The votes are in! Here are the top 3 finalists in each category of this year's Best of White Bear Lake.
Career paths can be difficult to predict; recently retired White Bear Lake fire chief Tim Vadnais knows that well.
When Jassmin Anderson’s partially blind standard poodle, Roe, went missing on a cold December day, Anderson, who lives in White Bear Lake, was frantic. She left Roe’s crate, blanket, food and water out, in hopes the peripatetic pooch would find her way back home. But no luck.
Nick Blanco moved to Alaska for a different type of life. “It’s really satisfying to live off the land,” Blanco says. “You’re responsible for doing a lot of what you need on a daily basis, and I really enjoy that.”
“Peaceful” and “dreamy” are some of the words Alli Neuhaus uses to describe the moment she captured her photo, Early Morning Canoe on the Lake. “It almost didn’t feel like reality,” Neuhaus says. “It feels like a whole different world; you’re away from everyone.”
If you make a trip to the grocery store on April 29 or 30, it’s likely you will receive a free Tootsie Roll as you walk out. That’s because the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic-based fraternal organization with an active council in White Bear Lake, hosts their yearly Tootsie Roll drive.
The morning after a rainfall, Julie Orloske was at her home in White Bear Lake, gazing out the window. It was an ordinary scene, but something about it caught her eye.
FOOD & RESTAURANTS
Best Patio Dining
Rudy's Redeye Grill
Rudy’s Redeye Grill
The church, in addition to opening their bread oven to the community each month, conducts classes on several types of bread from challah to whole wheat with currants and walnuts.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, one of the world’s foremost addiction treatment providers, began in Center City, Minn., and is still headquartered there.