Some called him “The Empire Builder,” while detractors snubbed him as the “Robber Baron.” James J. Hill was inextricably linked to Lake Minnetonka and helped establish its pristine waters as a playground for the well-to-do.
If takeout conjures images of mundane, midweek, too-beat-to-cook exhaustion, conjure again! Takeout can also be romantic, festive, cozy and downright adventurous. Virtually every restaurant in the lake area offers meals to go so you’re not stuck with the brain-numbing pizza-or-Chinese fall-back.
When Chicago girl Amie Carlson fell in love and got engaged to a Minnesota man, her father had only one request for the wedding. “My dad said that if we are going to have the wedding in Minnesota, he really wanted to have it on a lake,” says Carlson.
You can add a few zeros to what the fundraising goal was in the first year of Humor to Fight the Tumor, and what has been achieved in eight years of the Minnetonka-based gala to help fight brain tumors.
Lace up your running shoes; the second Tonka Trot hits the pavement October 15. Last year, more than 300 runners raised close to $3,500 for Minnetonka’s Groveland Elementary School in a non-traditional school fundraiser.
Every year, 2 million students in 48 states participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Minnesota has become the second-highest participating state with more than 128,000 members, second only to Kentucky, the state to launch the program 10 years ago.
Marnie B. Karger is the Shorewood-based artisan behind Crafterall, an Etsy shop featuring carefully crafted paper art. Karger specializes in topographic and bathymetric map recreation, which depicts depth and detail through the use of multiple dimensions.
“I captured this photo during one of the last sails of the season this past summer. With the waves reflecting off the hull of the boat and the glow of the sun peeking out from behind the sail, I leaned over the side to take this picture right at water level.