Health & Wellness

It was frosty fun as folks took to jumping in the lake for the annual White Bear Lake Polar Plunge.

The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride, a local cycling classic, kicks off the biking season with challenge and bravado. This year’s ride will mark the event’s 50th anniversary.

Sunrise Park Middle School band students wowed the crowd with an evening of music and merriment.

Guy and Cindy Fix purchased Ciresi’s Liquor Store business and opened the doors under the name Cotroneo’s Wine & Spirits last April.

What happens when you place 14 modern men on a remote island for four weeks with nothing but some video equipment? You get NBC’s reality show, The Island, hosted by Bear Grylls, and local boy Jud Nichols was one of the contestants.

In July, a group of local White Bear Lake enthusiasts banded together to form the group Friends of White Bear Lake.

White Bear Smiles has been in business and has called downtown White Bear Lake home for 24 years.

The World’s Original Ice Fishing Contest was first held in 1947 and quickly became one of White Bear Lake’s most popular winter traditions. Each year, the White Bear Rod and Gun Club would coordinate the event—some years with co-sponsors.

Folks from H20 for Life celebrated volunteers and all their hard work at the annual Water Ball event, which included a gourmet dinner, silent auction, wine pull and live music.

After taking a one-year hibernation, the Art Shanty Projects will re-awaken on the surface of the ice. This year, 18 creative art shanties made by select artists will dot the frozen landscape on White Bear Lake.