Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Places - Willernie

Willernie, MN

On the southeastern shores of White Bear Lake, you will find Willernie. This small, scenic lakeside village was incorporated in 1948, but was a popular destination for tourists as early as 1910, given its close proximity to the Twin Cities. There is some 1930’s mobster lore here as well. It is reported that some of the boys who were part of Ma Barker’s crew hung out in Willernie while performing their criminal operations in nearby St. Paul.

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