Arts & Culture

True to Her School Amy Steiner Minnetonka High School

In her first year at Orono High School, principal Amy Steiner says she’s enjoying the process of getting to know the students and staff. The kids “have all been really welcoming and really fun to work with,” Steiner says. “I’ve also noticed that they’re very inclusive.

Olympic Figure Skater Janet Gerhauser Carpenter competitor coach team leader Minnetonka

Minnetonka resident and former Olympic figure skater Janet Gerhauser Carpenter hung up her figure skates about three years ago, but this 86-year-old still talks about the sport with a fierce love in her voice—recounting her years as an Olympic competitor, coach, judge and team leader.

Sarah Beron log rolling balace writer lake minnetonka

Standing knee-deep in water on a warm August day, I ready myself to step out of my comfort zone and onto a log. Lured by a heart-pumping workout that tests stamina and grit, the throwback sport of log rolling is gaining in popularity among non-lumberjack types. I’m nervous.

(Above: Low student-teacher ratios provide opportunities for more individualized learning.)

Author Margaret Scofield

I Love You Still: A Memorial Baby Book has a similar look and feel to many traditional baby books: It’s filled with whimsical illustrations of woodland creatures, a blank family tree to fill with family members’ names, and prompts like, “I knew I would be a good mommy be

Minnetonka artist Sandy Resig and his wife, Bonnie

Entering artist Sandy Resig’s mid-century Minnetonka home is like walking into a modern art gallery.

Teenagers writing

Rachel Anderson has always had a way with words. With years of writing experience across a wide range of disciplines, she’s worked as a newspaper reporter, a copywriter, a television newscast producer, publicist and now, a marketing and public relations consultant.

Brad and Heather Fox of HGTV's Stay or Sell

Flipping their first home wasn’t glamorous for Edina’s Brad and Heather Fox.

Hayley Stoen has achieved something most people only dream of: turning her passion into her business. Stoen is the owner and curator of The Atelier Collection, a fine vintage art dealership in Excelsior.

“I look at the world through the eyes of a child,” says Wayzata artist Wendy Shragg.

“I look around and I see pattern. Shape. Shadows. Color combinations. My mind works differently.”

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