in fact, is celebrating 10 years on June 1. Not an easy feat. “Yes, the restaurant business is tough,” he said. “It's a lot harder than it used to be. Every day we try to be honest in everything we do; honest in the food we serve and the prices we charge.”

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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 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 Vadnais Heights Press. She can be reached at 651-407-1235 or Vadnais Heights@presspubs.com.

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Easter abundance: more than enough

was in the grocery store the other day, just before the latest, and hopefully last, winter storm. I was purchasing ingredients to make a birthday cake for my oldest son. It was later at night, and the woman at the check-out looked tired. I asked her how her day was going, and she told me that she still had a couple of hours to go before she could head home to her Movers & family. This was second job, Shakers her and she reported Rev. Art Hancock that she hoped to get a few hours of sleep before beginning another long day tomorrow. And then she said these words: “you know, its just never enough… never enough money, never enough time, never enough sleep.” While she was looking at and speaking to me, I believe that her words were intended for a much larger audience, to the universe at large perhaps, or maybe to God. I sensed that her words, spoken from the depth of her being, spoken out of a sense of exhaustion and mild desperation, framed an authentic prayer of languish. A palpable hint of hopelessness

seemed to be lurking just beneath her words. And further, I realized that her prayer framed the feelings of so many of us, at least at this time of the year. It has been a long, long winter. The trees have been devoid of leaves for months and only recently has the ice begun to release its fi rm grip on our lakes. Throughout the winter, our national media has doggedly reported the tragedies of individuals and the many divisions among our people. Each week, most of us experience at least some degree of brokenness in our work or our families or our community. All of this is a reality. All of this can and does lead many of us to experience hopelessness and to feel, like the check-out woman at the grocery store, that there is never enough… money or time or energy or goodwill or love to fi x all that is lacking or fractured. But these feelings can trick us. They can delude us into thinking that scarcity is the only truth, or the predominant truth of our lives. At Easter we are given a glimpse of a different and much larger truth. It is a truth that lies beneath and beyond any experience of scarcity. It is the primordial, foundational truth of abundant life. Whatever else

Easter may be about, it is about proclaiming that the Source of all life, that which many of us refer to as “God,” is with us and for us and is breathing abundant life into existence each day, each hour, each minute, each moment. Even when our lives seem so broken, and even when we feel that there is just never enough, God speaks the deeper truth that all shall be well. The Easter message is that love is more fierce than hatred. The Easter proclamation is that good is more powerful than bad. At Easter, God demonstrates that life is stronger than death. And at Easter we remember that God, the Source of all abundant life, will never give up on us. So, if this day you are feeling a bit hopeless… if you are feeling that there is just never enough… if you are feeling that winter will never end and spring will never come… Take heart and be of good courage. All shall be well. Spring will come. The trees will once again blossom. The waters will again flow. There is more than enough. God, the Source of all that is good and true and beautiful, brings abundant life and offers it to all. Father Art Hancock is the rector at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in White Bear Lake.

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C t Cartoon on closed l d retailers spot on The cartoon by Joe Heller in your April 1 edition was spot on. The victims of online ordering depicted were primarily large retailers that have ceased to exist or are in the process of going out of business. What amazes me is when I go to the local White Bear post office, the line to get to the counter is out the door, and over half of the people waiting in that line are returning online purchases. They want the convenience of having their purchases delivered to the door of their home and then drive to the post office and stand in line to return it. It doesn’t compute for me. If we don’t shop brick-andmortar stores, they will go out of business and there will only be a few big online suppliers. We all know what happens when there is no competition: prices go up and service goes down. White Bear Lake is very blessed to have a vibrant downtown area, but if we don’t support those small businesses, they will soon go the way of Sears, Toys R Us, Payless, Shopko and, most recently, Creative Kids Stuff. Put your device away and go browsing in a brick-and-mortar store. You might be surprised. Bill Kolesar White Bear Lake

Need study on impact of lead exposure Thanks to the White Bear Press for all of your great coverage of the Water Gremlin situation. As someone who lives nearby, this is very concerning to me. It was good to learn about the proposed actions now being considered by

th i l t B t one issue i the L Legislature. But that I didn't notice in the proposed items was a study on the impact of lead exposure on the employees of Water Gremlin and even on their families because of potential lead contamination of shoes and work clothing, which then could spread lead out of the plant into the neighborhood and homes. I'd like to see more attention given to identifying and eliminating the risks of lead exposure on Water Gremlin employees and their families and providing compensation and remediation for any damage done. This is particularly relevant in the light of the accompanying Press story about swans dying from lead poisoning, which shows just how dangerous this compound is. Paul Moss White Bear Lake

Try a trail on Bald Eagle Boulevard I am so happy to see the possibility of trying a one-way trail on a portion of Bald Eagle Boulevard. This is such a dangerous walk, bike or run and I can’t wait to see it happen. I know there are some folks that are totally against even trying it out, but this is our chance to just work together and show that at least a trial should be given a chance. I can’t tell you how often my walking partner Ida and I have driven to Lake Avenue to walk and enjoy White Bear Lake. It’s about time we get to walk in our own neighborhood without worrying about getting hit and/or killed — yes, it’s that dangerous! As I watch all the runners, walkers and bikers go by our house, I worry that they

d 't have h f place l t enjoy j our don't a safer to beautiful lake too. Marilyn Muellner White Bear Township

Need larger easement to Bald Eagle Lake We are against a one-way on the east and south end of Bald Eagle Boulevard. The only people who will benefit from this are the homeowners who actively every year try to make this happened. Their reasoning is that it will be safer for people to access the lake. If that is the case, I would like to see police reports that have any pedestrian/vehicle accidents. The benefit these homeowners get is more accessibility to the lake for them, because the traffic would be one-way. We also feel for those of us who go downtown White Bear Lake. A one-way would cause us to either use side streets causing those neighborhoods more traffic, or shop somewhere else. I am sure the merchants would appreciate that. We would like to see accessibility improved for the rest of population by making the easements larger. Maybe even parking for people who want to enjoy the lake on the east side. A pier for kids to go fi shing, bike rack, picnic tables. That way the whole community could enjoy the lake too. Carol Berg White Bear Lake

No need for trail test around Bald Eagle The murmuring about a "trail" around Bald Eagle Lake is back again. The highly successful oneway on Lake Street next to White

B k iis th i i ti I Bear L Lake the inspiration. understand. I agree. There is no need to do a "test." The roads at the south end of Bald Eagle Lake have a built-in solution that has been ignored for decades. The use of the "right-of-way" provides the space to create a raised "trail." Let's look at this in three sections: East Bald Eagle - perfect for a oneway. West Bald Eagle - two sections: from Bald Eagle Avenue, west to the stop sign - keep two-way traffic, but put the trail next to the road on the north side. Perhaps add some right-of-way from the south side of the road. From the stop sign to H2, extend the road to the west and put the trail next to the lake. For residents north of H2, such as West Oaks, two-way traffic is needed down to Bald Eagle Avenue. This area is "land-locked" and there are no good alternatives to and from downtown White Bear Lake. And here is the "bonus" to the above. My experience is that about 90% of the traffic heading north on West Bald Eagle is turning west onto H2. Also these drivers tend to be the "speedier" drivers. Make West Bald Eagle north only at H2 when approaching from the south. South bound traffic from the north could go straight past H2 or turn west. Eastbound H2 traffic could go north or south on West Bald Eagle. A tricky intersection, but surely it could be designed and for extra security, put in cameras to catch those trying to go the wrong way to the west on H2 approaching from the south. Let's not delay with a "test" - get on with the improvements per the above design. Tom Vanderpool White Bear Township

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Leonard John Kolodziej Leonard John Kolodziej, age 68 of Goodyear, Arizona, died March 22, 2019. He was born February 21, 1951 in St. Paul to Leo and Lorraine Kolodziej. Lenny graduated from White Bear Lake High School in White Bear Lake. His first job was at McDonalds. He would work his shift inside and then join his friends outside in the parking lot where they would gather and hang out. It was in that parking lot that he first met his wife, Joyce. They were married for 45 years – an easy feat, according to Joyce, when you are married to your best friend. Joyce and Lenny moved to Arizona in 1975. He worked as the locksmith for the Phoenix Elementary School District until retirement. In his free time, Lenny coached Little League Baseball. He was involved in Little League for so many years that his baseball connections are far reaching and he is known as “Coach” to many young men. He was the kind of man who would go out of his way to help others. He would do anything for anyone and he continued his habit of assisting others until his body would no longer cooperate. As kind-hearted as Lenny was, he also liked to pull off practical jokes. He had a train air-horn in his diesel truck and he got great pleasure out of surprising people with it! He loved to be out and about. Dutch Brothers became a favorite place to hang out with the music playing and all the people to watch. He would always see someone he knew and would strike up a conversation until it was time to “blow this popsicle stand.” Lenny is survived by his wife, Joyce Johnson Kolodziej; daughter, Jennifer Kolodziej; sister, Lynn (Gerry) Strenke; brothers, Larry (Lynda) and Lyle Kolodziej; and his favorite dog, Zoe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Lorraine Kolodziej. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Condolences for the family may be left at www.ThompsonFuneralChapel.com. There will be a celebration of his life this summer. Date, time and place to be determined.

Joan Purcell Murray Passed away on April 11. Joan is survived by her children Timothy, Teresa (Greg), Jonathan (Elisse) and Ryan (Jennifer). She will be fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren Michael (Melissa), Katherine (Jason), Desneiges, Madeline, Samantha, Dylan, Caden and Jackson; and three great-grandchildren Joseph, Piper and Rosalie. She is preceded in death by her brother Bob Purcell, husband Dennis and daughter Mary Joan. Please join us for a celebration of her life on Wednesday, April 17 at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake, with visitation from 5-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Susan Rypkema (nee Kretman) Age 76 of White Bear Township Survived by her husband Bob and sons Fred (Cara) Knack & Scott Knack and niece Cheyenne Dailey, Stepsons: Rob (Goli) Rypkema & Mike (Patti) Rypkema. Grandchildren: Jenifer, Anna, Zach, Keaira, Kelsi, Gavin, Gunnar, Zoya, Blake (Gwyneth) & Amanda (Justin) and great-grandson Will. Great nephew Ken (Joe Jarrad) & great niece Sarah (Jason) French. Funeral service Saturday, April 27 at Noon at Mueller Memorial-White Bear Lake, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave. at Third Street, White Bear Lake, with a visitation one hour prior to service. A reception follows the service at the funeral home. Mueller Memorial-White Bear Lake

Greg Lincoln Greg Lincoln, age 58, passed away April 8, 2019 and was born on May 18, 1960. He was raised with his sister Tori in Neenah, Wisconsin, by his parents Althea and Dave Lincoln. He married his best friend Louise in 1986 and together they raised three amazing children. He is preceded in death by his stepfather, James Davis. He is survived by his mother, Althea (nee Holland) Davis, father, David Lincoln and his wife Jean. Three children, Ashleigh (nee Lincoln) Peltier (Brian), Zachary Lincoln (fiance Ashley Maye Larson), Christian Lincoln (fiance Kate Blanchette), grandchildren Sienna Peltier and Brooks Peltier, sister Tori (nee Lincoln) Forner (Tom), nieces Nikki and Carissa Forner, nephew Andrew Forner. And his Weezee. Greg was incredibly kind and lived to help others. He always made you feel like you belonged. Spending time with his family, he loved especially taking everyone out on his boat on White Bear Lake. He had a childlike imagination and loved reading, fishing, and classic rock. An eclectic wonderful cook, he loved to share his gourmet creations with everyone. He brought happiness and comfort to everyone he met. Greg’s memory will live on in our hearts forever.

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RAMSEY COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents:

Vadnais Heights • A catalytic converter was cut from a work vehicle in the 400 block of Oak Grove Parkway over the weekend and reported the morning of April 1. No suspects. • A 55-year-old local man driving erratically just missed colliding with another vehicle on County Road E the morning of April 1. He was charged with third-degree DWI and booked into jail. • A motorist, who can now say he has “seen everything,” reported seeing a couple in costume dancing shortly after midnight on — you guessed it — April Fool’s Day on the railroad tracks in the area of eastbound I-694 and northbound Highway 61. The pair was gone when the deputy arrived. • Three chickens bit their guard dog the morning of April 4 in the 3900 block of Stockdale Drive. That was it for the chickens, thanks to the guard dog’s canine pals, who jumped a fence and meted out the fatal punishment. Chicken and dog owners agreed to meet and work out a plan for restitution.

