Barbara Lidfors' NEIGHBORS show

Get to Know Your “NEIGHBORS” at Barbara Lidfors’ Newest Installation

Local artist uses her community as inspiration, bringing others’ stories to life via paintings. Currently in the hallway between Minnetonka’s city...
Lake Minnetonka Magazine May 2024

Welcome to the May 2024 Issue

I find it fitting—in such a lovely, organic sense—that the themes of outdoor living and art join together to create this month’s issue. In so many...
Finding enough to do in her Long Lake garden isn’t difficult for Meg Cowden. She relishes the opportunity. “Gardening is a multifaceted life-giving hobby,” she says. “It provides you with the opportunity to slow down, observe [and] experience deep reverence daily, and it’s grounding.”

How Local Master Gardeners Are Digging In

Master gardeners showcase their earthly endeavors. Like many things in life, experiencing them firsthand often provides an elevated experience. For...
“We’re not just a food company,” Mike Nelson says. “We’re all about the experience.” That includes s’mores kits and The Travel Campfire, satisfying sweet tooths wherever they might find themselves.

North Mallow Shares Sweet Eats and Experiences

Former camp counselors know their way around a classic bonfire treat. What’s more familiar than a s’more in the summertime? The classic crunchy...
Lake Minnetonka serves as an outdoor classroom for those interested in sailing. On this day, adults take their turn learning the ropes, which can bring a lifetime of recreation and enjoyment.

Wayzata Sailing Shows Sailors of All Ages the Ropes

Wayzata Sailing proves it’s never too late to start a new adventure. Ask anyone involved in Wayzata Sailing, the longtime community sailing center...
For Memorial Day, Gary Marquardt will visit two cemeteries in Mound to play at veterans’ graves. “I’ll keep playing until I can’t anymore,” he says.

Gary Marquardt Honors Veterans Through Music

Mound man honors veterans—one note at a time. If you’ve ever been boating near Casco Point on Lake Minnetonka at sunset, chances are you’ve heard...
Ryan Rivard's climb in 2022.

Ryan Rivard Embarks on The Everest Project

And the climb is just the start of his latest journey. On April 8, 2024, 41-year-old Wayzata local Ryan Rivard boarded an airplane and set off on...
Lake Minnetonka Magazine April 2024

Welcome to the April 2024 Issue

If you come over to my house, don’t go into the lower level. I beg of you. There’s a room down there that if you asked me what color it is, I’d ask...
A childhood wagon, circa 1889–1890, that belonged to Dana Frear, who was Minnetonka’s first town historian, was donated to the Minnetonka Historical Society by Chuck Kloster in 2022.

How To Donate Family Artifacts to Lake Area Historical Groups

Historical organizations recommend ways to declutter and donate. What are you going to do with that? Does anyone in the family want this? Where can...
Landschute is known for timeless homes on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Landschute Brings an Artist’s Philosophy to Architecture

Landschute combines Old World design philosophy with today’s lifestyle. “I think architects are born to be architects,” says Jon Monson, founder of...
Bonnie Bohn Hector (at right) starts with a plan, but her ideas often morph into different creative outcomes. The use of color, size and texture comes into play. Elements can take up to two hours to assemble.

Bonnie Bohn Hector Creates Mandalas From Natural Finds

While much of the world was becoming physically and emotionally stagnant during the early days of COVID-19, her creativity was flowing. Then and...
Delight in the Grilled Cheese with Lobster Bisque from Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille.

Fresh Takes on the Classic Grilled Cheese Around Town

Discover tips to create (or order!) a beloved grilled cheese sandwich. It started with a slice of bread topped with grated cheese that was served to...
Barbara Lidfors' NEIGHBORS show

Get to Know Your “NEIGHBORS” at Barbara Lidfors’ Newest Installation

Local artist uses her community as inspiration, bringing others’ stories to life via paintings. Currently in the hallway between Minnetonka’s city...
Lake Minnetonka Magazine May 2024

Welcome to the May 2024 Issue

I find it fitting—in such a lovely, organic sense—that the themes of outdoor living and art join together to create this month’s issue. In so many...
Finding enough to do in her Long Lake garden isn’t difficult for Meg Cowden. She relishes the opportunity. “Gardening is a multifaceted life-giving hobby,” she says. “It provides you with the opportunity to slow down, observe [and] experience deep reverence daily, and it’s grounding.”

