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Despite neighborly opposition, dog beach stays BY DEBRA NEUTKENS EDITOR

The ‘snow’ must go on


Top photo: Instructor Vanessa Brooks Agnes leads children in a performance during a musical theatre workshop Saturday, April 14 at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center. The students were scheduled to perform during an open house at the center before rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, above, forced cancellation of the event. At left: Snow and wind create near whiteout conditions in downtown White Bear Lake Saturday, April 14. The National Weather Service reported that the more than 14 inches of accumulated snow that fell between Friday morning and Sunday evening across the area was the largest April snowstorm on record.

WHITE BEAR LAKE — The swimming beach for canines at Matoska Park survived a city-imposed probationary period. It will remain an area amenity. Thirteen months after new rules were imposed on users of the waterfront park, City Council revisited issues of compliance, or lack thereof, and took comments, pro and con from residents only, at its April 10 meeting. After all was said and done, the vote was 3-2 to keep it open. Significant to the motion was removal of the word “temporary.” The park is no longer on probation, although council did direct staff to look for alternative sites with water access. That could be tough. Other potential spots in the city are either too cramped or too swampy, so it's unlikely one will be found as nice as White Bear Lake. Nearby resident Brian Bonin suggested fencing off part of Optimist Beach. “It's a space issue at Matoska,” he told council, “that has changed over time with more people using it.” He pitched the idea of giving 70 feet of city beach to the dogs since fewer people live near Optimist and “it's not a backwater lake.” The Eighth Street homeowner, who sat on the Parks Commission when the dog park was approved in 2007, complimented SEE DOG PARK, PAGE 9A

1940 custom cruiser looking for home on White Bear Lake BY DEBRA NEUTKENS EDITOR

As a kid growing up in Birchwood, Howard Nicholson fondly remembers a white 38-foot cruiser on White Bear Lake. “It was the biggest boat on the lake and easy to spot. It stuck out like a sore thumb,” he recalled. Little did Nicholson know at

the time that he would eventually own the boat: he purchased it from Walter “Buster” Johnson in 1982. Buster inherited the cruiser from his father, John O. Johnson, founder of Johnson Boat Works. After 36 years as “caretaker,” Nicholson is ready to return the boat to its roots. He's willing to give it away with one important stipulation: the cruiser

stays on White Bear Lake. Built in 1940 at Johnson Boat Works on Lake Avenue South, the boat's in pretty good shape for its age, Nicholson said. He keeps it at a marina on Lake Superior's south shore, so transportation to White Bear Lake will be required. A Mariner High School SEE CRUISER, PAGE 9A


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White Bear resident named volunteer of year for women’s shelter WHITE BEAR LAKE — Brian Adams was recognized as Solid Ground’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event April 11 at East Metro Place. Since 2014, Adams, a White Bear Lake resident, has given his time and energy as a leader of Solid Ground’s Boys Club, a group for 9- through 15-year-old boys, taking them on monthly excursions. Adams also volunteers as a tutor and has gone above and beyond to help youth during difficult times, a press release stated. “Brian is such a great guy,” said Solid Ground Executive Director Trisha Cummins Kauffman. “He really cares about our kids, whether it’s supporting their academic success or helping them grow into well-rounded young men. He and the Boys Club give them experiences that they would otherwise never be able to have and we are truly grateful for all that he does.” “I have been mentoring and tutoring kids for over 30 years,” Adams said. “It has been one of the most meaningful parts of my life. Each child is unique and lovable; I find it a great privilege to be a part of each of their lives and


Brian Adams accepted his award from Hannah Parish, volunteer program manager.

growth. I strive to be a positive role model since we know this is so important for every child. Tutoring aligns with my faith and values through helping others and provides a great opportunity to grow personally through

learning new skills from knowledgeable, caring staff professionals who are amazing. Thank you for letting me, the men who are part of Boys Club, the awesome tutors and other volunteers at Solid Ground experience this joy.”

Solid Ground also recognized Dale Daul of Grant at the event with an award for Most Volunteer Hours in 2017, Deb and Greg Jones of Shoreview for the Volunteer Family/Group of the Year, and celebrated the contributions of all Solid Ground volunteers. Volunteers were thanked by Solid Ground Board Vice Chair Mary Berger of White Bear Lake, as well as by Solid Ground residents. In 2017, Solid Ground was supported by nearly 700 volunteers providing 6,507 hours of volunteer service. Solid Ground’s mission is to prevent and end homelessness for families with children through housing, resources and opportunity. Solid Ground houses approximately 100 families annually in suburban Ramsey and Washington counties. Seventy percent of residents are children, nearly half of whom are under the age of 6. Solid Ground offers tours of its White Bear Lake housing location on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More information is available online at www. Submitted

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Bunions get ‘bad rap’ BY DEBRA NEUTKENS EDITOR

Oh, the abuse our feet endure. Painful bunions? There’s a new remedy for that. A patented procedure called lapiplasty is the future of bunion surgery. White Bear Lake podiatrist Christopher Phillips is one of the first in the metro to perform the technique. “The procedure is driven to create a technique that is controlled, reproducible and lends itself to confidence in the results,” Phillips said. “It aims at restoring anatomy back to normal by correcting the deformity at the joint. A patient can bear weight almost immediately following the surgery.” Previous methods for fixing the deformity, and there are many, require cutting the bone behind the bunion and sliding it back beneath the toe. Phillips describes it as a “nonanatomical correction that lends itself to recurrence.” A bunion is a bump on the side of the foot. It forms from what the podiatrist calls a “structural deviation” of the metatarsal joint and big toe. The first patient to have the procedure under Phillips’ care, Jessi Foell, can’t rave enough about the results. Foell, 40, had been living with a painful bunion on her left foot for years. It kept her from doing things she enjoys, like playing tennis or using the treadmill. “I had always heard horror stories of traditional surgery where they break the bone and shave it,” Foell said. “A podiatrist referred me to Dr. Phillips, saying I was a good candidate for this new procedure. I am so happy with it I will probably get the other foot done within a year.” A walking boot was required post-surgery, but both the downtime and the pain were minimal, Foell said. “It has been the complete opposite of what everyone tells me of their personal stories. It has been so worth it.” According to Phillips, people of any age can have bunions. “All sorts of structural deformities will predispose a foot to bunions,” he said. “High heels can be a component. Pointy shoes play a role, especially if worn for decades. Or it can be genetic.” Foell started experiencing pain in her 20s from the protruding bone. “Mine wasn’t disgusting on my foot. It just hindered me from doing things I like. My foot would throb for hours after a few minutes of exercise.” Within four days of surgery, she was getting around in


The post-op lapiplasty procedure to correct Foell’s bunion is shown at right. Her pre-op radiograph, left, shows the bunion deformity. Using instruments to align the metatarsal, the joint is corrected before a cut is made. Two stainless steel plates are affixed to the bone with screws for a rapid return to weight bearing.

just the boot. The St. Paul woman worked from home the following week but could have returned to work, she said. Lapiplasty isn’t for every bunion deformity. “But it’s a technology that standardizes the technique, which hasn’t been out there before,” noted Phillips. “It takes into consideration the rotational deformity portion of a bunion; it looks at it in three dimensions. Rotation is a big component. We attribute rotation to the rate of recurrence.” If a patient has a bunion deformity that has created significant arthritis at the big toe joint, they would not be a good candidate. “Bunions get a bad rap. It doesn’t have to be a bad experience,” Phillips said. The surgery is performed in the hospital; patients are put into a deep sleep for the 90-min-

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ute procedure. According to the company that invented lapiplasty, Treace Medical Concepts Inc., 87 percent of bunions have a metatarsal frontal plane rotational deformity. If not corrected, patients are 12 times more likely to have a recurrence. Here is a link to the patient education video on youtube.


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APRIL 18, 2018

The rite of passage


N 1976 a book entitled “Passages” was written by Gail Sheehy on predictable crises of adult life. This book by a prize-winning investigative reporter captured my attention as she began to explain throughout adult life the external forces acting on all of us. It was on the New York Times best seller list for more than three years and it has been reprinted in 28 languages. The Library of Congress survey named “Passages” one of the 10 most influential books of our time. This book brings me thoughts for the column this week. Kathy and I after 50 years of marriage and 48 years in our century-old About the home on Lake Avenue have decided to downsize and move down Town the street to a condo that was built over 30 years ago by the late Gene Johnson Ted Glasrud on White Bear Lake between West Park and Ramsey County B C Beach. h As we experienced our most recent passage, we realized we didn’t need four bedrooms. We decided to make the change to a one-bedroom condo. In the process of making this decision, age was a big factor, second floor bedrooms was another, and we really didn’t need the excess space to store more “stuff.” We talked to a lot of friends who have downsized and some of them said they dragged it out way too long. One garbage can a week full of unnecessary junk was not fast enough. So here’s what we did. We told our children to pick out pieces of furniture, art and memorabilia they would like to have. We also asked if any one of them was interested in buying the “Prairie Sanctuary” home where they were raised. Our son Carter was interested. I told Carter and Amy we were only going to take our bed and dressers because the condo was staged with some furniture that we chose to buy. When we got home from Florida this cold, snowy spring, we went right to our condo. The kids had moved us in with a lot of hard work and care to make us comfortable, and we were. Going back to the author, Sheehy, she has suggested that if we don’t accept these different passages in life we will lose out in understanding them and enjoying them. I don’t know where you are in the passages of life. Perhaps having friends 10 years older you can keep learning how to be prepared for the next passage. Having friends younger is also good to see how the world is thinking. Sheehy leaves us with a lot of good quotes. Following are a few for your consideration. “The illusions of the twenties, however, may be essential to infuse our fi rst commitments with excitement and intensity, and to sustain us in those commitments long enough to gain us some experience in living.” — Gail Sheehy, “Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life.” “The forties are the time to rediscover community on a more realistic plane. Before this decade is out, if you are determined to become authentically yourself, you will fi nd a way to assemble all the parts of your nature into one whole. You will have to stop pretending to be the person you have been and begin to recognize and ultimately accept who, or what, you are becoming.” Adjusting to the later passages of life has its challenges as I mentioned before, but this passage also gives the opportunity to reflect, mentor younger people, write family histories and thoroughly enjoy grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Scripture reminds us in Proverbs 20:29 “The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair,” and in Proverbs 16:31 “A gray head is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” Gene Johnson is publisher emeritus of Press Publications. Distributed weekly in: • White Bear Lake • White Bear Township • Mahtomedi • Birchwood • Dellwood • Willernie • Gem Lake • Pine Springs • Portions of Grant MNA 2014 AWARD-WINNING NEWSPAPER • 651-407-1200

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his year marks the official two-year countdown to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day was fi rst celebrated on April 22, 1970, when 20 million people across the United States called for action and advocated for the protection of our natural resources. This celebration helped enact the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Legislator and Endangered Species Act. It also Lingo helped establish the creation of the Chuck Wiger Environmental Protection Agency. Before Earth Day, millions of Americans experienced exposure to environmental degradation and pollution. Since then, the EPA and other organizations have made tremendous strides in the effort to protect our natural resources and our citizens from the effects of industrialization. Presently, Earth Day serves as a positive reminder that we should all be stewards of our environment and do our part to make our world a safer, cleaner, and better place. Over the next two years, Earth Day Network will support two dif-

ferent initiatives to work towards the greater goal of sustainability by 2020. This year’s theme is “End Plastic Pollution.” The goal is to change human attitude and behavior about plastic products. From poisoning marine life to clogging our waste streams and landfi lls, it is clear the growth of plastic use is a threat to our planet. In order to raise awareness of this issue, this year’s theme “End Plastic Pollution” seeks to significantly reduce plastic pollution by educating and mobilizing citizens across the globe. Earth Day is a great reminder for us to continue to reduce our environmental footprint and limit our energy consumption. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency lists a few simple ways we can all get a little greener in our everyday life through checking for toilet leaks, reducing food waste, and recycling. Changing simple habits can have a profound effect on the world around us. Learn more about what you can do by visiting www.pca.state. As individuals, it is easy to participate in the Earth Day festivities. Over the next few weeks, communities across the state are holding events in support of Earth Day. Here are just a few of the events that are happening within our area.

event takes place at the Mahtomedi District Education Center from 10 a.m. -- 1 p.m. and includes educational workshops and info-stations, electronics recycling, unused medication disposal, guided trail walks and giveaways.

Ramsey County The Annual Ramsey County parks Earth Day Cleanup will be held April 21 starting at 9 a.m. The event is geared towards volunteers of all ages and the focus of the cleanup is to pick up trash and beautify the parks for the beginning of spring. Events are being held at the following locations: Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township, MN 55110 Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109

White Bear Lake White Bear Lake residents will join with White Bear Township for “Trash to Treasure” Day on Saturday, April 28, all day. People are asked to place unwanted items at the end of their driveways, clearly marked as “Free.” Please have the items out as early as possible. Treasure hunters will have the opportunity to pick up items that are marked “Free” any time, all day.

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Th night The i ht th the music i di died d in Birchwood

At the Birchwood Village Council meeting on April 10, resident Al Mitchell resigned as the coordinator of Music in the Park. This wonderful series of concerts on summer Sunday evenings featured local musicians who performed at the beaches and parks in Birchwood. Many of the performers were Birchwood residents. The variety of music offerings appealed to residents — jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, Irish, a capella and choral, and country/rock. These events were well attended and many of my friends planned their Sundays to include spreading a blanket on the grass, sipping tea and eating dinner while listening to amusing and talented people. Watching sailboats drift by and family water outings on the lake was peaceful — all the while sharing time with neighbors. Disrespectful treatment by members of the council and its failure to adequately support the events led to Al’s departure after six years of labor — a labor of love for him. He did all the work — securing permits, setting up chairs, putting out signs and retrieving them, contracting with performers, getting them paid, placing ads in the weekly White Bear Press and our newsletter, and cordially providing a welcome and introduction to kick off our Sundays in the parks. Music and song can relax, heal and lift my spirits. I appreciate his work. Thank you, Al, for providing something I cherish and will truly miss. The council and Parks Committee should restore this treasure for all of us who share a love of music and community camaraderie. Dr. Mary Sue Simmons Birchwood

Appreciate efforts by Grant councilman

We would like to commend Councilman Loren Sederstrom for making Grant residents aware of important issues such as the 400 commercial hydro-vac discharges in Grant that could have potentially polluted the groundwater. He continued efforts to keep it contained and followed up on the subsequent discharges after a cease-and-desist order was executed. He has brought language to the City Council to amend the waste ordinances that would curtail these discharges. He has also been in support of responsible road repair and is in fa-

vor off amending the ordinance thatt di th di th would allow Xcel to clear ditches of brush at no cost to the city. He spends many hours on his monthly “All Around Grant” show on YouTube highlighting issues of public concern. Doug and Kathy Schwartz Grant

Councilman inserting personal opinions

This letter refers to two stories that appeared in the White Bear Press. Both writings refer to the same homeowner in Grant regarding soil disruption. On March 14, 2018, Sarah Marie Moore, Vadnais Heights editor, wrote a very good newsworthy article packed with verifiable facts that she titled “Home cleanup project cleared by pollution control.” Then on March 21, 2018, a letter to the editor was written by Loren Sederstrom, Grant City Council, titled “800-Pound gorilla in the room.” This letter disputes Moore’s professional reporting skills by inserting his own personal opinions. Things like “over 400 trucks content in his pond,” a $3,500 fi ne and restoration order not completed in a timely way. In Moore’s article, she quotes MPCA official Nick Nistler, “The landowner was responsive and completed correction actions in a timely manner.” MPCA was contacted, and no finding of a $3,500 fine was assigned to this property. It is true that a “cease-anddesist order” was issued until soil testing was completed and, upon fi nding no pollutants, the order was rescinded. For some reason City Councilman Sederstrom thinks it OK to attack a Grant resident with no evidence — in fact, with false evidence — and this behavior should stop. Robert Tufty Grant

What is the value of water?

