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.

Members of WeCAN, the Western Communities Action Network

WeCAN was founded in 1989 to address a lack of social service programs for low-income families in the area.

An old photograph of Boulder Bridge Farm, a gentleman's farm on Lake Minnetonka once owned by the Dayton family.

Boulder Bridge Farm, once owned by the Daytons, was at one point the largest of Lake Minnetonka's "gentleman farms."

2019 Best of Lake Minnetonka finalists

The votes are in! Here are the top 3 finalists in each category of this year's Best of Lake Minnetonka.

In October, the Excelsior Fire District, in partnership with the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department, hosted a safety open house, fil

Kim Cassens, owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes in Minnetonka

For Kim Cassens, work doesn’t stop just at the bakery.

Honeycomb, bees, beekeeping

Donning a bee beard is a bold way to persuade the public that honeybees are their friends.

Ultimate Sustainability service for young adults with autism spectrum disorder

To say Kathryn Marshall and Stephanie Welter are filling a need with their new service for young adults with autism would be the ultimate understatement.

A 911 dispatched answers a mental health call.

Local therapist researches police response and mental health resources.

pioneer Lydia Ferguson

Much of what we know about early Lake Minnetonka history comes from the pages of Lydia Ferguson’s diaries. She recorded it all, from 1854 to 1886, in a clear-eyed chronicle that includes her own family’s tales of suffering, insanity, death, love and endurance.

Academy of Whole Learning students

Academy of Whole Learning opened its doors in Minnetonka in 2017, to welcome more students after moving from its St. Louis Park location, which originally opened in 2003. “We are celebrating our 15th anniversary,” head of school Wyayn Rasmussen says. 

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