Around Town

What started with a thumb turned Minnetonka native Robyn Frank into a successful entrepreneur when she launched Thumbs Cookies in 2012. Now she’s on a quest to fund her dream car: a Thumb Bug.

With an average of 8,100 Saints fans per game night packing the new Lowertown stadium, CHS Field’s first season was a huge success.

Growing up on Schmidt Lake in Plymouth, Josh Leddy, owner and operator of Life’s a Beach Shoreline Services, has long loved the beauty of Minnesota’s lakes.

Miles Taylor, age 15 months, catches up on everyone’s favorites in the Best of Saint Paul issue.

Local nonprofit Keys 4/4 Kids was founded to provide a service to under-served young people, but its innovative programs have also benefited area schools, businesses and residents.

Hammer Residences in Wayzata care for individuals with developmental disabilities and help them thrive within their communities and discover their passions.

The fourth annual Luck o’ the Lake 5K run on March 12 has it all: a kid-friendly, celebratory run along Lake Minnetonka, with community members dressed up in costumes, as well as a serenade by bagpipers.

Engel & Völkers, founded in Germany in 1977, is an internationally recognized real estate firm that opened its first Midwest location in downtown Minneapolis last August—and the office is full of Minnetonka High School gra

Primo Plates and Pours opened for business in Long Lake in August, in the space formerly occupied by Birch’s.

Minnetonka shopping mall Ridgedale Center’s current renovation and expansion (with five phases, a $100 million-plus renovation plan and a 50,000-square-foot retail expansion) started in 2014 and should be completed by 2017.

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