Dumb question, right? One of our most valuable resources, yet it is so inexpensive we waste it on nonessential things. If it was more expensive, would we use it more wisely? I think many of us would. Watering our lawn is a luxury. If water to irrigate our lawns was more expensive, some of us might not do it. Just like other luxuries, some can afford it and some can't or choose not to. Let’s start valuing water as it should be: almost free for essential use and expensive for nonessential use. Those who think surface water is the answer are naive. Jim Markoe of

WBLRA says he's h ' concerned d about b t "further along," yet supports surface water augmentation. Anyone who thinks using millions of gallons of surface water won't have an adverse effect on the ecosystem "further along" is uninformed. Thanks to people like Paul Steinhauser for trying to educate us on water usage. We waste so much water. Sad to say, but raising the cost of water might be the only way we start to value water as it should be valued and use it wisely. Dave Rosenbrook Vadnais Heights

Parks overwatered in Vadnais Heights

Perhaps some good can come from the recent embarrassment self-administered by Vadnais Heights City Engineer Mr. Graham. Once he has pulled his foot out of his mouth, he will be able to do something useful for those he serves. I would suggest he spend some quality time in the city parks of Vadnais Heights. He may notice, as we have, that many of the city’s parks seem severely overwatered in the summer. Berwood Park frequently has areas almost too wet to use, even in the dry times of summer. I’ve been in other parks that are about the same. Perhaps if the watering systems were better run, a good portion of the water mystery could be solved, saving the city taxpayers some money, and protecting the aquifer as well. I suspect our problem lies more with an engineer than with teenage girls. Carl Jacobson Vadnais Heights

Minnesotans need tax relief

The Republican mantra of trickle-down economics never seems to die, despite the examples of unsurprising results piling up around us. It would be wonderful if our dilapidated infrastructure could be rebuilt for nothing, or our schools upgraded to meet the challenges of the digital age, or our slow, expensive internet be more world class, for that matter. Unfortunately, the money has to come from somewhere. A democratic society must rely on a progressive system of taxation. Therefore, the rich pay more. The claim that American corporate taxes are the highest in the world is bogus on several levels. First, an actual comparison with many other prosperous countries show it is not. More importantly, the rates that are actually paid can be laughably small or even nonexistent.

Teams off well-paid T ll id corporate t lobbyl bb ists make sure of that when the tax laws are being written. The wisdom of low taxes miraculously producing more revenue is a false promise with the latest example being Kansas. Republican Gov. Brownback promised the same falsehood as Sen. Roger Chamberlain. Brownback slashed taxes, calling it “a real live experiment” and had hoped to phase out the state income tax entirely (50 percent of all revenue). What followed were nine rounds of severe budget cuts, three credit downgrades, missed state payments and an ongoing atmosphere of fiscal crisis. The Kansas Supreme Court ultimately had to force his administration to provide a constitutionally guaranteed level of educational spending. Despite Chamberlain’s admiration, the Trump gift to the wealthiest will have little-to-no effect as far as wages or job creation goes. There is no historical record that would predict this. The rich will invest wherever the return promises to be highest, and why would corporations choose to raise wages as opposed to pay out bigger dividends to investors? If the goal is really to raise wages, why have all the money go through the bank accounts of the 1 percent? Why not raise the minimum wage? Roger’s facts regarding growth provide no proof that the population is fleeing to low-tax states. Many people are here from all over the country for the excellence of our schools, the natural beauty and the abundance of corporate headquarters. Bad ideas live an eternal life in the Republican Party. Lee Wolfson Mahtomedi

Sense of humor lacking

I can’t imagine what it must be like to live in a world so bereft of joy that you feel it necessary to attack those who attempt to lighten our day with a little humor. Recent letters attacking the Vadnais Heights city engineer and his comment on water usage and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s humorous crime reports show a distinct lack of a sense of humor and leave me wondering what is lacking in the authors’ lives to make them so quick to attack others for innocent remarks. Let’s all ignore comments from those looking to be offended and applaud attempts to lighten up our days. Len Lorence White Bear Township


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Genevieve Betty Tanning, 95 Died peacefully on Easter morning at her home of 65 years in White Bear Lake. Preceded in death by husband of 68 years Ervin, two brothers (Howard, Richard), three half-sisters (Emma, Christine, Myrtle), and three half-brothers (William, Leonard, Loyd). Survived by sister Joan, daughter Carole, and sons Ronald (Carol), Larry (Chris), Mark (Barbara), and Brian (Juliana). Also eight grandchildren—Kristen, Shelly, Trevor, Brett, Courtney, Aaron, Rachel, Micah, and four great grand children—Nicholas, Paris, Chase, and Genevieve. Betty was born 3 July 1922 in Valley City, N.D., the daughter of 1st and 2nd generation Norwegian/Romani immigrants. A Celebration of Life will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 1, Community of Grace Lutheran, where Betty was a member for 72 years. 4000 Linden St., White Bear Lake.

Margaret (Peggy) M. Tansom (Tessier), and Richard (Dick) B. Tansom, both 81, of White Bear Lake, went home on January 13, 2018 and March 9, 2018, respectively, surrounded by their devoted family. Preceded in death by her sister Jeanne Peltier and his sister Darlene (Bob) Jacobson. Survived by her brothers Gary (Virginia) LaBore, Ken (Linda) LaBore and his sisters Karen (Craig) Paulson and Sharon (Jan). Survived by their children Scott, Brad (Paula), Corey and Stacy (Julio) Fesser; 10 grandchildren; and twin great-grandbabies. A reception honoring their love is 1-5 p.m. April 22 at the Kellerman Event Center in White Bear Lake, with a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace.

Age 80 of White Bear Lake Passed away on March 26, 2018. Ken attended White Bear Lake High School, after which he enlisted in the Air Force where he served for eight years as a firefighter. After his service, Ken had a 38-year career at Water Gremlin. Ken loved animals, and he always had his dog at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Evette; grandsons, Ronald and Tyler; brothers, Billy and Sidney. Ken is survived by his wife of 27 years, Geri; children, Dawn, Jeff, Roxanne, Kelly, Wendy, Aimee; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, family and friends. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 20 at Simple Traditions by Bradshaw, 671 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul. Visitation 10-11 a.m. before the service. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.




APRIL 18, 2018


Marc Verrill is a new White Bear Lake Police Officer. His mother Amy attended the ceremony to pin on his badge after he took the oath of office April 10 at City Hall.


New assistant chiefs on the White Bear Lake Fire Department are Joel Schmidt, left, and Rick Current.

Mayor Jo Emerson presented a white bear statue to retiring Fire Inspector Mike Turnbull. One of the city’s first paramedics, he served 43 years with the White Bear Lake Fire Department.

New faces in public safety uniforms WHITE BEAR LAKE — Public safety chiefs swore in new department members April 10 at the City Council meeting. Police Chief Julie Swanson introduced her new officer, Marc Verrill, an Army National Guard infantry sergeant who was hired as a parttime community service officer in 2013. From Oakdale, Officer Verrill is a graduate of North St. Paul High School and worked security for Allina hospitals while earning his college degree in law enforcement.

He started his career with the city as a reserve officer, donating more than 600 volunteer hours. Fire Chief Greg Peterson recognized four individuals; two are retiring members of his department: Assistant Chief Tom Ballis, who served 26 years, and Fire Inspector Mike Turnbull, who served 43 years. “Tom doesn't like the limelight but deserves recognition,” Peterson said. He called Turnbull “an icon” who

started with the department as one of its original paramedics and, for the last 31 years, has served as fi re inspector. “We owe him a lot of gratitude for everything he's done,” added the chief. New assistant chiefs Rick Current and Joel Schmidt were also introduced. Schmidt is the new operations and training chief and Current is replacing Turnbull as fi re marshal. Schmidt started at Cross Lake 17 years ago before coming to White

Bear Lake. He moved up the ranks from lieutenant to captain and is part of the technical rescue team. Current has 20 years of service; his last position was with the Woodbury department, where he was fi re marshal. Chief Peterson said both men “bring tremendous experience” to the city's department and were chosen from a lengthy list of people from around the country. Debra Neutkens

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

Vadnais Heights • An alarm brought deputies to the T-Mobile store in the 1000 block of Highway 96 where they found the front door smashed to smithereens just before midnight on April 4. A later inventory revealed five i-Phones with a value of $3,569 missing. A sixth phone was discovered outside. No suspects. An investigation is underway. • A Vadnais Drive woman reported an unauthorized charge on her credit card from the Zoosk dating service on April 5. Several other charges totaling a little less than $50 were OK, but one “bank transfer” of $684 was not hers, the 65-year-old told investigators. It's not known where the money is and the county Electronics Crimes Unit is looking into it. • An employee of Kwik Trip in the 3200 block of Highway 61 reported a gas drive-off the afternoon of April 9 amounting to $31.82. A passen-

ger in the car, a 31-year-old North St. Paul woman, was identified through a credit card receipt and mailed a citation for theft. The driver was not identified and the vehicle later proved to be stolen.

White Bear Township • Deputies are looking for an intoxicated, 40-year-old White Bear Lake woman on careless driving, disorderly conduct and possible DWI charges after she backed into a tree at 3 a.m. April 4 in the 2500 block of Martin Way. • A juvenile driver and her passenger, both apparently intoxicated, were collared shortly after midnight April 5 after their vehicle was used to “do doughnuts” in the grassy median at Polar Lake Park in the 1200 block of Hammond Road. One-year trespass notices were issued to both suspects. The amount of damage will be determined after the snow melts. • A confrontation between two drivers which began as road rage, culminated the afternoon of April 5 in a school parking lot in the 1400 block

of County Road H2 when both drivers squared off. Deputies arrived just in time to lend a calming influence. Unfortunately for one driver, a 37-year-old man out of Spring Lake Park, he was carrying a 9-millimeter Smith & Wesson handgun. Although the unlucky gun-toting man had a permit for the pistol, he was charged with “felony possession of a handgun on school grounds.” The weapon was confi scated. • A woman who parked her car in a hardware store lot in the 5300 block of Highway 61 the evening of April 9, returned “less than an hour later” to fi nd her front passenger window smashed out and her lunch bag gone. “The bag was worth less than $100,” she said. • Asset protection employees going through security footage overnight April 9 at Cub in the 1000 block of Meadowlands Drive watched two females, later identified as 18-year-olds, make off with a six-pack of Corona beer and two wine coolers, total loss of $15. The teens were mailed citations for theft.

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported the following selected incidents in Birchwood, Dellwood, Grant, Mahtomedi, Pine Springs and Willernie:

Birchwood • A resident in the 400 block of Wildwood Avenue on April 5 reported lights on in the basement of a nearby abandoned home. Plastic had been ripped from a window and a padlocked garage opened. Washington County Sheriff's deputies advised the complainant that no one could have possibly accessed the residence. • A resident in the 600 block of Wildwood Avenue on April 8 reported a suspicious white male wearing a gray coat and carrying a green bag for walking up his driveway and turning and leaving when the complainant questioned him. Deputies advised the complainant that City Hall had received several solicitation permit applications.

Grant G • A resident in the 9000 block of Dellwood Road N. on April 6 reported a neighbor for trespassing on his driveway as part of an ongoing issue involving numerous calls to the sheriff's office. One of the neighbors had surveyed the land and told the other neighbor that he would no longer be allowed to use any portion of the driveway that he'd been using for 30 years. • A resident in the 7000 block of Manning Avenue N. on April 6 reported receiving an email trying to persuade him to wire money to Arkansas. • A resident in the 9000 block of Keswick Avenue N. on April 7 reported possible mail theft after numerous mailboxes in the neighborhood and even one or two posts were ripped out and went missing entirely. Deputies advised the complainant that a stolen mailbox constitutes stolen mail. The complainant suspects the driver of a bright blue Dodge Ram pickup

truck recently seen in the neighborhood of carting off the mailboxes.

Mahtomedi • A Hugo man, 18, was cited April 4 on Hickory Street and East Avenue for failing to stop at the stop sign. • A resident in the 800 block of Wildwood Road on April 4 reported receiving a phone call saying that she was being sued for Social Security issues. The complainant suspected a phone scam. • A resident in the 700 block of Park Avenue on April 4 reported a Honda Civic for partially blocking his driveway while its occupant was at the beach. The vehicle had been moved by the time deputies appeared on the scene. • A highly intoxicated Stillwater man was given a ride home in the squad car at 9:56 p.m. April 5, after a motorist reported him for stumbling around in the middle of the driving lane of 75th Street N., near

Warner Avenue. • A package was reported stolen April 6 from the FedEx facility on Long Lake Road E. Employees at the facility came to a dead end when tracking the package and assumed it had been stolen. • Several juveniles on foot were reported April 7 for throwing snowballs at vehicles as they passed the entrance to Katherine Abbott Park on Lincolntown Trail N.

White Bear Lake • A White Bear Lake man, 31, was arrested on a warrant April 5 in the 2000 block of Spruce Place.

Willernie • An Oakdale man reported his locked bike stolen April 6 from outside Paragon Pool and Spa on Stillwater Road.

