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A graphic announcing the Southwest Metro Magazine Best of Southwest Metro 2020 winners.

We reveal your top picks for the people, places and things that make the Southwest Metro such a great place to live, work and visit.

This photo earned second place in the People & Families category of our annual photo contest. We’ll accept photos for this year’s contest starting July 31 at southwestmetro mag.com.

The Chaska Community Center’s Carnival on March 6 featured free games, prizes, snacks and a jumper.

The Victoria Library celebrated its grand opening on March 7 with a big party at its new location on the first floor of Victoria’s City Hall. The libary, which is part of the Carver County Library system, is open Mondays through Saturdays.

Another chapter of the Blessing House is written every day. Each guest adds to its story, a tale of hope or happiness, sometimes defeat and personal pain. Open since 2013, the 6,500-square-foot home serves as a community gathering space.

With approximately 2,200 acres that stretch over two and a half square miles, the Jonathan Association in Chaska is more than just a community within a community; it’s a family.

There truly is a “month” for everything, and April is Animal Control Officer Appreciation Month. Animal control officers pick up stray cats and dogs, investigating animal bites and neglect, and helping residents deal with wild animals.

After living in Las Vegas for 12 years, Minnesota natives Kristine McNamara and her husband, Steve, were thrilled to return to their home state last winter. But moving from the desert of Nevada to the frozen tundra of Minnesota in the dead of winter proved to be quite the transition.

Last year, Southwest Metro Magazine held its annual readers’ choice survey, and we asked members of the community to tell us their favorites in 50 categories.

Even for those of us with sharp memories, photographs can serve as an important spark, a portal to past feelings and experiences. Beyond freezing a moment of beauty, or allowing us to see with new eyes, photographs allow us to preserve our memories and revisit our lives.

Last May, Jaxon Tomassen of Eden Prairie was owning “Friday Tie Day”—a dress-up day that his dad made up for fun. The 19-month-old was playing in the yard with his parents, unwinding from his week, when his mom, Lisa Tomassen, was inspired to take this photo.

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Tuesday, September 15
[Arts & Performance]
The Ordway is excited to announce that the performance of Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30pm.
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Thu Dec 31 2020.
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[Food & Drink], [For the Kids]
Start your weekend off with a hot breakfast at the MN Landscape Arboretum!

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