August 2016 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the annual Prep Elite issue White Bear Lake Magazine profiles five ourstanding high school seniors.

White Bear was once known for its large resorts and boundless recreational opportunities, and was even dubbed Minnesota’s first resort town.


For Pat Cranston, the concession business runs in the family. The White Bear resident opened Daryl’s Dog House in 2013, but his grandfather, Daryl, got into the business after he retired roughly 35 years before that. And he’s not alone.


It was time to celebrate as folks gathered for the fifth anniversary of NewStudio Architecture.


Frassati Catholic Academy held its second annual spring gala which included Hawaiian-themed food, live and silent auctions, prizes and plenty of time for socializing.


Six-year-old Owen Meyer has a favorite routine when he hops up into the chemotherapy chair: He gives a big thumbs-up and says, “Don’t worry, I got this!” Owen was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this year; if surgeons were to attempt to remove the tumor, it would leave Owen paral


What’s a great way to get to know a person—to find out what makes them tick, what inspires and motivates them, makes them happy or sad? Why, asking questions, of course. With that in mind, we chatted with our area’s prep elite about just those things and many more.


When it comes to owning a business, Dale and Kalli Bukowski say having a great support system and a strong customer focus is key.


Rayme Nyembwe has enjoyed “learning how to collaborate with people who don’t speak my language.” Linnea Brown got a kick out of seeing a Skype view of an open-air, rooftop classroom in Port Au Prince, Haiti.


There is a universal need for words of love and encouragement, especially for troubled and hurting teenagers.


Feeling connected to the local schools can be easy when you have a child or grandchild going through the school system. But without the familial link, the connection between the schools and the community becomes more tenuous.


In 2015, Dr. Cliff Wilson opened his own clinic, Wilson Family Chiropractic, in the area where his entire family is from.


Gustavus Adolphus is an undergraduate institution that employs liberal arts as a way of thinking, which is one of the many reasons Becky Bergman, who lives in North Oaks, is shining as its new—and first woman—president.


Vadnais Heights Heritage Days is returning for its 41st year to brighten your summer and add to the outdoor fun.


Gary Schafer has worked both as a teacher and in the computer industry, but he’s been passionate about photography since the 1970s. It wasn’t until he retired in 2003 from Mounds View Public Schools that Schafer bought a digital camera and got serious about taking photos.


As an accomplished athlete, Alex loves spending free time working on his superb basketball and baseball skills. But when he’s not on the court or on the field, he’s involved in leadership by way of the student council.