People

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.

Crimson basketball all-time-points leader Brycen Wojta reflects on a strong freshman season at Bethel University, where he became an indispensable member of the team’s starting lineup.

As a kid, did you ever want to be a firefighter? Here’s your opportunity: Maple Grove volunteer firefighters all live in the city, have regular jobs, and are on call to respond during their available time—with a special need during weekday hours.

Name: Anne Schopen

Hometown: Jefferson, Wisconsin

Occupation: Mother, public relations leader, director of client services at Pineapple Reputation Management

More than 150 actors ages 9-17 auditioned competitively from all over the state of Minnesota to be one of 17 youth performers in the Children’s Theatre Company production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Zachery Budde, now a third-degree black belt, started taekwondo in first grade and never looked back. For the past 11 years, he’s trained with Grandmaster Eui Yong Lee, at World Taekwondo Academy in Maple Grove.

Maple Grove ain’t the Wild West. There are no gun-totin’ outlaws running the streets. A story about the new chief in town doesn’t carry as much panache as an old Western, but Eric Werner prefers it that way. As long as the community feels safe, Werner is doing his job.

Since 1999, the Maple Grove Ambassador Program has awarded more than $93,000 in scholarships to young women and given them the chance to represent their community.

Kelly Eull, an attorney who concentrates her practice in family law, has
joined Maple Grove law firm Henningson & Snoxell. Eull was listed as a Super
Lawyers Rising Star in the 2010-2012 editions. “I was at a firm in St. Paul for

Maple Grove resident and Wayzata High School student Ananya Mishra was named
a national runner-up for the 2014 Aspirations for Women in Computing award.
Presented by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT),

How many of us have an undercover desire to publish a novel?

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