Health & Wellness

At one time, the area between today’s Highway 61 and Clark Avenue along Lake Avenue was dotted with American Indian burial mounds. At least 10 earthen formations were documented in archaeologist J.V. Brower’s 19th-century map of the area.

Anyone who has dined at the much-loved Four Seasons restaurant in Mahtomedi has seen classic black-and-white photos of an earlier time, when area residents enjoyed the Wildwood Amusement Park.

White Bear Lake spends the winter frozen, but when the ice cracks, you know spring can’t be too far away. Predicting the lake’s ice-out is a time-honored tradition, but with past years’ thaws happening anywhere from the end of March to the start of May, it’s anyone’s guess.

Hollihan’s Pub in downtown White Bear Lake has become an institution over the years, as it’s one of the oldest bars in town. And with its Irish roots, it’s the perfect place to grab a pint on St. Patrick’s Day.

Writers always seem to do their best work when they have inspiring subjects.

Valentine’s Day is about love in all its forms, and this year’s Sweetheart Dance is the perfect chance for parents and children to celebrate together.

There’s another new eatery around town.

Winter in the White Bear area has generally been a busy time. Whether you like to ice skate, cross-country ski or play a pick-up game of hockey, outdoor activities have been a popular way to spend those chilly days.

It is often said that exercising with a friend or family member can increase the chances of success, not to mention make it a much more enjoyable experience. And Zach and Sarah Belisle definitely put this notion into good use.

Natalia Hals doesn’t remember much about her daughter’s first year. Even though Raygen, now 19, was a good baby, Hals remembers feeling like she was drowning. All she could manage was work and sleep.

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