Shops & Business

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.

Jason Lehman never misses Cars and Cafe at AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen. This monthly summer event offers Lehman the perfect opportunity to pursue his two passions: cars and photography. Lehman, who’s worked in the automotive industry the past 13 years, says that photography is just a hobby.

The search for renewable, non-polluting energy sources is one of the major, global challenges of the 21st century.

There are two types of outdoor adventurers in Minnesota. Hardy Minnesotans, who enjoy being active outdoors in every season. And the rest of us, who squeeze in as much outdoor activity as we can during the summer months.