Earlier this year, our readers’ choice online survey sought your input regarding which restaurants, retailers and service providers you like best in Maple Grove. Your votes have been counted and the top three finalists in each category are listed here in alphabetical order.
Voting for the 2019 Best of Maple Grove survey is now closed. The results of our annual readers’ choice survey will be printed in July, in our special Best of edition of Maple Grove Magazine, and we'll need your help to fill it with the best Maple Grove has to offer.
Erin Hente had more in mind than building a successful business. “It’s not so much about just having businesses in the area, it’s about contributing to our community,” says Hente, owner of Maple Grove’s NTY Clothing Exchange and Children’s Orchard.
Providing local students with additional learning and developmental opportunities is the mainstay of the ISD 279 Foundation.
The Winnebago were hardly given a chance to build a home in Maple Grove before they were removed.
People & Families
First Place: Sister Shadow Play by Mindy Gallagher
Second Place: True Happiness by Lisa Kirvan
Third Place: All the Fall Feels by Mindy Gallagher
Mindy Gallagher and her youngest daughter, Fiona, take “adventure walks” during which Fiona leads her mother to lakes and ponds, friends’ houses, the woods and beyond. The fall leaves were dancing in a gentle breeze one evening when the two stumbled upon a park.
Reach for Resources, a nonprofit organization, offers support and services to individuals dealing with mental illness and disabilities and is assisting those in Maple Grove and other communities.
Sometimes, it’s the perfect combination of environment and timing that creates a stunning photo. Gina Walseth recognized the beauty of the moment immediately upon spying this scene. She whipped out a substitute camera—her cell phone.
“To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall,” says Ann Patchett in Truth and Beauty.