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It's that time of year again: The Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest has returned for its 7th year of beautiful photos of our community.

This part of the Twin Cities is pretty darn great, isn’t it?

Caroline Klohs, from Minnetonka Beach, studied public relations at the University of Minnesota, where she took two photography classes.

The Excelsior Fire District plays a vital role in the Lake Minnetonka community. From saving lives to spreading knowledge about fire prevention, they do it all.

Tom Anderson’s parents raised five children in their Saint Paul-area home, where his mother, 86, still lives. It isn’t unreasonable to think that Mrs. Anderson had some sleepless nights, worrying about a child here or there.

Filled with long days on the lake along with sunshine and memories that will last a lifetime, a summer spent in Minnesota is a summer spent right.

Summer is a time for adventure. From enjoying Minnesota’s abundance of lakes to taking in the scenery on a long hike, adventure is everywhere. But sometimes the best adventures happen without leaving home; sometimes the best adventures are the ones we read.

In the kitchen. In the car. In a local shop or an office. These and other locations, both private and public, are the places where the MPR audience has been listening for 50 years.

In late-’80s Chicago, a nun named Maureen Gallagher had an epiphany while vacuuming. Days before, she had gone to her prayer group, full of other Catholic women. Two sisters voiced frustration: The diocese had rejected their request for more funding to support their successful prison ministry.

Photographing birds helps Annie Huidekoper slow down. “Rarely do I use a tripod, so I must calm myself,” she says. At any moment, the great blue heron stepping across the shore of Como Lake could glide away.

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Saturday, August 10 to Sunday, August 11
[Home & Garden]
The Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis Flower, Food and Foto Show is an open-to-the public competition conducted in horticultural and photographic achievement.
Thursday, July 11
[Benefits & Fundraisers]
Reach for Ralph is the signature fundraising event for Hammer Residences Inc. which supports individuals with disabilities.