APRIL 18, 2018



WHITE BEAR LAKE POLICE REPORTS The White Bear Lake Police Department reported the following incidents: • Theft of $160 was reported in the 2100 block of Fourth Street April 6. • About $800 in criminal damage to property was reported in the 4800 block of White Bear Parkway April 6. • Theft of about $100 was reported in the 3500 block of Century Avenue April 6. • Fraud, and a loss of about $700, was reported in the 3900 block of Jay Lane April 6. • A White Bear Lake woman, 58, was arrested for fourth-degree DWI near County Road F April 6. • A woman, 22, was arrested for third-degree DWI near County Road E April 7. Her blood alcohol level was 0.20. • A Minneapolis woman, 46, was arrested for theft after attempting to leave a store in the 1800 block of Buerkle Road with unpaid merchandise April 7. • A White Bear Lake man, 37, was arrested on a felony warrant in the 1700 block of Highway 96 April 8. • A vehicle was reported stolen in the 4800 block of Cook Avenue April 8. It had been left running with the keys inside. • A North St. Paul woman, 31, was arrested for a fi fth-degree controlled substance violation in the 4300 block of Lake Avenue S. April 9. • Theft of items from a vehicle was reported in the 2400 block of Mayfair Avenue April 10. • A garage door opener was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 2500 block of Homewood Place April 10. • A suspect who stole $8 from a vehicle overnight in the 2500 block of Orchard Lane was caught on the homeowner’s surveillance video, but the suspect was unidentifiable. • A garage door opener was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 2600 block of Riviera Drive S. April 10.

• Theft of items from a vehicle was reported in the 2400 block of Spruce Place April 10. • Three staple guns and other tools worth a total of about $750 were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 3600 block of Oak Terrace April 10. • A resident in the 3600 block of East County Line Road reported cash missing from his apartment April 11. No suspects. • An acquaintance reportedly stole a vehicle while the owner left it unattended and unlocked with the keys in the ignition at a gas station in the 4500 block of Centerville Road April 11. The vehicle was later found unoccupied in Circle Pines.

• A loss of about $500 due to an internet scam was reported in the 3800 block of Hill Avenue April 11. • Theft of tools worth about $900 was reported in the 1300 block of Hedman Way April 12. • An unknown suspect reportedly gained access to a nonprofit's fi nancial account information and used it to purchase about $100 of goods at Sam's Club April 12. • A woman, 37, was arrested for fourth-degree DWI near Centerville Road and Goose Lake April 12. Her blood alcohol level was 0.08.

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Deputies, police officers and troopers from more than 300 agencies are conducting extra distracted driving enforcement through April 22. The campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. The number of citations for texting while driving climbed almost 23 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 5,988 to 7,357. Just five years ago, citations were about half that amount, 3,498. Minnesota’s “No Texting” law makes it illegal for drivers to read, send texts and emails, and access the web while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic. That includes sitting at a stoplight or stop sign. The consequence for violating this law is a $50 fine for the first offense and $275 for subsequent offenses. If you injure or kill someone because of texting and driving, you can face a felony charge of criminal vehicular operation or homicide. Distracted driving contributes to one in five crashes in Minnesota and contributes to an average of 59 deaths and 223 serious injuries a year, according to data from 2012 – 2016. When a crash occurs in Minnesota, the driver behavior that law enforcement agencies cite most often as a contributing factor is inattention or distraction. Law enforcement recommends placing cell phones out of reach or turning them off while driving. Map out a destination and enter the GPS route in advance. Music and radio stations can be preprogrammed. Adjust mirrors and ventilation before traveling. Secure drinks and avoid messy foods.


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APRIL 18, 2018


VADNAIS HEIGHTS — The weekend blizzard took down the dome. The Vadnais Heights Sports Center dome collapsed all the way to the floor early morning April 15 during a historic blizzard, said Ramsey County Communications Manager Deborah Carter McCoy. The cause of the collapse appears to be due to heavy snow; staff planned to begin to assess the damage beginning April 16, after press time.

Vadnais Heights received about 21 inches of snow from April 13 to 15, according to WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman. White Bear Lake received 16.5 inches. A staff person was on site at the time of the collapse but was not injured, Carter McCoy said. The dome previously collapsed during a winter storm while it was owned by the city and the county wanted someone on site to monitor the air handling units that become clogged during the previous collapse. “There was no visible interruption to air handling this time,”

Carter McCoy said. The county does not know when the dome might reopen. All programs held in the dome are currently suspended. The ice rinks, weight room and meeting rooms are open. The Northeast Metro Expo planned 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 will be held at White Bear Lake Area High School – South Campus, 3551 McKnight Road N., White Bear Lake. Customers who had a reservation for the dome should call 651-7482500.


The Vadnais Heights Sports Center dome collapsed April 15. The city received 21 inches of snow from April 13 to 15.

Fund growing for memorial flagpole WHITE BEAR LAKE — Another $18,000 was added to the restoration fund for the Lions Soldier's Memorial Flagpole Project. Lion Lynn Farley presented the check to Mayor Jo Emerson April 10 at the City Council meeting. The White Bear Lake Lions Club is leading the effort to restore the monument, built in 1939 on a small piece of city-owned property at the corner of Third Street and Highway 61. The flagpole is 75 feet high, the tallest in White Bear Lake, and dedicated to all soldiers from all wars. Its base is cracked and in disrepair, so the city approached the Lions to query club interest in taking it on as a community service project. Fixing the monument will cost about $61,000. More than half the money has been raised so far through community donations and other fundraising efforts. Lion Farley is chairing the preservation project. He told council there will be a formal retiring of the flag at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 24. He's not sure how old the flag is but plans are to give it to the Legion or VFW. “We also plan to reveal what is in the so-called document box that was placed behind the WPA (Works Progress Association) plaque,” he told council members. Work on the project will continue throughout the

summer with the new flagpole ready for dedication at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 — Veterans Day. The date and time are significant, Farley noted. “This represents the 100-year anniversary of the original signing of the Armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month between the Allied Nations and Germany in World War I, then known as the 'Great War.'” With the contribution, the Lions will have raised $33,000 so far for the project. “We will be reaching out to the community over the summer to obtain more funds for the restoration,” Farley said. The City Council officially accepted the Lions donation for the project. It was noted that funding to cover remaining costs have been budgeted in the Park Improvement Fund. The public is welcome to attend the formal flag retirement and November dedication. Debra Neutkens


Lion Lynn Farley presented a check for $18,000 to Mayor Jo Emerson for the Soldiers Memorial Flagpole restoration. The Lions have raised $33,000 so far for the $61,000 project.

BUSINESS BRIEFS WBLPD hosts business meeting

The White Bear Lake Police Department and City Hall officials will host a meeting for business community members at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 7. Sgt. John Vette will provide updates on projects and crime trends affecting the community. Among the topics are police body cameras, investigations division update, county dispatch transition, crime prevention tips and a question-and-answer session. The program will be held at the Public Safety Training Room, 4701 Hwy. 61. Use Third Street entrance on north side of the building. For questions, contact Sgt. Vette at 651-429-8511 or jVette@white- Pizza will be provided.

Donut shop adds steamed fare

Donuts Deluxe has expanded its menu and changed its name. Owner Angie Cao wanted to bring steamed potstickers to the American market and to reflect the change and renamed her 5-year-old restaurant Steams & Treats. She is located at 1640 County Road E East in Vadnais Heights. Lee said all items are made in house with fresh, local ingredients. Their salad dressings are also homemade. Menu items include steamed bao (handmade buns filled with various ingredients), potstickers, Bahn mi sandwiches, pho

(sliced beef) and salads. And of course, there are still the donuts, made fresh every morning at 5 a.m. Steams & Treats is open 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Restaurant coming to square

Details are sketchy, but the new restaurant undergoing remodeling in the former Olive's Fresh Pizza Bar space has a name: Brick House. Coming to 4746 Washington Square, the restaurant will offer American-style food and craft beer with rooftop seating. The owner is Tim Lawin, who also owns Dellwood Country Club. No word yet on an opening date.

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Angie Cao owns Steams & Treats on County Road E in Vadnais Heights.

Third Street barbershop has new barber

White Bear Barber Shop, formerly Dale's and, later, Roadhouse for a time, has a new proprietor. Rick Youngblood, a barber from Minneapolis who wanted to run his own shop, has taken over the business. Located next to the American Legion at 2216 Third St., the shop remains the same with its quaint 1950s barber chairs and décor. The hours will change, however. Youngblood promises to keep consistent hours and deliver professional, timely service. He offers classic cuts or fresh styles on guys, beard trimming and straight razor neck shaves. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Seniors get $2 off his $17 haircuts. Walk-ins are welcome. To celebrate his new ownership, Youngblood is holding a grand opening special: Customers get $5 off their first haircut through April 24.


Rick Youngblood is the new owner of White Bear Barber Shop on Third Street.

APRIL 18, 2018



CRUISER: Owner wants to return Johnson boat to her White Bear Lake roots FROM PAGE 1A

grad, Nicholson moved to Port Wing, Wisconsin, about 30 years ago. He still has siblings in Birchwood; his family has owned Stillwater Oaks (formerly Sawmill) golf course for years. There is a chapter in a 1999 book written by the grandson of the boat works founder, John W. Johnson, called “John O. Johnson From Norway to White Bear Lake,” devoted to his cruisers. John O., it was noted, dubbed the boat JOANII after an earlier 36-footer named JOAN. Jo stood for John and An for Anna, his second wife. When he built the cruiser, her size was limited by the main door opening at the boat works, which was about 11.5 feet wide, according to the book. The keel was made of spruce with white oak ribs. Southern cedar planking covered the ribs and Honduras mahogany was selected by John O. for the deck, cabin and stern. It was powered by a large, three-cylinder, 83 hp Detroit diesel engine. It goes about 18 knots. Everything is still original, according to Nicholson, who feels some restoration will be necessary by the new owner. The spacious cabin has four bunk beds in the rear, a small kitchen galley and a “head” with original toilet, brass fi xtures and a stainless steel mixing bowl for a sink. The forward cabin has a table with a sofa seat that doubles as a bed, a heater, and, at the front, two high seats, one for the captain on the port side. Johnson moored the boat at Sunny Side marina near Stillwater in the '40s and '50s, a convenient starting point for a trip to the Gulf of Mexico. When they were in their sixties, John O. and Anna invited Ed Bernish and his wife to accompany them on a voyage down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. It was late in the fall of 1940 when they departed, just in time to miss the great Armistice Day blizzard. From New Orleans, the JOANII crossed to St. Petersburg, Florida, where she spent the winter. The cruiser returned to


J.O. Johnson at the helm of his new cruiser.

New Orlean, where it was loaded on a large river barge for the trip back to Minnesota. A crane lifted the cruiser off and put it in the river in St. Paul. John W. has many great memories of the boat on the St. Croix. “Grandpa would run the boat up on a sandbar so we could swim and explore,” he said. “For lunch, grandma would heat up some chicken noodle soup in the galley. They would open up a tin of sardines from Norway, but we didn't care for the taste of fish.” In his book, John W. also recalled his grandpa smoking a cigar and fishing for carp moored in the boat slip. He would tell them stories about his life in Norway or something about the river. Two decades later, when Johnson was unable to drive to Stillwater, the boat returned to White Bear Lake, where it remained for years, parked in front of Boat Works under the care of son Walter. He renamed her the “Queen Mary” since she was the largest boat on the lake. Parting with the Queen Mary is not easy for Nicholson, who admitted

The 40-foot boat, which sleeps six, is currently moored on the south shore of Lake Superior.



Walter Johnson renamed her the Queen Mary, as the largest boat on White Bear Lake.

The Boat Works door was a tight fit for the new cruiser.

he was “torn” about the decision. “It has gotten to the point where I want to do what is best for the boat,” he said. “I know people will remember it and be surprised to hear it still exists.” If no one steps forward, Nicholson said he will put the boat in storage and eventually restore it himself. “I

won't destroy it. The boat is one of a kind. There are very few left of that style in good condition.” If he was younger, Nicholson added, he would retake the trip again to the Gulf. Nicholson asked that inquiries about the cruiser be made via email. His address is

DOG PARK: Council votes 3-2 to keep beach open FROM PAGE 1A

volunteers who clean up the dog beach, but doesn't feel its many users can be trusted to follow the rules. “We didn't see enough improvement over the summer,” said Bonin, who no longer endorses the park. Bonin's wife Rachel asked council who she should call when a dog appears on her patio. “There is also a defecation issue,” she added. “Water quality needs to be checked often (for bacteria).” Councilman Doug Biehn said it was “appropriate to call police if a dog is on the deck.” Councilman Dan Jones, who made the motion to keep it open, called the dog beach a unique amenity that was important to city residents. “What are we going to do if it closes and people go anyway? It will be a free-for-all,” Jones maintained. The councilman compared enforcement of the leash ordinance to kids riding their bikes on the sidewalk. “That is illegal, too. Are we going to ticket them?” Still, Jones feels compromise is warranted and asked for improved signage and increased enforcement. “People need time to adjust to the rules,” he said. Jones also suggested moving the (nonmotorized) boat racks at Matoska to the north side of the lake to make more room for the dog beach. Councilmen Kevin Edberg and Bill Walsh wanted the beach closed, following a recommendation by the Parks Advisory Commission. Edberg said he “wasn't convinced there was enough improvement” over the year probation and felt the amenity was “inflicted on a small neighborhood.” “We need a dog park in the city; this isn't the

right site,” Edberg said. Walsh agreed, saying the beach was a “victim of its own success.” At its Feb. 28, 2017 meeting, the City Council agreed to maintain the area for another year and established new rules to its use. Included was a requirement that all dogs remain on leash no more than 30 feet in length Many users disregarded that rule, said City Manager Ellen Richter. Staff received considerable feedback from concerned neighbors throughout the summer and kept a log of the comments. “Staff supports the logic behind the Park Commission's recommendation,” she told council. Richter did add that although many owners failed to heed leash restrictions, conditions did improve last summer. Pro-dog park resident Terry Honsa felt users were receptive last year to the rule changes. “Towards the end of summer, most dogs were on leash,” she said to council. “It was just a long learning curve.” Volunteers plan to continue efforts to educate and enforce the leash and licensing requirement, Honsa added. A slideshow of dogs doing their business along the shoreline, swimming outside the designated area and off leash, was playing during the council discussion. Homeowner Heidi Hughes, a Lake Avenue resident who lives across from the park, said most of the photos were hers. “Any time of day, dogs were off leash,” she said. “Dogs, kids and boats are not a good mix. It should be either for dogs or for people.” Resident Mike Brooks asked council to fi nd a way for both species to coexist on the beach. “Dogs are a big part of our community,” he said. Mayor Jo Emerson liked the idea of looking for another spot. “Those who don't believe rules


Dog beach users are reminded to follow rules posted at the park, located on White Bear Lake between Sixth and Seventh Streets.

apply to them have ruined it,” she said. All members agreed stronger enforcement is needed. City Manager Richter said she will work with public safety to address questions like who to call about loose dogs and possibly develop a plan for community service officers to patrol the beach for rule breakers. “Staff will look at alternatives and reasonable enforcement tactics, as well as the fi ne amount,” added the mayor. City Attorney Andy Pratt pointed out a violation of city ordinance is typically a misdemeanor, which has a maximum fi ne of $1,000 and 30 days in jail. Walsh, who said he walks Lake Avenue as much as anyone, estimates noncompliance at 90 percent of the time. “The leash rule is not practical and is not enforceable,” he stated. “Maybe enhanced enforcement of dogs off leash will kill the beach.”



