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.

“When I step on the ice everything from the day disappears from my mind,” Katherine Johnson, 13, says.

“I like the feeling of defying gravity when you’re jumping,” says Chaska High School senior Morgan Simon, 17. “It helps you believe in yourself.”

The Eden Prairie Art Crawl on September 27-28 featured artists working with all kinds of media.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s annual Gala in the Gardens was held on September 10.

Amara’s Acts of Kindness hosted an evening of hope, love and light at their second annual event called “A Night to Shine Bright!”

Crafted for Christmas
The Smiling Olive in Chaska
Oil & Vinegar

The wetlands nestled between what are today the cities of Chaska and Chanhassen have a rich history, with roots at the beginning of the last century. Since the early 1900s, the land has changed hands many times.