Shops & Business

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.

Helping others is hardwired into the heart of humanity, but most of the time, we aren’t sure we have the time, money or resources to do what it takes to make a difference.

We all love our lightweight dresses, cropped pants and tank tops during a Minnesota summer, but as the warm days wind down and  cooler breezes begin to blow, consider making a smooth transition between your summer and fall wardrobes by adding a few stylish pieces perfect for those early school-ye

When Deephaven was a wild woodland with nothing more than a twisty wagon trail winding under the maple trees, Charles Gibson visited and envisioned a grand hotel on the spot.

With the close of its Mound location earlier this year, occasional sale shop Mama's Happy has a new home at 7888 Cty. Rd. 6 in Independence. The 2,800 sq. ft.

There is almost nothing that compares to the taste of fresh, locally grown sweet corn drizzled with butter and kissed with salt, or that delicious tang of a ripe tomato in just about anything or with nothing at all.

Whatever will be, will be… The Lauer family couldn’t agree more as they shuttered their space in Edina’s Galleria earlier this year and opened for business in the former Cynthia Rae spot on Water Street.

Finally, a hair salon that caters to men, not women. Tonic Barbers, found just down the street from sister salon Lili, offers cut, color and brow services for men of all ages. Not convinced this is actually a man zone?

The oldest Empty Bowls celebration in Minnesota will enter its 21st year at Wayzata High School with a new feature: Some old friends will be coming back to support the cause.

Travel back in time to the days when pioneers were settling the lake area with a visit to the Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association (WHCPA) Pioneer Museum.

The crack of the bat, home openers, peanuts and cracker jacks mean a lot of different things for many different people.