APRIL 18, 2018

Sex traffickers sell girls branded ‘like cattle’ in Washington County BY SARA MARIE MOORE VADNAIS HEIGHTS EDITOR

OAKDALE — It might look like a tattoo at fi rst glance, but the markings investigators have found on girls trafficked in Washington County are made with bent coat hangers burned onto victims’ skin, “just like cattle,” said Washington County Attorney Pete Orput as he showed photos to prove it at an awareness event at Guardian Angels Catholic Church April 12. Orput has interviewed about 50 young girls about their experience being traffi cked for sex. “It breaks my heart,” he said. “It’s the worst kind of victimization I have seen in my whole career.” Orput has been in his current position since 2011. He previously worked as an assistant county attorney in Hennepin County prosecuting murders, robberies and domestic assaults. The Washington County Attorney’s Office began to target the sex trafficking trade in Washington County about three years ago. When preparing for a sting to catch johns, they need 10 cops on hand to answer all the phone calls that come through for their fake online ads, he noted. “The more outrageous, the more calls,” Orput said. During a sex trafficking sting in Woodbury last year, cops put up a fake ad for a 31-year-old mother and her 14-year-old deaf daughter, both being sold for sex. About 250 people called or texted. The mother (undercover cop) mentioned to those planning to follow through by meeting at a hotel that her daughter likes Skittles. “Every one of them showed up with a bag of Skittles,” Orput said. The attorney’s offi ce focuses on decreasing the demand for juvenile sex traffi cking

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“It’s the worst kind of victimization I have seen in my whole career.”

SIGNS AND VULNERABILITIES Y th who Youth h are b being i ttraffi fficked k d may display: di l • History of sexual abuse • Running away from home • Signs of physical abuse or STDs • Unstable home life or on welfare or in foster care • Inexplicable appearance of gifts, clothing • Presence of older boyfriend or girlfriend • Substance abuse • Withdrawal or lack of interest in previous activities • Gang involvement

Pete Orput Washington County Attorney by increasing the risk for buyers. From 2016 to 2017, 54 johns were charged in Washington County. “They look like all of us, that is what breaks your heart,” Orput noted. One john showed up to a sting with his vehicle prepared with a tarp and gloves on hand, apparently to hide the evidence. Assistant Washington County Attorney Imran Ali spoke with the Legislature earlier this spring asking for “more teeth” in traffi cking-related state statutes, including requiring johns to forfeit their cars, Orput added. The Washington County juvenile sex trafficking unit has combed through 174,273 ads looking for victims to rescue over the last two years. Investigators look for photos of those who appear under age 18. Cops then pose as buyers. In 2016 and 2017, 52 victims were rescued. The youngest victim they have found was 12. “It’s slow and it is time-consuming and yet it is very rewarding,” Orput noted. Victims aren’t always happy to be rescued. They were often groomed by their trafficker through a relationship or drugs and have been brainwashed to be loyal to him, Orput explained. Traffickers follow a similar pattern: targeting vulnerable girls, grooming them with attention, turning them to be sold for sex for an alleged need, and traumatizing them through abuse or threats.

Source: Washington County Attorney’s Office


Washington County Attorney Pete Orput presented on sex trafficking at an awareness event in Oakdale April 12.


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Rescue and recovery: What happens to victims snatched from traffickers

When juveniles are rescued, they are taken to shelters to recover, such as Brittany’s Place on St. Paul’s east side. When victims fi rst arrive, they are often resistant to help because they don’t know the staff, said Michelle Hall, Brittany’s Place program services specialist. “By the time it is time for them to leave, they don’t want to leave,” she said. The shelter, opened in 2014, has 12 beds for girls ages 10 to 17. The youngest girl at the shelter so far was 12. Most range from 14 to 16 years of age. Girls stay 30 to 90 days until they are ready to transition to home, foster care, transitional housing or treatment. The center was named after a young girl who was traffi cked and killed at age 18. She was lured in by a 23-yearold man who posed as a boyfriend. Her mother, Marquita Clardy, said she had a bad feeling about the young man and told him to stay away. But Brittany sneaked out to see him. She went missing in February 2013 and was later found killed in her car. Clardy learned she had been groomed for nine months, selling sex online to make money to please him. “Apparently that is what was going on unbeknownst to us,” Clardy said. Brittany was not a typical trafficking victim — she wasn’t a runaway, wasn’t using drugs, didn’t come from a broken family, worked at a recreational center taking care of children and participated in church activities, Clardy said. When Clardy heard 180 Degrees youth services was building a shelter specifically for juvenile trafficking victims, she asked if she could donate

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some bright, fuzzy socks in memory of Brittany. Her daughter’s colorful socks kept showing up in her laundry. Much to her surprise, 180 Degrees renamed the proposed shelter after Brittany. Clardy continues to donate socks and also does art therapy for the girls. The shelter runs on private donations, county contributions for girls on probation and a Safe Harbor grant. The Safe Harbor Law passed in Minnesota in 2011 protects sexually exploited youth under 18 from being charged for being involved in prostitution. The initiative also provides victim services. Legislative funding has increased from $2.8 million in 2013 to $13.1 million in 2017. “We need you, it takes a village,” Hall told attendees at the awareness event. Orput said it will take community involvement at every level to combat sex trafficking. “I can’t jail my way out of this problem; I can’t lock out everyone,” he said. “How are we raising boys to be men? How did we get to the point where a guy is so lonely he is willing to pay money for someone to hold onto him?” Washington County residents interested in getting involved in the fight against sex trafficking can contact the new Washington County advocacy group CAST (Citizens Against Sex Trafficking). For more information, visit or call 651-755-5591.

Fundraiser for Terri Fenn Terri has dedicated her life to serving our Veterans and our community! She is a past VFW Auxiliary President, District President and State President!

Saturday, April 22nd Music by Croix Daddy Band

VFW Post 1782 4496 Lake Ave. S., WBL 1 to 5 p.m. $10 admission, includes taco basket!

Big Item Raffle! • Weber Grill • Barrel of wine and beer • Big screen TV • River Cruise • One week stay in Ft. Myers Beach Condo • One week stay in Puerto Morales, Mexico • Many $1, $5 & $10 raffles • And much more! Terri was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer in September, 2017. To date, she has undergone extensive testing and endured several chemo treatments. Please join us to assist Terri in her journey and to help her with her medical expenses. Make checks out to Terri Fenn. Donations to PO Box 10872 WBL, MN 55110.

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Bipartisan bill pitches funding for lake trail ST. PAUL — Lake trail advocate Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) introduced a bipartisan bill April 12 requesting funding for the 10-mile route around White Bear Lake. The bill, SF3957, seeks $8.8 million from the sale of state bonds to complete the remaining nonmotorized segments of the trail. Funds would be appropriated to the Metropolitan Council for distribution via grants to complete design and construction of the paved route. Money would be divvied up thus: • $3.1 million to Ramsey County for the South Shore Boulevard trail between White Bear Avenue and Trunk Highway 120. The dirt path from Pacific Avenue to Ramsey County Park would also be paved. • $1.7 million to the city of Mahtomedi to design and construct a trail and route along or near Birchwood Road, Wildwood Beach Road and Briarwood Road. • $3 million to the city of Dellwood and the commissioner of transportation. • $400,000 each to the city of White Bear Lake and White Bear Township for a trail along Hwy. 96. • The final $200,000 would go to the city of Birchwood Village. Bill language states the appropriation can not be used for acquisition of right

of way or easements. In a letter to community supporters, the Lake Links Association noted that the route was identified 20 years ago as critical to the White Bear area. “The completion of the trail is central to the area’s vision for transportation equity, safe routes to schools and economic development,” read a news release. Lake Links is circulating a summary of the legislative efforts to area communities that support the effort. They note the importance of the connection to regional bicycle commuters and recreational bicyclists. Lake Links is included in the route alignment for MnDOT’s new United States Bicycling Route 41 between St. Paul and Grand Portage. Also noted were the 15 athletic/charity events that annually circumnavigate the lake. Collectively, these events bring more than 3,400 people into the area. A completed Lake Links will influence, for example, how an additional 3,000plus bicyclists in the MS150 safety move through White Bear Lake en route to the finish line at Century College. The Legislature provided $175,000 for creation of the Lake Links Trail Network Master Plan back in 2000, according to Lake Links. A focal point of that plan was a proposed 10-mile trail for safe bicycling and walking

around White Bear Lake. The trail also links the Greater White Bear Area to the Gateway and Brown’s Creek State Trails, as well as numerous regional and local trails. Last year, the Legislature appropriated $255,000 for White Bear area public agencies, tasking them to find trail alignment solutions for the remaining trail segments and define the cost to complete them. Lake Links co-chairman Mike Brooks pointed out that Sen. David Senjem, Republican chair of the Capital Investment Committee, and Sen. Sandra Pappas (DFL-St. Paul), the committee’s ranking minority member, are listed as co-authors of the bill. “This is a positive sign, but by no means a done deal,” Brooks said. Their support does increase the likelihood the bill will receive a public hearing and advance in the legislative process. Other co-authors include Sens. Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes) and Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’ s Point). “The eight cities around the lake that unanimously have supported this effort depend on each other for important services,” said Steven Wolgamot, Washington County Chair of the Lake Links Association. “Completion of the Lake Links Trail, as called for by Senate file


This maps shows the White Bear Lake portion of the Lake Links network plan.

3957, will enable everyone, including the 25 percent of the population without driver’s licenses, to travel from one of the cities to another.” Advocates like the Lake Links Association anticipate construction will conclude by the end of 2020, but it will largely depend on how quickly engineering work is completed. A Capital Investment Committee hearing about the $8.8 million appropriation is expected to take place soon. Debra Neutkens

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UPCOMING EVENTS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT When: 6 p.m. Friday, April 20 Where: South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church, 2480 South Shore Blvd., White Bear Lake Details: Free showing of a Disney family favorite movie at 6:15 p.m. Light refreshments provided. Contact:

BEING BRAVE WOMEN’S RETREAT When: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Where: First Presbyterian Church, 4821 Bloom Ave., White Bear Lake Details: Retreat is a day of conversaton, inspiration, exploration and encouragement. Kelly Johnson, author of “Being Brave: A 40Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for You,” is guest speaker. $45. Contact: 651-429-3381 or

FUNDRAISER FOR TERRI FENN When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Where: White Bear Lake VFW 1782, 4496 Lake Ave S Details: Raffles and Tacos. Fundraiser to help with medical expenses for Terri Fenn, past VFW 1782 Auxiliary President, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Tickets $10, includes taco basket. Contact: 651-253-8722

ST. PAUL HIKING CLUB When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Where: Village Sports Bar, 3600 Hoffman Road, White Bear Lake Details: Hike through residential areas, woods and paved path, followed by treats at the Village Sports Bar. Hike is approx. five miles and lasts 1-1/2 - 2 hours.

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When: 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 23 Where: White Bear Lake Library, 2150 2nd St. Details: Overview of the year 1918 according to the White Bear Press. Covers the Great War, influenza epidemic, temperance movement and women’s suffrage. Free. Contact: 651-407-5327 or

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 27; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28 Where: First Presbyterian Church, 4821 Bloom Ave., White Bear Lake Details: Annual sale with good quality bargain-priced clothing, household goods, tools, small appliances, books, shoes, purses, games, toys, linens, jewelry, office supplies. Bargain bags on Saturday. Contact: 651-429-3381,

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: NEW TRAX When: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 Where: Vadnais Heights City Hall, 800 E. County Road E. Details: Seniors can learn about the new local bus circular service. Free, no registration required. Contact: 651-204-6000;

PUBLIC MEETING FOR STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION When: 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 Where: White Bear Lake City Hall Council Chambers, 4701 Highway 61 Details: Learn about the city’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP). Contact: 651-429-8531 or

FRAUD PREVENTION WORKSHOP When: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26 Where: Normandy Park Senior Center, 2482 County Road F, White Bear Lake Details: Hear officers discuss real life examples of scams against seniors, financial scams and fraud, web-based scams and more. Free and all ages welcome.

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VADNAIS HEIGHTS CLEAN-UP DAY When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Where: Community Park, 651 E. County Road F Details: Dispose of carpeting, computers, construction materials, electronics, furniture, household hazardous waste, appliance, tires for a per-load evaluation charge; yard waste free. Contact: cityvadnais

PEDAL TO D.C.: BOOK TOUR TO SAVE THE BOUNDARY WATERS When: 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 27 Where: White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St., Mahtomedi Details: Grand Marais-based authors Amy and Dave Freeman make a tour stop to bring renewed awareness of the efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed mines and support their criticallyacclaimed book “A Year in the Wilderness.” Contact: savethe boundary PedaltoDC

TRASH TO TREASURE DAY When: All day Saturday, April 28 Where: Neighborhoods throughout White Bear Lake and White Bear Township Details: Residents place unwanted items at the curb for treasure seekers to pick up. Items should be marked “FREE.” Contact: whitebear

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 Where: Mahtomedi District Education Center, 1520 Mahtomedi Ave. Details: Satellite collections bring services offered at the Washington County


Wildwood Library Building Project Community Engagement Event WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, April 23

WHERE: Mahtomedi District Education Center, 1520 Mahtomedi Ave. DETAILS: Residents, library pa-

Environmental Center closer to residents, making it easier to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics. Contact: co.

AQUA FAIR When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28 Where: otter Lake Elementary, 1401 County Road H2, White Bear Township Details: Learn about water conservation and participate in the Walk for Water. Discounted rain barrels for sale. Contact: race2reduce. org/aqua-fair-2018

RITE OF SPRING When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 Where: Mahtomedi District Education Center, 1520 Mahtomedi Ave. Details: Hands-on workshops, activities for children and information stations. Free recycling of household hazardous waste and document shredding on-site 8 a.m.2 p.m.

PAINT YOUR PET When: 10:15-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 Where: Keys Cafe upper meeting room, 2208 4th St., White Bear Lake Details: Create an acrylic pet portrait and help raise money for the Second Chance Animal Rescue of White Bear Lake. $35 includes supplies and instruction by Cheerful Hearts Studio. Registration required. Contact:

trons and members of the public are invited to share thoughts and opinions about the upcoming building project.

