Community

Earlier this year, our readers’ choice online survey sought your input regarding which restaurants, retailers and service providers you like best in the Lake Minnetonka area. Your votes have been counted and the top three finalists in each category are listed here in alphabetical order.

A graphic reads "Keep It Local"

The “staycation” trend makes so much sense: Put together a day or weekend trip for your family, and save time (and money) on the travel itself.

Wayzata residents mill about at Summer Splash, one of Lake Minnetonka's biggest summer events.

Wayzata’s summer community events are now under one splashy brand.

A black and white photo of a canoe set to launch on Gray's Bay on Lake Minnetonka.

This month, we asked photographer Nancy Cohodes to tell us about “Land Canoeing,” which received third place in our Activities & Events category.

Author and Lake Minnetonka historian combs through the records at the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society.

Scott McGinnis’ personal history with the Lake Minnetonka area began back in 1856, when his ancestors moved south of Excelsior.

A giant silkmoth rests on a leaf.

Our columnist Anne Marie Ruff Grewal reflects on this month’s “exuberance” of growth.

A businesswoman checks off items on her to-do list.

Practical advice for getting things done from local media maven Natalie Webster.

A person fills out their bingo card at the Bingo & Burgers by the Bay event.

Since the first Bingo & Burgers by the Bay event in 2013, the Lake Minnetonka Excelsior Rotary Club (LMERC) has raised over $120,000 to help fund the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July fireworks.

A kitchen in a room at The Waters of Excelsior, a senior living facility.

With the senior population skyrocketing in the years to come—and with seniors wanting more out of their later years—local organizations adjust in creative ways.

A senior citizen takes a fitness class at the Waters of Excelsior

The space was intentionally designed to serve three distinct generations.

Prom, Dance the Night Away, High School, Lake Minnetonka, Going Out

Prom season’s on the horizon—here’s everything you (and your teen) need to know.

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