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“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

Jim Brunzell, the White Bear Lake native and World Wrestling Entertainment alum, has written a book. MatLands: True Stories from the Wrestling Road covers 66 years of Jumpin’ Jim’s life journey, mostly pulled from his 25-year career as a pro wrestler. The book was published in June.

In 2000, a group of citizens and civic leaders met to begin what would become a decade-long discussion about a new vision for the site of the renowned boat manufacturer Johnson Boatworks.

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.

During this annual extravaganza, participating stores offer sales, specials and promotional items to get people in the shopping mood, and is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

Carla Scholz didn’t have to travel far to capture this beautiful view; it was right outside her window where she spies many incredible sunsets. “At least once a week, when there’s a good sunset, I take a photo,” Scholz says.

The first thing you notice at Doug Limón’s house is the turtles. Adorning a wall above the couch is a piece of art that features several images of large stingrays and turtles. There are beaded turtle images on wampum belts.

“It is easy to lose track of time in the woods. After Arial returns to her cottage from a day in the high hills gathering herbs for her nana, she is horrified to discover her home ransacked by a trio of strangers, her grandmother unconscious, and her father missing.

On October 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the White Bear Lake Fire Department will be hosting its annual Firefighter Open House at Fire Station No. 2.

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.

The sixth annual Trunks ‘N’ Treats event at St. Stephen Lutheran Church will once again put a fun spin on trick-or-treating.