Shops & Business

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.

Summer camp is a rite of passage for many children. It’s a place where kids can go to make new friends, step outside their comfort zones and practice new skills.

Imagine an energy filling a fitness room that is welcoming, inclusive and encouraging. This is the motivational atmosphere that fills Choice, Inc.’s Shape Center, the fitness room located at its Eden Prairie facility.

A faucet handle mounted to a reclaimed board becomes a flower with a stem made of old tape measures—a piece of art ready for the walls thanks to the artist behind Re3, a series of custom welcome signs and home decor.

Three years ago, Donna Garhofer bought a book on soap making and began crafting unique black and brown soaps.

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