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Frozen Pipes Aren’t Just An Issue For Homeowners, Cities Are Having Trouble, Too

This extreme cold is creating a headache for cities and homeowners alike. Many residents have been surprised to find no water coming from their faucets.

02/27/2014

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2-20-14 Winter Weather Headaches On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Dan Pawlenty (Tim’s brother) talks with Dave about the challenges this winter has presented for City Departments around the Twin Cities. Click the link above to listen……..

02/20/2014

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Minn. Company’s Lab-Made Diamonds A New Trend At Jewelry Stores

With Valentine’s Day on Friday, jewelry stores are busy with last-minute shoppers. Diamonds are a popular gift and there’s a new trend with this precious gem that could save you thousands of dollars.

02/13/2014

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Art Shanty Settles In To New Lake Home

You wouldn’t think a frozen lake would offer much inspiration for local artists, but you’ll find some impressive work and creativity on White Bear Lake. Now in its eight year, the Art Shanty Projects is underway. After years on Medicine Lake, its new location isn’t stopping hundreds from visiting the outdoor gallery. The typical ice house does little to catch the eye. But near Ramsey Beach, one cluster makes people take notice.

02/08/2014

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Wander Minnesota: The Return Of The Art Shanties

They took a year off and changed venues, but the Art Shanty Projects opened for the season this past weekend, and it’s just as much fun as it’s ever been (which is to say, quite a lot). There’s a lot to see and do.

02/04/2014

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White Bear Lake Schools Stay Open Despite Extreme Cold

For the second day in a row, hundreds of schools in Minnesota are closed because of extremely cold weather. A bank sign in Champlin was flashing 25 degrees below zero overnight. Many school districts said they were concerned about kids waiting outside for buses Tuesday morning, so they played it safe and canceled classes.

01/28/2014

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Driver Ejected In Fatal White Bear Lake Rollover

A driver was killed after being ejected from a truck in a rollover crash early Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened along Highway 61 in Ramsey County, just south of Buffalo Street.

01/24/2014

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Minn. High School Hockey Faceoff Set For Jan. 11

Ten Minnesota high school teams will compete in the High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium next month. The five-game competition will be held Jan. 11 as part of the Hockey City Classic Winter Festival.

12/19/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 25, 2013

It’s that time of year. Playoff season.

10/25/2013

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White Bear Lake ‘Neighbor From Hell’ Gets 5 Years Probation

A woman was sentenced to five years probation in court Monday for harassing her neighbors in White Bear Lake. Over the years, 50-year-old Lori Christensen was accused of hanging demeaning signs that were targeting her neighbors and their children.

10/15/2013

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‘Neighbor From Hell’ Trial Extended Over Document Mishap

Lori Christiansen, whom some call the “neighbor from hell,” did not comment Wednesday as she left the courtroom. Christiansen, formerly of White Bear Lake, got national attention for tormenting her neighbors. Over the years, she has been accused of hanging demeaning signs on her garage targeting her neighbors and their children. She also violated a harassment restraining order.

09/11/2013

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Homeowners, Businesses Sue DNR Over White Bear Lake Issues

One of Minnesota’s premier lakes has been disappearing before our very eyes. White Bear Lake is now down more than five feet to the lowest level ever seen. And some homeowners and businesses say the DNR is to blame.

09/11/2013

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Jim Kowalski Dies After Falling Into Plane Propeller

The Ontario Provincial Police say that Jim Kowalski died Thursday after falling into a rotating plane propeller while on a fishing trip in Canada. The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday in Red Lake, Ontario.

09/06/2013

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Viewers’ Choice For Best Apple Orchard In MN: Pine Tree

Minnesota knows its apples. The U of M developed the Sweet Tango, the Zestar and the state fruit — The Honey Crisp. Orchards are brimming with people, trying to get their hands on those apples this time of year.

09/05/2013

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Kowalski’s Co-Owner Tragically Died In Plane Accident

Jim Kowalski died Thursday in a plane accident while fishing in Canada, according to family member Deb Kowalski. Deb Kowalski said Jim suffered a head injury in the incident, and an autopsy is being performed. She said he was with a friend on the trip. Jim Kowalski, 67, founded Kowalski’s Markets back in 1986 in White Bear Lake.

09/05/2013

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