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Filled with long days on the lake along with sunshine and memories that will last a lifetime, a summer spent in Minnesota is a summer spent right.

Summer is a time for adventure. From enjoying Minnesota’s abundance of lakes to taking in the scenery on a long hike, adventure is everywhere. But sometimes the best adventures happen without leaving home; sometimes the best adventures are the ones we read.

In the kitchen. In the car. In a local shop or an office. These and other locations, both private and public, are the places where the MPR audience has been listening for 50 years.

In late-’80s Chicago, a nun named Maureen Gallagher had an epiphany while vacuuming. Days before, she had gone to her prayer group, full of other Catholic women. Two sisters voiced frustration: The diocese had rejected their request for more funding to support their successful prison ministry.

Photographing birds helps Annie Huidekoper slow down. “Rarely do I use a tripod, so I must calm myself,” she says. At any moment, the great blue heron stepping across the shore of Como Lake could glide away.

Every lawn is different, but for a spring revival, Pat Murphy of Murphy’s Lawn
Maintenance and Landscaping offers three general tips.

When It Comes to winning awards in photography, this isn’t Bob Israel’s first rodeo.

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

Best Patio Dining
CoV Wayzata
Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge
Maynards

Best Restaurant   
Coalition
CoV Wayzata
Maynards

“There aren’t a lot of people I know that will stand outside when it’s 18 degrees below, waiting for the sun to rise on Lake Superior,” says photographer Jackie Scherer about herself.

“Henry, look over here!” Nelson Hill called out to his friend Dylan’s 1-year-old son Henry as he ran gleefully toward Lake Minnetonka.

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Sunday, December 8
[Benefits & Fundraisers], [Food & Drink], [For the Kids]
Celebrate German Christmas Tradition. Enjoy Homemade German food, fun kids activities, & fellowship all while supporting local families in need.
Tuesday, February 4 to Sunday, February 9
[Arts & Performance]
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love.