Shops & Business

Dueling Grandmas Shortbread

Cookies and grandmas. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and cake and ice cream.

Nostalgia-inducing Father’s Day gift ideas from The Minnesotan. 

Honoring those memorable moments and time-honored traditions are the backbone of The Minnesotan. And this Father’s Day you can get dad a gift that really hits home.

In February 2021, Solid Ground established its own Mobile Food Market.

Solid Ground makes dreams come true with $1.25 million Bezos Day One Fund grant.

lug-sole combat boots are very chic and trendy

Fashion, you may say, has taken a back seat for many of us this past year. We’ve donned our favorite sweatpants or leggings and that well-worn top on a very regular basis—probably too regularly.

Donated car loaded with gifts

Several single moms without reliable transportation—some of them from White Bear Lake—recently received a much-needed gift through Newgate School’s “Wheels for Women” program so they have one less thing to stress out about. The gift? A car.

Items for sale at That Old Blue Door

Nothing says spring like a bit of green and some floral décor. And That Old Blue Door, located in downtown White Bear Lake, has what you need to put a little spring in your decorating step.  

Bouquet of spring blooms

April showers bring spring May flowers, right? If not, head on down to Lakeside Floral, where you’ll always find beautiful, bountiful bouquets. 

Koselig Candle Co co-founders Matt Kruger & Blake Anderson

The word “koselig,” loosely translated in Norwegian, means cozy But the meaning of “koselig” isn’t just a simple translation—it’s a mindset.

A Frosty Morning on Manitou Island

Nature, in all her unbridled beauty, frequently puts on a dazzling display for all to see.

virtual clothes shopping

When business had to shut down due to COVID-19 last March, Mainstream Boutique acclimated to the times and found a way to bring its customers’ in-store shopping experience to a weekly online fashion show via Facebook Live.  

Woman wearing Spotted Mushroom Co. earrings.

“I’ve always been interested in art that stands out, so I figured why not incorporate that into my jewelry,” says owner and full-time student, Sam Snyder of Spotted Mushroom Co.  

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