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).
Growing up on a dairy farm just outside of Green Bay, Wis., Minnetonka Middle School East language arts and drama teacher Brandon Becker was certain about two things. First, he wanted to be a teacher. Second, he craved a city lifestyle.
In the past nine years, Excelsior resident Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist has seen more of Lake Minnetonka than most people see in their lifetimes.
Her method? Open-water swimming.
In 1961, a young Mary Ann Grossmann began working in the newsroom at what was then called the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press. After several years as editor of the “women’s department,” Grossmann went on to be named the books editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1983.
In our August 2014 issue, we featured the story of Minnetonka High School graduate Holly Henry, who found success in a national singing competition. Since then, Henry’s star has kept rising.
Almost a year ago, Tiffany Winter, the Mound-based author of Lake Minnetonka Eats, submitted her book to be considered for an Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY).
Ask a 10- or 11-year-old to recap their summer, and you might expect to hear about a trip to the beach or maybe a favorite summer book. Ask Maria and Miller Williams, and they’ll mention paleontology camp or the Midwest Museum Convention. And they’ll say it like it’s no big deal.
Truth be told, Kyle Rudolph’s day job isn’t focused on the finer points of congeniality or hospitality.
Long before he started competing in spelling bees, Carey Meyer knew her son Max had an affinity for language. “In second grade he kept a notebook with interesting words he’d write down, especially foreign words and their origins,” says Carey Meyer. “At the time, I didn’t think much of it.”
Not long ago, I was sitting in Sweeney’s Saloon with my literary crew, debating which author had written the best boxing book.