Is White Bear Lake dwindling away?

The Pioneer Press' Joe Soucheray mourns the current low water levels in White Bear Lake and comes to the realization that the lake may be disappearing before our eyes.
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The Pioneer Press' Joe Soucheray mourns the current low water levels in White Bear Lake and comes to the realization that the lake may be disappearing before our eyes.

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