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Erika James, Tattered Timber, woodworking, female woodworkers, artisan gifts

Woodworker Erika Jarnes builds handmade home décor, such as tables, serving trays and signs, out of reclaimed or recycled wood through her business, Tattered Timber.

Eating the Elephant Kathy Leith fitness

Kathy Leith finds the fun in fitness. Parlaying her passion for health and wellness and her acumen for business into a thriving new enterprise, she motivates and educates her clients to adopt healthy habits and make positive lifestyle changes. And they have a great time doing it.

Womens clinic offers functional medicine maple grove

Functional medicine focuses on targeting health issues with a more holistic approach, centered on the patient's lifestyle, and it is the newest addition to the services offered at Clinic Sofia, an OBGYN clinic located in Edina and Maple Grove.

police department welcomes canine cope dog

There’s a new officer in town, and he walks on four legs. Calo is a German shepherd—Belgian Malinois. In May, he became the first K-9 on the Maple Grove Police Department (MGPD) force in over 20 years.

They call themselves “adventurists.” Kate and Tony Becker grab every chance they can to lace up their hiking boots, toss their gear in the Jeep and explore their way across the country. In fact, that sense of adventure permeates pretty much everything they do.

At first glance, one might naturally think that author Melanie Heuiser Hill identifies with 12-year-old Rose in Giant Pumpkin Suite (2017). After all, Rose sprouted up seven inches in eight months, finding her head and shoulders above her twin brother, Thomas.

Promoting the importance of women’s involvement in scientific fields and achieving equality in the workplace are items that have long been sought after, but one woman from Maple Grove has succeeded at accomplishing both while continuing to be a role model for not only other women, but all young p

Christine Bauer shares a series of life-altering moments in her book, Those Three Words.

Wayne Estenson canned his first pickle 35 years ago under the supervision of his future mother-in-law. “Before I could take her daughter out on a date, we would have to help pack cucumbers for pickling,” he recounts. To this day, pickles are his favorite canned food to eat.
 

Ruby Miller, 15, has been Irish dancing for eight years, and her love for the sport continues to grow.

Christina Traeger is a livestock farmer in Avon, Minnesota, who, by her own admission, “does a lot of things the old way.” Her chicken coop, for example, was owned by her grandmother. “I think my dad was involved in building it, maybe 45 or 50 years ago,” she says.

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