September/October 2019

We welcome our annual Prep Elite feature in this issue, along with articles to inspire, entertain and educate our readers about what to know, see and do.

The Bike MS: CH Robinson event, held in June, raised funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis and is part of the largest fundraising bike series. Inspired participants cycled 150 miles to benefit the cause.

U.S. Bank Stadium, the home stadium of the Minnesota Vikings

Take your pick - Lynx, Timberwolves, Twins, United FC, Vikings and Wild. And that's just the pro sports teams in Minnesota.

The American Museum of Asmat Art

The Twin Cities offer a broad stroke selection of art museums.

A performance of "Dirty Business" at History Theatre in St. Paul

There are more than 200 theater venues in the Twin Cities featuring plays, musicals, comedy, improv and more.

Lake Ann Dock

Chanhassen’s Thomas Cook captured a dockside view of fall’s color story with Lake Ann Dock, which placed first in the City Landscapes category for our annual photo contest.

A copy of "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme" by Theresa Mieseler

These herbaceous recipes from "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme" author Theresa Mieseler are distinctive and delicious.

"Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme" author Theresa Mieseler and her husband. The two operate Shady Acres Herb Farm together.

Theresa Mieseler's "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme" features history, uses, propagation, recipes, DIY projects and stories—all about herbs.

A man and his daughter look at some art at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival.

Fall provides the perfect backdrop for Twin Cities art festivals.

An iron staircase in a remodeled Chanhassen home

Design inspiration from Pinterest and a team of professionals transformed this couple's dream home.

Chanhassen High School senior Grace Lynch, a member of the 2019 Prep Elite

Chanhassen High School senior Grace Lynch wants to spend a year volunteering overseas after college.

Eden Prairie High School senior Ben Sather, a member of the 2019 Prep Elite

Eden Prairie High School senior Ben Sather volunteers at church and local food shelves, as well as coaching a special needs flag football team.

Southwest Christian High School senior Julia McIntosh, a member of the 2019 Prep Elite.

Southwest Christian High School senior Julia McIntosh says "serving others often reaps more rewards than being served."

Holy Family Catholic High School senior Kalie Dahl, a member of the 2019 Prep Elite

There’s a lot to be proud of in this community, but, we must admit, our pride shoots straight to the top when it comes to learning about how so many local high schoolers are achieving their goals and dreams while preparing for their future.

Chanhassen author Judy Stoffel poses in front of copies of her parenting book "#LookUp: A Parenting Guide to Screen Use"

Chanhassen author Judy Stoffel wrote "#LookUp: A Parenting Guide to Screen Use" to help parents navigate the child-technology connection.

A beer from Schram Haus Brewery, a new taproom in Chaska.

Schram Haus Brewery celebrates Chaska’s hoppy roots.

A woman stands before a canvas, painting the grapevines at Parley Lake Winery.

A new alliance of Minnesota wineries is hoping to make the Big Woods the next Napa Valley.

A pair of white headphones on a yellow background.

This scary storytelling podcast features terrifying tales told by the people who lived them.

Two bloody gazpachos, a bloody mary cocktail with a twist.

The classic bloody mary is topped with herbs in this cocktail recipe with a twist.

Blue and pink hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are versatile, easy to grow and a wonderful addition to any garden landscape.

A chocolate chip cookie with progressively more eaten from it.

You can’t go wrong with a sweet mashup, so we’re excited to have The Cookie Cups at 600 Market St. in Chanhassen.