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NORTHEAST METRO EXPO — NEW LOCATION When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 29 Where: White Bear Area High School South Campus, 3557 McKnight Rd. Details: Free event with local business and non-profit vendors, family fun and activities, food, entertainment, including visit with the Olympian Brandt sisters, art project with Leonardo’s Basement, climbing wall, mascot dance-off and more. Contact: presspubs. com or

‘REFUGEES 101’ When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 Where: Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi Details: Fact-based presentation aimes to clarify misconceptions and misinformation about the refugee program in Minnesota. Contact: 651-426-2042 or

NYFS LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 Where: Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham St., Roseville Details: Guest speaker is John Noltner, creator of a multimedia arts project built around the simple question, “What Does Peace Mean to You?” Free to attend, but donations encouraged. RSVP. Contact: 651-379-3422 or

COMMUNITY LUNCH When: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 Where: Mahtomedi District Education

Center, 1520 Mahtomedi Ave. Details: Local and area residents of all ages welcome for lunch and live music. Call for reservations by Monday prior to the luncheon. Contact: 651-407-2018

WHITE BEAR LAKE CLEANUP DAY When: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 5 Where: 4200 Hoffman Road, west side of the Highway 61 and White Bear Ave. intersection Details: See website for acceptable items; household hazardous waste and yard waste not accepted. For White Bear Lake residents only; proof of residency required. Contact: whitebear

Theatre LAKESHORE PLAYERS: ‘INTO THE WOODS’ When: April 26-May 20; shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 Where: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake Details: Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale musical masterpiece combines some of your favorite tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and others and explores what happens AFTER they live happily ever after. Tickets $19-$25. Contact: 651-429-5674 or www.lakeshore

“CINDERELLA” BALLET When: 7 p.m. Friday,

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Ongoing BABY & ME STORYTIME When: 9:45-10:15 a.m. Mondays Where: White Bear Lake Library, 2150 Second St. Details: Storytime for ages 6-23 months and a caregiver. Limited to 15. Contact: 651-724-6007 or

BABY STORYTIME When: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Mondays Where: Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi Details: For children birth-24 months and caregivers. Contact: 651-426-2042


Family Earth Day Celebration WHEN: 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21

WHERE: Wargo Nature Center, 7701


native gardens and bees and make earth art project, visit Earth Day Fair. Also, Earth Day clean-up 10 a.m.-noon.

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April 27; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 Where: Stillwater Area High School Auditorium, 5701 Stillwater Blvd. N. Details: St. Croix Ballet performs a musical story of goodness and love. Contact: 651-439-2820 or www.stcroixballet. com


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When and Where: 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays at the White Bear Lake Library, 2150 Second St.; 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays at Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi Details: Stories, songs and fingerplays to enhance early literacy skills for children ages 2-5. Contact: 651-724-6007 or; 651-4262042 or


Sunday, April 22 Where: Oak Glen Golf Course, 1599 McKusick Road, Stillwater Details: Concert to support the Stillwater High School Key Club and the Middle School Builder’s Club. Tickets $15 online or $20 at the door. Contact: stillwater


When: 7-8 p.m.Tuesdays, April 24 and May 8, 15, & 22 Where: Redeemer When: 7-10 p.m. Lutheran Church, 3770 Wednesday, April 18 & Bellaire Ave., White 25 Bear Lake Where: Ziggy’s, 132 Details: Learn to Main St. S., Stillwater Details: April 18 event sing barbershop with a group of women of all features local songages from Washington, writers Sarah Morris, Ramsey and Anoka Lars Carlson, and Tony Counties. Free, and Cuchetti will talk “inparticipants invited to the-round” about their bring a friend. work and what draws Contact: 651-323-7877 inspiration for their muor lakecountrychorus. sic; Paul Mayasich will join on lead guitar. April org 25 event features Katy Vernon, Ross William GREATER TWIN CITIES Perry and Nici Peper. YOUTH SYMPHONY CONCERTINO & Contact: PHILHARMONIC events/1600735783375648 CONCERT When: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22 KIWANIS BLUEGRASS FUNDRAISER Where: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 900 When: 2-5 p.m.

ALL ABOUT BOATING SAFETY Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi Details: Free and open to the public. Contact:

MUSICAL MYTHS & LEGENDS When: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 Where: Bethel University, Benson Great Hall, 3900 Bethel Dr., Arden Hills Details: Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band performs their spring concert. Tickets $10 from a band member or $13 online, at the door, at Shoreview City Hall, or the Bethel Box Office. Contact: 651-470-5625 or

VALLEY CHAMBER CHORALE: ‘THE FABRIC OF WAR AND PEACE’ When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 4th St. N., Stillwater Details: The Missa in Angustiis, or Lord Nelson Mass by Franz Joseph Haydn anchors the performance. Tickets online or at the door, $27/adults; $22/ seniors; $17/students. Contact: 651-4300124 or valleychamber

When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Where: Shoreview Community Center, 4580 N. Victoria St. Details: Boating class meets the requirements for watercraft operators permit in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Taught by trained instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Ages 12+; youth half-price with registered adult. $50/ person. Contact: 651-490-4700 or shoreview

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 21 Where: Hugo Public Works Garage, 6900 137th St. N., Hugo Details: Satellite collections bring services offered at the Washington County Environmental Center closer to residents, making it easier to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics. Contact: co.

GARDENING WITH NATIVE POLLINATORS When: 10-11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 21 Where: Warner Nature Center, 15375 Norell Ave. N., Marine on St. Croix


Details: Heather Holm, author and national speaker, will lead presentation about native pollinators and how to attract them to gardens. Call to register. Contact: 651-433-2427 ext 10

FAMILY EARTH DAY CELEBRATION When: 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Where: Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes Details: Learn about Wargo’s native gardens and bees and make earth art project, visit Earth Day Fair. Also, Earth Day clean-up 10 a.m.noon. Contact: 651-429-8007 or www.anokacounty

SPRING INTO WINE When: Noon- 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 Where: Chateau St. Croix Winery, 1998 Highway 87, St. Croix Falls Details: Enjoy complimentary food pairings with a wine tasting. Contact: www.

BIRD WALK SERIES When: 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 Where: Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve Heritage Lab Site Details: Join an experienced birder on a walk to see and hear 20-60 species of birds. All birding abilities welcome; binoculars provided. $5/person, registration required. Contact: 763-324-3350;

STAR GAZING WITH MIKE LYNCH When: 7:45 -9:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 Where: Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St. N. Details: Evening of astronomy and stargazing using large telescopes with meteorologist Mike Lynch. Free; rain or shine. Contact: 651-275-4338 or

VIETNAM WAR 360 When: 6:30-8 p.m.


Wednesday, April 25 Where: Bayport American Legion, 263 Third St. N. Details: Community conversation that explores the Vietnam War and its legacy, featuring four speakers with different experiences. Representatives from Veteran’s Services on hand to answer questions. Part of TPT’s ongoing “Minnesota Remembers Vietnam” initiative. Contact: mnvietnam. org

KIDZ ‘N BIZ FEST When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 Where: Oneka Elementary School, 4888 Heritage Parkway, Hugo Details: Free family event sponsored by the Hugo Business Association and Hugo Economic Development Authority offers carnival games, prizes, face painting, crafts, bounce castle and more. Contact: www.

OF SOUND MIND AND DEAD BODY When: 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, April April 28 Where: Stillwater KC Hall, 1910 Greeley St., Stillwater Details: Live interactive murder mystery dinner show presented by The Murder Mystery Company. Tickets $60 general admission. Details: 888-643-2583 or

WARDEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE When: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, April 29 Where: 602 North Main St., Stillwater Details: View the newest exhibits and enjoy refreshments. Guides, but no tours. Contact: 651-439-5956 or

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LOOKING BACK Week of April 15 – April 21 - 2018 Culled from the archives of the White Bear Press at the resource library of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. 1918 A reception was tendered in honor of Dr. Robinson and wife on the evening of April 12, 1918, at the parlors of the church, First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake, the rooms of which had been very tastefully decorated with flowers by the ladies of the church. Dr. Robinson has resigned after 32 years of great works for the church… 1943 Officer Art Long has returned from his visit to the coast where he spent a week or ten days visiting his son, Major Lyndon Long and Dr. Carl Flandrick. He reports a very pleasant vacation of two weeks. During Art’s absence, Deputy Sheriff Jerry Fournelle took care of his duties…. 1968 Ed Butler, president of WBL Council, lost another round in his bitter fight to keep Memorial Beach strictly for small children. In spite of his opposition, the council approve an agreement with the WB School District Recreation Department to allow the recreation staff to operate the beach this summer. Butler said the beach on Lake Avenue about 12th Street was built “by the citizens of White Bear Lake long before the city took over and it was built as a beach for toddlers and small children.”


First Presbyterian Church on Second Street, ca 1930.

1993 The doors are temporarily closed for expansion at the Erickson Freedom Value Center, 4852 Highway 61, in White Bear Lake. Effective April 19, the business is closed for rebuilding another larger service station and convenience store, according to part-owner David Erickson of Erickson Oil Products. The new building will be a 3,000-square-foot convenience store. A state-of-the-art car wash will be built

alongside the new store… Looking Forward to the Past Upcoming Historical Society Events 1918: A Year in Stories Monday, April 23, 2018 6-7pm Ramsey County Library – White Bear Lake Branch, 2150 Second St., White Bear Lake From the Great War overseas to Influenza at home along with the rise of the Temperance Movement and

Women’s Suffrage, 1918 was a monumental year whose impact is still felt a century later. Join us for an overview of the year according to The White Bear Press. FREE event but donations are welcome. Presented by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society in partnership with the Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake. 651-4075327,, www.

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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1. Buried in April snow. — Mike Brooks

6. Family and friends got crafty in a Sew a Rope Basket class April 11 at Mathomedi District Education Center. From left, Sharon Riebel, Jessa Warner, Michelle Warner and Polly Barth. — Jana Swanson

4. Santa, aka Ron Will, was spotted walking in the snow on Morehead Avenue April 15 with Natalie Jackson. — Carter Johnson

2. Advocate Sen. Roger Chamberlain spoke during Dyslexia Day at the state Capitol April 10. — Erin Florin 3. Marge IntVeld, owner of Sheepy Yarn Shoppe, collected over $1,100 and 55 pounds for the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf during the shop’s annual Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop earlier this month. — Submitted

5. Sen. Chuck Wiger and Rep. Peter Fischer received awards April 11 from Howling for Wolves, a group that supports protecting wolves. Sen. Wiger led a “protect the wolves” chant in the Capitol Rotunda, which was packed with supporters. For many years, both legislators have authored and supported legislation that protects wolves from being hunted to extinction. Dr. Maureen Hackett, the head of Howling for Wolves, praised the legislators for their persistent support. — Nancy Livingston

7. Israeli Rotarians toured City Hall and the Fire Department April 11 after attending the White Bear Lake Rotary Club meeting. Israeli Rotary members are trained to assist emergency response professionals in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, not too unlike our CERTS program, said City Manager Ellen Ricther. The group included a paramedic and a family physician and were staying with local Rotarians. — Submitted

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Prep sports teams unable to tag out Old Man Winter BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

For high school spring sports in Minnesota, Old Man Winter is always a formidable rival. Sometimes he just won’t go away. April of 2018 is proving to be one of worst springs ever, unless you really like snowmobiling. Just five years ago, 2013, the old man hung around so long that baseball and softball games didn’t start until after April 20, which one 43rd-year coach (Tink Larson of Waseca) said was the latest ever. But 2018 could break that record, especially with all playing fields buried by this past weekend’s Tax Day Blizzard that pushed April snowfall to a record 25 inches with two weeks to go. For the record, White Bear Lake has had three baseball and three softball games postponed so far with more cancellations or postponement likely this week. The Bear tennis team did manage to get two matches in last week, both outdoors, while the track teams have competed twice in indoor meets on college campuses, and the boys team shivered through a home meet Thursday just before winter came roaring back Friday. The Press contacted the coaches to see how things were going and got these responses: Craig Nasvik, boys golf, has rescheduled six events, and hopes there won’t be many more. “These re-schedules make the weeks ahead very tenuous, when meets bunch up. It’s very difficult to have a sense of growth and progression when we don't have an even experience of competition and practice.” The golfers have been getting in swings at the south campus and at Aldrich Arena. “You get a little cabin fever after weeks of the same with no end in sight,” said Nasvik, who’s been trying to mix things up by changing venues, giving rules tests, and doing swing analysis. Most of the SEC teams have home courses at private clubs with “very little wiggle room” finding open days for rescheduling. “Not that they don’t want to help, but their schedules are already booked, oftentimes,” Nasvik said. “We need Mother Nature to get back on track.” The players have been patient and not complaining. “They are really trying to take this in stride and doing their best to be ready once the opportunity hits,” Nasvik said. He added: “Think warm thoughts, and bring on the 70s in temps and scoring averages.” The Bears tennis team bundled up and played twice last week before winter raged back onto the scene. They were slated to play in a Stillwater tournament Saturday, which of course was obliterated by the blizzard, and also


All bundled up, White Bear Lake lacrosse coach Colleen Dunnigan and her Bears varsity held a practice amid snow flurries Friday afternoon, hours before a major storm hit.

had a dual meet canceled. Coach Christine Anderson said the Bears have rented indoor court time at Lifetime Fitness when available and have done fitness activities in the halls at school. The grandparents of a player paid for some indoor hitting time, which “has helped with the mental frustration” of the season. The boys had a ping-pong tournament one day, and played tag another day. They have also shoveled and squeegeed the courts. “The hardest part for me as a coach is knowing I have a talented group of players that don't play year-round tennis,” Anderson said. “My desire to get the most out of each player, during a short season, especially the seniors, is what motivates us to shovel, snow blow, or do whatever we can to get this group of athletes hitting more balls.” Lacrosse is less affected than other sports because their schedules don’t start until this week. The Bear boys and girls teams were unlikely to get this week’s games in, but they won’t be as far behind as other teams. The Bears have had some practices outside, while using the gym when available, the Vadnais Heights dome when available, and sometimes the halls of the school for fitness training. “We are still set to go for our game schedule, but this can certainly change if the snow does not stop,” said Colleen Dunnigan, girls coach. “In which case, we will have to work with what we have.”


Still practicing softball indoors in mid-April, Kenzie Cannon of the Bears drives a pitch up the middle. The catcher is Taylor Bronson.

