February 2017 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the February issue follow along with six inspirational WBL women who are leaders in the professional community.

Grocery stores have evolved over the decades from small, very local shops to supermarkets offering products and services of all kinds. The White Bear area has had many stores come and go over the years.


What was most recently The Station Pub has undergone a renovation in both dining and atmosphere under new owners Brian Johnson and chef Andrew Benney, and is now the Manitou Grill & Event Center.


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.


Some artists know their passion from an early age. Jessica Kooiman, a White Bear Lake designer, has been involved in the craft since she was 7 years old, helping in her grandma’s fabric store.


It’s not a coincidence that six women leaders in White Bear Lake share many of the same traits. They’ve found success and fulfillment not by accident, but rather by seeking out and following their dreams, passions and goals.


Even though Olympic athletes are considered amateurs, training for any Olympic sport has become a year-round job. No one knows that better than Tony Benshoof, a White Bear Lake native, who spends much of his year readying U.S. athletes to compete in international luge competition.


A time-out for a latte, a moment of peace, and a chance to sit down with a good friend and catch up are what busy moms dream of.


White Bear Lake Mayor Jo Emerson and Bill Foussard, owner of Rudy’s Redeye Grill, present the 2016 Spirit of Tourism to Dale Grambush for his tireless work promoting tourism in the city.


If you’re looking to gift something out of the ordinary for Valentine’s Day, Uptown Girl Cupcakes and Dessert has you covered.


Elishia Robson, owner of Lakeside Floral, shares her most popular picks for Valentine’s Day, and the special meaning behind each flower.


Longtime host of Northeast Journal , Joe Cullen, and his wife, Tahni, remember feeling overwhelmed when their son Josiah was diagnosed with nonverbal autism. Their challenge, they say, was best summed up in a single phrase: “No known cause, no known cure, lifelong.“


There’s another new eatery around town.