White Bear Lake
Authorities said a police standoff with a potentially suicidal man in White Bear Lake Monday night ended with the man suffering a non-life threatening self-inflicted gunshot wound. White Bear Lake Police responded to a home on the 3500 block of Glen Oaks Avenue at about 7:02 p.m. Monday on a report of a despondent 40-year-old male family member who was inside the home and not welcome.
Five employees of an Italian cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy have been convicted of manslaughter. The cruiseliner sank near the shore of Tuscany in January 2012. Among the 32 who died were Barb and Jerry Heil, who lived in White Bear Lake. Under the plea deal, the five employees were sentenced to prison time, but only two will likely serve time.
A White Bear Lake woman who was banned from her home for harassing her neighbors will not spend any more time behind bars for now. Lori Christensen, 49, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge for violating a harassment restraining order back in May 2012. The order was issued to keep her from bothering Greg and Kim Hoffman, who lived across the street. She was caught videotaping the family later that month. Two other felony charges were dropped Monday as part of a plea deal that includes community service, fines, and 10 years of probation.
Friday was a perfect day to go sailing. A few clouds in the sky and windy conditions helped competitors at the Twin Cities Youth Sailing Days Regatta on White Bear Lake.
Despite a wet summer that’s virtually wiped out Minnesota’s drought, White Bear Lake still has a problem. The water level has been low for years.
When it comes to youth sports in Minnesota, most of us think of the one that takes place on a lake when it’s frozen, seeing this is the “State of Hockey.” But on White Bear Lake plenty of kids are finding an interest in sailing.
Hundreds of people headed to White Bear Lake this week for a chance at breaking a world record. Their goal was to make the longest ice cream sundae in the world, while raising money for cancer research.
A Minnesota native is among NASA’s new class of eight astronauts. Thirty-nine-year-old Josh Cassada is originally from White Bear Lake. Cassada is a former naval aviator who currently serves as co-founder and chief technology officer for Quantum Opus. Four of the eight new astronauts are women, the highest percentage of female astronaut candidates ever selected by NASA.
The MS-150 bike ride will end Sunday in White Bear Lake without three cyclists who were hurt during a bad crash on Saturday. It happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Sandstone, shortly after the cyclists left Hinckley on day two of the ride.
While a record-breaking April snowfall is easing the pain of Minnesota’s extended drought, a new report suggests our water use simply isn’t sustainable.
Minnesota is known as the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” But the DNR says the state’s water supply is becoming a concern.
The best place for corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota? WCCO viewers picked Manitou Station in White Bear Lake, an Irish pub that’s only three years old.
A recent study found the reason for the shrinking of White Bear Lake is the growing use of ground water. A citizens’ group is taking the DNR to court for allowing it to happen – and now the state is trying to stop that lawsuit.
A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Friday to killing and then dismembering his wife.
The field for one of the most highly anticipated state tournaments will be set before the weekend is over, and four great match-ups Friday night will solidify the field.
Two mortgage loan officers were each sentenced Monday on one count of conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud through the use of interstate wires.
Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck and relatives of the 32 people who died marked the first anniversary of the grounding Sunday with the unveiling of memorials to the victims, a tearful Mass in their honor and a minute of silence to recall the exact moment that the cruise ship rammed into a reef off Tuscany.
The 35-year-old man accused of killing his wife and leaving her body in a White Bear Lake garage has been charged with intentional second-degree murder.
Authorities say a man is in custody Tuesday morning after his wife was found dead in her White Bear Lake home Monday afternoon.
Students at White Bear Lake Area High School got a hands-on lesson in their ‘Earth-Space Science’ class Thursday.
The dock tells the story of White Bear Lake, ending way before the water. Or the nearby boat lift, left high and dry.
Police are on the scene of an accident where a vehicle drove into a house and injured at least one person.
There’s a sad update to a story we told you about earlier this year. The body of a Minnesota man missing since summer has been found in a national forest in Arizona.
Authorities in northern Arizona say they’ve recovered and identified the body of a Minnesota man who’s been missing since late July.
It’s the fall season’s version of March Madness. The State Girls Tennis Tournament and State Soccer Tournaments are this week, and the football section playoffs are getting underway across the state.