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Cooped-up Mahtomedi teams making best of bad situation BY BRUCE STRAND SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

Snowed in for most of an April beset with a record 25 inches of the white stuff, Mahtomedi’s spring sports teams are making the best of it. “We went outside and played ‘Kitten Ball’ on the JV field, and it was awesome,” said Skip Heagle, Zephyr softball coach, about the day when the girls broke the routine, using a 16-inch softball and lighter bats. “The Booster Club supplied cocoa and treats afterwards. It was actually noted on KARE 11 with photos also.” That’s been the high point so far. With the team seldom getting out of the gym, and with two games already called off and two more likely to be this week, Heagle keeps the girls competing as much as possible with conditioning, bunting and hitting drills and scrimmages. They have a team meal each Monday evening, followed by watching a college game. “Teams that eat together grow together in so many

different ways,” Heagle said. “After dinner we have video instruction on techniques, and also watch college game film … They ask a lot of questions about rules and different plays they watch. It makes for a great quiet night of learning and bonding.” The schedule has been altered to include double headers starting April 30, with the option of single games in domes whenever possible. “We talk a lot about controlling what we can control — energy, effort, and attitude — and weather is not one of them.” Because this affects seniors the most, Heagle said: “To the seniors we talk about how unique this season will be and you will never forget this season because of the weather. They all have really been great with their attitudes.” Mahtomedi baseball, meanwhile, was “seven games behind” by this past weekend, new head coach Robert Garry said. The Zephyrs utilize a couple hitting cages at their middle school facility but there’s not enough room for a full infield.

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Mahtomedi snowboarder Walker Netland placed amongst the nation’s top competitors at this year’s USASA Nationals (United States of America Snowboard Association) snowboard competition held at Copper Mountain, Colorado April 1 – 6. He competed in the Boys 12-13 division in Slopestyle competition, claiming fourth. Walker 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. Submitted

White Bear Lake track and field Conor McManamon, White Bear Lake junior trackster, has turned in strong performances in two indoor meets at colleges. He won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.56 seconds at a 22-team meet at Minnesota-Mankato, and placed second with 7.92 in a 19-team meet at Wisconsin-Stout. He also ran with the 4x400 relay team that placed third at Mankato. Minnesota’s #1 Volume Toyota Dealer! Per Toyota Motor Sale USA 2017




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“Baseball is a game of fundamentals, and we have been able to work on them in great detail,” Garry said. “We have also spent a lot more time on plyometric training, and in the weight room, but that has been a philosophical change over previous years, and not due to the weather.” With two weeks of ballgames postponed or cancelled, the Metro East Conference is altering the schedules to include double-headers on Mondays and Thursday beginning 2 p.m., he said, with non-conference games looking doubtful. The players have been “nothing short of amazing … working tirelessly without complaints,” Garry reported. “They are optimistic and excited to get the season started. Even the most mundane of drills have been done with consistent effort and enthusiasm.” The lacrosse teams were not scheduled to open until this week, although those games are not likely to be played. Golf teams will obviously have a long wait. Track and tennis have not competed.

Mike Rohlinger, White Bear Lake senior track athlete, has turned in two strong times — 4:30.65 in the 1600 at Minnesota-Mankato for third place, and 2:02.2 in the 800 at the White Bear Relays for second place. Rohlinger also placed fifth in the 400 (53.5) at the White Bear Relays. A co-captain, he plans to run at Kansas State. Minnesota’s #1 Volume Toyota Dealer! Per Toyota Motor Sale USA 2017

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Madison Lopponow, a skier, swimmer, and straight-A student, is White Bear Lake’s Athena Award recipient as top senior athlete, chosen in a vote of girls coaches. Lopponow was Nordic Ski captain the past two years, and made all-conference with a 20th-place finish this year, which she lists as one of her two athletic highlights. The other one was “both a highlight and a bittersweet moment” just a week later at the sectional. “I finished knowing that I had given it my all, but I missed going to state by one place. Although I was bummed at the time, I know that I left it all on the course, and I am happy with how I ended my last

Nordic season.” N She lettered in swimming in grades 9-10-11 but m sswitched to cross country as a senior to better prepare for Nordic. N Lopponow, who has a 4.0 grade-point-average, will g attend the University of Mina nesota and major in biology n or biochemistry. o “I want to join the club ski tteam at the U of M,” Lopponow said, “so I can keep p doing this awesome sport d with people who also love it.” The annual St. Paul Athena Awards Luncheon honoring all the metro area honorees will be held April 25 at Envision Event Center in Oakdale. Bruce Strand



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Students mirror United Nations in statewide conference BY SARA MARIE MOORE VADNAIS HEIGHTS PRESS EDITOR

MINNEAPOLIS — Students from across the state tried their minds at solving the world's problems during a YMCA Model United Nations event earlier this month. Students from the northeast metro were among the 800 who gathered for several days at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center hotel to represent various countries and participate in model councils and committees mirroring the United Nations. Forest Lake students Emily May and Emma Savage were among about a dozen students on the model Security Council awakened at midnight April 6 to deal with a model crisis issue in Myanmar involving ethnic genocide of the Rohingya people from Rakhine State. The students began working on a response in the wee hours of the night but slept on it until they could meet with a delegate representing Myanmar. They then approved a resolution calling the gov-

ernment of Myanmar to put a stop to the violence or United Nations peacekeeping forces would be deployed. May represented the U.S. and Savage represented Sweden on the council, which unanimously voted in favor of the resolution. Countries on the council mirrored those that are currently or were recently part of the real council. The purpose of the event is for students to learn about the world, said Orville Lindquist, state program executive for the Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government program. Students researched their adopted country — its culture, government, enemies and current events — to prepare to represent it fairly, he noted. Students then discuss issues on various councils or in Model General Assembly committees from the perceived perspective of that country. Entities on which students serve include a model Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council, International Court of Justice and Security Council. A historic security council also gives students the opportunity to learn about historic crises.

Students also run a daily newspaper and administrate a resource center. “Model U.N. helps students develop a global perspective,” Lindquist said. “They will sharpen their researching, writing and speaking skills but, more importantly, they will grow as leaders and learn to respect opposing points of view and bring about peaceful change in the world.” The Minnesota YMCA Model United Nations is one of few in the country, he noted. Mahtomedi High School student Peter Merrill represented the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Economic and Social Council. Through the event he has learned how intricate every word can be in a resolution that has an international impact, he said. His council spent time discussing whether or not an area should be described as an island or coast, he noted. Twin Cities Academy student Anna Foster represented the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Political and Security Committee. The committee discussed internally displaced people, she said. Students from the White Bear Lake,


Mahtomedi High School student Peter Merrill and Twin Cities Academy student Anna Foster represented the Democratic Republic of the Congo during a YMCA event.

Mounds View, Centennial and Forest Lake area attended the event along with students from across the state. The Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government program began in 1946. It also includes a model assembly session held at the state Capitol. The Model United Nations has been held for about 30 years. For more information, visit

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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: Stitch and Clean 2. The street address of the principal place of business is or will be: 15880 Finley Ave. N Hugo, MN 55038 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. Mary Revoir 15880 Finley Ave. N Hugo, MN 55038 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 23 2018 Signed: Mary Revoir, owner Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 18 and 25, 2018.

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-18-294 Estate of Jane Elizabeth Hansen, Decedent Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated January 5, 1988 (“Will”) has been filed with the Registrar.The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed William J. Hansen, whose address is 1140 Pleasant Circle, Arden Hills, MN 55112, 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 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 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 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 3, 2018 Laura J. Stevens, Registrar Michael F. Upton, Court Administrator Self-Represented Litigant: William J. Hansen 1140 Pleasant Circle Arden Hills, MN 55112 Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 11 and 18, 2018.


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Otter Lake Elementary will hold a free aqua fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28. The event includes a student showcase, games and prizes, theater performances, a walk for water, and rain barrel sale. Visit goo. gl/kErm9q for more information. The event is open to the public. The school is located at 1401 County Road H2 E., White Bear Lake.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That Default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 10/03/2002 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $117,799.65 MORTGAGOR(S): Debra K. Verdon, single MORTGAGEE: Beneficial Loan & Thrift Co. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: 10/15/2002 as Doc # 1709328 in the office of the County Registrar of Titles, Ramsey County, Minnesota The mortgage was assigned for value as follows: Assignee: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF Master Participation Trust Assignment dated: 08/31/2016 Assignment recorded: 02/14/2017 Assignment recording information: Doc No. T02580774 All in the records of the County Registrar of Titles in and for Ramsey County, Minnesota. TAX PARCEL I.D. NO.: R14. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: THE EASTERLY 5 FEET OF LOT 10, LOT 11, IN BLOCK 26, ‘WHITE BEAR’. Torrens Certificate No. 517513 STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2153 - 7th Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Ramsey LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: Beneficial Loan & Thrift Co. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Caliber Home Loans, Inc. THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE: $145,963.18 AS OF 03/22/2018. THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Ramsey County, Minnesota at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 05/02/2018 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, 25 West 4th Street, Suite 150, Saint Paul, MN 55102 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said Mortgagor(s) or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) Months from the date of sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the mortgagor must vacate the mortgaged property by 11:59 p.m. on November 2, 2018, or the next business day if November 2, 2018 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Publication to begin the week of: 03/12/2018 - 03/16/2018 U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee The Sayer Law Group, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published six times in the White Bear Press on March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18, 2018.

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OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF AMENDED ASSUMED NAME Pursuant to Chapter 333, Minnesota Statutes, the undersigned, who is or will be conducting or transacting 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: Small Workouts 2. The address of the principal place of business is or will be: 33 Hamline Ave. S, Suite 2 Saint Paul, MN 55105 3. The name and address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. (Only one signature is required by law.) Note: if the business owner is a corporation, you must list the legal corporate name and the legal Registered Office of the corporation. Sean Faris 33 Hamline Ave. S, Suite 2 Saint Paul, MN 55105 4. This certificate is an amendment of Certificate of Assumed Name number 783198300022 filed with the Secretary of State on 9/17/2014 under the name Small Space Workouts. 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: February 16, 2018 Signed: Sean Faris, Owner Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 11 and 18, 2018.

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: Closed Tags 2. The street address of the principal place of business is or will be: 696 Tanglewood Drive Shoreview, MN 55126 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. Van Nellen Inc. 696 Tanglewood Drive Shoreview, MN 55126 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: February 11, 2018 Signed: Thomas van Nellen Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 18 and 25, 2018.

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: Sam French - Master Colorist 2. The street address of the principal place of business is or will be: 688 Hague Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104 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. Samantha Bell 1703 Oak Street West Stillwater, MN 55082 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: February 13, 2018 Signed: Samantha Bell, owner Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 18 and 25, 2018.

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: Emah the Label 2. The street address of the principal place of business is or will be: 164 Montrose Pl. St. Paul, MN 55104 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. Elizabeth Hottinger 164 Montrose Pl. St. Paul, MN 55104 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 25, 2018 Signed: Cheyenne Moseley Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 11 and 18, 2018.

OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION I, Steve Simon, Secretary of State of Minnesota, do certify that: Articles of Incorporation, duly signed and acknowledged under oath, have been filed on this date in the Office of the Secretary of State, for the incorporation of the following corporation, under and in accordance with the provisions of the chapter of Minnesota Statutes listed below. This corporation is now legally organized under the laws of Minnesota. Corporate Name: Itasca Consulting, Inc. Corporate Charter Number: 952828800023 Chapter Formed Under: 302A This certificate have been issued on June 2, 2017. Steve Simon, Secretary of State Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 18 and 25, 2018.

CITY OF GRANT ASSESSMENT NOTICE IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ASSESSMENT AND CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY THIS MAY AFFECT YOUR 2019 PROPERTY TAXES. Notice is hereby given that the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization for CITY OF GRANT shall meet on May 1, 2018 6:00 pm, at Grant Town Hall, 8380 Kimbro Avenue North. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and to determine whether corrections need to be made. If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you are still

not satisfied with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal and equalization. The board shall review the valuation, classification, or both if necessary, and shall correct it as needed. Generally, an appearance before your local board of appeal and equalization is required by law before an appeal can be taken to the county board of appeal and equalization. Given under my hand this 10th day of April, 2018 Kim Points, Administrator/Clerk, City of Grant Published one time in the White Bear Press on April 18, 2018.

CITY OF MAHTOMEDI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF THE PARK MASTER PLAN Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mahtomedi will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 600 Stillwater Road, to consider the adoption of the Park Master Plan as recommended by the Parks Commission. Anyone having an interest in this matter is invited to attend this meeting. MARY SOLIE, CITY CLERK Published one time in the White Bear Press on April 18, 2018.

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 30, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m. to hear and make a recommendation to the City Council on the following requests: A. Case No. 18-2-CUP: A request by the White Bear Center for the Arts for a Conditional Use Permit for a community center in a residential zoning district, per Code Section 1303.030, Subd.4.a, in order to construct a parking lot expansion onto the property located at 4962 Division Avenue. B. Case No. 18-4-V: A request by the City of White Bear Lake for a 6.5 foot variance from the 10-foot setback requirement, per Code Section 1202.040, Subd.2.B in order to install a freestanding sign 3.5 feet from the property line at the White Bear Lake Sports Center located at 1329 Highway 96. Unless continued by the Planning Commission, these cases will be heard by the City Council on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. 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: April 18, 2018.

CITY OF WHITE BEAR LAKE NOTICE OF HEARING ON IMPROVEMENTS FOR STREET AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS ON: CENTERVILLE ROAD CITY PROJECT NO.: 18-16 To Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the White Bear Lake City Council will meet in the Council Chambers, 4701 Highway 61, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on April 24, 2018, to consider the making of an improvement pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sections 429.021 and 429.111. The improvements include street reconstruction with concrete curb and gutter, bituminous pavements, median improvements, storm sewer, sidewalk and traffic signal improvements. The estimated total cost of the public improvements is $1,123,000.00. The area proposed to be assessed for such improvement is the abutting property benefiting from the improvement in the following project areas: City Project No. 18-16 - Centerville Road (County 96 to Stoddart Lane) Such persons who desire to be heard with reference to the proposed improvement will be heard at this meeting. Mark L. Burch, P.E., Public Works Director/City Engineer Published two times in the White Bear Press on April 11 and 18, 2018.

