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.

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.

You may have heard that boys’ interests include slugs, snails and puppy dog tails, but those can’t exactly be gifted.

Military members from Maple Grove and surrounding communities have served and continue to serve our country with bravery and dedication. Their commitment is matched by a local volunteer effort to comfort and support hometown military families.

Henningson & Snoxell welcomed a new attorney to their Estate Planning department earlier this year. Robert Lawton, a Twin Cities native, specializes in elder law, wills and trusts, estate planning and probate administration.

If the Thanksgiving spirit inspires you to feed others, there’s no easier way than to give a financial gift to the C.R.O.S.S. Food Shelf, here in your own neighborhood. C.R.O.S.S.

They call it “a vacation with a purpose” but members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church aren’t lying on the beach during their annual trips to Jamaica.

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