Shops & Business

Volunteers clean up a beach

The next time you plan a trip (even here in the states), think about how you might do some volunteering while you’re there.

Post-it notes displaying a business plan and other business terms

Entrepreneurs who write a plan are 2.5 times more likely to launch a company.

Designer clothing from Down the Rabbit Hole boutique in Excelsior

Sitting in the heart of downtown Excelsior is boutique Down the Rabbit Hole, which opened last spring and offers a combination of new and gently used clothing for women.

Kenna Frees from Babble and Saddle

Kenna Frees isn’t your average teenager. Though she enjoys typical teen activities like hanging out with friends and spending time with her pets, Kenna also runs her own fashion enterprise online.

The Minnetonka Climate Initiative, a group dedicated to curbing the effects of climate change.

A group of high school students creates a climate report card for the city of Minnetonka.

A bowl of eggs for Easter

As a child, I thought the Easter bunny laid eggs, usually in the form of chocolate or pink plastic. Only some three decades later, when I started keeping a flock of backyard chickens, did I understand the biological basis for the thrill of spring eggs.

Piccadilly Prairie Paris Flea European artisan vintage

The event, which this year runs March 1-3 at Piccadilly Prairie’s new Ridgedale location, features a mix of authentic items imported directly from France and other French- and European-inspired items.

Pink Linens Design

Wayzata’s Pink Linen Designs brings a touch of whimsical style to mature and kid-friendly spaces alike.

In September, award-winning former WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby and Minnesota Public Radio’s chief meteorologist Paul Huttner were the featured speakers at a private event in support of the Great Plain Institute (GPI).

Tonka Bay Boat Works brochure

The history of the business also serves as a family history.

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