Dad’s Day Books

Local authors offer two great reads for dear old Dad.

Dads are typically the hardest to buy gifts for because they insist that they don’t want anything. So, instead of giving Dad another tie to add to his collection, wrap up these interesting books by two White Bear Lake authors.

Fore! Gone. Minnesota’s Lost Golf Courses

After writing a magazine piece about golf courses in the Twin Cities in 2010, Joe Bissen was hooked on golf and decided to write his book, Fore! Gone. Minnesota’s Lost Golf Courses. Based on extensive research and the stories of those who remember them, the book tells the tale of 87 different golf courses that disappeared from the Minnesota landscape from 1897–1999. Available at Lake Country Booksellers, White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, and online at and $19.95.

What’s in Your Boat House?

The inspiration for Bob Matson’s book, What’s in Your Boat House?, came from a book about car restorations. The result is a collection of family histories, amazing restorations, and unexpected tales and photos of area boathouses. Available at $25. Also available at


Mark your calendars!

WHAT: 9th Annual White Bear Lake Classic and Vintage Boat Show.
WHERE: White Bear Shopping Center
WHEN: Saturday, June 28 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
COST: Free
CONTACT: Pat Oven at [email protected] or 651.308.1792