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.

Weaver Lake School House, District 44, 1911

There’s a little door on the south side of the Maple Grove Public Works building. Inside, Roger McHugh and a group of elder statesman of Maple Grove have created a treasure trove of city history.

Ever wonder what to do with corks when your bottle of wine is empty? Now you can take them to Houlihan’s in Maple Grove to be recycled.

After being closed for more than five years, World Market has come back to The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. The store re-opened in the same location, and offers specialty food, wine, home and gift items.

After encountering a debilitating virus within their own family, Chad and Stella Roline are hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the STOP CMV Action Network.

The Wastebasket Revue variety show returned for its 47th year this spring to
raise money for graduating seniors in the Osseo Area School District. A
volunteer production, 300 district employees and friends participated on stage
and behind the scenes.

There are numerous bands that originate from the Twin Cities area due to the
thriving arts and culture scene. For some, like The Nick Riley Band, their goal

In the iconic Little Mermaid scene, Ariel belts a well-known tune with pal Flounder adoringly crooning along with Sebastian scolding every step of the way.

Erin Monasterio, left, and Becca Scott hang handmade ombre canvas art made of paint chip color samples in the shape of tiny butterflies.

College students have plenty to balance: classes, homework, part-time jobs,
friends…and the list goes on. But for two Maple Grove High School (MGHS) grads,

A diverse group of women are making things happen in Maple Grove. These
women, from varied economic, educational and professional backgrounds, and
representing many stages of life, dedicate their time and talents to making

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