The brightest minds at the State Fair on Friday could be found in the back corner of the Education Building showing off their 100-pound made-from-scratch robots. Precocious ingenuity collided with full-on nerdery at the High School Robotics Competition as the science class savants from Mahtomedi, Becker and Fergus Falls showed off what six weeks of electrical engineering, innovative 3-D printers and zealous ambition can spawn.
About 50 brass flower vases were stolen from Mahtomedi grave sites over the weekend and authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating them, and in identifying the suspects involved. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mahtomedi reported that the 50-some 10-inch tall and 4-inch wide vases are each valued at $200. They went missing on Saturday and Sunday.
It sometimes doesn’t always get the credit it deserves being filled with smaller schools, but the Classic Suburban Conference is always competitive and has just enough talent to keep you on your toes. That said, it’s a league that’s been dominated recently by St. Thomas Academy and South St. Paul.
It’s hard to believe that the regular season is over in high school football, and now every team in the state will be playing this week with a little more desperation. It’s now the playoffs, and it’s what every player looks forward to when they hit the field in August for two-a-day practices.
Windy weather overnight got in the way of firefighters, trying to put out fires at two multi million-dollar lakeside homes. More than 100 firefighters were called to the scene of the fire in the 200 block of Park Avenue in Mahtomedi.
There are just four weeks left in the regular season for high school football. That’s right, four more chances to win a big game or four more chances to see the clock hit zero and wonder what went wrong.
In high school, fitting in is difficult enough. Many teenagers just want to be like “everyone else” and not to be labeled as “different.” But imagine navigating those years without sound.
It appears as though the folks at Betty’s Pies have run out of dough, as the company is losing its lease in Mahtomedi.
There’s plenty of high school sports action this week leading up to a brief holiday break before several teams hit the road for holiday tournaments all over the state.
It’s hard to believe that there are just two weeks left in the high school football regular season. It’s now also that hectic time of year as teams will play Friday night, then get just a couple days to prepare for their final regular season game next Wednesday.
It feels like the high school football season just started, but we’re already at the midway point of fall. Conference titles are already on the line in some leagues, and some teams are still looking for their first win of the season.
It’s Week 3 in the high school football season. Many teams point to Week 3 as the early turning point in the season. It’s where confidence can be built if you’ve won in the first two weeks or a season can be saved if it’s gotten off to a rough start.
This week’s Community Spotlight winner is about how the death of a beloved coach, has inspired his student-athletes to give back.
On the shores of White Bear Lake is a city that could be overlooked for the bigger town on the west side of the lake. But Mahtomedi holds its own with a small town feeling that the community embraces. Early on, this area was popular for the Wildwood Amusement Park that was built by the streetcar company to give metro residents a reason to ride to the end of the line. You could say back in the early 1900s when people said they were “going up north,” this was where they were going. Even though the amusement park is long gone (it closed in 1932) there is still plenty to see and do that’s old and new. From enjoying the outdoors to relaxing with a cup of coffee and knitting needles, head to the smaller city next to the big lake.