Giving Back

Joe Ryan, CEO and owner of Oppidan Investment Company

Joe Ryan’s worldview is simple: leave the world better than you found it.

As the CEO and owner of Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm based in Excelsior, Ryan knows he—and Oppidan—can make a real difference in the communities they serve.

This holiday season, Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet will provide pet owners with one more thing to be thankful about.

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to concentrate on guests and the plethora of social events filling up your calendar.

Built to resemble the coolest sleek gray laundry machine you’ve ever seen, the new mobile iPad cart, complete with 30 iPads with apps, was anonymously donated to St.

To celebrate their 100th anniversary, the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys will serve more than 200 local communities through a Centennial Day of Service: 2012 Take Action Project.

If cows could type, what would they say? That’s the silly question answered in the beloved children’s book, Click Clack Moo, by Doreen Cronin. The playwright who adapted this whimsical book imagined a series of projections to be used in the production of the play.

There really isn’t much that trumps a hot meal and some fine conversation. And if you happen to live alone or far from loved ones, that just makes those things all the more special. The Western Communities Action Networks Inc.

Helping others is hardwired into the heart of humanity, but most of the time, we aren’t sure we have the time, money or resources to do what it takes to make a difference.

The oldest Empty Bowls celebration in Minnesota will enter its 21st year at Wayzata High School with a new feature: Some old friends will be coming back to support the cause.

The crack of the bat, home openers, peanuts and cracker jacks mean a lot of different things for many different people.

With age comes any number of things, from wisdom to wrinkles. As life evolves, these elements are expected to accompany aging. But what if the weight of the worry you carried also grew as you got older? What if your chances of becoming isolated increased over time? Would you prepare?

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