June 2015 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the June issue get the low-down on WBL's best-kept sushi secret, kick your summer into high gear with info on local festivals and check out our budget-friendly interior design tips from Carl Huso.

While White Bear is known as Minnesota’s first resort town, Mahtomedi had its hand in the tourism trade quite early as well. The area was platted in 1883, and summer visitors began to arrive as early as May each season to take advantage of the cooling lake breezes and the relaxed atmosphere.


Spice may be nice, but spicy is naughty, and that’s much more fun. Besides, Minnesotans aren’t always as nice as everyone says we are. We may have a reputation for preferring bland food, but we can bring the heat with the best of ’em and enjoy it, too.


Folks took to the White Bear Country Inn for an evening of merriment to raise funds for Lakeshore Players Theatre.


Asked why a golf tournament was chosen for the annual fundraiser, Nancy Roth of the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation (WBLAEF) says, “Golf is very popular around the area, so it seemed to be a good idea.” Proof she was on to something


School’s out and warm weather is upon us, which means White Bear Lake’s two largest festivals, Manitou Days and Marketfest, are right around the corner.


Walking into Red Lantern in White Bear Lake is a bit mysterious: Cloaked in low light, with red hues emanating from the three lanterns that overhang the horseshoe-shaped sushi bar, the space is small, cozy, warm—a far cry from the brick


As a child, you may recall the thrill of getting a kite airborne, feeling the string tugging against your hands, watching it dance in the wind in a way we gravity-bound humans can only dream of. Or is this dream of windborne motion something more?


Jenny Rustad has had the dream of opening her own hair salon since she was a little girl, and now, 12 years after she started cutting hair, her ownership dreams are reality.


Carol Huso’s Mahtomedi home, built in 1995, has been through a lot. Huso, an interior designer, and her husband raised three sons, now 27, 24 and 21, in the home and didn’t have much time, or the money, to make updates.


Pets are as much a part of the family as anyone else. St.


Just constructed in 2014, the boardwalk has transformed the lakefront of White Bear from boating marina to an area that everyone can enjoy. The property where the boardwalk now stands used to be the site of Johnson Boatworks, and was bought by the city in 1999.


This year, the Wildwood Lions will be celebrating 17 years of involving the community to help the blind with their annual White Cane Days.


White Bear Lake resident Sara Carlson of Sara Haley Photography was shooting a June wedding for couple Nikki and Josh Trulen. After the newlyweds finished their vows, they proposed a special stop before their reception.


For more than 20 years, the family-run restaurant, Pizza Man of White Bear Lake, has put customers first.