January/February 2020

“Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year to the sprouting garden of the new year’s dawn.”—Terri Guillemets

Starkey Hearing Technologies marked the completion of a new employee clinic. Starkey Wellness Center provides employees and their families with a convenient option for medical services. It also expanded the availability of its employee gym.


The Cars and Caves series highlights collector, classic and exotic cars and motorcycles, featured throughout the AutoPlex’s 120 garage condominiums. The spaces reflect the owners’ interests, their cars or motorcycles and automobilia collections.  

Curlers on the ice at the St. Croix Curling Center

The Big Spiel is the Twin Cities Curling Association's annual bonspiel, and it draws hundreds of curlers from around the world.

Sam Dougherty lays the foundation of a scaffolding surrounding YouBetcha.

The journey—oftentimes, it is just as engaging and rewarding as the destination, so we asked photographer Jim Douglas to document last May’s art installation of YouBetcha at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Mark and Pam Braunwarth, owners of Oliver Clay Co.

Waconia couple serves up handmade pottery through Oliver Clay Co.

Code Ninjas Chanhassen director Chris Kratoska talks with student Kaleb Wait

Code Ninjas Chanhassen uses the power of video games to educate.

Kristin Campbell, owner of Organized Homes & Staging by Kristin

For the last decade, home stager, redesigner and professional organizer Kristin Campbell has transformed hundreds of homes through her business, Organized Homes & Staging by Kristin.


Skin does need certain nutrients that can be provided through a proper diet. Here are some ideas to use as part of a daily beauty regimen in this new year.

A woman browses some of the best podcast apps on her phone.

Our resident podcast expert breaks down the best podcast apps.

A painting by George Crocket

George Crocket travels the region’s backroads to explore new vistas of inspiration.

The ingredients of the 8th Day cocktail are poured into a glass coffee mug.

Steep in the sweet flavors of a warm beverage.