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Angelina Amerigo

As the Miss Minnesota competition gears up for the week of June 20–26, there will be a familiar local face vying for the crown—Angelina Amerigo, 20 (otherwise known as Miss Heart of the Lakes).

Olympic Figure Skater Janet Gerhauser Carpenter competitor coach team leader Minnetonka

Minnetonka resident and former Olympic figure skater Janet Gerhauser Carpenter hung up her figure skates about three years ago, but this 86-year-old still talks about the sport with a fierce love in her voice—recounting her years as an Olympic competitor, coach, judge and team leader.

Sarah Beron log rolling balace writer lake minnetonka

Standing knee-deep in water on a warm August day, I ready myself to step out of my comfort zone and onto a log. Lured by a heart-pumping workout that tests stamina and grit, the throwback sport of log rolling is gaining in popularity among non-lumberjack types. I’m nervous.

Author Margaret Scofield

I Love You Still: A Memorial Baby Book has a similar look and feel to many traditional baby books: It’s filled with whimsical illustrations of woodland creatures, a blank family tree to fill with family members’ names, and prompts like, “I knew I would be a good mommy be

Artisan wood carver Erik Wyckoff has never actually lived in the Lake Minnetonka area. He’s a native of Connecticut and now lives and maintains a woodworking shop in South Minneapolis.

Professional athletes are a source of inspiration. We watch in awe during the Olympics as they perform nearly impossible feats—flips, spins, goals and record-breaking times.

Julia Ruelle, a junior at Minnetonka High School, had to endure a more difficult sophomore year than she expected. Last December, Julia was diagnosed with a tumor in the pineal region of her brain. While battling cancer, she found relief in the outdoors. “I love being outside.

Illustrated portraits of six authors.

For aspiring authors, getting their work published is a quest that can elicit as many goosebumps as reading a Stephen King novel.

After many years away, living in Los Angeles and traveling the world, Ruff returned to the Wayzata area last year.

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.

Standing Still/Still Standing was shown during the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival earlier this year.

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