Welcome to the April/May 2024 Issue

Welcome to the April/May 2024 Issue

Confession: I have been threatening to take a sledgehammer to our living room wall for years. When we moved into our house almost 12 years ago, we loved it for its location and general layout but had pretty big dreams when it came to the kitchen, primary bedroom and...
A New Leash on Life

A New Leash on Life

Meet a rescue dog who is up for fresh experiences. Duke Silver is a dog that loves adventure. After being adopted by Mary Mittelstaedt in 2020 from Wags and Whiskers, he has experienced many new things, such as motorcycle riding, dock diving, jumping in snow banks and...
Storm Creek Focuses on Sustainable Practices

Storm Creek Focuses on Sustainable Practices

If you’ve ever received a corporate gift—maybe a jacket or a polo shirt with your company’s logo on it—it might’ve originated at Storm Creek, an Eagan-based lifestyle apparel business that sells shirts, jackets, vests, athletic wear and more to (mostly) promotional...
Step Up for Women

Step Up for Women

The 32nd annual Minnesota Race for the Cure returns to Viking Lakes for the second time—and moves to the Saturday before Mother’s Day. The 1-mile walk and certified 5K honors breast cancer survivors and serves as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer...
Skipped Pages

Skipped Pages

These are great books published in 2023 that might have slipped under your radar. Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent Sally is a middle-aged, neurodiverse woman who has recently lost her father. Her father used to joke that upon his passing, he wished to be...
How Tamara Kangas Found Home by Happenstance

How Tamara Kangas Found Home by Happenstance

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ co-owner Tamara Kangas Erickson cultivates creativity in Prior Lake. Tamara Kangas Erickson and her husband, Peter Erickson, didn’t mean to move to Prior Lake. It all started about 16 years ago before they were married and when they were...
A Healthy Routine for Dogs

A Healthy Routine for Dogs

Scenthound, a new dog grooming and health company in Lakeville, helps pups look and feel their best through routine care. Memberships offer monthly care for dogs, including a wellness check, a bath, ear care and nail care. Add-ons are available for various health...
Raise a Glass To Spring

Raise a Glass To Spring

There’s much to celebrate this season with bridal and baby showers in the offing, as well as Mother’s Day and the opening of the picnic season with Memorial Day in May. Lunds & Byerlys offers some seasonal sips that are ideal for any springtime gathering. Lillet...

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