Outdoors

A beekeeper from Ames Farm holds a bee frame

Brian Fredericksen, founder and owner of Ames Farm Ltd., has become a kind of bee advocate, running a sustainable apiary but also serving as a resource to others wanting to encourage healthy bee populations.

In August, the fifth annual Big Island & Back 10K paddle event benefitted the Freshwater Society and ICA Food Shelf. This month, check out the Big Island & Back bike, ski or snowshoe event on February 9.

A jar of sap for making syrup.

A writer’s observations about the arrival of spring.

St. David's Center students work with the Minnesota DNR to clean up a forest.

Minnetonka students get up-close look at forest management.

Learning how to wakeboard, surf and kneeboard while creating relationships and memories out on the water—these activities just scratch the surface of what Walk on Water (WOW) is all about.

Roxanne Rockvam is proud of the National Marina of the Year award her family’s Spring Park business won this year.

A local crew of mostly volunteers works hard each spring to get the historic steamboat Minnehaha ready to launch into Lake Minnetonka’s waters for the summer boating season.

The Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon allows runners to experience the scenic route from downtown Wayzata to Commons Park in Excelsior.

From The New York Times, November 26, 1992: “Mike Plant, the 42-year-old solo ocean sailor whose disappearance at sea while en route from New York to France produced an extensive two-week search in the Atlantic Ocean, was declared missing and presumed dead yesterday.
 

After a year of fundraising, Excelsior’s Minnewashta Elementary School has a fantastic new playground. It’s a challenge course style, and one of just 22 across the country so far.

Deephaven resident Beth Allen might know everything there is to know about monarch butterflies.

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