Julie Orloske was at her White Bear Lake home when she took the photo Hi Neighbor, which took first place in the Pets category of our annual photo contest. Orloske was standing on her driveway in the late spring when she saw her neighbor’s dog, Crixus, peering out through the crack in her fence.

On Sunday nights around 9:15 p.m., you’ll likely see a group of women lacing up their hockey skates and sliding onto the ice at the Hippodrome Ice Arena—women you might expect to see spending their time behind the boards, cheering on the kids.

This past September, staff from the Suburban Community Channels traveled to San Diego, California to receive recognition at the Government Programming Awards gala.

In december 2014, Ron Hawkins, a White Bear Lake firefighter and paramedic, photographed a veteran emergency dispatcher named Wendy taking a call.

Patio Dining
Rudy's Redeye Grill    
Washington Square

Ava Kraemer of White Bear Lake is deep in thought as she pores over a recent issue of White Bear Lake Magazine.

Marguerite Norton Furlong of Mahtomedi stands by a Fossil banner that features her daughter, Madelynn Hackwith Furlong.

The 2015 Lens on the Lake photo contest has come to a close and the results are in! Many thanks to our loyal readers who participate in the photo contest by submitting their beautiful snapshots of our community, and by voting online for the Reader's Choice award.

On Easter morning a few years back, fog filled the air and the sun was peeking through. And next to the lake was the perfect scene for Daniel Bosscher to capture his winning photo, “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” for Lens on the Lake’s Wildlife and Nature category.

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Best of White Bear Lake survey is here! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, people, hot spots and more.