Around Town

White Bear Lake resident Charles Fritz awoke early on January 26 last year and drove to Ramsey Beach to photograph the hot-air balloon race, which hadn’t happened for many years. “The picture is taken as the last of the 11 balloons that participated were about to lift off,” he says.

Volunteers often toil behind the scenes for the benefit of others, yet never seek recognition. Their dedication is focused on helping the needy, healing the sick and lending a hand to the disadvantaged.

Nativity sets and manger scenes may be common sights at this time of year, but imagine being able to step into one. At the annual living nativity at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, it becomes possible.

White Bear Lake is making its way onto the Minnesota music scene with the WaterMusic Concert Series, now in its second year. The program, at St.

From 1885 until 2011, White Bear Township townsfolk met in the quaint Town Hall–which was designed by Cass Gilbert–to discuss important issues.

The community of White Bear Lake may be on the forefront of a trend. But, in this case, that’s not necessarily good news.

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