Writer Bios


A North Dakota country girl at heart, Samantha Grosz has learned to love the Twin Cities. She first took her writing career seriously after attending the North Dakota Young Writers' Conference in third grade. When she's not writing copy at her day job, she enjoys reading, walking her dog around the lakes and eating fine cheeses, preferably all at the same time.


Lake-area residents cater to Minnesota’s growing surf culture.
Kate Regan of The Sitting Room
Simple ways to bring personalization to your home on the water.
Steve and Lynne Fisher in the newly remodeled kitchen of one of their most recent house “flips.”
An Excelsior couple put their hearts into flipping rundown homes.
Rev. John Lee and his son Soren planted fresh produce in a family plot at St. Luke’s.
How two local churches are reconnecting with the land while serving those in need.
Scusi! offers European-inspired decor in Excelsior.
Anytime Fitness owner shares his tips for getting in shape by summer.
Shelley Lidstone, left, and daughter Jennifer Bruns bring gourmet oils, salts and soaps to the lake area.
A mother-daughter team brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Wayzata.
Two Mound Westonka High School seniors are harnessing the power of social media to do good.