• A plucky therapy beagle was attacked April 4 by a pair of American pit bulls in the 800 block of County Road D. Unspecified injuries occurred and the pit bulls’ owner agreed to pay the vet bills before his dogs were impounded at St. Paul Animal Control. • A recent dealer inventory review at Buerkle Honda showed a 2018 Honda Accord missing since March 23 from the lot. The missing Accord was found April 4 in the St. Paul Police Department Impound Lot. • A ’99 Honda Civic parked in the driveway of a residence in the 3800 block of Clover Avenue was only a memory April 5 after it went missing before noon. • Jewelry valued at $200 was reported stolen April 5 at Target in the 900 block of County Road E. An investigation continues. • A guest checking out of a hotel room April 5 in the 1100 block of County Road E forgot to pack 104 grams of marijuana. The weed was soon on its way to the Sheriff’s property room for destruction.

appeared missing from the vehicle, but the window damage was estimated at $500.

White Bear Township • A home security camera in the 5800 block of Otter Ridge Circle recorded a male dressed in blue jeans, dark sweater, and a tan jacket with a hoodie stealing a spool of copper wire April 1 from the back of a truck. No suspects. • Felony electronic misconduct or “a nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, (including) disseminating images without consent” is under investigation since April 2. • A juvenile making comment and harassing phone calls April 3 in a classroom at the Bellaire Education Center in the 2500 block of County Road F was referred to a diversion program for training. • A juvenile who assaulted multiple staff at the Bellaire Education Center the morning of April 4 and resisted arrest was transported to the county Juvenile Detention Center. The case was referred to the County Attorney.

• The rear driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 1000 block of Horizon Drive was smashed April 6. Nothing

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Dellwood • A resident on Overlook Road on March 29 reported receiving a phone call from a party claiming to represent USAA Financial Services Company, who persuaded the complainant to make two transfers of $2,500 each to the caller. After the phone conversation, the complainant had a bad feeling and called USAA at its official phone number. The fi nancial company was able to stop the transactions and recover the funds from the transfers.

Grant • A Hugo man, 25, was cited March 25 on southbound Manning Avenue at 80th Street N. for speeding 70 mph in a 55 mph zone by southbound Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies, who clocked him on radar. • A resident in the 11000 block of 110th Street N. on March 26 reported a package stolen from his mail. • A resident in the 9000 block of 96th Street N. on March 27 reported being scammed out of $600 after receiving a phone call from a party falsely claiming to represent PayPal. The complainant followed the instructions of the caller by buying $600 in Google play cards and giving the card codes to an unknown male during the phone call.

• A resident in the 7000 block of Kimbro Avenue N. on April 1 reported receiving a scam phone call from a party speaking in broken English who claimed the resident’s grandson was arrested in Miami and needed money. • A resident in the 8000 block of Jamaca Avenue N. on April 5 reported receiving a letter in the mail saying he owed the county tax reporting service $20,000. The complainant thought the letter was a scam, and deputies confi rmed it.

Mahtomedi • A resident in the 1000 block of Mahtomedi Avenue on March 27 reported her email account was hacked. Deputies advised the complainant to contact her friends and family members to let them know she'd been hacked and not to respond to any emails from her address. • A resident in the 900 block of Park Avenue on March 28 reported coming home from vacation to fi nd a large amount of diesel fuel in his yard. He was alerted after noticing a strange smell around the house, and subsequently contacted the Mahtomedi Public Works Department. The complainant said he did not know who could have committed the vandalism. • A resident in the 200 block of 70th Street on March 29 reported fraudulent activity on her credit card account after unauthorized purchases were made at Target online. • An unidentified youth was arrested at 8:33 p.m. March 30 on eastbound Wildwood Road and Lincolntown Avenue for DWI after deputies observed the motorist swerving all over the centerline and fog lines and pulled him over for a burnt out headlight and

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• A resident in the 8000 block of Jewel Avenue N. on April 1 reported a line of credit taken out in his name through INUIT after he received a collection notice for an overdue account and double-checked his fi nancial accounts. The com-

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taillight. During the traffic stop, deputies observed the classic signs of intoxication and attempted to administer the walk and turn test. Due to a language barrier, however, deputies were able to only administer the field sobriety test, on which the subject showed a blood alcohol content of 0.19. • A bicycle was reported stolen March 31 from the 100 block of Hickory Street. • A Bobcat was reported stolen April 3 from a landscaping company working in the 3000 block of Echo Lake Avenue. • A resident in the 600 block of Eastgate Parkway on April 6 reported his house egged twice in the past two weeks — soon after his daughter broke up with a White Bear Lake youth. • A caregiver looking after a resident in the 400 block of Dartmoor Road reported that two windows in her vehicle were broken out overnight April 6-7. The complainant suspects her client's son, who may have been resentful that she and not he is looking after his mother. • The building manager at Mahtomedi Flats in the 700 block of Wildwood Road reported damage done to a side door at the complex April 7. The complainant said the pry marks on the door looked as though they came from inside the building.

Pine Springs • A bike, wallet, backpack, phone, driver's license and other personal items were reported found at 6:19 a.m. March 27 on the Gateway Trail and 55th Street N. Deputies made contact with the person listed on the driver's license, who said his bike got a fl at tire, after which he walked home without his items overnight.

Willernie • A patron of Frigaard's on Stillwater Road at 2:16 a.m. March 25 reported personal items were stolen while she was at the bar. • A 19-year-old Centuria, Wisconsin, man was arrested at 1:37 a.m. March 30 on Wildwood Road and Stillwater Road for DWI, underage drinking and driving, underage liquor possession, possessing marijuana and paraphernalia in a motor vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign, after he was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign. As the driver was admitting to not stopping at the sign because he was distracted, deputies noticed an open pack of beer and a bottle of rum in the back seat of the vehicle. After the four male occupants of the vehicle, all under 21, exited the vehicle, deputies smelled alcohol coming from the passenger in the front seat. The passenger admitted to drinking and tested 0.02 on the field sobriety test. That passenger also had a marijuana pipe in his front right pants pocket. A passenger in the backseat also admitted to drinking and tested 0.19 on the portable breath test (PBT). The two male passengers, both from Wisconsin, were cited for underage drinking. As to the fourth vehicle occupant, he was found to be dead sober. All the alcohol, along with a marijuana grinder located in the armrest, was rounded up to be taken into evidence. • Management at Frigaard's in the 300 block of Stillwater Road reported the window of one of their doors was smashed out overnight April 3-4. Entry was not gained. • Management at Wildwood Wine and Spirits in the 400 block of Stillwater Road reported that lottery tickets were stolen from the store April 5.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE POLICE REPORTS The White Bear Lake Police Department reported the following incidents: • Shoplifting was reported in the 1900 block of Buerkle Road April 1. • Theft of items from a vehicle was reported in the 2100 block of Orchard Lane April 1. • A 35-year-old was arrested for third-degree DWI near County Road E and McKnight Road April 1. Blood alcohol level was 0.25. • A motor vehicle theft was reported near the 4500 block of Fourth Street April 1. The vehicle was later recovered, and a suspect identified. The report was forwarded to the county prosecutor for review of charges. • Officers responded to the 3500 block of Hoffman Road April 2 on a report of a domestic assault that occurred between a male and female. Upon investigation, both parties claimed they were assaulted by the other. There were no independent witnesses to this incident. Both parties sustained minor injuries. This incident was forwarded to the city prosecutor for review. • Threats of violence were reported in the 1800 block of Fourth Street April 2. A 43-year-old White Bear Lake man was arrested. • A 57-year-old was arrested for second-degree DWI at the BP gas station on Highway 61 April 2. • A pharmacist in the 2700 block of County Road E reported receiving a forged prescription April 3. The same prescription has been used in other jurisdictions. • About $1,400 worth of contractor tools were reported stolen in the 4800 block of Lake Avenue April 3. • A residential burglary in the 3500 block of Century Avenue N. was reported April 3. • Community Service Officers captured a duck that ended up in a resident's fi replace in the 2400 block of Elm Drive. They could take it to the Oakdale Animal Hospital.

• A 44-year-old White Bear Lake man was arrested on an outstanding felony arrest warrant in the 3500 block of Century Avenue April 3.

• A White Bear Lake driver was arrested and cited for driving after revocation April 10. A later search at the jail revealed hidden drugs. Additional charges pending.

• Theft of a trailer worth $600 was reported in the 2500 block of Country Road E April 4. • A 47-year-old was arrested for third-degree DWI near I-35E and County Road E April 5.

• Theft of items worth about $72 was reported in the 4000 block of Linden Street April 11. Damage will cost $200 to fi x.

• Theft of a tablet was reported in the 3500 block of Century Avenue April 5.

• A door was damaged during a burglary in the 1500 block of Park Street April 11.

• Officers assisted Ramsey County Animal Control quarantine two dogs involved in a Vadnais Heights bite incident April 5.

• Theft of a vehicle was reported in the 4000 block of Highway 61 April 11.

• Three vehicle tires were stolen from a jacked-up vehicle in the 2100 block of South Shore Boulevard April 5. • A 24-year-old was arrested for fourth-degree DWI near White Bear Avenue April 6. Blood alcohol level was 0.08. • An SUV window was smashed overnight and a backpack containing a MacBook was stolen from inside the vehicle in the 3700 block of Hoffman Road April 6. The loss is about $1,700 and damage $300.

• Officers responded to the 1800 block of County Road F April 11 on a report of a theft of cigarettes. The known male suspect fled the scene on foot and was not located after an extensive search of the area. It is believed the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle which was likely parked nearby. The suspect is the subject of a felony theft warrant. • A 52-year-old Vadnais Heights resident was arrested for third-degree DWI test refusal after a crash causing property damage in the 4600 block of Highway 61 April 11.

• A 60-year-old man was arrested for third-degree DWI near Highway 61 April 8. • A 26-year-old man was arrested for driving after revocation and a small amount of marijuana near Highway 61 April 9. • Two cartons of cigarettes, worth about $200, were reported stolen in the 3200 block of White Bear Avenue April 9. From surveillance video, the man was identified from prior thefts and mailed a citation. • A forged prescription was passed at a pharmacy in the 4800 block of Highway 61 April 10.

WASHINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEF Sentenced in Washington County Court March 27: Ineko Hinan Stanton, 21, of White Bear Lake, for motor vehicle theft. He was given 30 days in jail and three years’ probation and must pay an undisclosed fi ne. Maximum sentence for the felony offense was five years and $10,000. Stanton was convicted of taking a 2000 Chevy pickup without the consent of the owner two years earlier in the city of Hugo.

• A student at Central Middle School was the victim of a theft April 10. His $950 cellular phone was stolen.

PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS Police host business partnership meeting The White Bear Lake Police Department and city officials will host a meeting for business community members at 6:30 p.m. April 30. The police will provide updates on projects and crime trends in the community. Topics will include a business robbery case study, code enforcement update, investigations update and crime prevention tips. A free pizza dinner is

provided. Please RSVP to Sgt. John Vette at Jvette@whitebearlake.org or 651-429-8539.

Sheriff ’s Office seeks help with serial assault case The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s assistance in helping to identify possible additional victims in a serial sexual assault case. If you or anyone you know has had contact with Jeffrey Mark Eldred (date of

birth: 12/20/1985), please contact the sheriff’s office at 651266-7320. Eldred has previously been arrested and charged with criminal Jeffrey Mark Jeffrey sexual conduct and stalking. Investiga- Eldred tors have evidence of additional victims and are asking anyone to come forward.

