Shops & Business

Top Dog Foundation, Lake Minnetonka

While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart

Excelsior’s Licks Unlimited has been serving up cones piled high with various flavors of ice cream for years. Open April through October, Licks Unlimited, which draws crowds from all over the country, is one of the many reasons Minnesota summers are the best summers.

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St. David’s Center of Child & Family Development knows just how important family is to our community through their work with child and family development. Help St.

In Minnesota and other water-centric places, boating is a quintessential family activity. So it’s fitting that Excelsior-based Minnesota Inboard Water Sports, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has been a family venture from day one.

The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer, which means summer is nearly here, and so are graduation season and Father’s Day. Whether you’re looking for something classic or unique, or a little bit of both, the menswear boutiques around Lake Minnetonka have you covered.

A ruptured eardrum inspired Jackson Mann to create an innovative new product that landed him on national TV. Earlier this year, Mann—a graduate of Wayzata High School and the University of St.

Father Colman Barry, left, and Bill Kling at the first MPR station in Collegeville, Minn.

St. Clair Avenue is a long way from the Champs-Élysées, but when you step around the corner from St. Clair onto Albert Street and stroll into Valise Apothecary and Boutique, you may feel Paris just got a little closer.

After working at Treadle Yard Goods for more than 21 years, Michele Hoaglund took over as the owner in 2015 when founder Mary Daley decided to retire.

Theoretically, running your own business sounds like the ultimate gig. Pursuing your passions can mean setting your own schedule and maybe even working in your PJs every now and then.

Some passions are born from a life-long fascination or study. Others seemingly fall into our laps. For Shore Boards owner Tim Shore, his love of crafting custom wooden paddleboards came from a nearby source: his wife.

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