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.

Created to promote fun and safe snowmobiling, the Westonka Snoblazers snowmobile club brings together a diverse group of riders and their families to enjoy a fun outdoor winter activity.

This month, immerse yourself in the game of hockey at Hockey Blast January 20–22, featuring the annual Pond Hockey Tournament and Hockey Day Minnesota.

It’s clear who’s winning the games played by West Metro Miracle Athletics (WMMA): everyone.

Walk into Lindsey Lallas’s third grade classroom at Orono Intermediate School and you might be surprised what happens when the math lesson ends.

The cold doesn’t need to cramp your style. Grab your friends and family, some long underwear and a thermos of hot chocolate, and make your way to any one of the outdoor ice rinks in the neighborhood.

Minnetonka

Just because snow has blanketed the roads and the temperature hovers around a brisk 20 degrees doesn’t mean you should be trapped inside.

Mike Kratochwill’s interest in kiteboarding—or kiting—began in childhood, long before he was ever exposed to the thrill of flying one. “I read a book when I was young about a kid that took off with a kite, and I remember it being just this grand adventure,” he reminisces.

Minnesota is widely known to be the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and there are probably just as many reasons why we love our amply shore-lined home, ranging from relaxing pleasure cruises to adrenaline-inducing waterskiing.

Finding your perfect summer spot is no easy task. Ideally, you want an outdoor setting that can please all the senses. Such a paradise isn’t far away.

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