White Bear Lake businesses
By day, Trent Fleury is a help desk administrator at a custom metalwork company. Nights and weekends, he’s sometimes a silver fox. As a member of MNFurs, a community committed to their crush on creatures, Fleury and his comrades bring their love of animals to life with costumes made by By Cats 4 Cats in White Bear Lake.
Oh, those fateful summer jobs—you know, the ones that alter the course of our lives forever (for better or worse). If you’re as lucky as Pam Powell, your summer job helped you find your calling. Powell’s stint more than 40 years ago at Madden’s Pine Beach Lodge on Gull Lake in northern Minnesota set her on the path to become Salad Girl, purveyor of natural gourmet salad dressings. “It was like summer camp, only I was getting paid,” says Powell, a Willernie resident. She began as a dishwasher, but always coveted the salad job. “The salad girl had the best job.