The Porterhouse Pork Chop from Mason Jar Kitchen & Bar.

Eagan Restaurant Week Returns

This year features many beloved local restaurants and a new mobile pass. It’s not too late to explore local restaurants as a part of the fourth...

Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

A year ago at this time, I was putting together the very first issue of this magazine and nervously anticipating its arrival in your mailbox. I was...

How Natalie Darwitz Changed The Game In The Professional Women’s Hockey League

Natalie Darwitz has spent a lifetime redefining hockey for women, and now she’s leading the new professional women’s hockey team in Minnesota. When...
Sweet Treasures Cupcakes

Sweet Treasures: A Story of Bitter and Sweet

Apple Valley baker and Food Network alum Ann Alaboud faced her cancer diagnosis—in and out of the kitchen. Apple Valley baker Ann Alaboud has a...
Prior Lake 2023

Editor Takes the Polar Plunge

Editor Liz Potasek tries a quick dip in a freezing lake. At age 22, Lakeville native Christopher Mosier was in great physical shape, training with...
Cities South Magazines December/January 2023

Welcome to the December/January 2023 Issue

I always go into the holiday season with a concrete gift-giving plan for my three kids. I try to buy each of them one thing they want, something...
Lisa Haggstrom’s walnut potica is made by stretching dough into a very thin layer, topping it with a filling, rolling it up and baking it in a loaf pan.

Cookies and More by Lisa: A Recipe for Success

Lisa Haggstrom continues her mother and grandmother’s food tradition. Some of our most cherished memories of the holiday season come from gathering...
Minnesota Ice Festival

Family Fun Around Town This Winter

Think outside the (gift) box when planning holiday experiences. When visitors come to town over the holidays, hosts can be hard-pressed when it...
Gray Horse Head

How Abijah’s on the Backside Transforms Lives

A South Metro equine therapy organization serves first responders and military personnel, using the power of animal empathy to heal trauma. Editor’s...
Sea otter pup Nuka being fed by hand.

Minnesota Zoo Cares for Two Orphaned Sea Otter Pups

Learn more about Nuka and Denali and their road to recovery. On October 27, the Minnesota Zoo announced via press release that two abandoned...
Cities South October/November 2023 Issue

Welcome to the October/November 2023 Issue

Despite all of the elaborate holiday plans I start dreaming up this time of year, some of my best memories of family are just sitting around the...
The Porterhouse Pork Chop from Mason Jar Kitchen & Bar.

Eagan Restaurant Week Returns

This year features many beloved local restaurants and a new mobile pass. It’s not too late to explore local restaurants as a part of the fourth...

Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

A year ago at this time, I was putting together the very first issue of this magazine and nervously anticipating its arrival in your mailbox. I was...

How Natalie Darwitz Changed The Game In The Professional Women’s Hockey League

Natalie Darwitz has spent a lifetime redefining hockey for women, and now she’s leading the new professional women’s hockey team in Minnesota. When...
Sweet Treasures Cupcakes

Sweet Treasures: A Story of Bitter and Sweet

Apple Valley baker and Food Network alum Ann Alaboud faced her cancer diagnosis—in and out of the kitchen. Apple Valley baker Ann Alaboud has a...
Prior Lake 2023

Editor Takes the Polar Plunge

Editor Liz Potasek tries a quick dip in a freezing lake. At age 22, Lakeville native Christopher Mosier was in great physical shape, training with...
Cities South Magazines December/January 2023

Welcome to the December/January 2023 Issue

I always go into the holiday season with a concrete gift-giving plan for my three kids. I try to buy each of them one thing they want, something...
Lisa Haggstrom’s walnut potica is made by stretching dough into a very thin layer, topping it with a filling, rolling it up and baking it in a loaf pan.

Cookies and More by Lisa: A Recipe for Success

Lisa Haggstrom continues her mother and grandmother’s food tradition. Some of our most cherished memories of the holiday season come from gathering...
Minnesota Ice Festival

Family Fun Around Town This Winter

Think outside the (gift) box when planning holiday experiences. When visitors come to town over the holidays, hosts can be hard-pressed when it...
Gray Horse Head

How Abijah’s on the Backside Transforms Lives

A South Metro equine therapy organization serves first responders and military personnel, using the power of animal empathy to heal trauma. Editor’s...
Sea otter pup Nuka being fed by hand.

Minnesota Zoo Cares for Two Orphaned Sea Otter Pups

Learn more about Nuka and Denali and their road to recovery. On October 27, the Minnesota Zoo announced via press release that two abandoned...
Cities South October/November 2023 Issue

Welcome to the October/November 2023 Issue

Despite all of the elaborate holiday plans I start dreaming up this time of year, some of my best memories of family are just sitting around the...
Winter Beauty

Winter Beauty

A frost-covered tree takes home top honors in the Seasons category of our annual photo contest. Kirsten Otting is a lifelong fan of photography. She...

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The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is the influential regional voice that champions promotion and improvement of the business environment, cultivating vibrant regional and local communities. With over 470 members, we are the voice of business, nonprofit and community partners throughout the DCR Chamber region on county and state-wide public policy initiatives. Our work concentrates on workforce, advocacy, community, and connections. We serve as the local Chamber of Commerce for nine cities, including Eagan, Empire, Farmington, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Rosemount,...

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Eagan Restaurant Week Returns

Eagan Restaurant Week Returns

This year features many beloved local restaurants and a new mobile pass. It’s not too late to explore local restaurants as a part of the fourth annual Eagan Restaurant Week, organized by Enjoy...

Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

A year ago at this time, I was putting together the very first issue of this magazine and nervously anticipating its arrival in your mailbox. I was so excited to have an opportunity to write about...

Three Fun and Local Staycation Destinations

Three Fun and Local Staycation Destinations

When you can’t go far, take a mini-break at these local destinations. Whether you’re constrained by time, work or family obligations, there are plenty of small ways to break up a long winter without...

Winter Beauty

Winter Beauty

A frost-covered tree takes home top honors in the Seasons category of our annual photo contest. Kirsten Otting is a lifelong fan of photography. She took pictures when traveling as a hobby, but in...

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