Shops & Business

When Ellen Redmond of Carver started making her now famous cookies about 30 years ago, she had no idea what she had created.

Abigail Summers loves jam. The Eden Prairie waitress and hotel worker started Summersalt Kitchens—her jam company—three years ago, after selling to friends and family with success.

Bruce Reimer was out of options. The man who used to run marathons now could barely walk a quarter of a mile without getting tired. He had to take frequent rest breaks when completing the most routine of tasks.

Victoria’s Brandon Wallis has a knack for creating places to gather. For the past 10 years, the owner of The School of the Wise has brought people together over cups of coffee, pints of beer and delicious meals in downtown Victoria.

Here’s the best gift you can give a mom of young children for Mother’s Day: Permission to go into the bathroom and close the door. There’s a classy way to do this, though: Wrap up a few bath bombs from Needful Things in Chaska.

Stitch together cake, cellphones and a host of other electronic devices, and you end up with three local business owners running national franchise stores that feature embroidery and printing services, tasty cakes, and cell phone and personal electronics repair.

With passion for geography and history, a love for his community and a work ethic that never quit, the late Otto Diedrich (O.D.) Sell was more than just a resident of Mayer; he was a pioneer.

Jill Yetzer Flood wants to go through your closet. For real. This woman will literally drive to your house and make a beeline to your clothes-crammed closet.

Not sure where to start to get your dusty bike from the garage to the trail this spring? The first thing you can do is perform a quick and basic evaluation.

From Carver to Eden Prairie, and all points in between, residents love a little one-stop shopping, where they can find everything from diaper deals to a dose of daily drama.