Within the last two years, Minnetonka mainstay Ridgedale Center completed several phases of renovations, and the shopping mall now boasts a number of family-friendly shops and activities.
Hannah and Natalie Van Ochten take parallel paths in their careers to help others.
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.
It’s been said that business and family shouldn’t mix—but take one step inside Samba Taste of Brazil in downtown Hopkins, and you’ll run into an exception to the rule.
The Shipstads love the charm and location of their home near Lake Minnetonka that they’ve owned since 2003. After years of saving, Scott and Jenny Shipstad are finally making some dream updates.
“Scott grew up in this neighborhood four blocks away, and my father-in-law still lives in the house he grew up in. When it came time for our oldest to go to kindergarten, we always knew this is where we wanted to live,” says Jenny Shipstad. “It’s nice having Grandpa close by to help carpool or babysit the kids.”
Mollie Krengel’s life is all about balance. She’s a businesswoman and a mom. Full of energy and full of calm. She’s always engaged in the world around her, whether she’s cozying up at her parents’ home on Lake Minnetonka, or traveling around the globe with her own kids. Krengel, who grew up in Plymouth and Tonka Bay, is the creative mind behind Wildfam, a travel consulting biz that’s filling a gap in the travel industry: super up-to-date guides that focus on hidden gems, nitty-gritty details and—best of all—kid-friendly stuff to do in cities all over the world.
Dr. Charles Crutchfield Sr. and Dr. Charles Crutchfield III are two of Saint Paul’s best known physicians. Dr. Crutchfield Sr. has delivered more than 9,000 babies in his career as an obstetrician and gynecologist. His son, Dr. Crutchfield III, is a dermatologist with a renowned practice who is the team dermatologist for the Minnesota Wild, the Timberwolves, the Vikings and the Twins. He has written a children’s book to help parents teach the importance of using sunblock and is a guest expert on TV and radio shows.