Shops & Business

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.

lug-sole combat boots are also very chic and trendy

Fashion, you may say, has taken a back seat for many of us this past year. We’ve donned our favorite sweatpants or leggings and that well-worn top on a very regular basis—probably too regularly.

Minnesota-shaped stone charms

Christa Kalk took a leap of faith when she opened the third location of her Minnesota Makers shop in August 2020 during the pandemic. The downtown Excelsior store features over 120 local Minnesota artists.

Marquette Boutique, online clothing boutique

“It was nerve-wracking at first, taking that leap,” says business owner Elizabeth Berg. When she first started Marquette Boutique, Berg wasn’t sure the business would take hold.

SNOO rental for $50 a week or $115 a month from Kg. Baby + Child

The average cost of raising a child in America is $13,000 a year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Woman receives cosmetic tattoo

With a desire to make a direct impact on her clients, Susan Grothe, owner and artist at Lasting Impression, left her corporate career to pursue

Owl perched in tree branches.

It’s a new year—so it’s time to begin showcasing photos from our annual photo contest, Lens on Lake Minnetonka. Ann Beadle-Reinitz’s photograph, Whooo are you … placed second in the Wildlife & Nature category.

Timber Bay's Minnetonka Christmas tree lot

Timber Bay supports youth through funding from its annual Christmas tree lots.

Centerpieces from Lilia Flower Boutique.

Arrange beautiful centerpieces with the help of Lilia Flower Boutique.

A game farm on Lake Minnetonka's Big Island.

The Big Island Game Farm brought Minnesota its most iconic game bird, the ring-necked pheasant.

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