Dog playing in dog park

With many Minnesotans sticking closer to home during the pandemic, folks have been looking for inspired ways to use their newfound time. For some, that meant welcoming pets into their homes.

They say necessity is the mother of invention. It was certainly the case for Sarah Tyree of Minnetonka, businesswoman and mom of sons AJ, 24, Sean, 23, and Hunter, 13. She noticed her kids’ feet always stayed cold, no matter how many layers of socks they wore playing in the snow.

If you’re looking for a great way to exercise, and the chance to spend time on the Mississippi River, the Minnesota Boat Club offers both.

Joy of the People is open year round for soccer, futsal and (coming soon) puckelball. Summer free play hours are noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Here are three dog park etiquette recommendations from Brad Meyer, public services manager at Saint Paul Parks and Recreation:

Como Golf Course
Specs: 18 hole, par 70
Challenges: Rolling hills, water hazards
Perks: Full-service bar and food available; Como Zoo and Conservatory nearby
1431 N. Lexington Pkwy.; 651.488.9673

Jack Steward and Colton Smith have been making adventure films for as long as they can remember. Best friends and outdoorsmen, they’ve now turned their passion into a television series.

It’s a casual photograph: Two boats are pulled halfway out of the still water, tilting awkwardly on land.

A two-acre sustainable farm in Minnetrista might not exist if Stephanie Stillman hadn’t enrolled in an anthropology course in college that focused on food in America.

Once upon a pre-settlement time, there were 2,000 square miles of “big woods” around Lake Minnetonka.