Health & Wellness

Nothing says summer quite like juicy barbecue with a side of ice-cold beer on the shores of our beloved Lake Minnetonka. Come out to Manitou Park in Tonka Bay on August 12 from noon to 8 p.m. for the annual Lake Minnetonka BBQ & Beer Fest.

The Minnetonka Millers could be considered Minnesota’s equivalent of the New England Patriots in amateur baseball circles.

Tom Palm takes a lot of photos—during his busiest season, as many as 3,000 a day. But he insists that he’s not actually a professional photographer. Don’t ask him to shoot photos of your wedding or your high schooler’s graduation—he’ll politely turn you down.

If you’re in Wayzata this month and you want to go to the Wednesday evening Music by the Lake concert in Depot Park, you can hop on the Lake Minnetonka Trolley. Or maybe you live in Wayzata, and on a summer Tuesday afternoon you need to go to the library, the bank and the post office.

Joseph Martin cruises Lake Minnetonka to help keep boaters safe. Equipped with binoculars and a hand-held radar gun, Martin motors through the lake’s maze of channels and bays in one of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol Unit boats.

The weather is warm and the days are long, but with a few weeks left of summer vacation, maybe you’re wondering how to keep your children active and engaged. Instead of letting them lounge around in front of the TV, why not send them to camp?

Summer and music: two things that Minnesota undoubtedly knows how to do right. This summer, Victor’s on Water will be continuing its Victor’s on Vinyl music series, inspired by a Billboard Magazine article.

In 1969, Saint Paul minister Harry Maghakian noticed that a residence next to his church was sheltering homeless men.

A huddle of New Yorkers descends narrow steps into a basement jazz club—toward trumpet honks and piano-key trickles.

A beer historian, a brewers’ panel, samples with some new variations and music will greet visitors at this year’s St. Paul Beer Fest on June 10. “It’s a great way to kick off summer,” organizer Mark Opdahl says.
 

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