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).
She drinks an elixir of cider vinegar, honey, warm water and a dash of lemon juice every day—she has for as long as she can remember, possibly since she was a teenager.
When lake-area native and Minnetonka High graduate Maddie Peters decided to pursue a career in medicine, she was continuing a rich family tradition.
According to landscape architect Bruce Lemke, every one of his own nature-based sculptures begins with a story that he creates for himself to get his creative juices flowing.
When Jerry Holl retired in 2012, he was 57 years old, and he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next. But he was sure what he wanted to be next.
This article could be one of those trend pieces, about young hipsters from the Digital Age “rediscovering” and reviving analog objects from the 20th century, like vinyl records or handmade chocolates.
Author Phyllis Alsdurf has lived in the Lake Minnetonka area for 35 years, and has taught creative writing and journalism at Bethel University for 18 years.
Excelsior resident Valerie Grahn never expected that she’d write a children’s book. “If someone had told me a year ago that I was going to become a…picture book author and set up a publishing company, I would have laughed at them,” she says.
Solveig Brown was a graduate student in anthropology when she began interviewing Twin Cities moms about their families. The Golden Valley resident was working on her Ph.D.
Gary Ezell, owner and chef at Joey Nova’s, is a familiar and active member of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka community. His fellow citizens describe Ezell as a “true gem” and the “poster child for the chamber’s goodwill and prosperity.” Consequently, earlier this year, Ezell was selected as the P