Giving Back

In early November, the ALS Association, Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota, celebrated its 11th annual Light the Journey fundraiser.

In the checkout lanes at Cub Foods in Minnetonka, there’s more than chewing gum and magazines. Sometimes there are high school tennis players asking to bag your groceries.

Twenty-six years ago, a 10th grade student in Montana approached retreat leader Joe Cavanaugh and said, “There are these kids at school who make fun of me every day. Can you do anything to stop them?”

Barry and Carmen Nordstrand, Beth LaBreche and Eric Johnson recently hosted an event benefitting College Possible, which included an exclusive private performance from Nicholas David of The Voice. All photos by Molly Ladwig.

As the Skippers Booster Club celebrates its 40th anniversary, current members reflect on the legacy the club has built.

Countless men, women and children in our community benefit from the tireless efforts of volunteers willing to dedicate a bit of their free time and lend their skills and experience to important causes.

Too often news stories of people in despair leave our minds once the screen switches images or the newspaper is laid aside. But once in a while, a story is so affecting that an individual is spurred to action.

The holidays present financial challenge for many families, so why not give back if you can? Check out two of the toy drives happening in the Lake Minnetonka area.

He has the look: white hair, white beard, round shape. Russ Erickson embodies Santa without even trying. But Erickson didn’t always play the well-known North Pole resident.

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