As teens get their first glimpse of mobile adulthood, parents hold their breaths. Learning how to drive
is an exciting, and at the same time, difficult topic. There are privileges to becoming a licensed driver, and precautions for young people and their parents.

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

Just two years after Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy opened its doors, enrollment has nearly doubled and they’ve expanded into a new location inside Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove.

Much has changed in Maple Grove since 1943, when, Emily Koehler-Amann attended the old Weaver Lake Elementary school.

The end of summer draws nigh, and the prospect of starting the school year can be daunting. However, amid the back-to-school shopping and juggling of school supply lists, you’ll find teens in the Maple Grove area transforming a time of transition into a great excuse to party.    

What causes a young person to excel? What internal messages do they feed themself? How do they balance all the activities they are asked to juggle? What goes through their mind?

Maple Grove resident Brett Bernard has spent more than 20 years as a teacher of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. So he knows what works during this critical age when it comes to instilling math skills into the minds of young learners.

Four outstanding students from Osseo Area Schools have beennamed 2017 National Merit Scholarship finalists.

The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud to provide scholarships toward higher education to students in the community. In 2016, the foundation awarded a total of $27,000 in scholarships to 25 deserving students.

Junior and senior students from the Osseo Senior High Health Science Magnet visited Boston Scientific, a bio-medical tech company, last September. They had fun, learned about scientific manufacturing, and were surprised by things they were told.