Shops & Business

This summer, Rush Creek Elementary Kidstop students collected more than 3,500 books and raised an additional $1,000 during a four-week community service project.

Susan Smith remembers the time her son said something in another language to their family pet. “We had no idea what it was,” Smith says.

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Since Maple Grove Hospital opened at the end of 2009, over 1,700 boys have been born at the Birth Center.

Maple Grove’s self-proclaimed “upscale thrift store”, Earth Exchange, gives customers discounts for their donations (think Goodwill with a Plato’s closet twist). Depending on the quantity and quality of merchandise, you can receive a coupon for up to 50 percent off in the store.

Get all dressed up, grab your friends, and head to Girl’s Night Out on October 2, an annual fundraiser that benefits Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. The organization provides funding for education, research and treatment for women in the Twin Cities who are fighting breast cancer.

Liz Schiller, owner of Juniper in the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, offers suggestions for an on-trend fall wardrobe boost. The Southwest style is showing up in prints, graphics, colors and accessories this season.

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