Around Town

Tour de Tonka

Strap on your helmets, and load up your bike racks—Minnetonka’s 16th annual Tour de Tonka returns after being canceled last summer and replaced by the smaller Fall de Tonka ride in the autumn.

Now in its 11th year, Excelsior’s Christkindlsmarkt, a weekend open-air market celebrating German holiday traditions, will take place November 25–27.

Picking out flooring can be a stressful decision for any individual or family planning on renovating their home.

Minnesota becomes a sea of white during the winter months, so Leitner’s Garden Center offers a festive way to add some color to your yard with custom winterscapes.

If you’re a bookworm searching for a fun and informal book club, look no further than Books & Bars. Twice a month—once at The Happy Gnome in Saint Paul and once at

With 50 years of experience and 103 trophies at styling competitions, Rita Ambourn is still as passionate about hair as she was as a student at Oliver Thein Beauty School in Burnsville in the 1960s.

The Daily 6 is a new talk show on Metro Cable Network (MCN6) featuring “six established and dynamic Minnesota women.” The show premiered in May.

Step into Woof-N-Whisker pet salon and you’ll not only find shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and cleaning products that are 100 percent organic, chemical-free and eco-friendly, but you’ll also find a welcoming open floorplan.

Local dog trainer Linda Schindler’s education and experiences have evolved over time, but her passion for dogs remains steadfast.

“To me, the ultimate luxury gives you a very indulgent feeling but also benefits the body,” says Susan Brown, owner of Mademoiselle Miel, a chocolate shop in downtown Saint Paul specializing in artisanal sweets made with honey, produce