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configuration, among other needs. The 90-member committee came to a consensus at its April 4 meeting on what ideas to recommend to the school board. “There were a wide variety of options considered, and there were a lot of conversations about what would serve our school community in the best way possible for the next generation,” stated Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak. “The plan that will be presented to the board was agreed upon by all of those in attendance at the final meeting, so this is truly a plan that was developed in a very engaging and collaborative way.” Taken into account was the cost to the community and how students would be affected, Engwer said. A one-campus high school with additions at North Campus will be recommended because it is centrally located, Engwer said. Students shouldn’t have a 25-minute commute to school, she noted. Currently, freshman and sophomores attend North Campus and juniors and seniors attend South Campus. The committee will recommend adding onto the current campus rather than building a new school because the cost difference is about $100 million, Engwer said. Preliminary pricing estimates the cost of the high school addition at $179 million, including $6 million to potentially purchase 21 houses, according to facility documents. “Eventually they would like to build a field house where Central and the district office is,” Engwer said. “There is not just quite enough land.” Engwer said the district would be looking to purchase houses if residents are interested in selling. She said she doesn’t think the district wants to use eminent domain. During a committee second-round straw poll in March, 41 of 52 votes supported a single high school campus at the current North Campus location, according to committee documents. Five people voted for a new high school on a new site, three for a new building at North Campus, one for one high school at South Campus, one for a high school in the southern part of the district and one in Hugo, and one to maintain the status quo. All the options cost similar amounts, except a brand-new high school that would be more expensive, Engwer said. The one-campus plans at North, if approved by the school board and a bond referendum passes, could potentially be implemented within five years.

South Campus could be middle school South Campus would become a middle school and Sunrise Park Middle School would become an early childhood center, Engwer said. Included in preliminary pricing documents is a middle school capacity addition at an estimated $8 million and middle school program needs at $12 million. Sunrise Park Middle School would also include senior programming and district offices, according to committee documents. Renovating Sunrise is expected to cost $17 million. Central Middle School could expand to the current district office building. “Central would stay a middle school until they decided to build a new middle school on the north end as well — 10 years down the road,” Engwer said. A new middle school is part of phase three plans, 10 to 20 years from now. Also included in phase three plans are moving the stadium to North Campus and buying more houses. Central Middle School and the district office building could be demolished.

Need for new elementary school in Hugo A new elementary school in Hugo will also be needed in the near future, according to committee research. The committee wanted to save the $100 million that would have built a “shiny new high school” for elementary improvements, Engwer said. The district recently executed purchase agreements on land in Hugo for a new school. The new elementary school would perhaps go on that land, although plans are still in the works. The northern part of the district has been growing, Engwer noted, and there was talk among the committee of having two K-5 schools in the north. Hugo Elementary could become an early childhood center. “Everyone leaned toward Hugo being a preK center along with Normandy Park or Sunrise,” Engwer said. Last school year, a strategic planning team identified free preschool for all district families as one of the district’s goals, according to Press archives. At the March straw poll, 42 of 51 votes preferred the new elementary school for 720 students, according to committee documents. It is expected to cost $43 million. Elementary additions for other schools would cost $15 million. Additions might be put on Oneka Elementary and Otter Lake elementary schools to increase their capacity to 720, Engwer said.

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A White Bear Lake Area Schools facilities planning committee suggests putting an addition on North Campus (in orange) to create a one-campus high school model.

Phase 1 bond referendum $326 million The committee indicated new classroom furniture and remodeling media centers as a top priority over elementary multipurpose labs and flex spaces, according to committee documents. Media remodels and new furniture for all levels is expected to cost about $21 million. The district also may need land for a new bus garage, at $8 million. A bond referendum, expected to be about $326 million, would be needed to fund the phase one updates. The tax impact for a referendum between $300350 million would be about $180-300 more per year for a home valued at $300,000, according to committee documents. About $50 million in costs for phase one upgrades would be covered by longterm facility maintenance (LTFM) funds. The district already has an LTFM fund and the board can receive more funding from the state, Wald said. It can be used for maintenance-type items during renovations, such as roofs, HVAC upgrades and other repairs.

“These 90 people really were very thoughtful in how this is going to affect the community and not just the students,” Engwer said. There was lots of discussion about the pros and cons. The goal was to come up with plans that would have a lasting impact on the district’s growing enrollment needs without throwing money left and right, she said. “The committee developed needs statements based on the district’s current reality and our projected growth,” Kazmierczak stated. “The group then shifted into the development of solutions to those needs that were identified. The potential tax impact was a significant part of the discussion. The committee believes that this would be a much-needed investment in our schools, and there was a lot of excitement around the plan that emerged.” The committee will make a master plan recommendation with more details to the school board during a workshop at 5:30 p.m. April 22 at the district center.


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community and defi nes the physical landscape.” Kane provided the summary, emphasizing that staff wanted to review the land use piece and reguiding before the next council meeting. Adoption of the draft document was originally scheduled for last week's agenda but pushed back to April 23 for council action. If approved, the preliminary Comp Plan will be distributed to neighboring communities for review. The city planner reiterated that “reguiding” and/or identification of opportunity sites does not affect how current owners enjoy their properties or run their businesses. “Current use can continue in perpetuity until the owner chooses to sell or redevelop,” Kane said. “Ideally, over the next 21 years, these properties will slowly, at a manageable pace, turn over in concurrence with the Comprehensive Plan. The future land use classification provides the city's vision of the desired use for various sites throughout the community.” The city is expected to add more than 1,500 residents, 500 jobs and 1,200 households between 2020 and 2040, per the Met Council. “As you're aware,” Kane told council, “the city is nearly fully built out. To accommodate anticipated growth, there are limited opportunities for development.” Parcels have been identified by staff and Planning Commission members as “opportunity sites” or sites suitable for reguiding between now and 2040. Among those identified:

1. The Kyle property. Originally guided for open space, this 15-acre, single residential estate north of Hwy. 96 has been reguided to medium-density residential. “Judge and Mrs. Kyle have lived here 55 years and they hope a buyer would take it for the next 55 years, but they recognize potential for medium-density residential,” Kane said. Suitable for the property: multi-unit townhomes, fourplexes, or smaller-scale apartment and senior living facilities, consistent with the adjoining Pathways. 2. The Book Farm on the north end of the lake off Northwest Avenue and Hwy. 96. Staff has talked to the heirs, Kane said, regarding reguiding for medium density. The property is very wet, so allowances would be made for natural resource conservation.

3. Former public works site on Whitaker Street and Hwy. 61. Future plans for bus rapid transit makes this suitable for transit-oriented, mixeduse development; primarily residential with some commercial retail or service businesses. There are regulations that would not allow development of wetlands, Kane said.

4. Marina Triangle phase II, which includes the White Bear Shopping Center. Kane said this “reflects a desire to see intensification and reorientation to incorporate more residential in future.” 5. Goose Lake automotive dealerships. “There are changes every day in the automotive industry,” Kane pointed out, noting Walser Polar was identified for reguiding. “Will the auto industry be reliant on large car lots to sell inventory in the next 20 years? The presence along Goose Lake makes it appropriate for other uses, primarily residential, such as stacked multifamily housing, courtyard apartments, (or) townhomes and villas.” 6. Auto Dealers II. Includes King City and Continental Auto as a location for reguiding. 7. County Road E East and Linden Avenue. The entire block is slated for residential with some commercial retail. A developer will be requesting final PUD approval for the eastern 4.5 acres. It is anticipated the western 5-acre piece will likely develop in the same manner. 8. Wildwood Mall at Hwy. 120 and County Road E. The shopping center has struggled with vacancies, Kane said, adding the owner approached staff three or four years ago to discuss going residential on the corner. Potential redevelopment would include stacked multifamily housing, courtyard apartments, or townhomes.

9. County Road E and Bellaire Avenue. The four corners have been a challenge for many years. They are small sites. Envisioned: primarily residential with some commercial retail. “This will continue to be a focus of opportunity and goal for our department,” Kane said. “Hope we can make that a reality.”

10. Rooney's Farm. Considered an opportunity site for low-density residential. “Someday it will no longer be a farm,” Kane said. “We anticipate a cul-desac of single-family, detached homes, three to nine units/acre.” 11. Former Bellaire Clinic, 3220 Bellaire Ave. This is for sale; there have been few inquiries. Kane said a nearby townhome homeowners association has made inquiries. Slated for medium-density residential such as condos, townhomes, or senior-friendly housing. 12. Karth Road properties. “This is a beautiful property,” Kane said. The city owns several sites here off I-694 and McKnight. It would be reguided for high-density residential. “Area owners do not wish to sell, but we will wait patiently. What the city has in its favor is time,” she added. 13. Downtown opportunity sites. Staff anticipates more intense uses over the next 21 years. “The post office has never said anything to us, “but we know it's a changing program,” Kane said. “US Bank has been identified before. Also identified: City property at Fourth and Bloom and the Lowell triangle where the city and Lowell family own several properties.

Ice breaker Jason Brown uses the U.S.S. Minnow to break up ice in White Bear Lake’s Commercial Bay last week. Ice threatened the city’s new docks in front of Boatworks Commons so Brown, who manages the marina, powered the trusty steel-hulled boat through the frozen water.

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Downtown quilt shop opens Affi nity For Quilts continues the tradition of a quilt shop at 2199 Fourth St. in downtown White Bear Lake. Owner Diana Wendorf is looking forward to being part of the quilting community that enjoyed frequenting Bear Patch Quilting Co. for the last 22 years. It is the goal of Affi nity For Quilts to offer fun events, inspiring classes, a welcoming environment and, of course, beautiful fabrics and necessary notions for quilters of all experience levels. Store hours are from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Affi nity For Quilts has a great team to help customers with all their quilting needs.

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Vendor expo at Enchanted Boutique As part of its fi fth anniversary week, Enchanted Boutique is holding a consignment vendor expo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Local vendors will have products on display. The store is located at 4074 White Bear Ave. in White Bear Lake.

Legal firm offers divorce alternative Johnson/Turner Legal in Forest Lake has introduced a unique alternative to traditional divorce called FairWell. FairWell gives divorcing couples control of the divorce process with the help of a neutral mediator and assistance with document preparation, providing a faster, less expensive and less stressful alternative to traditional divorce. Couples completing the FairWell process leave with the necessary documents they can fi le with the court to fi nalize their divorce. See johnsonturner.com.

Businesses can get scoop on crime The White Bear Lake Police Department is hosting its annual Business Partnership Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Public Safety Training Room, 4701 Hwy. 61. Department and city officials will provide updates on code enforcement, investigations and crime trends affecting the business community. Pizza will be provided. RSVP to Sgt. John Vette at Jvette@ whitebearlake.org.

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White Bear Lake area’s population aging, diversifying BY SARA MARIE MOORE VADNAIS HEIGHTS EDITOR

The population of the city of White Bear Lake hasn’t changed much since the 1970s, but the faces of the city have been changing over the decades. The White Bear Lake area is aging and growing more racially and culturally diverse, said Kevin Donovan, Mahtomedi School Board member, at a historical presentation in Mahtomedi April 9. It was the third in the series, “The Many Faces of the White Bear Lake Area,” hosted by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society and district community education programs. Residents of color in White Bear Lake have been increasing along with the population of the metro area. According to research conducted by the Wilder Foundation, 10% of the White Bear Lake area’s current population are persons of color, Donovan said. That figure is 26% for the metro area. In the east metro, 3 in 10 residents are persons of color. The White Bear Lake area has been aging along with the metro. In the 2000s, there were 52,000 seniors; in the 2010s there were 154,000, according to the Wilder Foundation. The White Bear area has a larger percentage of seniors than the metro overall. In the metro, 13% of the population is over 65. In the White

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Carol Venburg McFarlane shares what it was like to live in White Bear Lake during the ’60s.

Bear Lake area, 19% of residents are seniors. The aging population correlates with the Baby Boom of the 1950s and ‘60s. At that time, White Bear Lake was also booming. The population of the city doubled over a decade — it was about 3,600 in 1950 and 12,800 in 1960, said Sara Markoe Hanson, historical society executive director. By 1970, the population was

about 23,300, on par with the 23,800 of the 2010 census. Some of that growth can be attributed to annexations of White Bear Township. The city was 2.2 square miles in 1950, 7 square miles in 1960 and 8.7 square miles in 1970. But some of the growth is attributed to developments. The area was prime real estate, Hanson said. An $8 million ($68.4 million in

today’s dollars) development with 400 homes south of the lake was approved by the White Bear Lake City Council in 1960, according to a White Bear Press article. Farmland began to turn into suburbs. The area was marketed to 3M employees; the 8-mile stretch between its global headquarters and southern White Bear Lake was named after the company’s chairman, William McKnight. Carol Venburg McFarlane moved to a house east of McKnight Road with her family in 1959. “It was a 3M bedroom community,” she said. She remembers walking across fields to go to the corner store. There were few trees — her family was lucky enough to get a house where a farm’s grove of trees still stood. Clotheslines fi lled the landscape. Girls had to wear skirts, and she would get frostbite walking to and from Sunrise Middle School in the winter. She married a high school friend, Pat, and they moved back to the area to raise their children. “I’ve seen a lot of changes, but one constant is friends, neighbors and volunteers,” she said. “It’s like a rural community surrounded by suburbs.” The Many Faces series previously presented American Indian and European settler history in the area.

