Shops & Business

Most people in Maple Grove are aware that the Osseo Area School District encompasses a very large population of students (more than 20,000), constitutes the fifth largest school district in the state, and draws from an area over 66 square miles.

Wastebasket Revue (WBR) first started in 1967 when Osseo district music teacher/ supervisor Duayne Malewicki suggested finding a unique way to raise scholarship funds for graduating seniors.

The women in the Vino 16 wine group have been meeting monthly for more than ten years, tasting wine and sharing life experiences. In recent years, the group decided to contribute a few dollars each month toward helping out families in need.

“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.

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).

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