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Many Minnesotans love anything on a stick (à la the Minnesota State Fair food extravaganza), so why shouldn’t celebration proclamations get the same treatment?

“It’s my intent to continue the spirit of the store.”—Diane Knutson, new owner

A scruffy puppy named Freddie, with floppy ears and wistful eyes, once lived in an Arkansas shelter. His fur, the color of Caribbean beach sand, was badly matted and balding in spots around his snout and belly. Freddie waited to be claimed. But he had no owner.

Two Maple Grove businesses were recently awarded a prestigious honor. Number 390 Channel Partners LLC and Fitness On Request both made the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Business List, and even rounded out the top 400.

Dee Dee Mittelstaedt never knows what she’ll be framing next. The list of items that she’s matted and framed while she’s operated an Osseo shop called Frames to You, is vast and varied. She’s designed frames for thousands of needlepoint pieces, watercolor artwork, and hand-painted portraits.

Did you ice skate, play hockey or as a true Minnesotan just love being on the ice? A volunteer opportunity at the Maple Grove Community Center’s indoor skating rink is waiting for you. The ice rink is in search of adults over the age of 20 to supervise open skating on weekends.
   

One of the earliest settlers of Maple Grove was the Koehler family. Gottlieb and Gottlieben Koehler came to the area from Germany by way of Missouri.

When Maple Grove resident Larry Hotchkiss was in his early twenties he got his first Rottweiler, a dog he says was a wonderful companion for eleven years. But his wife Amy needed convincing when it came time for the Hotchkisses to get a dog together. He wanted another Rottweiler.

Dave and Linda Looney, owners of The Woods Gifts in Maple Grove, believe a business is as much a citizen as anyone else in town. That belief drives their ongoing community involvement and commitment to making fun events at The Woods available to the public.

The Maple Grove and Osseo area have welcomed three new businesses to the community. The ‘Sota Shop opened this summer on 210 County Road 81 near NAPA Auto Parts in Osseo. The store sells both Osseo and Maple Grove Senior High apparel including sweatshirts, letterman jackets and t-shirts.

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Yesterday, I learned to color my own hair.

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