Shops & Business

A laptop donated to the White Bear Lake Rotary Club Technology Drive rests against some books.

The White Bear Lake Rotary Club is collecting computers (PC and Mac), laptops, flat-screen monitors, tablets (Android, Microsoft Surface, Chromebooks) and accessories, such as mice and keyboards, cables, SD cards and laptop batteries.

The building that has housed Lakeshore Players at the corner of Sixth Street and Stewart Avenue in White Bear Lake for over 40 years was originally constructed as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1888. It is the oldest church building that still stands in White Bear.

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, and living in White Bear Lake, we are aware of the profundity and importance of our own crystalline shores. But aside from fun summer activities and ice-skating in the winter, what do all of these lakes bring? Boats—and lots of them!

Eagle Brook Church is currently the largest church in the state and is ranked the 11th largest in the country, according to Outreach Magazine.

Tally’s Dockside has been a fixture on the western shore of White Bear Lake since it opened in 1939 as the Anchor Inn.

For 25 years, Sassafras Health Foods has been catering to White Bear Lake’s vitamin and holistic needs, and for the last eight years, it’s been in the hands of Paula Comstock.

One of White Bear Lake’s leading chiropractic clinics is fulfilling a dream. In 2015, Dr. Cliff Wilson opened his own clinic in the area, where his entire family is from.

After years of waiting—20 to be exact—White Bear Lake’s historic town hall has finally moved to Polar Lakes Park; the decision wasn’t made lightly. The building was constructed in 1885, located between two of the area’s best-known bodies of water—White Bear Lake and Goose Lake.

White Bear Lake Mayor Jo Emerson keeps a notepad and pen in her car. When she’s driving to and from city council meetings, she takes a different route each time and looks around for “things that need to be fixed”—sidewalks or streets in need of repair, burned-out streetlights or other flaws.

Propped in her chair at the Minnesota Hair salon in Maplewood, 7-year-old Clara Degneau watches stylist Stacey Johnson put the finishing touches on her new bob haircut. With her hair 12 inches shorter, Clara is all smiles knowing it will be going to help kids in need.

In January 2015, Kevin and Tamara Boyer opened Thread Art & Everything Promotional in White Bear Lake.