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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for some of the dogs that Amber Johnson photographs, a picture can be absolutely life changing.

Since they were entrepreneurs first, Melvin and Harley Bennett didn’t want to go by the way of the horse and buggy—literally.

For a fresh change of pace from the mall and antique shopping scene, visit the shopper's delight tucked away in a Minnetonka house. Sisters Corrine and LaRae Anderson simply call it their "Artists Boutique."

Early European visitors to Lake Minnetonka noticed lots of conical mounds on high points around the shore. These pioneers first started settling along the Mississippi River and found thousands of mysterious burial mounds in prominent spots overlooking the water.

For a change from the traditional Halloween hayride, try out the Booseum and Ghost Trolley in Excelsior this year. Drawing more than 1,500 riders last year, the scares and screams are back for this eight annual event.

Nancy Golden has always had an eye for design and discriminating taste—and no problem making that fact well known. At least that was the case when an 8-year-old Golden discovered that her brand new clutch purse was not leather, but (gasp!) plastic.

Help out your Lake Minnetonka neighbors during Minnetonka Community Education’s 25th Annual Rake-a-Thon. Put together a team and rake the yards of local seniors who need a little help with their leaves. Last year, more than 500 volunteers raked nearly 70 homes.

Some called him “The Empire Builder,” while detractors snubbed him as the “Robber Baron.” James J. Hill was inextricably linked to Lake Minnetonka and helped establish its pristine waters as a playground for the well-to-do.

You can add a few zeros to what the fundraising goal was in the first year of Humor to Fight the Tumor, and what has been achieved in eight years of the Minnetonka-based gala to help fight brain tumors.

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