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Planning for college can be an exciting time for families. Touring your dream school, shopping for your dorm and filling out applications are all milestones in your college preparation process.

Maple syrup. It tastes great on pancakes, waffles and bacon, not to mention it is a delicious ingredient in many recipes.

Michael Djupstrom is the youngest White Bear Lake Area High School alumnus to be inducted into the White Bear Lake Area Alumni Association. There are 23 prior recipients, all graduating between 1927 and 1966, though anyone can be nominated 10 years after graduating.

The White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation’s ninth annual fundraiser, Beyond the Shores, will be held October 23 at the White Bear Yacht Club from 6 to 9:30 p.m. There will be a buffet-style dinner, entertainment and an auction.

Mahtomedi High School students Jade Geiger, Calvin Condo, Duncan Charlesworth, Isaac Legred, Erick Shimnowski and Aaron Swanson began a project last October with the goal of designing a drone that would use precision pesticide spraying for crops.

If pressed, many of us could come up with words that define our lives, that drive and inspire us to be who we are—or who we aspire to be. We expect sage advice like this to flow like water from our elders, from people in high level careers or from life experience.

Job creation in today’s global economy is an ongoing battle in the survival-of-the-fittest game. Organizations with the highest skilled workforces most often win.

In 1973, Jim Hansen graduated from Hill-Murray School and set out to conquer the business world. For a busy 30-year period, Hansen worked at multiple organizations and served on boards in both the profit and nonprofit sectors.

Students from St. Jude of the Lake School pose for a picture before playing basketball.

This year, out of 2,900 works judged, 12 different pieces and 11 students from Central Middle School earned top recognition at the Scholastic Art Awards.

When White Bear Lake’s water level started falling, the White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi and Birchwood communities decided something needed to be done. They came up with the Race 2 Reduce initiative, which educates citizens on their water consumption and how to reduce it.