Lake Minnetonka Magazine's Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

Lake Minnetonka Magazine Top 10 Stories of 2019
As we look back on 2019, we're reflecting on the stories you—our readers—loved most.

Twelve months, 12 issues, hundreds of stories about the people, places and events that make the Lake Minnetonka area such a special community. As we look back on 2019, we're reflecting on the stories you—our readers—loved most. These were the top 10 most-read stories on last year—revisit them (or catch up on what you missed) and be sure to share your favorites on social media!


Land-O-Lakes Classic Boat Club

  1. 'Every View is Better When It’s Framed in Mahogany': Meet Lake Minnetonka's Wooden Boat Lovers Club

    Sierra Nevada’s Lake Tahoe, Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva, and our own Lake Minnetonka vary across location, depth and size—but they all have one interesting offering in common. The answer? Each lake is a mecca for a unique collection of wooden boats.

    Boom Island Brewing

  2. Boom Island Brewing Company Brings New Taproom to Minnetonka

    Boom Island Brewing Company moved from Minneapolis to Minnetonka with a larger taproom and a promise of more beer.

    What to Do in the Twin Cities This Summer

  3. What to Do in the Twin Cities This Summer

    Our picks for things to do and see this summer—all without leaving the metro.

    Light of St. Lucia

  4. American Swedish Institute Brings Light of St. Lucia's Day to Twin Cities

    December 13 marks St. Lucia’s Day, a Christian feast day in celebration of the 3rd-century martyr who, according to legend, brought food and aid to persecuted Christians hiding in catacombs, using a candle-lit wreath to light her way and leave her hands free.

    Red and Blue Bash

  5. Orono Foundation's Red and Blue Bash 2019

    The Orono Foundation for Education’s annual Red and Blue Bash raised $315,000 to benefit Orono schools.

    Lake Minnetonka home remodel

  6. Remodel Takes Minnetonka Home from Outdated to Outstanding

    Creative teamwork transformed Hindy and Scott Tankenoff’s Minnetonka home from 1990s neutral to classy, modern chic.

    Joey Nova's Chef Gary Ezell

  7. 'I Love Gary': Joey Nova's Chef Takes Care of His Community

    Joey Nova's chef Gary Ezell takes care of his employees and beyond—wrapping his community up in love and comfort food.

    USS Minnesota

  8. The Tragedy of Lake Minnetonka's Halsted Brothers

    The lives of the Halsted brothers ended sadly near the Lake Minnetonka bay that bears their name.


  9. Revisiting Our Favorite Restaurants in the Lake Minnetonka Area

    Explore the best dining that the lake area has to offer.

    Paul Douglas

  10. Look Inside Paul Douglas' Lake Minnetonka Home

    Nestled on the waterfront near Excelsior, a stunning home points its large portrait windows towards the water. This is Paul and Laurie Douglas’ house.