Shops & Business

School’s out—at least for a long weekend on October 17 and 18. And with more mini-breaks in November and December, we’ve found a bunch of places to keep your children’s brains and bodies busy while they’re not in class.

The thought of cancer is enough to shut some people down, but Emily Hedberg, of Carver, found a way to use what she learned through her experience with cancer to help others on the same journey.

Tick-tock is the sound many moms hear in the back of their minds when they look at their teenage daughter and see what appears to be their little girl turning into a young woman right before their eyes.

When five occasional shops came together in March to open a shared boutique in Chaska, the fun was just beginning. Since opening, Shop 501 has expanded from a monthly occasional sale to regular weekly hours and added special events and classes.

Education and enrichment opportunities aren’t just for children. With seniors staying healthier longer, retirement years can provide a chance to learn and grow as well.

Just outside of Waconia sits an old-fashioned farm stand, tucked inside the stables of an old barn. Donna Frantz, an 81-year-old German-Norwegian, can be found inside, mingling with customers and offering advice on everything from planting seeds and composting to the plight of the honeybee.

Are you looking for an alternative way to help your child manage pain? There’s an app for that.

Overlooking the picturesque Reitz Lake, just adjacent to a quaint grass strip airport, you’ll find Waconia’s newest contribution to the ever-growing Minnesota wine-making industry: Schram Vineyards.

After years of driving miles to take and teach yoga classes, Jennifer Fahler, of Carver, decided to take matters into her own hands. The mother of two worked as a group fitness and a yoga instructor for fun in addition to her full-time job when she decided to stretch in a different direction.

The microbrew craze that has Minneapolis all a Twitter (literally) is coming to Victoria.

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