Around Town

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.

What started as a love of hiking and exploring turned into a craft beer romance for husband and wife team JD and Megan Park.

Like most college seniors, Amy Mathews has a plan: After graduating from Drake University this spring with a double major in graphic design and advertising and a minor in printmaking, the Minnetonka native plans to return to the Twin Cities and land a job at a creative design or advertising agenc

In The Price of Victory and the Fear of Innovation, author Linda Tedford tells the story of longtime Deephaven resident Brad Robinson, who passed away in October at age 78.

Wayzata resident Kate Shannon wrote her first book when she was 5, but it wasn’t until she had a child of her own that she wrote her second. She realized that there were good books for children, but they could be better. So she wrote Hey, Baby, Look!

Dental Hygiene Month is upon us. While it may be easy to skip the floss or avoid your six-month checkups, Dr. Bob Maley, DDS, of Dr. Bob Maley Family Dentistry says it’s just not worth it.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Halloween, kids and parents alike can enjoy Wayzata’s annual Boo Blast celebration. The event takes place largely in the parking lot of Colonial Square near Lunds & Byerly’s, with lots of music and free food.

With apple season in full swing, Minnetonka Orchards has no shortage of events this month. Browse the list below for a perfect fit for your family:

The annual Excelsior Apple Day celebration will take place this year on September 19. New this year is a 1-mile kids’ run, open to children of all ages.

The Twin City Model Railroad Museum, located in Bandana Square, is celebrating its 81st year in St. Paul. The club began in 1934 when five men got together and formed a model railroad club.