McCollum Visits White Bear Lake Businesses, Meets City Leaders
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) toured small businesses and met with civic leaders in White Bear Lake on August 31. Congresswoman McCollum's productive conversations touched on the needs of the community and its businesses.
In addition to White Bear Lake Mayor Jo Emmerson, Congresswoman McCollum also met with City Manager Ellen Richter and John Lupo, the president of the White Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce. Congresswoman McCollum visited two restaurants — Grandma's Bakery and Key's Restaurant — and several boutique stores: Goodthings, Primp, and John Henry.
Later in the day, Congresswoman McCollum visited Mahtomedi High School for a ceremony honoring O.H. Anderson Elementary School teacher John Petronek for 50 years in the classroom. Petronek is a fifth-grade science teacher at Anderson Elementary.
Finally, Congresswoman McCollum visited the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #10 in Maplewood to tour their apprenticeship training facility that trains our community's young people to fabricate, install, and service a wide range of metal products.