NORTHEAST METRO 916 WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA BOARD NOTES DECEMBER 6, 2017 The regular meeting of the School Board of Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District was held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 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 Brunnette at 6:04 p.m. Roll Call of Attendance Members present: Timm-12, Palmer-13, Lindblad-14, Kelly-15, Forsberg-16, Oksnevad-282, Sager-621, Azer-623, Newberg-624, Theisen-831, Brunnette-833, and Ptacek-834. Members absent: Livingston-622 and Schwartz-832. Also present: Connie S. Hayes, superintendent. Approval of Agenda Adopted the agenda as posted, limited discussion to the approved agenda, and accepted the list of items proposed for consent adoption. Amended the agenda to include the two MSBA recommended resolutions to fully fund special education services as Action Items 9.07 (Minnesota) and 9.08 (Federal). Board Calendar Dates • Thursday, December 21, 2017 – ALC Graduation at Metro Heights Academy • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – Program Visit to Career & Technical Center from 8:30-10:00 a.m. • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Regular School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m. Questions and/or Comments from Citizens Present on Non-Agenda Items None. Presentation: Increasing Performance in the Younger Generations Dana Piper, teacher, and Jill Stewart-Kellar, principal, from the Career & Technical Center shared how a new approach to career counseling, “The Career Tree,” is increasing academic engagement and future planning in younger generations. Presentation: FY’17 Audit Jim Eichten, representing MMKR, shared the audit report for Northeast Metro 916 for the 2016-17 school year. The auditor found: • Zero deficiencies in the school district’s internal control over financial reporting that they considered to be material weaknesses. • Zero instances of noncompliance that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards. • There was one instance in which the district did not properly post a request for proposal (RFP) in the newspaper, which was out of compliance with state law. The district will work to correct this oversight in the future. Closed Session – 6:50 p.m. Met in closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations strategy. Return to Open Session – 7:20 p.m. Returned to open session at this point in the meeting. 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 (Resignation, Employment, Leave of Absence, Reassignment, Position Reclassification) Donations Acceptance of Grants



Approval of Agreement with Tree Trust Approval of Agreement with City of Minneapolis Bid Award – School Furnishings I – Alumni Bid Award – School Furnishings I – Eko Bid Award – School Furnishings I – Global Bid Award – School Furnishings I – Hi5 Bid Award – School Furnishings I – JSI Community Bid Award – School Furnishings I – Muzo Bid Award – School Furnishings I – Neocase Bid Award – School Furnishings I – Teknion Bid Award – School Furnishings I – Wisconsin Bench 2018 Regular Meeting Dates All 2018 proposed meeting dates are the first Wednesday as they were during 2017, with the exception of the January meeting which is the second Wednesday to allow time for member districts to name their representatives at their organizational meetings to the Northeast Metro 916 School Board. Set the regular meeting of the School Board at 6:00 p.m. at Bellaire School on the first Wednesday of each month, except as indicated below, which meetings may be recessed and adjourned as deemed necessary by the Board, and such special meetings may be called as provided by law: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. (2nd Wednesday) Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. (Board Retreat) Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Approval of School Board Policies These policies were presented at the November 1 board meeting for review and comment. There were no changes made to the policies. Adopted the following policies of the Board Policy Manual as follows: 405 Veteran’s Preference (revised) 701 Establishment and Adoption of School District Budget (non-substantive) 805 Waste Reduction and Recycling (revised) Ratification of Managers/Assistant Managers Contract A tentative settlement has been reached with the Managers/Assistant Managers. The contract is proposed for a two-year time frame. Excluding a market adjustment, the MSBA settlement percentage is 6.17%. The settlement is 9.95% with the market adjustment. Approved a new contract for the Managers/Assistant Managers including the market adjustment as presented by legal counsel. The effective dates of the new contract are July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. On vote of the main motion as amended: aye-- Palmer, Lindblad, Forsberg, Oksnevad, Sager, Azer, Newberg, Theisen, Ptacek, and Brunnette; naye—Kelly, Timm. Motion carried. Ratification of Classified Confidential Contract A tentative settlement has been reached with the Classified Confidential. The contract is proposed for a two-year time frame. The MSBA settlement percentage is 6.16%. Approved a new contract for the Classified Confidential. The effective dates of the new contract are July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. Approval of Process for Electing Board Officers in January The 916 School Board will be going through a transition in board leadership as longtime board chair, Tracy Brunette, will not be returning to the board. The District Office took part in MSBA’s “The Organizational Meeting” webinar on November 29. Slides from the webinar were included in the packet. In addition, a page with some additional detail from the MSBA’s “The First Monday in January” booklet was also included. Approved the following practices as the new practice for election of officers on January 10, 2018. • Inform board members ahead of January 10, 2018 to self-nominate. This provides for all members to be considered; they would not have to wait for a colleague to nominate them. • For efficiency in preparation of ballots, interested members would contact Linda Zahradka prior to the January 10 board meeting to state interest in one or more of the four officer positions. • At the board meeting, acting vice-chair, Marilynn Forsberg would chair the meeting until the election of the new chair. • Marilynn would call for additional nominations three times, to determine if there are more nominations from the floor at the January 10 meeting (we could list the nominees on a flip pad so members could keep track of who is being nominated). • Each member would use a paper ballot, with their name on the ballot, and who they are voting for the office. The results of the paper ballot would be read aloud by a district administrator and votes from each member would be recorded in the minutes. • Each of the four officer positions would be filled with the same paper balloting system. • Multiple votes on each office might take place to ensure that a majority vote for each office is met (not a plurality). Approval of Trustee Change for VEBA Trust The benefit administration for VEBA, Section 125 and COBRA benefits will be moving to 121 Benefits effective January 1, 2018, due to continued service issues with our current administrator. In order to make this move, the VEBA trust has to be changed to Hand Benefits & Trust Company, the trustee that works with 121 Benefits. Approved removing Trustpoint as the Trustee of the Northeast Metro 916 School District VEBA Trust effective January 1, 2018, upon the District’s appointment of Hand Benefits & Trust Company as the Successor Trustee. Resolution to Fully Fund Special Education Services (Minnesota) Resolved that we urge the Governor and Legislature to strenuously advocate for significant increases in federal special education funding and meaningful special education reforms at the federal and state levels; and that there is an urgency the Minnesota Legislature to convene a task force to work on special education funding, specifically with a focus on the impacts of the new special education funding formulas, the projected cross-subsidy and recommendations with a timeline to eliminate the cross-subsidy. Resolution to Fully Fund Special Education Services (Federal) Resolved that we urge the President and Legislature to strenuously advocate for significant increases in federal special education funding and meaningful special education reforms at the federal and state levels; and that the State of Minnesota calls upon the Congress of the United States to pass appropriate legislation in order to increase funding for federal special education mandates to meet the urgent financial special education needs of our cities and towns; and that the Secretary of the Senate cause a copy of this resolution to be delivered to all United States Representatives and Senators representing Minnesota in the Congress of the United States. Board Forum Superintendent Hayes thanked everyone, but particularly those leaving the Northeast Metro 916 School Board, for supporting our district mission and our leadership, and her as superintendent. Member Theisen shared that it was an honor to represent Forest Lake on this board. She learned so much and made many friends. Her replacement will be Jill Olson. Member Lindblad shared that serving on the Northeast Metro 916 School Board as a representative of Fridley, helped her move forward her passion for special education. Member Newberg shared that she has been impressed with the extraordinary services that Northeast Metro 916 provides to the students of White Bear Lake and the other member districts. Member Brunnette noted that her first charge on the Northeast Metro 916 School Board was to hire Connie Hayes. She shared that she will miss being at the board table. The School Board expressed their thanks to Member Brunnette for leading them as a board. Meeting Adjourned Adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m. Published one time in the Vadnais Heights Press on April 18, 2018.



INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 832 MAHTOMEDI, MN 55115 MINUTES MARCH 8, 2018 A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Mahtomedi Public Schools was held March 8, 2018, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Mahtomedi District Education Center-Community Room. PUBLIC COMMENT-The following members of the audience spoke to the school board about: Mahtomedi School District 2018-2019 Budget and Enrollment-Ann Garry on behalf of Mahtomedi Education Association; Kindergarten Enrollment-Audra Haveman Elementary Spanish; Budget Reductions-Anthony Govrik. CALL TO ORDERMeeting called to order at 7:07 p.m. by Chair Judy Schwartz. ROLL CALL OF ATTENDANCE-Present: Mike Chevalier; Kevin Donovan; Lucy Payne; Judy Schwartz; Stacey Stout; Superintendent Mark Larson, ex officio and Emma Shores, Student Representative. Not present: Julie McGraw. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA-Donovan moved, Chevalier seconded, approval of agenda. Carried 5-0. APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA-School Board Chair Judy Schwartz noted the $2,188.22 in donations and expressed the school district’s formal thank you. Payne moved, Chevalier seconded, approval of the actions recommended on the consent agenda. Carried 5-0. PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITION- Student/Staff/Community Recognition. A) The following students and staff were recognized by the school board and administration: Mahtomedi Middle School Academic Achiever - Jackie Ong. Mahtomedi Middle School Fab 4 Robotics Regional and State Champions Winners - Evelyn Cegielski, Nina Gillet, Katherine Lengyel and Sadie Stembridge. National Merit Scholar Finalists - Andrew Krier. Not Present: Alec Jann and Annika Sougstad. B) Special Education Update-Beth Sneden, Director of Student Support Services, updated school board members on the district’s Special Education services which included: special education enrollment, primary disabilities, the early childhood special education program, emotional/behavioral programming strengths/needs for Wildwood Elementary and O.H. Anderson Elementary, the developmental and cognitive disabilities grade 6-12 program and the Passages Program for 18-21 year olds. The focus for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond includes file review, a new electronic individual education plan (IEP) system and the second year of the Assistive Technology Grant. Chad Garrels, Mahtomedi High School Music Teacher and Marilyn Walsh, Special Education Teacher, reported they are working together in a first level choir called Dolce Armonia (Sweet Harmony) for students in grades 6-12 of all abilities. Garrels and Walsh stated a buddy system matching special education and regular education students is working well to help with daily tasks, communication and singing. The choir will perform at a concert on March 26 at the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center. REPORT FROM STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE-School Board Student Representative Emma Shores reported on the events at Mahtomedi High School. APPROVAL OF MINUTES-A) Chevalier moved, Donovan seconded, approval of the minutes from the February 8, 2018, regular school board meeting. Carried 5-0. B) Chevalier moved, Donovan seconded, approval of the minutes from the February 22, 2018, school board study session. Carried 5-0. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEMS-A) The Calendar of Events was reviewed. B) School Board Chair Judy Schwartz reported on the February 8 closed meeting regarding teacher negotiations. C) Second Reading of Annually Reviewed Policies and Policies with ChangesSuperintendent Mark Larson discussed with school board members the following annually reviewed policies and policies with recommended changes: Policy 410 - Family Medical Leave, Policy 414 - Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse, Policy 415 - Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, Policy 506 - Student Discipline, Policy 514 - Bullying Prohibition, Policy 522 - Student Sex Nondiscrimination, Policy 616 School District System Accountability, Policy 806 - Crisis Management, Policy 213 - School Board Committees, Policy 533 – Wellness and Policy 613 - Graduation Requirements. The policies were read for the first time at the March 8 school board meeting and will be brought for a third reading/approval on April 12. Policies awaiting further review: Policy 413 - Harassment & Violence and Policy 524 - Technology Acceptable Use and Safety. D) Superintendent Search Update-School Board Director Lucy Payne gave an update on the superintendent search which included: over 200 superintendent search online surveys have been completed, 2 superintendent search community forums were held, school board members /administrators/staff have been interviewed to develop the preferred superintendent profile and a timeline and brochure are being finalized. The superintendent semifinalists will be reviewed at the April 26 study session. E) Levy Update-Bill Menozzi, Director of Business Services, updated school board members on a possible 2018 operating referendum which included: budget parameters related to budget projections for the levy with a 2 % increase in state aid for 2018-2019, 1.5 % increase in state aid 2019-2020 and beyond, increases in educational expenditures of $600,000 annually, average single residential home market value in the Mahtomedi taxing district is approximately $350,000 and the single residential median home market value is approximately $310,000. Springsted Inc. will present the community survey results related to the November levy at the school board study session on March 22. Menozzi recommended narrowing the dollar amounts and tax impact scenarios based on the survey results, with formal approval of ballot language by the May 24 study session. ACTION ITEMS-A) Approval of Resolution Relating to 2018-2019 Open Enrollment-Superintendent Mark Larson explained a new resolution on open enrollment was discussed at tonight’s Enrollment Committee meeting and presented the resolution for approval. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the School Board is directing the administration to use open enrollment to be fiscally responsible and efficient in the areas of staffing, use of space and configurations, with the following goals: 1) The goal for elementary schools is to have class sizes below the Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit (ECSU) average. 2) The goal for the middle school is to adhere to the middle school model. 3) The goal for the high school is to follow the recommendations of the right size study of approximately 1200 students. Payne moved, Chevalier seconded, approval of the Resolution Relating to 2018-2019 Open Enrollment. Carried 5-0. ADJOURNMENT-Payne moved, Donovan seconded, adjournment. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. Carried 5-0. Submitted by Stacey Stout, Acting Clerk. A full version of the minutes are available at Published one time in the White Bear Press on April 18, 2018.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 832 MAHTOMEDI, MN 55115 MINUTES MARCH 22 A Study Session/Special Meeting of the Board of Education of the Mahtomedi Public Schools was held March 22, 2018, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Mahtomedi District Education Center - Community Room. CALL TO ORDERMeeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Judy Schwartz. ROLL CALL OF ATTENDANCE- Present: Mike Chevalier; Kevin Donovan; Julie McGraw; Lucy Payne; Judy Schwartz; Stacey Stout and Superintendent Mark Larson, ex officio. Also present: Sara Dusek, Q-Comp/MCP and Integration Coordinator; Patricia Heminover; Springsted-Waters Executive Search Firm; Donald Lifto, Consultant Springsted Inc. Bill Menozzi, Director of Business Services; Beth Sneden, Director of Student Support Services; Lynne Viker, Director of Learning and Accountability. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA-Payne moved, Donovan seconded, approval of agenda. Carried 6-0. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEMS-A) Achievement & Integration Budget and Q-Comp/Mahtomedi Compensation Plan (MCP) Budget-Sara Dusek, MCP and Achievement & Integration Coordinator reported on the Q-Comp/Mahtomedi Compensation Plan (MCP) budget and the Achievement & Integration budget. MCP budget changes for the 2018-2019 school year included: going from 4 to 3 coaches, 16 to 12 hours of facilitator’s training, 3 to 2 cycles of teachers working with their coaches and a reduction of stipends. Achievement and Integration Budget changes included: a new Student Office of Support at the high school with a lead teacher and paraprofessionals to support restorative practices and outreach for minority students or students of poverty; eliminating elementary growing scholars and replacing it with third graders in the Mahtomedi and N. St. Paul- Maplewood-Oakdale School Districts working together; adding Kindergarten Play Based Instruction to improve disparities for students who do not have equitable access to preschool and adding a Fab Lab STEAM Summer Camp for secondary poverty and minority students. Dusek reported next year’s professional development for MCP includes the coaches attending the Teaching Learning Coaching National Conference and for Achievement and Integration there will be two all staff development days with Dr. Shar- roky Hollie–Culturally Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning, along with NEXUS training at the MN Science Museum and poverty simulations. B) Levy Community Survey Results-Donald Lifto, Consultant with Springsted Inc., reported on the results of interviews with 350 registered voters in the Mahtomedi School District which included demographic targets of: gender, age, geographic location, past voting activity, parent/nonparent households, land line and cell phones. Lifto explained the stratified approach to the questions having three benchmarks: uninformed, with additional information and informed. The initial support for an increased operating levy was 58 %, with information on the potential consequences it was 59 % and with information on potential improvements it was 68%. Support verses cost of the levy and support of an escalating levy were discussed along with support by household income and education. Participants were also asked to grade the district on the quality of their work with 68 % in the A and B range and financial management of 69 % agree/strongly agree they trust the school district. School board members will be receiving additional detailed information/analysis of the survey results. C) Superintendent Search Update-Patricia Heminover, Springsted-Waters Executive Search Firm, reviewed the draft of the superintendent search brochure with school board members and administration and requested any additional changes be sent to School Board Director Lucy Payne to organize and forward to Ms. Heminover by Monday. The timeline was finalized with review of the semifinalists scheduled for the April 26 school board study session, the first round of interviews will be on Monday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 2 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. and the final round of interviews will be on Monday, May 7 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Mahtomedi District Education Center. Heninover reported they have been recruiting and meeting with interested candidates and over 600 letters/brochures will be sent out next week. D) Budget Reductions Recommendations-Bill Menozzi, Director of Business Services, reviewed the following with school board members: 20182019 Preliminary Budget, the revised 2018-2019 Preliminary Budget and Policy 714-Fund Balance Policy. The changes/adjustments include: increased student count projection, Q-Comp subsidy decrease, labor settlements, early retirement incentive and reduction of the District Management Group contract. Superintendent Mark Larson discussed with school board members the recommended budget reductions for the 2018-2019 school year and the impact on class sections/sizes per grade. School board members requested additional information on the following: changes to the Lunch & Learn program, an increase in high school art, reduction of B-Squad coaches, reduction of a Middle School counselor, class size impact on the middle school model, increased class size in 2nd & 5th grades and possible administrative reconfigurations/reductions. The school board will take action on budget reductions at the April 12 school board meeting. E) Administration Restructuring Task Force Report-A district task force was formed to review district and building level administration with a goal of considering best services for students, administrative efficiencies and budget savings. Superintendent Mark Larson gave a summary of the Administration Restructuring Task Force Report which included comparisons with neighboring and like sized districts on: organizational charts, building positions (principals, deans, activity directors, school psychologists, counselors) and costs. Dr. Larson stated Mahtomedi spends 51% on regular education and 7% on district administration and support. The average of the 7 school districts examined was 49.57% (median was 48%) on regular education and 7.57% (median was 8%) on district administration and support. The task force was supportive of each building having its own principal and saw a need for a possible Dean of Students dedicated to restorative practices and a full time communication specialist. School board members stated they want to be involved in the search/interviews for all administrative positions and requested the administration review possible reconfigurations of administrative positions for additional budget savings. ACTION ITEMS-A) Approval to Advertise for Bids for the Mahtomedi High School Theater Lighting and Dimmer Replacement- Payne moved, Donovan seconded approval to advertise for bids for the 2018 Mahtomedi Schools High School Performing Arts Lighting and Dimming Improvements. Carried 6-0. ADJOURNMENT-Payne moved, Stout seconded, adjournment. Carried 6-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:59 p.m. Submitted by: Julie McGraw, Clerk. A full version of the minutes are available at Published one time in the White Bear Press on April 18, 2018.


WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 33 OF THE TOWN OF WHITE BEAR, RAMSEY COUNTY, MINNESOTA, DATED JUNE 17, 1991, AS AMENDED, BEING AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO AND REGULATING ALL OUTDOOR SIGNS IN THE TOWN OF WHITE BEAR THE TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE TOWN OF WHITE BEAR ORDAINS: SECTION 1. AMENDMENT. Section 3-2.4 – Employment Opportunity Sign of Ordinance No. 33, is amended by adding Section 3-2.4(a). which shall read as follows: 3-2.4(a). Temporary Banners. Temporary banners may also be displayed on site or mounted to a building advertising employment opportunities. A banner shall be limited in size to 160 square feet in area. SECTION 2. AMENDMENT. Section 5-3 – Industrial Zoning District (I-1),

APRIL 18, 2018 Size & Number shall be amended to read as follows: Section 5-3 – Industrial Zoning District (I-1) Size & Number: One business or identification sign per business or building by permit. No sign shall be larger than one hundred (100) square feet of display surface. Light industrial business with multiple buildings may place up to two (2) signs on each building over 50,000 square feet in size. Signs on these large buildings (over 50,000 square feet) may not exceed 250 square feet each and the total of the two signs may not exceed 400 square feet. The maximum number of signs allowed for a light industrial business is four. One business or identification sign per business or building by permit is allowed for each lot for buildings up to 70,000 square feet in area. No sign or combination of signs shall be larger than 100 square feet of display surface. For buildings exceeding 70,000 square feet in area adjacent to a Federal Highway (I-35E), one building mounted and one monument/pylon sign is permitted per building or lot. Sign size shall not exceed 250 square feet or a total of 400 square feet for both signs. For buildings exceeding 70,000 square feet in area adjacent to a Federal Highway (I-35E), with multiple businesses, the total square footage of all business signs shall not exceed 250 square feet per pylon/monument and 400 square feet for building mounted signs and a pylon/monument combined. For free standing businesses not located within a shopping center, each business may have one building mounted and one pylon/monument sign. The total square footage of both signs shall not exceed 100 square feet in area. SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY. Should any section, subdivision, clause or other provision of this Ordinance be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the Ordinance as a hole or any part thereof, other than the part held to be invalid. SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after is passage and publication. Passed by the Town Board of Supervisors of the Town of White Bear, Ramsey County, Minnesota, this 2nd day of April, 2018. APPROVED: ROBERT J. KERMES, Chair ATTEST: WILLIAM F. SHORT, Clerk-Treasurer Board of Supervisors: ROBERT J. KERMES, Chair ED M. PRUDHON, Supervisor STEVEN A. RUZEK, Supervisor Published one time in the White Bear Press on April 18, 2018.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That Default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 04/20/2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $201,362.89 MORTGAGOR(S): Robert J. Marut, a single person and Ronald A. Marut and Teresita Caparas Marut, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: 01/09/2008 as Document No. 2027765 in the Office of the County Registrar of Titles, Ramsey County, Minnesota The mortgage was assigned for value as follows: Assignee: LSF8 Master Participation Trust Assignment dated: 02/08/2017 Assignment recorded: 02/14/2018 Assignment recording information: T02608405 Trustee: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust Trust dated: 07/10/2014 Certificate of Trust dated: 08/07/2017 Certificate of Trust recorded: 03/08/2018 Certificate of Trust recording information: T02609777 All in the records of the County Registrar of Titles in and for Ramsey County, Minnesota. TAX PARCEL I.D. NO.: 18-30-23-44-0071 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF RAMSEY AND STATE OF MINNESOTA, TO WIT: THE SOUTH 60 FEET OF THE NORTH 84 FEET OF THE WEST 300 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 30, RANGE 23, CONTAINING .41 OF AND ACRE, MORE OR LESS, IN RAMSEY COUNTY, MINNESOTA, ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT SURVEY THEREOF. Torrens Certificate No. 261551 STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1887 Long Lake Rd, New Brighton, MN 55112 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Ramsey County LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Caliber Home Loans, Inc. THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE: $366,739.25 AS OF 04/27/2018. THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Ramsey County, Minnesota at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 05/30/2018 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, 25 W. 4th Street, Suite 150, St. Paul, MN 55102 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said Mortgagor(s) or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the mortgagor must vacate the mortgaged property by 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2018, or the next business day if November 30, 2018 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Publication to begin the week of: 04/09/2018 - 04/13/2018 U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust, by Caliber Home Loans, Inc., as its attorney in fact, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee The Sayer Law Group, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published six times in the White Bear Press on April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 and 16, 2018.

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APRIL 18, 2018



Art groups settle into new home Participating in the requisite ribbon cutting April 9 at the HaniflPerforming Arts Center in White Bear Lake, in order of appearance, from left: Daniel Ward, Bremer Bank; Victoria Reinhardt, Ramsey County commissioner; Bill Weigel, chamber ambassador; Rob Thomas, Lakeshore Players Theatre executive director; Sharon Hanifl-Lee, Children’s Performing Arts (CPA) board chair; Mayor Jo Emerson; and Blaine Stephens, CPA secretary. Lakeshore Player’s inaugural production, “Into the Woods,” opens April 26.




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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The City Council conducted the following business at its April 10 meeting: • Accepted bids and awarded a contract for 2018 Street Reconstruction Project in the amount of $2.9 million to Forest Lake Contracting. The low bid included an additional $195,000 in Met Council Environmental Services sanitary sewer force main work, so the city portion of the bid is $2.7 million. The city also agreed to add $12,000 as incentive to early completion. Three bids were received; City Engineer Mark Burch said bidding continues to be tight among contractors. The project includes a sidewalk on the south side of Ninth Street and the south side of 11th Street. Several homeowners objected to the sidewalks, including Johnson Street resident Eric Lindberg, who believes the neighborhood's charm will change. His corner home, in particular, will be negatively impacted by a sidewalk that will only be 10 feet away, Lindberg said. He told council that people walk down the middle of the road rather than use a sidewalk. Curb and gutter will also make the narrow street “impassable.” Councilman Dan Jones said more congestion makes the need for a sidewalk even greater. Lake Avenue resident Dr. James Hoffman, who lives on the corner of Ninth Street, worried about his 100-year-old retaining wall, noting the rock is no longer quarried and can't be replaced. Burch assured him the contractors would use care in installing the sidewalk. Residents were reminded that the city is paying for the new sidewalks, not property owners. Stewart Avenue resident Laura Hughes was pro-sidewalk, saying 11th Street is not safe without a sidewalk, calling it “a basic requirement in the neighborhood.” An amendment to remove the sidewalks from the motion awarding the bid was offered by Councilman Kevin Edberg, but failed 1-4. “Platted properties in the old part of White Bear Lake are really tight, really close,” he said. “I'm not sold on keeping sidewalks in there.” The vote to accept the bid included the sidewalks. • Accepted bids and awarded a contract to Park Construction Company for this year’s mill and overlay project. The low bid was $345,000, 13 percent below the estimate. • Approved a request by Lakeshore Players Theatre for a 2-foot variance to its wooden privacy fence. Normally, an 8-foot fence is required between commercial and residential property but a misread landscape plan resulted in the 6-foot perimeter fence. A neighbor west of the fence opposed the variance, asking for the 8-foot height. Staff felt the theater’s request to be reasonable, noting there is also a 20-foot buffer between the Performing Arts Center parking lot and the back fence. It was noted that the former tenant, Twin City Nursery, just had a chain link fence. • Granted a conditional use permit for 4961 Campbell Ave. The applicant, Brenda Sweet, is building a mother-inlaw unit in the basement of the home she shares with her daughter and son-in-law. • Approved a coin-operated amusement device license for Kohler Coin LLC of Lino Lakes. Robin Kohler applied for the claw machine to be located at Don Julio White Bear Inc. at 4660 Hwy. 61. • Met in closed session to discuss proposed litigation related to damages incurred from contamination of stormwater sediments related to chemicals from coal tar sealants. A closed session is also planned at 6 p.m. April 24 to discuss lake level litigation with the city attorney. • Heard an announcement from City Manager Ellen Richter that Burch will retire Sept. 30 after 30 years as city engineer/Public Works director. The city is already shuffling positions and contemplating how best to replace him. Debra Neutkens

YOUR CAREER CONNECTION Machine Operator Positions Available

Andersen Windows located in North Branch! Great pay, nice work environment Day & Night shifts available! Contact Masterson at 651-462-5226 for more details! 26685 Fallbrook Ave. Wyoming, MN

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APRIL 18, 2018



OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALISTS TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE County Attorney’s Office – Victim Witness Office Support. This position provides office support to the Victim Witness Coordinator performing general office duties.

YOUR CAREER CONNECTION Hiring: Direct Care Staff Linnea Residential Home, located in Chisago City & Taylors Falls is seeking positive and creative individuals to work with unique DD individuals; variety of shifts available ~ afternoon/evenings, weekends, overnights & on/call status. There is a $2 wage differential for weekend hours. CNA experience preferred. Wages begin at $12 an hour & increases with related work experience. We currently have 3 locations, two within Chisago City & one in Taylors Falls. All shifts will be available. Applications can be found on our website: To schedule an interview, contact Scott or Carla at 651-257-2211

County Administration/Human Resources – Office Support. This position provides office support to the County Administration Dept & Human Resources Dept performing general office duties. Qualifications include: graduation from HS or equivalent, computer proficiency, great customer service skills and ability to type up to 50 wpm. Previous work experience in an office setting. Deadline: April 25, 2018. Apply at

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Northeast Residence is now hiring for all shifts! Positions available for direct care hourly employees and Program Supervisor/ Coordinator salaried positions. Direct Care shifts include both full-time, part-time, float pool, and weekend relief. Working a weekend relief position, you can earn over $500 per weekend. In addition, we are hiring at our Extended Day Program in White Bear Lake for full and part-time positions. Program hours vary according to need but typically 1:30 pm-6:00 pm. During the summer and non-school days, hours are longer and can vary from 7 am – 6 pm. Hours are perfect for teachers and students! Qualifications for all positions at Northeast Residence include a willingness to have fun, a valid driver’s license, and reliability. Please contact Human Resources at 651-765-0217 to schedule an interview or visit to apply.

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LAKESIDE FARMHOUSE Spectacular 11 acre setting on small scenic lake. Mahtomedi schools. Convenient access.

3 ACRES Craftsmanship & pride of ownership here!!! Spacious home, quality construction, many fine features. A must see and perfect place to call Home!!!

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LIVE IT UP ... ...on the Lake! Beautiful shoreline, Fantastic views, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, updated through out! Incredible!

CIRCLE PINES CHARMER Lots of space in this 3 BR/2 full bath home. Finished lower level, large yard, 2-stall attached garage, convenient location and more!



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WEEKEND RETREAT Easy drive to lake living on private Agate Lake. South facing lot, sandy bottom fully recreational lake. No public access. 21/2 hours from MPLS/STP.


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HIGHLAND PARK Great opportunity for a lovely home on a quiet cul-de-sac close to the river. Many updates and a professionally landscaped backyard. Don’t wait!

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POTENTIAL! POTENTIAL! 3+ bedroom, 3 bath, more than 2,700 sq. ft. of living space, with backyard pool.



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BIRCHWOOD LOT.. Build Your Dream Home On A Beautiful Wooded Lot In Birchwood, Perfect For A Walk-Out!



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FOREST LAKE Beautifully updated FL home with new maple kitchen and interior doors. Quiet cul-de-sac location just a few blocks from public boat launch.

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Servicing the White Bear Lake, Forest Lake and Pine City areas. ©2017 Burnet Realty LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Burnet fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Burnet are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker Burnet.

White Bear Press  

Weekly newspaper covering White Bear Lake and the surrounding area.

White Bear Press  

Weekly newspaper covering White Bear Lake and the surrounding area.