“I wouldn’t live in Minnesota,” wrote 19th-century celebrity newspaper editor Horace Greeley while visiting our state, “because you can’t grow apples here.” And, until 1861, that was a true statement. Minnesota was too cold for the varieties of apple being grown at the time.
At age 23, Excelsior’s Anna Jeter has shouldered a burden that most people her age could barely imagine: a serious illness and a heartbreaking prognosis. “When I was 4, I was diagnosed with a terminal heart-lung illness, pulmonary hypertension,” Jeter explains.
Heather Strommen, owner of the historic Excelsior home Mona Bina, which means home for all—and author of its eponymous blog, Sweet Shady Lane—is offering a fresh take on home design: On her website, visitors can