Arts & Culture

It’s no secret that, for most people, public speaking is excruciating. In fact, many fear getting up in front of a group to speak more than they do of dying.

Those who frequent Lakewinds in Minnetonka have most likely met employee Teri Lynn Schons. But what you may not know is Schons recently co-authored her first novel, My Secret Husband, under her pen name Angelina de Mourier along with John du Prey, also known as Wayne Olson.

Dr. David Stussy, executive director of Brain Balance Center of Lake Minnetonka and Woodbury, is committed to improving the quality of children's lives.

Instead of making an executive decision, the City of Wayzata has opted to ask its residents how they would like to see the some $100,000 spent to improve the city’s lakefront.

As if the fun and excitement of the Spirit of the Lakes festival wasn’t enough of a reason to celebrate life on the western shores of Lake Minnetonka, this year’s extended festival has the privilege of also ushering in Mound’s Centenni

Scholar: Duligur Ibeling

Hometown: Maple Grove

High School: Wayzata High School

High School GPA: 4.0 (un-weighted)

College: Harvard

Scholar: David Cook

Hometown: Independence

High School: Orono High School

College: Dartmouth (Hanover, New Hampshire)

Decades ago, the Ladies of the Lake organization was formed by lake-area women interested in art and art education. The women held classes in their basements on a rotating basis but eventually needed a bigger home as the organization grew.


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.