Excelsior Commons Beach is where we often like to soak up the rays during the warm summer months. But don’t forget—we can enjoy the beloved beach all year ’round.

When one thinks of Minnesota sports, it’s often the frozen lake pastimes that come to mind; hockey and ice-fishing serve as the renowned recreational activites of every fleece jacket-wearing northerner.

Our Lady of Peace was founded in Saint Paul in 1941 by the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, a Catholic order whose work with the sick and dying dates back to 1896.

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Sr. and Dr. Charles Crutchfield III are two of Saint Paul’s best known physicians. Dr. Crutchfield Sr. has delivered more than 9,000 babies in his career as an obstetrician and gynecologist. His son, Dr.

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Once a week, five lake-area guys, all but one in their 50s, get together in Paul Norton’s Deephaven basement to thrash out three-chord anthems with guitars, bass, drums and keyboards, and play rock star.

Ray and Rita Quist of Mound enjoyed a sunny day at Boston’s Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, with Lake Minnetonka Magazine in hand.

Excelsior’s Connie and Chuck Schrup enjoyed big waves in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico after Hurricane Patricia made landfall across the country.

Go back in time and see what it was like to celebrate Christmas in some of Saint Paul’s most historic houses. Holiday home tours at both the Alexander Ramsey House and the James J.


Sunday, November 10
[Arts & Performance], [Education & Community]
Veterans Day program honoring veterans and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the WWII D-Day Invasion.
Saturday, September 21
[Arts & Performance], [Education & Community], [Fashion & Shopping], [Food & Drink], [For the Kids]
​A lakeside festival celebrating community, featuring locally produced food, art, antiques, handcrafts and a good old-fashioned street dance.