Welcome to the January/February 2024 Issue

Welcome to the January/February 2024 Issue

Something that has stood out to me during my two years overseeing White Bear Lake Magazine is the closeness of this community—a dedication of service and spirit that finds its way into each and every story we share. In this first issue of 2024, the stories, even more...
Painting the Seasons

Painting the Seasons

Joshua Cunningham is an award-winning local painter, who paints en plein air, which is French for “in open air.” This means that he brings his easel, paints and brushes outside and paints the landscape as he sees it, shifting light, shadows and all. Many plein air...
Taming Your Closet

Taming Your Closet

Sometimes, less is more when it comes to your wardrobe. I recommend cleaning out your closet twice a year and organizing it in a way that is practical for your lifestyle or the current season. The impact it can have on your daily routine and overall well-being is...
How Ox Sweat Sauna Heats Things Up

How Ox Sweat Sauna Heats Things Up

Hugo resident brings portability to a popular wellness practice. In these long winter months, Minnesotans are known to embrace the cold. Polar plunges, ice baths and cold showers are all common wellness practices. And often, these routines are paired with something a...
Aurora over the Lake

Aurora over the Lake

Local photographer captures northern lights from Matoska Park. “In late April, there had been a lot of aurora talk, so my daughter and I had been watching the aurora activity,” says Steph Herington, a White Bear Lake nature and travel photographer. One night, the pair...
Dustling & Hart Creates Fantastical Books

Dustling & Hart Creates Fantastical Books

Local artist weaves stories and nature in her handmade works. White Bear Lake resident Kaia Bakken was enchanted with fantastical worlds throughout her childhood. While her three older siblings did their homeschool lessons, Bakken would spend hours drawing, cartooning...
Cozy Recipes To See You To Spring

Cozy Recipes To See You To Spring

The season of comfort food is just beginning. As the holidays come to a close and the snow piles higher, it’s time to return to the cozy recipes that warm our hearts and stomachs through long winter months. Often these recipes come with stories—some passed down to us...

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