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The TreeHouse event at Maureen and Greg Grazzini’s Chaska home featured a gathering to support local teens. TreeHouse is a youth outreach organization, with multiple locations throughout the U.S.

When Miranda and one of her sisters, Mariah, arrived at their foster family’s door, their load was heavy, despite carrying only the clothes on their backs. A little over a month before entering foster care, Miranda, then 12, went out for a day of fishing.

Imagine an airplane without an electrical system flying through the sky. This same fabric-covered aircraft has no radios or lights and needs a ground crew to help start it.

Booking a Group trip doesn’t have to be a big production. Three local venues house large groups for mini-staycations featuring crafts, biking, golfing, shopping, breweries, wineries and more. Plan a small family reunion, a shopping weekend with friends or a golfing retreat.

Human trafficking—two words that most suburbanites would rather kick back to an urban curb. After all, it’s a big city problem, right? Tragically, there’s a market for it in cities large and small. Human trafficking occurs all over the world, the United States, Minnesota and in this community.

While neckties hold a firm spot on the Father’s Day gift go-to list, we scoured local shops for presents he’ll appreciate when he isn’t clocking hours in an office.

Tucked away just west of the Twin Cities resides a farmstead that resonates with Swedes and Americans alike: The Andrew Peterson farm.

Summer camp is a rite of passage for many children. It’s a place where kids can go to make new friends, step outside their comfort zones and practice new skills.

Imagine an energy filling a fitness room that is welcoming, inclusive and encouraging. This is the motivational atmosphere that fills Choice, Inc.’s Shape Center, the fitness room located at its Eden Prairie facility.

A faucet handle mounted to a reclaimed board becomes a flower with a stem made of old tape measures—a piece of art ready for the walls thanks to the artist behind Re3, a series of custom welcome signs and home decor.

Three years ago, Donna Garhofer bought a book on soap making and began crafting unique black and brown soaps.

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