Outdoors

The sun is shining and the ground has finally dried after the spring rains. Spring cleaning is in full force but put “picnic in the park” on your schedule and deal with the dust bunnies later.

It’s no secret that fishing is a big part of Minnesota culture. Whether you’re a frequent fisher, enjoy doing it occasionally or simply like to come along for the show, the Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest will be entertainment for all.

“Some people ride to hunt, and some people hunt to ride.”

The Wayzata Community Sailing Center is known for filling the summers of every lake lover with endless memories out on the water. Let the memories continue on with the new Wayzata Community Sailing Center building.

One of the largest annual festivals on Shorewood’s side of Lake Minnetonka is Arctic Fever, a celebration of Minnesota’s unique winter charm and favorite (chilly!) outdoor activities.

From tiki bars and bonfires pulled along on four wheelers, to a rodeo bull and local residents dressed up in crazy costumes, Andy Fazendin has seen it all—well, probably. There’s always this year.

As the coming months put a hush over Minnetonka’s parkland plant life, the city is considering whether to rehire 22, ahem, staff members, who were charged this past summer with eliminating pesky garlic mustard, stubborn buckthorn and other invasive plants from

Before heading to Thanksgiving dinner, get a little exercise and fresh air. Participants in the Tonka Turkey Trot 5K will meet at the Minnetonka High School dome for the run (designed for runners and walkers of all abilities).

Welcome, November! Local cross-country ski fanatics have been staying in shape all summer and fall, and await the first snowfall of the year.

We can appreciate big, beautiful trees for providing leafy shade in the summer and colorful vistas in the fall. But when they block the view of the lake, or heavy winds rip through, leaving branches precariously hanging above your yard, those same trees can cause quite a headache.

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