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Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 8:45 & 10:15 a.m. Great Hall NURSERY AT ALL SERVICES ST. ANDREW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 900 STILLWATER ROAD, MAHTOMEDI WWW.SAINTANDREWS.ORG 651-426-3261

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HOW TO BE AN AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES FINDER When: 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Where: Vadnais Heights Public Works, 655 County Rd. F East Details: Learn about aquatic invasive species and how to spot them in local lakes, then join Ramsey County and VLAWMO as an AIS volunteer. RSVP Contact: 651-204-6070 or vlawmo.org

FREE TRAVEL SHOW When: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Where: White Bear Senior Center, 2484 County Rd. F East Details: Informational meeting about unique travel opportunities. Free, but registration required. Contact: whitebear. ce.eleyo.com

‘THERE, THERE’ BOOK DISCUSSION When: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Where: White Bear Lake Senior Center, 2484 County Rd. F East Details: Discussion facilitated by Jordan Zimmerman, WBLAS Indian Education Program Lead, Hope Flanagan, Ojibwe Elder, and students. Contact: 651-407-7501 or whitebear.ce.eleyo.com

COMMUNITY SUPPER When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Where: White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, 1851 Birch St. Details: Maundy Thursday community supper is open to the public. Free will offering. Services follow

at 6:30 p.m. Contact: 651-429-9026 or wblumc.org

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 whitebearlake.com

VEGGIES FOR EVERYONE When: 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: White Bear Lake South Campus High School media center, 3551 North McKnight Rd. Details: Introductory course for residents with little to no experience gardening to learn to grow vegetables with U of M Extension Master Gardeners. $36; registration required. Contact: 651-353-4284 or whitebear.ce.eleyo.com

STEM SATURDAYS: DINOSAURS GALORE When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 Where: Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi Details: Storyteller Brain Poultan’s Dinosaur’s Galore program combines fantasy and reality and fiction and non-fiction books around the theme of dinosaurs. For kids ages 2-8; no registration necessary. Contact: 651-426-2042 or washcolib.org

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.

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Featured speaker is Don Engebretson, the “Renegade Gardener.” Contact: century.edu

A GENEALOGICAL JOURNEY OF DAKOTA ANCESTRY When: 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 22 Where: White Bear Lake Library, 2150 2nd St. Details: Rob Thomas will share his genealogical journey through his Dakota ancestry, offering insight into conducting research in public records related to Minnesota’s tremendous Native American history. Free; donations appreciated. Contact: 651-407-5327 or whitebearhistory.org

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 cityvadnaisheights.com

TEDTALK TUESDAY When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 Where: Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi Details: View and discuss a TEDTalk video the 4th Tuesday of the month. Free; refreshments provided. Contact: 651-426-2042 or washcolib.org

SALAD LUNCHEON When: Noon Wednesday, April 24 Where: Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2676 Centerville Rd., Vadnais Heights Details: Seniors can bring a favorite salad recipe to share. Rolls, desserts and coffee provided. Contact: 651-204-6000 or cityvadnaisheights.com

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‘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: A tender, uplifting show for the little ones (and the big ones too). Sweet, inventive and

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: wbuuc.org

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE AND LUNCHEON When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2676 Centerville Rd., Vadnais Heights Details: Lunch, rummage sale and bake sale. Items accepted through April 22. Contact: 651-429-6595

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RITE OF SPRING

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@ century.edu or century. edu

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Mahtomedi Middle School, 8100 75th St. N. Details: Hands-on workshops, activities for children and information stations. Washington County will be on site for free recycling from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; prescription drop-off 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Recyclery will collect used bikes. Contact: communityed. mahtomedi.k12.mn.us

LET’S MAKE STUFF: MARBLE SUNCATCHERS LYNGBLOMSTEN When: 2-3 p.m. FOUNDATION Wednesday, April 24 SPRING GALA Where: Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi Details: Creative class for adults meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Materials provided to make a glass suncatcher using copper wire. Registration required. Contact: 651-426-2042 or washcolib.org

packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere. This show would be performed in the black box and will have interactive elements and lend itself to a sensory performance. Contact: 651-429-5674 or ewww.lakeshoreplayers.org

When: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 26 Where: Vadnais Heights Commons 655 East County Road F Details: Celebrate 40 years of Lyngblomsten Community Services and raise funds to support 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten life enrichment centers. $50. Contact: 651-632-5358 or lyngblomsten.org

GANGSTER BUS TOUR When: 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Departs from the White Bear Armory, 2228 4th St. Details: Explore the hideouts and haunts of the 1930’s era gangsters who laid low in the cottages in and around White Bear and Bald Eagle Lakes, including a Mahtomedi speakeasy. $20/public; $15/ members.

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STREETCORNER LETTER PRESS When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Mahtomedi Middle School, 8100 75th St. N. Details: Create a 4×6 postcard-style print with the push of a lever at the Streetcorner Letterpress kiosk. All ages. No registration required. Contact: 651-426-2042 or washcolib.org

LEVEL UP ACADEMY SPRING FUNDRAISER When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Level Up Academy, 2600 E. County Rd. E, White Bear Lake Details: Silent and live auctions, music, raffles, games, student art gallery, appetizers, cash bar, mobile STEAM lab, photos, and more to benefit the K-12 charter school. Tickets $12 online. Contact: https://bit.ly/ LUAtickets

55+ DRIVER DISCOUNT PROGRAM 4 HOUR REFRESHER When: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 Where: Waters of White Bear Lake, 3820 Hoffman Rd., White Bear Lake Details: Driver safety refreshers course to maintain 10% discount


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Tickets $10-$13. Recommended ages 10+. Contact: zephyrfinearts. org

MAHTOMEDI GENERATIONS PLAY PREVIEW When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 Where: Chautauqua Fine Arts Center, 8000 75th St. N., Mahtomedi Details: Special opportunity for older adults to preview the play, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and enjoy cookies and conversations with students. Contact: mahtomedigenerations. com

‘MARY POPPINS’

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

on auto insurance. $22; registration required. Contact: 888-234-1294 or mnsafetycenter.org

ST. PAUL HIKING CLUB When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 Where: 645 Warner Ave. S., Mahtomedi (across from O.H. Anderson) Details: 3-mile hike along trails in Mahtomedi lasts approximately one hour. Contact: stpaulhike.com

SPRING IS IN THE AIR CRAFT & GIFT EXPO When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Where: White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 4th St. Details: Original handmade craft exhibitors to small businesses, woodworkers, knots, embroidery, crocheted items, lights, metal art, wood signs, cosmetics, beauty and wellness products, art, baked goods and more. Free. Contact: craftshowsmn. com

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

5K Run/walk along the shores of White Bear Lake. Kids Fun Run along Lake Ave. Contact: 651-653-7401 or www.frontrunnerusa. com

BOUQUET DAY When: Saturday, May 4 Where: Downtown White Bear Lake Details: Visit participating stores and receive a free cut flower to make a bouquet. Contact: downtown whitebearlake.com

DROP-IN DISCOVERY STATIONS: WHERE’S THE NATURALIST? When: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4 Where: Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township Details: Free dropin program with nature discussions, touchable artifacts and interactions with animals. All ages. Contact: 651-407-5350 or parks.co.ramsey.mn.us/ tamarack

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4 Where: West Park, 11th Street and Lake Avenue and along White Bear Lake shoreline Details: 10K Run and

When: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 5 Where: Arch Duncan Masonic Center, Garnet Lodge #166, 4923 Stewart Ave, White Bear Lake Details: ALL you can Eat

Pancakes, Sausage. 5 and under FREE, 6-12: $5.00, Adults $8.00 advance, $9.00 Dollars at the door.

Theater ‘ANIMAL FARM’ When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18; 7 p.m. Friday, April 19; 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 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

‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’ When: 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 Where: Chautauqua Fine Arts Center, 8000 75th St. N., Mahtomedi Details: Mahtomedi High School students perform the Tony Award-winning musical comedy about six awkward tweens who vie for the coveted spelling championship.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 9 & 16; 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, 10 & 17; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 11 & 18; 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 12 & 19 Where: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake Details: Stage adaptation based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney fi lm, presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Contact: 651-429-5674 or www.lakeshoreplayers. org

Music HALF MOON RISING: SONGWRITER SHOWCASE 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: ziggysmn.com

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EVANS MUSIC SHOWCASE When: Noon Saturday, April 27 Where: Lakeshore Players Theatre, 4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake Details: Performance featuring students of Evans Music performing a variety of tunes from Bach to Rock. Bring non-perishable food items for the White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf. Contact: 651-429-0236

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

NEIGHBORHOODS NEARBY 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 nyfs.org

VICTORIAN TEA AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE When: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Historic Courthouse, 101 W. Pine St., Stillwater Details: Multi-course tea and program by the MN Historical Society. Tours. Reservations required. Contact: co.washington. mn.us

WARDEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE When: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 28 Where: 602 North Main St., Stillwater Details: View the newest exhibits and enjoy refreshments. Guides, but no tours. Contact: 651-439-5956 or wchsmn.org

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WORK HARD TO SUPPORT MANY LOCAL INITIATIVES!

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

‘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

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LOOKING BACK Week of April 14 – April 20, 2019 Culled from the archives of the White Bear Press at the resource library of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society.

1919 Miss Jennie Cummings, formerly principal of the Washington school here, will spend her Easter vacation at her mother’s home at White Bear Beach. She is at present teaching in South St. Paul…Wanted – Competent person to act as clerk in post office. Permanent position for right person. Fred F. Campbell…L. E. Johnson is building a store building on the corner of Buffalo Street and Lake Avenue, White Bear Beach, where he will conduct a confectionery store. He will also conduct a boat livery, he being located near the lake…

1944 The ice in the lake looks like it may go out at anytime, in fact, a heavy rain and some wind would probably do the trick. The old White Bear certainly went on a rampage this winter. Old timers say they never saw the ice tear up the shore in the manner it did this time. It plowed up and pushed the shore bank several feet back and several feet high. The cement stairway at the Clark avenue beach was pushed up past the avenue line and is suspended there. A few yards above it the big cement spillway 15 or 20 feet in length was ripped out and pushed up several feet to the avenue line. The concrete was broken and steel rods running through it were bent almost double.

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Larry & Dorothy Johnson, owners of the Beach Tavern, ca. 1940. The other two people are not identified.

The concrete stands about five feet above the avenue line…

1969 Grand Opening – Leib’s Fashion Shop, located in the White Bear Lake Shopping Center. To mark their arrival in White Bear Lake, a special drawing is to be held in the store Saturday, April 26th, for a 1969 Zenith remote control TV. David Heckel will be managing the store…

1994 It’s official. The ice has gone out on Wednesday, April 6, according to official record keeper Benny Schmalzbauer. It’s a little earlier than average, average date is April 15. The earliest ice out occurred in 1945 when it went out on March 29 and the latest ice out was 1950 on May 4….

Looking Forward to the Past Upcoming Historical Society Events A Genealogical Journey of Dakota Ancestry Monday, April 22, 6 - 7 p.m. at the

Ramsey County Library-WBL, 2150 Second Street. Join us as Rob Thomas shares from his genealogical journey through his Dakota ancestry, why he was inspired to begin his search and offering insight into conducting research in public records related to Minnesota’s Native American history. FREE event but donations are welcome. Presented by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society in partnership with Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake Branch.

Compiled by Gloria Tessier, Meg Todd and Sara Markoe Hanson at the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, 651-407-5327.

