Arts & Culture

outdoor miniature train display

Michael Gilbertson’s All Aboard placed second in the City Landmarks category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

Minnetonka’s Kathryn Holmes went from feeling lost, confused and angry to overcoming a devastating condition and writing about her remarkable recovery in her book I Stand with Courage: One Woman’s Journey to Conquer Paralysis.

Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, remains to this day one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Exciting, adventuresome, at times disturbing and extraordinarily original, Child 44 is one of those rare debuts that seems impossible to top.

 

When the Excelsior Fire District formed in the late 1800s, a potential recruit got into the boxing ring to prove he was up to the job. Today, Excelsior firefighters emphasize the power of prevention. 

Renowned artist Mark Balma has painted frescos in an Italian church built in 1265, but the latest site for the artist with Lake Minnetonka connections is a small Lutheran church built in 1904 that the city of Stacy, Minn., holds as its only place of worship.

Long Lake resident Carrie Miller has a love for paper so strong that about five years ago she started Eclectic Paper Designs to create unique gifts and art using her favorite material.

The Northern Heartland Kitchen

By Beth Dooley

University of Minnesota Press

$29.95

 

The Northern Heartland Kitchen

By Beth Dooley

University of Minnesota Press

$29.95

 

The Northern Heartland Kitchen

By Beth Dooley

University of Minnesota Press

$29.95

 

The Northern Heartland Kitchen

By Beth Dooley

University of Minnesota Press

$29.95

 

This past summer, the $10 million Trails of Orono senior housing development opened. Located minutes from downtown Wayzata along the Luce Line Trail, this one-of-a-kind establishment paints a new picture of the way seniors can savor their days.

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