Arts & Culture

The VHEDC Awards Banquet at Jimmy’s Event Center featured Liwanag Ojala, CEO of CaringBridge, as the keynote speaker. The dinner celebrates the Northeast Metro’s economic vitality and commitment to the community, says executive director Ling Becker.  

As the current president of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Angela Beranek Brandt helps women in the legal profession overcome challenges she has experienced.

Over the years, the long, rich history of White Bear Lake has been told in books, articles and anecdotes passed on—with varying degrees of veracity and accuracy—from generation to generation.

Celtic whistle, acoustic guitar, percussion, violin, piano and bagpipes—the combination, plus three-part female vocals, creates the distinct music of SimpleGifts. Formed in late 2001, the group that takes an original approach to Christmas music has released six albums.

Jo Emerson, the mayor of White Bear Lake, was elected president of the League of Minnesota Cities for 2017–2018. The election took place on June 15th at the League’s Annual Conference in Rochester.

A coming-of-age story, the young adult/adult novel, Redemption’s Run, follows 12-year-old Kacie Aldrich and her quest to find a father she never knew. Set in the picturesque Apostle Islands of Bayfield, Wisconsin, the novel captures the courage of a young girl searching for answers.

Veterans give a lot to serve our country. And at times, finding safe and affordable housing prevents them from enjoying their first months back at home. Journey Home Minnesota is out to change that.

For Danielle Rode, owner of Upsy-Daisy in downtown White Bear Lake, the moniker of DIY Expert fits like the proverbial handcrafted glove. And, truth be told, that glove could also fit nicely on many of the handy and creative folks of her family tree.

Whether you eat your corn on the cob around or across, it’s time to hone your corn-eating skills at the 33rd year of Cornfest at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic Church.

On his way to Askov, Minnesota, on a Monday morning, Joe Kimball’s ears perked up at the news on the radio: Police were reporting a double homicide in Duluth. It was June 27, 1977, and the Minneapolis Tribune reporter was en route to cover a story on strawberry farmers.

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