How Local Master Gardeners Are Digging In

Master gardeners showcase their earthly endeavors. Like many things in life, experiencing them firsthand often provides an elevated experience. For...
“We’re not just a food company,” Mike Nelson says. “We’re all about the experience.” That includes s’mores kits and The Travel Campfire, satisfying sweet tooths wherever they might find themselves.

North Mallow Shares Sweet Eats and Experiences

Former camp counselors know their way around a classic bonfire treat. What’s more familiar than a s’more in the summertime? The classic crunchy...
Lake Minnetonka serves as an outdoor classroom for those interested in sailing. On this day, adults take their turn learning the ropes, which can bring a lifetime of recreation and enjoyment.

Wayzata Sailing Shows Sailors of All Ages the Ropes

Wayzata Sailing proves it’s never too late to start a new adventure. Ask anyone involved in Wayzata Sailing, the longtime community sailing center...
For Memorial Day, Gary Marquardt will visit two cemeteries in Mound to play at veterans’ graves. “I’ll keep playing until I can’t anymore,” he says.

Gary Marquardt Honors Veterans Through Music

Mound man honors veterans—one note at a time. If you’ve ever been boating near Casco Point on Lake Minnetonka at sunset, chances are you’ve heard...
Ryan Rivard's climb in 2022.

Ryan Rivard Embarks on The Everest Project

And the climb is just the start of his latest journey. On April 8, 2024, 41-year-old Wayzata local Ryan Rivard boarded an airplane and set off on...
Lake Minnetonka Magazine April 2024

Welcome to the April 2024 Issue

If you come over to my house, don’t go into the lower level. I beg of you. There’s a room down there that if you asked me what color it is, I’d ask...
A childhood wagon, circa 1889–1890, that belonged to Dana Frear, who was Minnetonka’s first town historian, was donated to the Minnetonka Historical Society by Chuck Kloster in 2022.

How To Donate Family Artifacts to Lake Area Historical Groups

Historical organizations recommend ways to declutter and donate. What are you going to do with that? Does anyone in the family want this? Where can...
Landschute is known for timeless homes on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Landschute Brings an Artist’s Philosophy to Architecture

Landschute combines Old World design philosophy with today’s lifestyle. “I think architects are born to be architects,” says Jon Monson, founder of...
Bonnie Bohn Hector (at right) starts with a plan, but her ideas often morph into different creative outcomes. The use of color, size and texture comes into play. Elements can take up to two hours to assemble.

Bonnie Bohn Hector Creates Mandalas From Natural Finds

While much of the world was becoming physically and emotionally stagnant during the early days of COVID-19, her creativity was flowing. Then and...
Delight in the Grilled Cheese with Lobster Bisque from Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille.

Fresh Takes on the Classic Grilled Cheese Around Town

Discover tips to create (or order!) a beloved grilled cheese sandwich. It started with a slice of bread topped with grated cheese that was served to...

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Welcome to the May 2024 Issue

Welcome to the May 2024 Issue

I find it fitting—in such a lovely, organic sense—that the themes of outdoor living and art join together to create this month’s issue. In so many ways, nature serves as one of our first art...

How Local Master Gardeners Are Digging In

How Local Master Gardeners Are Digging In

Master gardeners showcase their earthly endeavors. Like many things in life, experiencing them firsthand often provides an elevated experience. For example, when visiting a garden, one can view how...

North Mallow Shares Sweet Eats and Experiences

North Mallow Shares Sweet Eats and Experiences

Former camp counselors know their way around a classic bonfire treat. What’s more familiar than a s’more in the summertime? The classic crunchy meets gooey fireside snack is the exclamation point on...

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