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3. High winds pushed ice against the shoreline of White Bear Lake causing the ground to heave. — Carter Johnson

2. The Rotary Club of White Bear Lake, with help from members of the White Bear Lake Area High School National Honors Society, kicked off its “Forgotten Ponds” cleanup initiative April 8 in White Bear Township. Student volunteers removed trash from around a pond near Hwy. 96 and Centerville Road and a hiking trail in the spring cleanup effort. For more information on the Forgotten Ponds program and how to get Rotary involved, contact Curt Akenson at 651-508-1348 or email WBLRotary1@comcast.net. — Submitted

4. Kendra Bakken asks a question during the April 9 Baby Boom and Migration presentation at the Mahtomedi District Education Center led by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. Among the 30plus audience members were Shirley Lefevre (left), Bakken, Denise Sames and Beverley Driscoll. — Cathy Wyland

5. Sara Hanson answers an audience question while fellow presenter Kevin Donovan looks on during the April 9 Shifting Demographics: Baby Boom and Migration presentation for over 30 attendees at the Mahtomedi District Education Center. Hanson, executive director of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, took the lead while Donovan, development director for the Mahtomedi Area Education Foundation, shared Wilder Research and Mahtomedi School District statistics related to shifting demographics. — Cathy Wyland

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Curling catches on quickly as sports team for novices BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

There aren’t a lot of stats in curling, but White Bear Lake’s first-year club team has one the coaches found very gratifying — 24-for-24. As in, 24 kids signed up, and all 24 were still there at the end, when the Bears concluded the inaugural season at an all-metro meet Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14. “Curling is awesome,” was coach Tony Walfoort’s cheerful explanation for that. This sport with four-person teams guiding a 40-pound “stone” along the ice to a target, which in their case is 114 feet away — it dates to 16th-century Scotland and filtered down to the “states” from Canada — seems to have quickly won over these two dozen teens despite almost all being novices. “We had two individuals who had never picked up a curling broom before December,” said Walfoort. The “novelty” of curling was the initial attraction, the coach figured. It also helps that the sport got a general boost in popularity when the USA men were surprise gold medalists at last year’s Olympics. And it’s a way to earn a school letter without having to outrun people or knock them over. Students who came on board started recruiting each other, too. Most were not involved in another sport. “Some of my friends were doing it, and I was free on Wednesdays, so why not?” said Gracie Fink, who’s involved in theatre and was previously in dance. “I didn’t really know much about curling. I had watched it during the Olympics, but that’s about it.” The erstwhile non-athlete got hooked after joining with three classmates from North Campus; they teamed up and call themselves The Curling Gals. “Curling is so much fun because it’s intricate enough to be challenging, but still beginner-friendly, so my friends and I, who are new to curling, can still compete in a tournament even though we only started practice a couple months ago.” With 15 boys and nine girls, White Bear Lake had the largest roster of the six teams in last weekend’s tournament. “I think part of the draw is that everyone plays an essential role, and the game moves pretty quick,” said Walfoort, who took up the sport with some high school buddies a few years ago. With just 30 to 60 seconds between throws, he elaborated, the sweepers get little rest, and throwers and skips have to be thinking about the next shot.

Nathan Hupert and Zander Farrell coax the stone toward the target in the all-metro meet Saturday, April 13 in Blaine.

Walfoort, who teaches 9th- and 10th-grade Social Studies, is assisted by Ben Kirkham and John Weisbrod, both Language Arts teachers, and Greg Jamieson, one of the parents who’s an experienced curler. The club started practices and games in January on Wednesdays after school in Blaine. They were featured in a segment on Prepspotlight.TV in January. Jerseys were created by UNRL, the St. Paul apparel firm founded by Bear alum Michael Jordan, for those who wanted to buy them. Parents pitched in for transportation. White Bear Lake entered four teams in the All Metro High School Bonspiel (that’s the curling term for tournament) held at Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine on Saturday and Sunday. The Bear teams placed second and fifth in Pool A, and second and fourth in Pool B. Other participants were Lakeville (three teams), Chaska, Blaine, Champlin Park, and Spring Lake Park. Woolfort praised the inaugural team for having “greatly exceeded expectations” with their technique and the quality of their shots. Bear team members included: Aaren Schmid (lead), Ryan Jamieson (2nd/3rd) andJohnathan Jamieson (skip, a Concordia Academy student); Lauren Schmid (skip), Cora Donoghue (3rd), Julia Lamwers (2nd) and Grace Fink (lead); David Krzoska (skip), Kirby Masso (3rd), Liam Konetchy (2nd) and Zander Farrell (lead); and Collin Downey (skip), Paul Johnson (3rd), Nathan Hupert (2nd) andJake Burket (lead). In addition, Kailey Halama participated with two Spring Lake Park students.

Kailey Halama launches the stone in the all all-metro metro meet Saturday in Blaine.

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Collin Downey carefully “throws” the stone to start a play in the all-metro meet Saturday in Blaine.


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Local athlete, survivor of health crisis, snags two golds at world Special Olympics BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

A local Special Olympics athlete, Chris Tucker, captured two gold medals at the World Games in the United Arab Emirates last month. Tucker, 21, whose life journey included a serious health crisis when he was 15, was competing in the high performance division. He won the shot put and 100 dash events. “Special Olympics, and Chris’ teammates, have been part of his life since he was in foster care,” said his mother, Lauren Schmitz, who was his foster mom, and adopted him when he was 11. “They have been a huge support system for Chris.” A member of the USA Special Olympics Team, Tucker also ran on a relay team that placed fourth, in action at Abu Dhabi from March 14-21. Tucker is a student in the District Project SEARCH program in the White Bear Lake Area school district. His Special Olympics team is Minneapolis Eagles. He is also a member of USA Track and Field. An all-around athlete, he participates

in bowling, unified basketball and flag football. Tucker qualified for the world meet by winning shot put, the 100 and the 4x100 at the USA Games last summer in Seattle. Special Olympians compete in divisions according to their ability. His is high performance. “Chris was very grateful for this opportunity,” said Schmitz. “He enjoyed competing against athletes from around the world and learning about different cultures.” Attending the world games with him were his mother, grandmother Diane, uncle Brian, two foster siblings, and his coach, Chad, from the USA Games. When Tucker was 15, he suffered from a cerebral AVM — an abnormal connection between arteries and veins — in his brain, and had two procedures to remove it. The arteries and veins in an AVM can rupture, causing bleeding into the brain or spinal cord. The affliction was discovered when Chris fainted, causing his doctor to order an MRI. “It was very scary,” his mother acknowledged. “The risks of both having the surgery and not having the surgery were very high. Chris would visualize

being in Hawaii to try to relax.” After the surgery, at Hennepin County Medical Center (now Hennepin Health), the teenager was very discouraged. He had lost his peripheral vision, was unable to stand or walk, and struggled to speak. His mother vowed to him that if he kept doing his physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and got himself back to school, she would take him to Hawaii after graduation. Fortunately, HCMC’s program was effective. Tucker was walking on his own in the second week of therapy. It took a couple months to get his vision back to normal. He was able to rejoin the Special Olympics basketball team the next season and helped them win the state tournament. Lauren and Chris indeed made that trip to Oahu upon his graduation. But he’s not completely out of jeopardy, as a small part of the AVM remains and is at risk of bleeding, his mother said. He had radiation treatment in the summer of 2017 and his surgeon continues to monitor him. “We’re hoping to get some good news soon,” Lauren said.

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Archers qualify for national tournament The White Bear Lake archery team, pictured at left, placed four individuals in the top 10 at the state tournament in Duluth the weekend of March 29-30. Senior co-captain Anika Dahl placed 3rd overall in the High School girls division. Senior Jacob Spring placed 10th overall in High School boys division. Eighth-grader Morgan Anderle placed 1st overall in the middle school girls division. Fourth grader Sam Gabrielson placed 7th overall in the elementary boys division and 4th overall in the 3D elementary boys division. Placing in the top 10 in their categories qualifies them for the National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky in May. Roughly 1,500 archers took part in the state tournament. Congratulations to the entire team for a great season and good luck at Nationals Submitted SUBMITTED

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Bear softball breaks into win column BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

White Bear Lake softball picked up its first win, after three losses, tripping Mounds View 9-3 at home April 9. Emily Price pitched the distance, striking out six, allowing five hits. The Bears backed her with a 12-hit attack, and had a five-run second inning. “The girls have been making adjustments over the last few games,” coach Kaity Wightman said, “and did a fantastic job executing and playing a complete game.” Anikka Koll rapped two singles and a double, knocking in two runs, and scoring three. Kari Breuer had a double, two singles, RBI and two runs. Natalie Dumas knocked in three runs with two singles. The Bears totaled 12 hits, and had a five-run second inning. The Bears made no errors in field. Highlight was right-fielder Taylor Printon snagging a pop fly and throwing out a runner at third for a double play. Previously, the Bears lost to East Ridge 14-0, Hill-Murray 6-2 and Stillwater 8-7.

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Olivia O’Connor, Bear first baseman, reaches for a throw.

Local snowboarder competes amongst nation’s best White Bear Lake snowboarder Walker Netland placed among top competitors at this year’s USASA Nationals (United States of America Snowboard Association) snowboard competition held at Copper Mountain, Colorado, March 31 – April 4. Netland, who lives in Mahtomedi, competed in the Boys 12-13 division, placing 4th in Slopestyle and 14th in Rail Jam. The Hill-Murray seventh grader has been training hard since early September with the Midwest’s premiere snowboard team, the G Team at Buck Hill. The G Team works with riders of all ability levels and ages in competitive and non-competitive teams. Riders get to train with experienced and professional coaches to reach their desired goals in snowboarding. For more information on USASA, visit www.usasa.org and for more information on the G Team, visit www.thegteam.com. Submitted

Emily Prince unleashes a pitch during the Bears’ 9 9-3 3 win over Mounds View.

White Bear boys track wins relay meet at home ki seventh and Gavin Zakrzewski 12th; and high jump with Kevin Boeing first, Will Flemons eighth and Sammy Russ 13th (three entrants in that event.) Track events where the Bears got 10 points were the 400 with Adam Bear second, Nicholas Fosse seventh, Aaron Wahl eighth and Ben Misgen 13th; the 110 hurdles with Conor McManamon first, Russ ninth, Ryan Pedersen 12th and Parzyck 13th; and 300 hurdles with McManamon second, Jeffrey Odamtten third, Arthur Perron eighth, and Russ 11th. The Bears also won the throwers 4x100 relay. First-place performances were Boeing in high jump (6-0) and triple jump (42-9 1/3), Sam Verkerke in the 800 run (2:02.20), McManamon in 110 hurdles (15.19), and Kohnen in shot put (46-10).

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White Bear Lake boys track won the White Bear Relays, a competition of six Suburban East Conference boys teams, on April 9. The Bears best event was shot put with Andrew Kohnen, Sean Ruohmaki, Mitchell Landsberger and Luke Parzyck placing 1-2-3-4. The Bears tallied 118 points, Stillwater 114, Mounds View 94, Forest Lake 82, East Ridge 42, and Cretin-Derham Hall 39. The top team in each event got 10 points, the second-best had 8 points, and so on. Field events where the Bears got 10 points were shot put; discus with Kohnen second, Parzyck fifth, Ruohma-

MAHTOMEDI SPORTS BRIEFS Zephyr nine clip Packers 11-1 in opener Mahtomedi’s defending state baseball champions opened the 2019 season with an 11-1 win over the South St. Paul Packers in five innings at home Monday, April 8. Jake Arlandson belted a three-run homer and had four RBIs. Leo Bustos pitched, striking out seven, and went 3-for-3 (two doubles, two RBIs). Bjorn Sather had two RBIs.

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Mahtomedi starts softball season 2-0-1 Mahtomedi has a 2-0-1 softball record, tying North St. Paul 4-4 and beating Simley 11-1 and Tartan 9-4. Mahtomedi tied North on April 3 in a dome, ending when they reached the time limit. Kiki Valsvik, Gena Sorini and Emma Nelson had two hits each. Megan Neubeck went 3-for-3 (three RBIs) Grace Hadlich 2-for-3 (two runs, RBI), Lauren Laviano 2-for-4 (two runs, RBI), and Anna Wohlwend 2-for-3 (two runs, RBI) at Simley April 5. Haley Rosenthal pitched four shutout innings and Abbie Kajuawa finished. Against Tartan on April 9 at home, Hadlich had three hits and two RBIs, Laviano drove home three runs, and Rosenthal pitched the distance, striking out six.

