The Waconia Criterium is the final day of cycling in a three-day racing event beginning in Watertown and crossing through Lester Prairie. Part of the Minnesota Memorial Classic (MMC), this race held from May 25 to 27, is open to all skill levels, and has a variety of races for men and women.
Governor Mark Dayton’s choice of Lake Waconia as the site for the 2012 Governor’s Fishing Opener brought some extra attention to the southwest metro area’s fishing last year, but its lakes have long been known as a breeding ground for good fishing—and good fishing guides.Many a child has grown up
Canine companions are an integral part of many people’s lives. But countless hours spent at work can make it difficult to care for a dog. This is not a problem for employees at some southwest metro companies, however. For these folks, “bring your dog to work” day happens nearly everyday.
“Coffee tastes better out of a ceramic cup,” Jon Schmidt insists. The owner of the Mocha Monkey coffee shop in Waconia knows what he’s talking about—after all, he actually makes all the cups that he uses in the café.
Playground options abound in our cities, but two new options in Chanhassen and Eden Prairie provide opportunities for a different kind of play. Green Play Yard The Green Play Yard at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum opened in June 2012.
Anchor Brewing & Distilling Co. was founded in San Francisco more than 100 years ago and resurrected in 1967 by the pioneer of modern craft brewing, Fritz Maytag. In 1993, Anchor set out to create their own line of artisanal spirits in a small distillery beneath their brewery.