Shops & Business

Dueling Grandmas Shortbread

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

September 17, 1948, was a day filled with community pride in White Bear. Thousands were in attendance as the newly lighted Price Field was dedicated by Gov. Luther Youngdahl.

Sometimes the real world is the best classroom. Business and technology education instructor Tim McGraw has introduced his students to innovative, hands-on experiences in fundraising, microfinance and real-world economics.

In case you find yourself in a medical emergency, make sure you have the Urgency Room on speed dial. Opening in Vadnais Heights last month, the Urgency Room provides emergency medical care from board-certified emergency physicians, outside of a hospital environment.

Keeping up an old stone church is an expensive proposition. Luckily, the parishioners and community of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in White Bear Lake have hit on a renewable source of income—their annual “Rockin’ for Repairs” concert, which takes place Saturday, August 17 at the St.

The Hotel Leip was the largest of White Bear’s resorts during the heyday of the resort era from 1870 to 1910. Col. William Leip immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1846 and settled first in St. Paul, where he prospered in the cigar and liquor trade.

Hunger in America continues making headlines as the economy lurches forward in fits and starts—seemingly impossible in the richest country on Earth, but it’s true. For numerous college students striving to become self-sufficient and successful, hunger is very real.

Independence Day was and is celebrated in many ways around White Bear Lake. As early as 1896, the lake was the place to be for the summer holiday. That year, the St. Paul & Duluth Railroad provided discounted fares to bring people from St.

When you walk into the Cobblestone Café in the heart of downtown White Bear Lake, you’ll see a black-and-white photo from 1947 of two smiling waitresses in their Malt Shoppe uniforms.

“Needles, knitting and newborns” is the mantra of a group of seniors that meets every Thursday morning at the Senior Center in White Bear Lake.

For Jerene Bailey, owner of Salon 61, selling wigs is about giving women confidence.