Health & Wellness

Two women plank in a park

tudies show that outdoor workouts have multiple benefits, including boosting moods, releasing stress, improving self-esteem and increasing absorption of natural vitamin D, which takes a dive in the winter.

The dawn of July in Waconia sees the return of one of the state’s favorite food festivals, a celebration of fabulous fare, exciting entertainment and a sparkling array of fireworks on July 2–5.

For dog owners, training your pet may seem like a daunting task. But learning obedience skills can actually be fun for both dogs and owners.

Get ready for fireworks— literal and figurative.

If you think golf is a quiet sport with low-key fans, you haven’t witnessed the Ryder Cup.

Many different country clubs claim to be the inventor of this easy-to-drink summer cocktail.  We have taken a hand-me-down version of the Somerset Country Club bootleg recipe and amped it up with premium gin for a refreshing summer treat.
 
Ingredients:

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
Recommended by Laura Carlson

The new Valleyfair Soak City Waterpark features six crazy new slides. One of these new additions—Breakers Pipeline—includes four tube slides that enclose riders in a capsule 65 feet high and then let the floor fall out from underneath them, sending them on a splash-filled journey.

Avoid a long road trip by taking a convenient camping vacation near home. Lake Auburn Campground at the Carver Park Reserve in Victoria and Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America are both perfect staycation spots.

From a vineyard to a summer camp, find a handful of untraditional wedding venues.

Sovereign Estate Winery

The volunteers who are working to make Eden Prairie’s new Miracle Field a reality want to raise $225,000 before construction on the field starts this summer—and they’re hoping to come close to reaching that goal by the end of this week.

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