Shops & Business

Owl perched in tree branches.

We’re pleased to greet 2021 with a fresh round of photos from our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest, which was held in August. To start off, Rod Smoliak’s Eagle Lake Great Horned Owl, placed second in our Wildlife and Nature category.

A family enjoys some strawberries during holiday travel.

When prepping for holiday travel, remember the emergency kit for your car.

Gifts from Minnesota makers at Fox Run.

This holiday season, Fox Run is focusing on a Handmade Christmas.

Masks from the Rotary Club of Maple Grove for Minnesota health care workers.

The Rotary Club of Maple Grove has created change worldwide. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the organization decided to focus its resources inward.

Brian and Jacobey Johnson at the Golden Gate Bridge during their Bike for Purpose fundraiser.

A father and son turn their love for cycling into a 500 mile fundraiser.

Three people at a sleepover.

Maple Grove resident Melissa Swoverland and her daughter Madi have hosted sleepovers for three years benefiting Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners.

A person places pieces in a puzzle.

Since 1997, The Woods gift shop has filled shoppers’ bags with handcrafted gifts and home décor from a mixture of local and national merchants and artists.

Models on the runway at a fashion show

The Do Good, Feel Good, Look Good fashion show fundraiser was called off due to COVID-19 restrictions.

A girl shops for back to school supplies.

Add back-to-school shopping hacks to your list.

Boating gear from local retailers.

We’ve culled a list of items from area retailers (local and across the Metro) that will help keep your day on the water “on an even keel.”