Health & Wellness

Have you dreamed of taking a trip out west to tour the wine country—soaking in romantic landscapes, sampling local wine blends and listening to live music playing softly on sun dappled patios? Perhaps you were thinking of California wine country.

John Oman spends hours working in his Chaska yard—it doesn’t require a green thumb but a deft touch at toppling awkward-shaped wooden blocks. Winter or summer, Oman is outside by himself or with friends, perfecting his aim in the old Nordic lawn game with the peculiar-sounding name: Kubb.

No one at Burn Boot Camp can deny feeling a burn while working out at the new group fitness studio in Eden Prairie. But then again, everyone who feels the burn agrees— it’s worth it.

With the spirit of the Fourth of July flying strong this month, many will proudly wave the nation’s flag, but there are several important elements of the Flag Code.

Reeling in a whopper of a paddling opportunity is an easy catch. With its many waterways, the southwest metro abounds with padding possibilities for all ages and levels.  

Sonja Anderson enjoys hiking the natural wonderland in southwestern Eden Prairie that honors her late husband’s land preservation efforts.

About 5.3 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Of Americans age 65 and older, 11 percent have Alzheimer’s disease, and about 14 percent of people age 71 and older have dementia.

Once a month, second graders in Katie Tompkins’ classroom at Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Eden Prairie peek excitedly down the hall, waiting for the North Star Therapy Animal (NSTA) team to visit.

Valleyfair’s Run and Ride is a one-of-a-kind event, for experienced runners as well as first-timers. The North Star 5K and Snoopy’s One-Mile Fun Run are on May 20; The Valleyfair quarter and half marathons are set for May 21.

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