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Leo Bustos, an all-state tournament pick in 2018 for his role in Mahtomedi’s drive to the state Class 3A baseball championship, led the Zephyrs to an 11-1 win over South St. Paul in their season opener on April 8. The 6-4, 205-pound junior right-hander pitched all five innings, striking out seven, while banging out two doubles and a single, knocking in two runs. Minnesota’s #1 Volume Toyota Dealer! Per Toyota Motor Sale USA 2017

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Several schools will receive new roofs this year Roof replacement project plans were nailed down at the White Bear Lake Area School Board's April 8 meeting. The school board accepted a total of $3.2 million in bids from various contractors, based on the lowest bid received for each project. The projects are part of the district's long-term facilities maintenance plan. The costs will be covered by long-term facilities maintenance bonds issued last spring. Part of Sunrise Park Middle School's roof will be renewed by McPhillips Bros. Roofing for about $720,000. Central Roofing Company will partially replace Vadnais Heights Elementary School roof for about $203,000. Willow Lane Elementary School will get a new roof for about $640,000 from McPhillips Bros. Roofing. The Area Learning Center will be reroofed by McPhillips Bros. Roofing for about $580,000. Roofing will be replaced at Normandy Park for about $686,000 by McPhillips Bros Roofing. The Hippodrome Ice Arena will get a new roof for about $416,000 from Central Roofing Company. In other action, the school board: • Approved changing White Bear Lake Area Schools’ total district population from 63,672 to 66,647, according to numbers given by Minnesota State Demographer Dr. Susan Brower. State funding for community education is calculated on total school district population based on the U.S. census. The board can adjust the number based on estimates from the state demographer between censuses. In 2016, Dr. Brower estimated the population at 63,672. Sara Marie Moore

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Hopping into spring … again IF YOU GO: WETLANDS WORKSHOP IN HUGO

BY ANGIE HONG CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The snow is melting again, which means that spring is just around the corner… again. Last weekend, I bundled up to walk the dog through 9 inches of fresh, fallen snow and paused with surprise when I encountered warmish air and dozens of birds singing from the trees. As the air continues to warm, we’ll hear other familiar sounds return to the chorus of spring – frogs and toads calling from neighborhood ponds and wetlands. Minnesota is home to 14 species of frogs and toads. During the spring, their trilling, croaking, boinking sounds ring out as males search for females. These bouncing, boisterous amphibians can be found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, farm fields, and even urban stormwater ponds. Approximately half of all frogs and one-third of all salamander species in North America lay their eggs in ephemeral wetlands, also known as vernal or seasonal ponds. Seasonal wetlands form in low-lying areas and are usually only wet for a few weeks every year. These areas also provide habitat for migrating birds and insects such as dragonflies. In addition to singing us gentle lullabies on spring and summer evenings, frogs and toads are part of the web of life. They become food for great blue herons, egrets and even mink. Tadpoles eat large amounts of algae and plankton, helping to keep the water clear, while adult frogs and toads eat a wide variety of creepy crawlies, including insects, slugs and snails. In fact, one toad can eat 10,000 bugs and slugs in a single summer.

Get advice on how to enhance your wetland yard with native plants and other landscaping features that add beauty, provide habitat, and help to protect water quality. Offered by Washington Conservation District. Thursday, April 25, 6-7:30 p.m. at Hugo City Hall. Register online at: tinyurl.com/wetgarden2019.

Leopard frogs and American toads remain common across Minnesota, but some species of frogs are on the decline. The northern cricket frog, once found in southern Minnesota, has not been documented anywhere in the state for several years. Spring peepers are disappearing from the Twin Cities metro area, and biologists suspect that loss of forested wetlands is to blame. Frogs are also vulnerable to pollution from fertilizers and pesticides because they have porous skin that can absorb chemicals in water. These chemicals are especially deadly in the spring and early summer when frogs are laying eggs and tadpoles are hatching. If you live near a lake or wetland, you’re probably already sharing your yard with frogs and toads. You can help to create a healthier habitat by leaving some of the grass unmowed near the edges of woods and water; using little or no chemicals on your lawn and gardens; and planting native plants along the water’s edge. Good plants for lake and wetland edges include sedges, blue fl ag iris, swamp milkweed, joe-pye weed, cardinal flower, black-eyed susans, and ferns. Looking for a wetland to explore and listen to the chorus of spring? Here are a few local suggestions:

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• Tamarack Nature Preserve in White Bear Township – the southern-most tamarack swamp in Minnesota and home to many rare plant species. The park features a floating boardwalk. • Lake McKusick wetlands in Stillwater - look for birds and rare plant species while traversing the walking trails and boardwalk. • William O’Brien State Park - low-lying seeps and springs nourish early spring wildflowers, while pothole wetlands on the ridge provide a welcome rest for traveling birds. • Warner Nature Center - a quaking bog contains a miniature fantasy world, complete with carnivorous plants. The nature center is only open to the public during scheduled programs. Angie Hong is an educator for East Metro Water. Contact her at 651-330-8220 x.35 or angie.hong@mnwcd.org.

WHITE BEAR LAKE CITY COUNCIL NOTES WHITE BEAR LAKE — City Council conducted the following business at its April 9 meeting: • Approved request by Honsa Family Funeral Home, 2460 County Road E, to add 1,020 square feet to its building adjacent to a residential area. A conditional use permit fi rst issued in 1993 was amended to allow the expansion. The addition will be used for casket display and office space. Owner Terry Honsa did not get her wish to remove evergreens bordering her parking lot. She wanted to remove every other tree to allow more sunlight to penetrate the lot, which gets icy

in the winter. “It's a safety issue. I would love to change from salt to solar,” Honsa told council. She was willing to replant 3-foot trees to replace the taller evergreens, but city code requires 6-foot trees. • Approved a multifamily housing revenue note for Century Hills affordable townhomes project. Century Hills Partners requested fi nal authorization of $6 million in tax exempt bonds to acquire and rehabilitate the 55-unit rental property at 3525 Century Ave. Per the agreement, 40% of the units will be affordable at 60% of the area median income. It was noted the owners intend to renew

their housing assistance payment contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development when it expires in 2020, which will maintain 100% affordability for 20 years. No one spoke during a public hearing. • Awarded contract for 2019 street reconstruction project. Four bids were received with the lowest submitted by Forest Lake Contracting Inc. for $2.1 million. The low bid was 17% under the engineering estimate. A $9,000 incentive was added to complete the project by Sept. 7, three weeks earlier than specified in the contract.

• Awarded contract for 2019 mill and overlay project to T.A. Schifsky & Sons. The estimate was $818,000, or 13% lower than estimated. Of the seven bids, the lowest was $700,000. “Again, it is a good bidding climate for us,” said City Engineer Paul Kauppi. • Ordered the project and authorized advertisement for bids for 2019 sanitary sewer lining program. The city has 120 miles of sewer and has so far lined 13 miles since 1994. The city engineer noted a large reduction in sewer backups as a result of the improvements. Debra Neutkens

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Nominate a Bear that Shines for Manitou Days Manitou Days 2019 begins on Thursday, June 13, with the kickoff of the first Marketfest of the year, followed by the Manitou Days Parade on Friday, June 14, and ending with a spectacular fireworks display on the Fourth of July. During that time there will be 60 community-held events over 22 days, and the White Bear Events committee wants your help. To honor our 2019 Manitou Days theme, “Bears That Shine!”, one individual will be highlighted for each of the 22 days that make our community such a great place to live and play. The nominee needs to be an individual who resides in School District #624. Please complete the submission form at http://bit.ly/WBLShiningBear by Friday, April 26. Our 22 Shining Bears will be honored during the Manitou Days celebration.

rience in the specialty chemical industry and has been active in STEM education activities at White Bear High School. The event will also include information about the book “Drawdown,” which ranks 100 solutions to the climate change problem by order of effectiveness. Many of the solutions described in “Drawdown” are steps that people can implement at home or in local groups like clubs, churches, schools and cities. Sponsored by Northeast Metro Climate Action. For more information, call 612-9 65-8284.

The committee will also discuss Bus Rapid Transit station design. Policy Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity for public comment. Throughout the spring and summer, Rush Line staff will be talking to people who live or spend time in the communities along the Rush Line route to raise awareness of the project and collect input on topics such as safety, potential environmental impacts and BRT station design.

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White Bear Township Public Works will begin to flush hydrants and water mains throughout the township over the next few weeks. Some residents may experience discoloration in the water. Residents can open their lowest-level faucet to clear the line. It is not advisable to wash clothes if the water is discolored.

The White Bear Lake Area Historical Society is recipient of a $10,000 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grant. Grants totaling $306,000 were awarded to 35 recipients in 21 counties. The funds will be used to design, produce and install five historical markers about White Bear Township's old Town Hall. Grants are made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The Legacy Amendment supports efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including Minnesota history and cultural heritage.

Reducing our carbon footprint In honor of Earth Day, Vadnais Heights resident and clean energy advocate Steve Jorissen will present “Reducing Carbon Emissions – What Can I Do?” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St. N. in Shoreview. Jorissen will present practical information about how any household can reduce its carbon footprint. He has 30 years of expe-

Rush Line committee meeting April 18 The Rush Line Policy Advisory Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Maplewood Community Center. At this meeting, project staff will share updates about ongoing work to advance the Rush Line project, including engineering, station area planning and public engagement.


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OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Pursuant to Chapter 333, Minnesota Statutes; the undersigned, who is or will be conducting or transacting a commercial business in the State of Minnesota under an assumed name, hereby certifies: 1. The assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted is: Commercial Bathroom Cleaning 2. The street address of the principal place of business is or will be: 445 Minnesota St. STE 1500 12 St. Paul, MN 55101 3. The name and street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, including any corporation that may be conducting this business. EL Solutions LLC 445 Minnesota St. STE 1500 12 St. Paul, MN 55101 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. Dated: March 19, 2019 Signed: Cheyenne Moseley Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 17 and 24, 2019.

CITY OF GEM LAKE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING There will be a Public Hearing at the May 5th City of Gem Lake Planning Commission Meeting given by The Luther Group. The Luther Group wants to buy The Oswald Property and attach it to land they currently own in Vadnais Heights The presentation will cover their plans. The Planning Commission will meet at Heritage Hall at 7:00 P.M. at 4200 Otter Lake Rd, Gem Lake. 4/9/2019 Robert L Uzpen, Mayor Published one time in the White Bear Press on April 17, 2019.

CITY OF WHITE BEAR LAKE PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of White Bear Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 4701 Highway 61, White Bear Lake, Minnesota on Monday, April 29, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. to hear and make a recommendation to the City Council on the following requests: Case No. 19-1-PUD: A request by Schafer Richardson for a Rezoning from B-4 “General Business” and R-6 “Medium Density Residential” to R-7 “High Density Residential”, per Code Section 1301.040, of the five parcels at the northwest corner of County Road E and Linden Avenue, in order to bring the parcels into conformance with the comprehensive plan’s land use designation of “High Density Residential”. Case No. 19-2-CUP: A request by Mark and Nancy Moe for a Conditional Use Permit, per Code Section 1302.125, for a home accessory apartment in the basement of the property at 2524 Crestline Drive. Case No. 19-3-PUD: A request by Keith Hisdahl for a Planned Unit Development, per Code Section 1301.070, in order to expand and remodel an existing mixed-use business with retail on the first floor and residential above, located at 1966 &1978 Highway 96. Case No. 19-2-V: A request by Grant Raykowski for a 58.5 foot variance from the 95 foot average setback from the lake, per Code Section 1302.040, Subd.4.c; a 21.4 foot variance from the 40 foot setback required from the street, per Code Section 1303.030, Subd.5.c; and a 321 square foot variance from the 1,250 square foot maximum for both accessory structures combined, per Code Section 1302.030, Subd.4.i.2.b; all in order to demolish the existing detached garage and reconstruct it 328 square feet larger in the same location on the property located at 2503 Manitou Island. Case No. 19-3-V: A request by Joe Braman for a 5 foot variance from the 20 foot setback from the side property lines and a 3.5 foot variance from the rear property line, all per Code Section 1302.030, Subd.20.b.2.a.1, in order to install an above ground pool in the rear yard of the property at 1860 Clarence Street. Unless continued by the Planning Commission, cases B, C, D, and E will be heard by the City Council on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Unless continued by the Planning Commission, case A will be heard by the City Council on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and again on June 11, 2019. Comments may be presented at the public hearing or filed with the City Clerk until 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before the hearing. Each response will be considered before the Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the City Council. If there are questions concerning these applications, please call the City’s Planning and Zoning Office at (651) 429-8561. Kara Coustry, City Clerk Published one time in the White Bear Press on April 17, 2019.

