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The steamboat Minnehaha is a classic; the romantic story of its sinking, to later be resurrected and refurbished is one we love to tell, so we may think we know all there is to know. But what happens if we get more a little more curious about the common knowledge?

Last year, Lake Minnetonka Magazine asked members of the community to tell us their favorites in 50 categories for our readers’ choice survey. Check out this list of 2014’s winners and see how this year’s crop compares: you’ll find some repeat favorites and some newcomers.

Choosing Categories

Click here to view photos from the 2015 Best of Lake Minnetonka celebration at the Lafayette Club.

John Breyfogle of Minnetonka kept his favorite local magazine close by his side even as he visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, while on a World War II history tour through France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.

We were taught to stop, drop and roll, but how much do we know about fire safety beyond that?

Rich Hall, an amateur photographer, has a lot of experience shooting people in action. From weddings to girls’ high school hockey, he knows how to take the excitement of human life and freeze it. Yet it is this shot of quiet, empty downtown Excelsior that caught his eye.

Voting has come and gone for the 2015 Best of Lake Minnetonka.

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Saturday, November 21
[For the Kids]
Get ready for the holidays at The Woods Gifts! This is our 23rd annual holiday open house!
Thursday, November 12 to Saturday, November 14
[Fashion & Shopping]
Jewelry designer Erica Molinari will visit Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand for a trunk show November 12-14.