When my husband, 6-month-old daughter and I moved “south of the river” from Minneapolis about 10 years ago, we were looking for one thing: A shorter commute to work for my husband, but we were quickly charmed by the bigger yards, beautiful parks and excellent schools. Since then, our family has almost doubled in size (we added two more daughters to the mix), and we’ve fallen in love with the area.
As a longtime writer and editor, I’ve often longed to tell stories of the inspiring people and unique places that I discovered on my daily treks around town. So when I heard about a new magazine covering Apple Valley, Eagan, Lakeville and Prior Lake, I jumped at the chance to work on it. In this issue and those that follow, I look forward to highlighting the best of our community, including the restaurants, shops, recreation opportunities and events that make living here so special, as well as the artists, designers, volunteers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs, who we’re proud to call neighbors.
But I can’t do it without you! If you have story ideas or thoughts to share, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your input and feedback about our new publication.