NORTHEAST METRO 916 WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA BOARD NOTES FEBRUARY 13, 2019 The regular meeting of the School Board of Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Bellaire School and the following business was transacted. Meeting Called to Order The meeting was called to order by Chair Forsberg at 6:07 p.m. Roll Call of Attendance Members present: Forsberg-16, Sager-621, Chapman-624, and Stivland-834. Members present via digital conference tool Google Meet: Palmer-13, Delvo-14, Donovan-832, and Schwartz-833. Members absent: Timm12, Azer-623, Kelly-15, Livingston-622, Oksnevad-282, Olson-831. Also present: Connie S. Hayes, superintendent. Approval of Agenda Adopted the agenda as presented, limited discussion to the approved agenda, and accepted the list of items proposed for consent adoption. Board Calendar Dates • February 2019 –Career and Technical Education Month • Friday, February 22, 2019 – 916 Education Foundation Gala from 5:308:30 p.m. at North Metro Event Center, 1000 Gramsie Road, Shoreview • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m. Questions and/or Comments from Citizens Present on Non-Agenda

www.presspubs.com Items None. Approval of the Consent Agenda Approved the consent items, accepted as part of the approval of the agenda, consistent with the recommended actions presented by the administration. Approval of Minutes Payment of Bills and Acknowledgment of Wire Transfer Report Personnel (Employment, Retirement, Resignation, Leave of Absence, Reassignment/Transfer Donations Field Trip Bid Award – School Furnishings IV – Arcadia Encore Bid Award – School Furnishings IV – ERG International Bid Award – School Furnishings IV – OFS First Office Bid Award – School Furnishings IV – Norna Nivel Bid Award – School Furnishings IV – Tonik Bid Award – School Furnishings IV – VS America 2019 Special Education Extended School Year Center-Based Summer Program Programming for specific students based upon criteria for Extended School Year (ESY) per Federal and State laws. Approved the dates for Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) Center-Based Summer Program for 2019 as presented. Approval of Educational Services Agreement with Spring Lake Park ISD 16 This agreement is for Northeast Metro 916 to provide the educational services on behalf of the Spring Lake Park School District for those students who are enrolled at Avanti Center for Girls residential treatment program. Authorized the administration to enter into an agreement for Northeast Metro 916 to provide the educational services at Avanti Center for Girls on behalf of the Spring Lake Park School District for the term February 6, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Approval of Educational Services Agreement with South Washington County ISD 833 This agreement is for Northeast Metro 916 to provide the educational services on behalf of the South Washington County School District for those students who are placed at Aris Clinic Outpatient Treatment Facility. Authorized the administration to enter into an agreement for Northeast Metro 916 to provide the educational services at Aris on behalf of the South Washington County School District for the term January 23, 2019 through June 30, 2024. Approval of Educational Services Agreement with South Washington County ISD 833 This agreement is for Northeast Metro 916 to provide the educational services on behalf of the South Washington County School District for those students who are placed at The Emily Program. Authorized the administration to enter into an agreement for Northeast Metro 916 to provide the educational services at Emily Program on behalf of the South Washington County School District for the term January 23, 2019 through June 30, 2024. Approval of the Emily Program Agreement to Provide Educational Services The purpose of this agreement is to provide the educational services to students who are placed at The Emily Program for the remainder of the 201819 school year through June 30, 2024. This program is operated in Woodbury, and is at the request of South Washington County Schools. Approved the agreement between The Emily Program and Northeast Metro 916 to provide educational services for adolescent residents with eating disorders who are admitted to The Emily Program for the period February 24, 2019 through June 30, 2024. Meeting Adjourned Adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m. Published one time in the Vadnais Heights Press on April 17, 2019.

NORTHEAST METROPOLITAN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 916 WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN CALL FOR BIDS MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES – PRIMARY VENDOR Notice is hereby given that bids will be received for Maintenance Supplies – Primary Vendor by Northeast Metropolitan Intermediate School District 916 at the District Office located at 2540 County Rd F, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 until 11:00 a.m. central time on May 15, 2019, at which time and place bids will be publicly opened. Complete Notice to Bidders can be found at: www.916schools.org, Departments & Services, Business Office, Call for Bids. The Board of Education of Northeast Metropolitan Intermediate School District 916 reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in bidding. Board of Education Northeast Metropolitan Intermediate School District 916 Published two times in the Vadnais Heights Press on April 17 and 24, 2019.

RAMSEY COUNTY, MINNESOTA PUBLIC NOTICE SOLICITATION OPPORTUNITIES Ramsey County releases solicitation opportunities on DemandStar its official web site as an alternative method of public notice pursuant to Section 331A.03 of the Minnesota Statutes. Individuals may go to the DemandStar section of the Ramsey County Purchasing Webpage www.co.ramsey.mn.us/ ba/procure.htm to access registration information. SOLICITATION: RFB-PRMG19329-KR OPENING DATE: 05/16/2019 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: RAMSEY COUNTY, THROUGH THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, SEEKS MULTIPLE GENERAL CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR SMALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR USE BY VARIOUS RAMSEY COUNTY DEPARTMENTS. SOLICITATION: RFB-PRMG19416-KR OPENING DATE: 05/02/2019 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: RAMSEY COUNTY, THROUGH THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, SEEKS TO ESTABLISH MULTIPLE MASTER CONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL HVAC/ PLUMBING SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS FOR VARIOUS COUNTY FACILITIES. SOLICITATION: RFB-SHRF12732-KR OPENING DATE: 06/13/2019 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: RAMSEY COUNTY SEEKS QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS TO SUBMIT BID RESPONSES FOR THE UPGRADES OF THE SECURITY SYSTEMS AT THE RAMSEY COUNTY ADULT DETENTION CENTER AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER LOCATED AT 425 GROVE STREET, SAINT PAUL, MN 55101 PRE-SOLICITATION RESPONSE CONFERENCE: LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER: 425 GROVE STREET, SAINT PAUL, MN 55101, TRAINING ROOM A (SECOND FLOOR). MAY 1, 2019. 10:30 AM CST SOLICITATION: RFP-HWAD0471-KB OPENING DATE: 05/09/2019 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: RAMSEY COUNTY SEEKS TO CONTRACT WITH A QUALIFIED COMMUNITY VENDOR TO PROVIDE ON-SITE, DROP-IN CHILD CARE SERVICES FOR THE CHILD(REN) OF FAMILIES ACCESSING SERVCIES AT THE RAMSEY COUNTY GOVERNMENT EAST (RCGE) BUILDING, LOCATED AT 160 EAST KELLOGG BLVD., ST PAUL, MN. SERVICES PROVIDED AT RCGE VARY AND MAY BE COMPRISED OF ANY STAND ALONE OR A COMBINATION OF SERVICES FROM THE THREE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS THAT USE THE BUILDING (FINANICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES, SOCIAL SERVICES, AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS). PRE-SOLICITATION RESPONSE CONFERENCE: PLATO CONFERENCE CENTER, 90 WEST PLATO BLVD., ST PAUL, MN 55107. APRIL 26, 2019. 3:00 PM CST Published one time in the Vadnais Heights Press on April 17, 2019.

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF RAMSEY DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS COURT FILE NO. 62-PR-19-289 Estate of Frances Crupi, Decedent Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated November 3, 2008 (“Will”) has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Angela VanDeWalker, whose address is 2 Squirrel Lane, North Oaks, MN 55127, and Carole Small, whose address is 5010 Andrews Lane, Middletown, DE 19709-6617, as personal representatives of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representatives. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representatives must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated April 10, 2019 Laura J. Stevens, Registrar Michael F. Upton, Court Administrator Self-Represented Litigants: Angela VanDeWalker Carole Small 2 Squirrel Lane 5010 Andrews Lane North Oaks, MN 55127 Middletown, DE 19709-6617 Published two times in the Vadnais Heights Press on April 17 and 24, 2019.

STATE OF MINNESOTA RAMSEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: CUSTODY SUMMONS TO ESTABLISH CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME In Re the Custody of: M.S.S.B., DOB: 11/17/2016 Nallely Bonilla Ferrel, Petitioners, and Luis Felipe Sedeno Arenas Respondent. STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF HENNEPIN (County where Affidavit signed) TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: LUIS FELIPE SEDENO ARENAS, CALLE IGNACIO ECHEVERRIA #2, COLONIA MARIANO MATAMOROS, JANNTETECLO, MORELOS, MEXICO: THIS SUMMONS IS AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. A copy of the paperwork regarding the lawsuit is served on you with this summons. Read this summons and attached petition carefully. If you do not understand it, contact an attorney for legal advice. 1. The Petitioner has filed a lawsuit asking the court to decide custody and parenting time of the minor child listed above in the caption. 2. You must serve upon Petitioner and file with the court a written Answer to the Petition. If Petitioner is requesting child support, you must file a Financial Affidavit along with your Answer. You must pay the required filing fee. If you cannot afford to pay the filing fee, you may qualify to have the filing fee waived by the court. You must file an In Forma Pauperis application with the court and a judge will decide whether you must pay the fee. All court forms are available from the Court Administrator’s office and on the Court’s website at www.mncourts.gov/forms. You must serve your Answer and Financial Affidavit upon Petitioner within twenty (20) days of the date you were served with this Summons, not counting the day of service. If you do not serve and file your Answer and Finnancial Affidavit, the court may grant Petitioner everything he or she is asking for in the attached Petition. NOTICE OF PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Parenting education may be required in all custody or parenting proceedings. You may contact court administration for additional information regarding this requirement and the availability of parent education programs. Dated: February 21, 2019 KHANH NGUYEN LAW OFFICE Khanh Ngoc Nguyen, #0390125 Kimberley Woods Vanselow, #0391423 Petitioner’s Attorneys 8200 Humbolt Avenue South, Suite 315, Bloomington, MN 55431 P. 952-888-3788 Published three times in the White Bear Press on April 17, 24 and May 1, 2019.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ANOKA DISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION COURT FILE NO. 02-PR-19-166 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Laurence John Svendsen, Decedent Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedents Will, dated 2-17-1998 ( WILL ), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Steven L. Svendsen, whose address is 5970 Portland Ave., White Bear Lake, Minnesota, 55110, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the court (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of the issuance letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months of this Notice or claims will be barred. Dated: April 9th, 2019 Peggy Zdon, Registrar Lori O’Brien, Court Administrator Self Represented Litigant: Steven L. Svendsen 5970 Portland Avenue, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110 Published two times in the Vadnais Heights Press on April 10 and 17, 2019.


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Child care legislation the Legislature missed BY SARA MARIE MOORE VADNAIS HEIGHTS EDITOR

Comprehensive changes to the state's child care licensing regulations were put forth by the Minnesota Child Care Association (MCCA) this session, but no legislators picked it up. MCCA drafted a bill that would implement a statewide tiered licensing citation system that would give parents more information on how severe a licensing citation is — or isn't. “It did not get picked up by anyone, which is not that surprising,” said Clare Sanford, MCCA board member and New Horizon Academy director of government and community relations. “There have been a ton of licensing bills at the Legislature this year.” Sanford said there have been at least 30 bills proposed this year, but most of them have to do with specific rule changes, such as allowing children to use water bottles instead of disposable cups, that wouldn't make an overarching difference in the way child care centers are regulated by the state. Creating a tiered citation system would separate serious issues from not-so-serious issues, such as an infant being put to sleep on their stomach, versus a citation for a single bathroom stall that ran out of toilet paper, Sanford explained. All licensing citations are available to the public on the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) website, so listing citations separately would give parents a better sense of the whole picture when they see a number of citations. “When you talk about supervision, interactions, those kinds of things, for me as a parent that would be concerning,” said Rena Larson, MCCA board member and northeast metro district leader with KinderCare. But when parents look at citations online, they aren't always able to discern what they should be looking for as concerns. Parents might just look at the number of citations without learning what a center is really like, she noted. Record-keeping citations can put a center in a worse light than reality. “If you have a center that is excellent and one staff file has gone amiss, they could have a number of citations as the same center that had every file out of whack,” Larson said. “We want them to know and be informed.” She said the best way to know what is going on in a center is

by taking a tour and spending time in the classrooms. Citation documents are just one piece of information available when looking for child care, not the sum of it all, she noted. DHS has been researching tiered licensing violation systems, although it was not involved with MCCA's proposal, the department stated. “The Licensing Division has been exploring a tiered violation system, also called a weighted regulatory system,” DHS stated in an email. “Weighted licensing regulations assign different rules a weighted 'value' associated with a level of potential risk. These weights are used to determine the level of risk present in a licensed child care setting and help establish a common understanding of risk. A tiered system would make it easier for parents to understand the licensing system. While every child care licensing regulation is designed to provide some level of protection to children, not all regulations, if violated, present the same level of risk to children.” The bill put forth by MCCA also would have created a task force for quarterly meetings between DHS and child care providers to discuss rules. “Providers have valuable insights that can assist DHS in furthering the development of safe, quality and affordable child care,” DHS stated. “We do not always see eye to eye but are always willing to talk and hear each other out,” Sanford said. Child care providers were surprised when only 13 of more than 300 regulations were chosen by DHS in response to fix-it ticket legislation passed by the Legislature about two years ago, Sanford said. The items are ones that, if fixed within 48 hours, a center won't be cited for, such as a bathroom stall that lacks toilet paper. But the fix-it ticket system didn't provide what child care providers hoped. An example: If one toilet isn't flushed, centers would be given a fix-it ticket. If one toilet in the preschool room and one in the toddler room aren't flushed, then it's a full licensing violation. “That's the kind of stuff that makes providers pull their hair out,” Sanford said. A bill was put forward this year in the Legislature to expand what's on the fix-it ticket. Still, MCCA would rather work with DHS on a tiered licensing system. “They have a job to do, too, in protecting health and safety,” Sanford noted. “Rule 3 has not been revised in 30 years and a com-

