Arts & Culture

On New Year’s Day, chilly and brave divers hopped into the frigid waters of Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior for ALARC’s 30th annual ice dive, which supports the Wounded Warrior Project and a couple of local organizations. 

There are many ways to define success—and just as many ways to measure it. No matter what your gauge, however, it’s obvious that these three high school students are well on their way to lives full of unique experiences and extraordinary achievements.

It’s power to the people at the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC).

“I captured this photo during one of the last sails of the season this past summer. With the waves reflecting off the hull of the boat and the glow of the sun peeking out from behind the sail, I leaned over the side to take this picture right at water level.

Head back to school and learn a new skill without ever leaving your living room. Minnetonka Community Education is now offering Ed2Go classes, online courses in a wide array of areas.

Ninety years and $2.5 million later, Wayzata Community Church’s (WCC) annual rummage sale is back and bigger than ever. The sale began in 1921 with a few women from the Ladies’ Aid Society and has since grown into a community-wide event.

Get sweaty on your way to service. Minnetonka United Methodist Church invites the community to bike, walk, run or carpool to the August 7 service for the fourth annual Blessing of the Bicycles.

Now that retirement is at the top of former WCCO anchor Don Shelby’s to-do list, he and wife Barbara are opting for new digs near the lake.

Talk about happily ever after. Recently Stages Theatre Company and the city of Hopkins renewed the theater’s lease, allowing the group to stay in the Hopkins Center for the Arts for another 15 years. The negotiation was a collaborative effort, aligning the missions of each party involved.

This summer, Anything Goes will take the stage as the Minnetonka Theatre performs this age-old Broadway favorite.

The wind has always whistled across Warren Krohn’s 700-acre family farm in Nicollet County. Recently the farmer decided to do something about it. Six windmills now stand 160 feet tall on or near his family’s land. When the turbines spin, the wind becomes what Krohn sees as a new cash crop.

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