The average cost of raising a child in America is $13,000 a year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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- For dogs that are scared of storms or overly excitable, the Thundershirt is the answer. This jacket applies a gentle pressure, which calms dogs dramatically. Available at LuLu & Luigi. $48.
Oakwood Elementary School’s annual Family Service Night brought together more than 300 community members to benefit people in need. Throughout the night, families participated in simple projects to teach children the value of serving others. In 2010:
Hope for the City, the Minnetonka-based nonprofit dedicated to distributing corporate surplus to people in need, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary by naming Patti Dalen its new executive director.
ADOGO Pet Hotel is not your average boarder. This brand-new facility offers five-star services and state-of-the-art facilities to keep you and your dog happy, whether you’re gone for the day or the week.
Be smart when it comes to protecting your skin this spring. Sun protection can be found as a cream or lotion that absorbs or reflects the sun’s rays by a chemical reaction or block.
Ensure that no senior goes hungry by volunteering your time—and your car or truck—as a driver for the Western Communities Action Network’s (WeCAN) Meals on Wheels program.
The Hopkins Education Foundation writes oversized, lottery-style checks to grant recipients with the help of a locally-owned restaurant in Minnetonka.
Honor your mother, grandmother or any female figure you’re proud to call yours with some fun and unique Mother’s Day activities available in our area. From bowling and cooking classes to digging in the dirt, set aside some time this month to treat the special ladies in your life.
Kathryn Dumas paints a picture of the 1920s not as a decade of parties with flapper-dress-clad young ladies but as an idyllic scene.