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Once a sleepy village of bungalows and summer residences on White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi began to grow after the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad came through town in the early 1870s. When the Minneapolis and St. Paul Suburban Railroad Company reached Mahtomedi in 1892 and streetcar service began in 1899, Mahtomedi’s prominence as a tourist town was assured. The Wildwood Amusement Park on the lakefront drew thousands of visitors “up north” from St. Paul weekly until the 1920s when the widespread use of automobiles began the decline of the streetcar and the park. It closed during the throes of the Great Depression in 1932. Since 1940 the town’s population grew between 36% and 57% almost every decade until the beginning of the millennium when its population leveled off at approximately 7,700. Note that the city of Willhernie is an enclave totally surrounded by Mahtomedi.

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Mahtomedi has an outstanding public school system as evidenced by the fact that the middle school (6-8) and the high school (9-12) have received Greatschools’ highest ranking of “10.” Both elementary schools and the private Woodland Montessori School are highly regarded as well. Mahtomedi’s high school athletes have won multiple state championships in the fields of girls’ and boys’ soccer, football and gymnastics. Century Community and Technical College has two campuses, one in Mahtomedi and the other in the neighboring town of White Bear Lake. Total enrollment is over 5,500 students.

Major Employers

Services and retail trade dominate the employment landscape in Mahtomedi with nearly 60% of workers employed in establishments with 1 – 4 employees. By far the largest employer is Century College with a work force of over a thousand. St. Andrews Village, an assisted care facility for seniors, ranks a distant second with an estimated 200 – 250 employees.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Mahtomedi has an extensive network of parks and trails featuring athletic fields, cross-country skiing and hiking. Beachfront access to Long Lake and White Bear Lake offers canoeing, swimming and fishing excursions. There are also regulation sized softball/baseball and soccer fields and a sand volleyball court. Many of the parks are connected by the historic Mahtomedi Streetcar Trail.

Community Events

The Wildwood Artist Series features a number of musical events throughout the year at the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center. A unique opportunity to experience winter water sports is the White Bear Lake Polar Bear Plunge in January. During the summer, the annual Manitou Days festival offers a multitude of activities including a traditional fireworks display for the Fourth of July.

Did You Know …

… that the city draws its name from Dakota for “bear” (“mahto”) and “lake” (“mde”)?

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