Writer Bios


Growing up in the beautiful Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin, senior editor Jennifer Pitterle learned to speak Norwegian, to cross-country ski, and—best of all—to love reading and writing. She fell in love with magazine writing during college, and is delighted to return to it at Tiger Oak after stints in technical writing and public broadcasting. She loves getting to know a community from the inside out, through its schools, businesses, arts scene and interesting characters. When she’s not at her desk, you might find Jennifer penning her Scandinavian-American culture blog or hiking in Minnesota’s prairies and woods. Have a great story idea (or just want to chat in Norsk)? Say hello at


A boat on White Bear Lake in the aftermath of a storm.
Local photographer captures the calm moments after a storm.
A woman makes a flower crown.
Learn about global traditions that celebrate the beginning of spring.
Three local homeowners brighten up the holiday season with shimmering light displays.
A White Bear Lake pastor is called to give—at home and around the globe.
Christina Miller from Christina Lynn Interiors created a vignette in her White Bear Lake store of all items listed in this story.
Bring a little sunshine indoors with local design experts’ picks for orange-hued home accents.
Vintage tea set, tea sandwiches and scones make for a perfect tea party. Styled by Rae Danneman with items courtesy of Avalon Tearoom.
A local expert shares her tips for hosting the perfect at-home tea party.
NewStudio Architecture finds form and function on the shores of White Bear Lake.