Shops & Business

Many times, it’s challenging to find volunteers, time and resources to support the needs in our community. However, the tables have turned as Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest is ready to help, but is struggling to find people in the Maple Grove area who could benefit from extra support.

On her first trip to a U.S. grocery store, Kavita Mehta, “was pretty sad” to discover that while food was in abundance, it was also filled with additives and packaged in places far away from her new home in Minnesota.

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran celebrates its 150th anniversary on October 5 and 6. That Saturday, the church will host a musical event and social hour. On Sunday, the church will hold celebratory Divine Worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., and hosts the Rev. Matthew C.

Sarah Jackson said “yes” to helping with an area event to raise funds for cancer victims but didn’t truly know what she was getting herself into. A National Honor Society student and Maple Grove High School hockey team member, Jackson was looking to collect service hours.

Maple Grove resident Lisa Beckendorf is a 15-year pancreatic cancer survivor—one of only 6 percent who survive this deadly diagnosis.

Kidstop students at Maple Grove’s Weaver Lake Elementary School partnered with the University of Minnesota Gophers this summer to raise funds to distribute sports equipment to communities in over fifty countries all over the world to help provide sports to impoverished children.

Sounds of spontaneous creativity can be heard in the new Maple Grove Rotary Music Park. Nestled in at Town Green near the library and outdoor amphitheater, this new music park provides a place to meander, relax and create music.

Maple Grove moms are at the forefront of their children’s education. They know what works at the homework table after school, they know what their kids are learning and they know when their kid’s school needs support.

We all shop in Maple Grove, but what is it like on the other side of the counter? We talked with three Maple Grove business owners who, as it turns out, hold similar views on what it means to be entrepreneurial and to serve our community. 

Jim Deane remembers it clearly; he made it two blocks in the Pierre Bottineau Parade before an avalanche of rain came down.

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