Area students "Race 2 Reduce" water use

Area students “Race 2 Reduce” water use

BY SARAH ALEXANDER There’s lots going on in Mahtomedi and White Bear Lake schools these days as students learn the “why” and “how” of caring for…

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A bike/walk-friendly community? Imagine that!

A bike/walk-friendly community? Imagine that!

BY MIKE BROOKS Planning and improving our communities to ensure people of all ages and abilities can safely walk and bike is a proven common…

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You never promised me a rain garden?

You never promised me a rain garden?

BY DENNIS LINDEKE We installed two rain gardens in our front yard in 2010. There is the beautiful “sunny” garden and the fern dominated “shady”…

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Planning safe routes to school

Planning safe routes to school

Every day it seems there’s a new report out about the benefits to mind and body of fresh air and exercise. For students, a perfect…

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Wildwood Tree Planting Wraps Up

Wildwood Tree Planting Wraps Up

By Jeanne Zlonis The tree planting on the new Wildwood Natural Playground is now complete!  Seven beautiful Black Hills spruce trees were installed in October,…

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Race 2 Reduce: Off and Running!

Race 2 Reduce: Off and Running!

By Paul Steinhauser Race 2 Reduce, the White Bear Lake area’s premier water conservation program, is pleased to announce that Sarah Alexander has been hired to…

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Chimney swifts: Mahtomedi's best-kept bird secret?

Chimney swifts: Mahtomedi’s best-kept bird secret?

It was an exciting September for one of the Twin Cities’ premier chimney swift colonies, located right in our backyard at Mahtomedi High School. Chimney swifts…

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It's been a great year for bluebirds on the Gateway Trail

It’s been a great year for bluebirds on the Gateway Trail

By Dennis Lindeke The summer of 2015 was a fantastic one for bluebirds along the Gateway Trail. A total of 62 of these beautiful birds…

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Heidi Ledermann Receives 2015 Environmental Leadership Award

Heidi Ledermann Receives 2015 Environmental Leadership Award

Mahtomedi High School senior Heidi Ledermann was presented with the Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative Environmental Leadership Award at the school’s annual awards ceremony May 13….

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News from the Gateway Brown's Creek Trail

News from the Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail

Summer is here. Can your next adventure on the Gateway Browns Creek Trail be far behind? If you’re familiar with the trail, we hope you’ve already…

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