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Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
by Dorothy Wickenden

On a typical afternoon, David Schmidt can be found blazing one of many trails near his Chaska home. One particular morning in late 2014, he was running along one of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s trails when he decided to stop for a moment.

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Eden Prairie’s Christine Neff Kojetin captures a fiery performance at last year’s Ice Castle in Miller Park in Eden Prairie.

When the driveway, street, cars and everything in sight is buried in snow, it’s sometimes difficult to remember why Minnesota is worth living in. “I’m a lifelong Minnesota kid,” says Mike Rusinko, who captured this photo with his iPhone.

When Eden Prairie’s Christine Neff Kojetin needs a girls’ night out, it doesn’t involve cocktails or shoes. Instead Neff Kojetin calls her best friend and partner in crime, Lisa Lorenz, grabs her camera and the two women meet up to take pictures.

The 2015 Southwest Metro photo contest has come to a close and the results are in! Many thanks to our loyal readers who participate in the photo contest by submitting their beautiful snapshots of our community, and by voting online for the Reader's Choice award.

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Best of Southwest Metro survey is here! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, people, hot spots and more.

The challenge of a corn maze and the fun of a corn pit might lure some people to spend a day at Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival in Shakopee, but not Christine Rasmusson’s family. “We actually love the pig races,” Rasmusson says. “It’s different, and it’s nice for kids because it’s quick.

Bonfires. Fireworks. Sandaled feet. They’re all part of the summer memories Alex Harmdierks, incoming sophomore at Chanhassen High School, has accumulated in her 15 years.

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