Shops & Business

Diana and Norm Hageboeck,  center, pose with Joe Neglia, M.D.,  left, and Children’s Cancer Research  Fund CEO Daniel Gumnit, right.

It all started with a wish—and led to the creation of the Katie Hageboeck Children’s Cancer Research Fund Clinic located at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

sock puppet miniatures at GoBros’ office

Big socks. Tall socks. Funny socks. Fuzzy socks. Socks for hockey and hiking. Socks for tennis and running. Just about name it, and GoBros has a sock for it. With around 40 high-performance brands, the local online company has a comprehensive inventory.

living room

‘Tis the season for Snow Birds and winter travelers to chart their courses due south for extended stays or quick vacations.

Christmas gift basket

This time of year, surprises can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, including by way of a custom gift box from the General Store of Minnetonka.

Ambitious Kids tee

“Ambitious Kids tees tend to be conversation starters,” says Kyle Hale, founder Ambitious Kids, a children’s T-shirt company.

Lake Minnetonka wool blanket

After opening a new retail store in downtown Excelsior’s historic Miller Block Building on Water Street in March, Faribault Woolen Mill Co. will greet its first winter holiday season with new product lines, which hit the shelves this autumn.

Kristi Piehl

Life’s turning points are rarely planned nor expected. Almost over the night, the pandemic served as a critical turning point that changed not only many lives, but the world as we knew it. Despite its hardships, some people flipped the script on their careers.

Goodyear Blimp celebrates Youngstedts’ 50 years in business

“Wouldn’t trust my family’s vehicles to anyone else,” says a customer of 27 years with Youngstedts, according to a Google review—one out of hundreds that are left by returning and new customers who trust Youngstedts with their vehicles.

dog swimming in pool

Consider this: 56 percent of pet dogs in the U.S. are overweight, with 30 percent of those being obese, according to a 2018 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

TaVor in Excelsior shop sign

“I saw a gap in the Excelsior market for a fresh, edgy women’s store,” Connie Frederick says. “We’re drawing in a new audience, and we’re overwhelmed by the positive response.

Mostly Made enchilada filling

Readers might recall reading about Mostly Made in previous issues of Lake Minnetonka Magazine. The company, owned by Deephaven’s Jillian McGary (Head of Hot Dish), specializes in premade enchilada filling, shepherd’s pie mix and skillet lasagna mix.

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