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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.

Voting for the 2019 Best of Lake Minnetonka survey is now closed. The results of our annual readers’ choice survey will be printed in July, in our special Best of edition of Lake Minnetonka Magazine, and we'll need your help to fill it with the best Lake Minnetonka has to offer.

Adults with special needs rehearse for their musical, The Fairest of Them All.

Local organization offers enrichment like theater to adults with special needs.

Every year, Lake Minnetonka Magazine accepts photography submissions from the community for our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest. The photos are submitted in five categories: Activities & Events; People & Families; Pets; Wildlife & Nature; and City Landmarks.

Minnesotans are known for their fierce love of the state and its culture, but few cities inspire as much loyalty and passion as the ones around our beautiful Lake Minnetonka.

This summer, local photographer Jim Douglas captured the spirit of Excelsior’s Firecracker Run, an annual Fourth of July tradition that’s been around for more than 40 years.

This purrfect black-and-white smile belongs to Moana of Motunui, a foster kitten from the Carver Scott Humane Society.

Late Wayzata police officer Bill Matthews with his son Wyatt and wife Shawn.

Officer Bill Mathews was tragically hit and killed by a distracted driver in September 2017.

This adorable and summery photo won the Readers’ Choice award in our 2017 Lens on Lake Minnetonka contest. We talked with photographer Kristyn Hewitt about this patriotic little cutie.

Tell us about the subject of this photo.

Mound shutterbug Chris Grace took this photo, November Splendor, which won first place in the Wildlife & Nature category of our 2017 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

Cindy Barnett, an Excelsior resident with an innate love for the outdoors, especially her beloved Gideon’s Bay, snapped this photo one day late last July.
 

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