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prehensive examination of the current rules and laws governing child care centers is needed to ensure child care in Minnesota reflects the realities of our modern world,” DHS stated. “Law changes have been used over the decades to change, add and update licensing requirements.” One licensing regulation MCCA doesn't ever want to see changed is the required ratios of children to teachers/aides. Although some legislators have pushed for this in the name of reducing the costs of child care, providers don't agree. “We need low ratios to provide not only safety but quality and brain development for children,” Sanford said. “Changing some regulations will not make child care cheaper for parents, which is what everybody wants to do.” Unfortunately, making child care less expensive is nearly impossible without reducing quality. “The big issue with the child care crisis in Minnesota is (that) parents cannot afford to pay more and providers cannot afford to pay less,” Sanford noted. Entry-level workers in child care make at or near minimum wage. Lead teachers with a degree make up to $15-16/hour. Right now, KinderCare is working on actually lowering its toddler ratio from 1 to 7 to 1 to 4 so children can have more individual attention, Larson said. Ironically, the business has to ask the state for variances to do so.

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O.H. Anderson Elementary School families, staff, and students collected 1,315 pounds of food and more than $300 in donations for the Mahtomedi Food Shelf.

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White Bear Lake Area High School student Sophie Davis testified for the award-winning Race2Reduce water conservation program sponsored by Sen. Chuck Wiger and Sen. Roger Chamberlain April 9 in the Senate Education Committee. Also pictured is Judy Onufer of H2O for Life. The program is set to receive funding in the current education omnibus bill.

Harold Wiens, local community member, recently shared his love for bees with Wildwood Elementary first-grade students. Wiens showed students his bee house, which holds approximately 50,000 bees.

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Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink and the agency’s PIPELINE and Youth Skills Training programs hosted a roundtable event April 5 at The Specialty Manufacturing Co. in White Bear Lake. The roundtable focused about how area partners, such as schools and employers, can work together to engage high-school students by offering both classroom instruction and paid part-time employment to build the workforce.

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Mahtomedi Middle School families, staff, and students collected 1,672 pounds of food and more than $600 in donations for the Mahtomedi Food Shelf.

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SCHOOL BRIEFS Oneka Elementary's new principal Lori Mosser will be the new principal of Oneka Elementary. Current principal Teresa Dahlem will retire this summer. "Lori has extensive teaching experience at the elementary level and has served in instructional leadership roles as well," said Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak. "We are excited for her to step into this role, serving elementary families on the north end of Lori Mosser our district." Mosser has served for the last two years as the dean of students at the district's Central Middle School. She will continue in her role at Central through June. The district will facilitate a search process this spring to fi ll the vacated role.

New Mahtomedi elementary principals announced Mahtomedi Public Schools Superintendent Barb Duffrin announced new principals for Wildwood and O.H. Anderson elementary schools. Susie Prather will be the O.H. Anderson Elementary principal. She is currently serving as principal of Concord Elementary for Edina Public Schools. Prior to her current role, she served as a principal at Hudson Prairie Elementary Susie Prather School, International Baccalaureate Primary Years Coordinator and fi rst-grade teacher at South Saint Paul Public Schools, and K-6 literacy and Spanish teacher at Epiphany Education Center. “I am honored and excited to join such a high-quality school district as Mahtomedi,” Prather said. “I am looking forward to building relationships with the students, staff, and families at O.H. Anderson and continuing to create high-quality learning expe- Scott Briske riences for our students.” Scott Briske will be the Wildwood Elementary principal. He is currently serving as principal of Forest Lake Elementary for Grand Rapids Public Schools. Prior to his current role, he served as student support coordinator at Burnside Elementary School

and as a second-grade teacher at Red Wing Public Schools. Briske shared this about joining Wildwood: “I am extremely excited to start my journey at Wildwood Elementary and be part of an amazing district with a powerful vision for all students.” Duffrin said, “Interview teams for the principals included teachers, parents, support staff, and administrators. The teams devoted significant time and energy to the process and provided thoughtful comments and feedback about the candidates.” The new principals will begin work in July.

2019 environmental grant awarded The White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation (WBLAEF) established the E3 Grant (Enhancing Environmental Experiences) to further White Bear Lake area students’ understanding and attitudes toward science, the outdoors, our community and the world. A 2019 E3 grant in the amount of $4,000 was awarded to Otter Lake Elementary educators Kristi Olness, Elizabeth Olson, Sara Starke and J.J. Parker. The grant will help fund Phase II of Otter Lake Elementary’s Prairie School outdoor classroom, which will include a pavilion. In 2018, the WBLAEF also contributed funds through an E3 Grant request to assist with Phase I, which was completed in November of 2018. The current grant will be used to purchase durable steel columns, beams, purlins and a roof structure. It is hoped the project will be completed this fall.

molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology and physiology. The MAPS team is a highly motivated group of young women who have been researching and modeling the molecular story of a protein called aquaporin. The process has challenged each team member to understand the genetic basis of protein structure and how it relates to the larger physiological process. Mahtomedi teacher and MAPS adviser Jim Lane said, “The level of motivation and drive that each of these young women has demonstrated is absolutely inspiring. The opportunity to be in the MAPS program is truly a life-changing event for their future careers.”

Oratory competition accepting applications Fifty high-school girls will be selected to compete in Speaking Proudly, a juried Minnesota oratory competition. The speech topic is: “‘A Republic if you can keep it.’ Rising to Ben Franklin’s Challenge.” The event will be held Oct. 26 at the Minnesota State Capitol. A total of $1,750 will be awarded to the top three speeches. The event is sponsored by Metro Republican Women. Competition schedule and rules, details about the application process, and speech preparation tips can be found at speakingproudly. org. Applications are due Aug. 1, and selection of competitors will be made by Aug. 31.

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White Bear Lake Area Schools intends to apply for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant through the Minnesota Department of Education. Those who wish to review the completed application may contact Ashlie Anzel at ashlie.anzel@isd624. org after the April 19 submission deadline.

Mahtomedi High School students will perform the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” April 26-28. As they fight to stay in the contest, the students share hilarious and touching tales from their home lives, ultimately learning that winning isn’t everything. Shows will be held at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. April 28. It will be held at the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center, 8000 75th St. N., Mahtomedi. Tickets can be purchased at www. zephyrfinearts.org.

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White Bear Lake homeschooler Evan Erickson placed fi rst in the ninth-grade division of the St. Cloud State University math contest earlier this month. He competed against about 200 students. His exam score was 30; the average is 11. Each spring since 1968, the departments of Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science & Information Technology have hosted a Mathematics Contest for students in grades 7-12. Erickson also made the 2019 MN AllState Math team.

The BearPower Breakaway Family Bike Ride will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Otter Lake Elementary. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A Baby Bear ride will be held on school grounds. A Bear Cub 3.5-mile route will travel through Tamarack Nature Center and Polar Lakes Park. The Bear Family ride will be 8.25 miles around Bald Eagle Lake. The event is free, but register at whitebear.ce.eleyo.com by May 1 to receive a gift.

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Foundation announces 20th annual golf tournament Students present molecular work The Mahtomedi Modeling A Protein Story (MAPS) Team went to Florida earlier this month to present its research at the Experimental Biology (EB) Conference. The EB conference is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement in the areas of anatomy, biochemistry and

The 20th annual White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 24, at Indian Hills Golf and Country Club in Stillwater. With a scramble-style format and shotgun start, golfers are guaranteed a fun day of golf and camaraderie. From start to finish, golfers are treated to many amenities, including a free gift, lunch, drink tickets, golf cart, prizes and dinner buffet, just to name a few. Cost is $160 cost per person. To register, visit www.wblaef.org or call 651-407-7696.

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‘This story is a winner’ BY DEBRA NEUTKENS EDITOR

When despair and hopelessness pushed Eric Anderson to the brink of suicide, a random click on an internet tune changed his life. The song was “Angel On My Shoulder” by Kaskade. The music started Anderson on a new path to recovery after a diving accident on White Bear Lake left him paralyzed. He immersed himself in music, which soothed his troubled mind and helped him find peace. Five years in the writing, “Don’t Stop Dancing: My Story of Tragedy, Loss, Addiction and Darkness, and the Discovery That Healed My Soul,” describes Anderson’s journey back into the light after his accident Aug. 27, 1996. He was at a friend’s house near Bellaire Beach. They were drinking; it was late at night. He made the stupid decision to dive into water only a couple inches deep. He broke his neck. That simple lapse in judgment turned Anderson’s world upside down. He was 21. The book is named after another Kaskade song called “Don’t Stop Dancing.” Its lyrics talk about beauty held within and to just keep going every day because the silver lining is on its way. “The title is a representation of my life,” Anderson said. “Never give up. And it’s a song by the artist that saved my life.” An excerpt from material promoting the book recalled how Anderson turned to drugs, alcohol and excessive partying as he tried to grasp the physical and emotional trials he faced as a quadriplegic. He was deeply depressed and unprepared mentally. “Over the next decade,

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Eric’s life spirals out of control as he attempts to assimilate back into a world perpetually haunted by memories of a perfect life he can’t let go of,” it reads. When Anderson decides suicide is his only option, music becomes his salvation. His comeback and resulting biography are meant to serve as inspiration for others to live every moment to its fullest and show readers why nothing should be taken for granted. “I really think I wrote something special,” Anderson said in a telephone interview. “I wasn’t looking for fame or fortune. I wanted to contribute something positive.” The book is dark in the beginning, he admits, reflecting a hard time after the accident and his battles with depression, drugs and alcohol. “Then things changed for me. I found happiness and learned important things in life. I felt I had a story to tell; to show people not to make the same mistakes. The response has been amazing.” Writing comes easy to him, Anderson said. It’s something he can do in his downtown St. Paul apartment. A 1993 White Bear Lake High School grad, he moved from his hometown about 10 years ago, saying it was too difficult to live in a house with a wheelchair. One of Anderson’s buddies, Zach Love, also a ‘93 grad, found the book inspiring. “It reminds me how lucky we are in

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Eight years ago, Eric Anderson got on stage at The Myth with Above & Beyond, a popular United Kingdom group that he said helped turn his life around.

life,” he said. “Eric is the type of person I look to for leadership and advice. He’s a fun guy and people rally around him.” The book is opening doors, or at least getting him VIP treatment with a favorite band, noted the author, adding he’s “living in a dream right now.” By happenstance, Kaskade is playing in Las Vegas next month at a music festival called the Electric Daisy Carnival. Anderson plans to be there and if the stars align, he hopes to have the opportunity to present Kaskade with a copy of his book. Asked about his disability hindering his ambitions, Anderson scoffed. “That is the point of the story. It took me awhile to realize that and get to that point. If you still have your mind, you can still do great things. This story is a winner.” “Don’t Stop Dancing” is available on Amazon. Hardcover is $25.99.

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Eric Anderson gave members of his favorite artists, Above & Beyond, a copy of his book at the Minneapolis Armory March 30. Band members happened to be playing a concert in the Twin Cities a week before his book was set to launch. With Anderson are Paavo Siljamaki, left, and Tony McGuinness.

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Weekly newspaper covering White Bear Lake and the surrounding area.

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Weekly newspaper covering White Bear Lake and the surrounding area.

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