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Minnesota State Fair bee and honey superintendent Hannah Hallahan

Hannah Hallahan caught the bug for bees as a young girl growing up in Minnetonka, when her father took up beekeeping as a hobby.

True to Her School Amy Steiner Minnetonka High School

In her first year at Orono High School, principal Amy Steiner says she’s enjoying the process of getting to know the students and staff. The kids “have all been really welcoming and really fun to work with,” Steiner says. “I’ve also noticed that they’re very inclusive.

Olympic Figure Skater Janet Gerhauser Carpenter competitor coach team leader Minnetonka

Minnetonka resident and former Olympic figure skater Janet Gerhauser Carpenter hung up her figure skates about three years ago, but this 86-year-old still talks about the sport with a fierce love in her voice—recounting her years as an Olympic competitor, coach, judge and team leader.

Sarah Beron log rolling balace writer lake minnetonka

Standing knee-deep in water on a warm August day, I ready myself to step out of my comfort zone and onto a log. Lured by a heart-pumping workout that tests stamina and grit, the throwback sport of log rolling is gaining in popularity among non-lumberjack types. I’m nervous.

Author Margaret Scofield

I Love You Still: A Memorial Baby Book has a similar look and feel to many traditional baby books: It’s filled with whimsical illustrations of woodland creatures, a blank family tree to fill with family members’ names, and prompts like, “I knew I would be a good mommy be

Artisan wood carver Erik Wyckoff has never actually lived in the Lake Minnetonka area. He’s a native of Connecticut and now lives and maintains a woodworking shop in South Minneapolis.

Professional athletes are a source of inspiration. We watch in awe during the Olympics as they perform nearly impossible feats—flips, spins, goals and record-breaking times.

Julia Ruelle, a junior at Minnetonka High School, had to endure a more difficult sophomore year than she expected. Last December, Julia was diagnosed with a tumor in the pineal region of her brain. While battling cancer, she found relief in the outdoors. “I love being outside.

Illustrated portraits of six authors.

For aspiring authors, getting their work published is a quest that can elicit as many goosebumps as reading a Stephen King novel.

After many years away, living in Los Angeles and traveling the world, Ruff returned to the Wayzata area last year.

At age 23, Excelsior’s Anna Jeter has shouldered a burden that most people her age could barely imagine: a serious illness and a heartbreaking prognosis. “When I was 4, I was diagnosed with a terminal heart-lung illness, pulmonary hypertension,” Jeter explains.

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