Arts & Culture

Joshua Borchardt grew up near Weaver Lake, exploring old farmhouses and abandoned buildings on walks with his dad and dog. When trails were added nearby, he’d grab his bike, a fishing pole and a walkie-talkie to venture to farther, more interesting spots.

Dr. Umbreen Hasan’s life changed in October 2016 after she was involved in a terrible car accident on her way to a conference. “I was unconscious and had head injuries that I didn’t know about at the time,” Hasan says. “I had suffered a severe concussion.”

Sterling Taylor has always had the ability to talk people into anything. In fact, the gregarious 72-year-old retired veteran landed his current job as pool attendant at Life Time Fitness by convincing general manager Theresa Ohme to let him fill in for a few shifts.

The cold and frightful weather doesn’t slow this market down. The indoor market at the Maple Grove Community Center features over 20 local farmers and vendors on each market day.

Two Maple Grove Senior High graduates play at the college level. Having graduated in 2013, Jordan Gross played hockey for Notre Dame. Jake Wienke graduated just a year after Gross and went on to become the receiving football captain for South Dakota State University.

Last summer, Kiddiegarten found a home in a new location in Maple Grove, behind the Walmart supercenter.

Taylor Sieve graduated in the top ten percent of her class at Maple Grove Senior High in 2016 but didn’t spend much time at school because she practically lived at the dance studio.

After just one year of learning the Greek language, Pranav Rupireddy, currently a junior at Parnassus Preparatory Charter School, was one of two students worldwide who earned a perfect score on the National Greek Exam last year. Rupireddy enjoys the language because of its difficulty.

For the last decade, four girls have been learning and performing an Indian classical dance style called Bharatanatyam, in the Maple Grove home of their teacher, Seetha Thuraimanikam.

With up to 150 vendors, The Home Improvement & Design Expo is the place to be for anyone looking to remodel their home or build their dream home.