Microhistory is a non-fiction genre that takes a comprehensive look at a single event, topic or concept but reads more like novels or memoirs.
Shops & Business
“My mom and I are the kind of shoppers who only buy something if it’s on sale,” says Miss Minnesota USA 2016 Bridget Jacobs. Jacobs named resale shop Style Encore as one of her favorite shops in her hometown of Maple Grove, for its affordable prices and fashionable pieces.
The Roaring '20s (pictured above left)
Charles Adams and Thomas Widhalm, the founders of Francis Metal Works, weld creativity and artistic skill with a love for the outdoors to make one-of-a-kind stone sculptures.
The Pollinator Pack, available this spring, comes with six different perennials in each pack of six plants. There are even specific packs for different flying insects.
Since the opening of Maple Grove Hospital five years ago, the Knitting Grandmas have been crafting hats for each and every baby born there. Founded by Molly Sullivan and two other women, the group of about 50 knitters is now co-led by Jerry Enders and Kim Wood.
Dave McCarty, the current pastor of outreach and mission at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, took his first trip to the Dominican Republic in 2001 (during his tenure with a different church).
Looking for an amazing cigar experience? Open since 1996 (first under a different name), Tobacco Grove is one of only two tobacconists in Minnesota able to acquire some of the highest quality products the industry has to offer.
Originally founded in 2013, Surge Cycling opened its second Twin Cities location in Maple Grove in January. A duplicate version of the first studio in St.
uBreakiFix was founded in 2009 and prides itself on offering same-day repair service on all brands of computers, tablets, smartphones and game consoles. The company’s second location opened in Maple Grove last October.
As one of the first white settlers in Maple Grove, Pierre Bottineau (1817–1895) stands out as one of the most prominent figures in the history of the area. In fact, before claiming its current name, Maple Grove was referred to as Bottineau’s Prairie.