Shops & Business

When Wendel Strong started baking bread, he was aiming to make something healthier than the processed products he was finding on store shelves, but his first mission was to make it taste good.

Chris and Amanda Duffy knew something was wrong long before hearing the horrible news from the doctor. The couple had eagerly awaited the birth of their second child, a girl named Reese, who had been scheduled to be delivered by caesarean section the following day.

With delightfully outdoor-inspired scents, highlighting our state’s pine forests and lakeshores, MNMutt Candles fit perfectly in any dog lover’s home.

From Yoda ears to bunny ears and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle masks to Vikings horns, Erica Carlson-Burval’s crocheted creations have expanded the definition of a winter hat. The Eden Prairie mother of two gets inspiration from her 8-year-old daughter, Audia, and 5-year-old son, Callen.

When Miranda and one of her sisters, Mariah, arrived at their foster family’s door, their load was heavy, despite carrying only the clothes on their backs. A little over a month before entering foster care, Miranda, then 12, went out for a day of fishing.

Imagine an airplane without an electrical system flying through the sky. This same fabric-covered aircraft has no radios or lights and needs a ground crew to help start it.

Booking a Group trip doesn’t have to be a big production. Three local venues house large groups for mini-staycations featuring crafts, biking, golfing, shopping, breweries, wineries and more. Plan a small family reunion, a shopping weekend with friends or a golfing retreat.

Human trafficking—two words that most suburbanites would rather kick back to an urban curb. After all, it’s a big city problem, right? Tragically, there’s a market for it in cities large and small. Human trafficking occurs all over the world, the United States, Minnesota and in this community.

While neckties hold a firm spot on the Father’s Day gift go-to list, we scoured local shops for presents he’ll appreciate when he isn’t clocking hours in an office.

Tucked away just west of the Twin Cities resides a farmstead that resonates with Swedes and Americans alike: The Andrew Peterson farm.

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