January 2018 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the January issue find out how residents are reaching out to each other, one painted stone at a time.

It was an unusually warm winter night at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Christine Neff Kojetin spent hours with her Nikon D750 at the Bruce Munro: Winter Light exhibit, looking for a perfect angle to capture the event’s glamour.


As we enter the new year, an age-old question sits at the tips of our tongues: Will it ever be warm again? Twenty-below wind chills threaten at our doorsteps and aggressive snow piles can weigh down our spirits. But we must remember: We are Minnesotans who can thrive in this weather.


While a student at Minnesota State University, fascinated with the fundamental logic behind humor, Stevie Ray designed his own degree to study comedy.  As co-founder and executive director of Stevie Ray’s Improv Company, he shares theories a


In today’s techno age, it seems that what we say to one another is dwarfed by how we communicate. Is it with the just-released incarnation of the latest cell phone? Do you say it with 140 characters or less? Or do uploaded videos and photos do all the telling?


Instead of lining up as a linebacker on Sundays in the National Football League (NFL), the 25-year-old Westerhaus is an investment banking analyst and founder of a nonprofit foundation.


Since moving off Main Street in Hopkins, the former Main Street School of Performing Arts (MSSPA) has adopted a new name along with its new home in Eden Prairie.


Amy and Jesse Hudson were unlikely exercisers, so they opened a gym for similar people. Now in their late 30s and back in Minnesota after living in Illinois, they’re in the best shape since their 20s.


Nathan Servey’s, D.C., path to holistic health started long before he became a chiropractor.


Cinnamon White Russian
4 parts J. Carver Lake House vodka
3 parts coffee liqueur
3 parts cinnamon simple syrup (see recipe below)
2 parts cream


Consider how the city of Eden Prairie, Purgatory Creek and Red Rock Lake received their monikers.


In her graphic novel memoir, writer, podcaster and body image advocate, Lacy J. Davis, tells the history of her eating disorder from the first nagging thought that she might be “too big” to admitting she had a problem, to her gradual recovery.


Where do butterflies go in the winter? It’s surprising how few gardeners consider this, and it is the cornerstone of sound gardening for Lepidoptera.


Situated outside of the Moravian Church, the Little Free Pantry in Chaska, established and maintained by Girl Scout Troop No. 15554, has been projecting warmth to people in the neighborhood.