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.
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Picture a Maple Grove where townhomes are replaced with farms and horse-drawn carriages serve as transportation. This is the Maple Grove of the early 1900s.
Background: Three startup companies and consulting for a company that sells 3-D printing systems
Mark Sackett, a 34-year veteran of the Osseo School District, didn’t imagine himself with the title of entrepreneur when he was busy teaching 8th grade earth science. He was passionate about making sure his students learned fun and interesting facts about geology, weather and astronomy.
In the real estate business, finding homes for clients is the obvious goal. Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest—based in Maple Grove for over a decade—improves the meaning of home by consistently giving back.
This year Osseo Senior High participated in the Adopt-a-Highway program, adopting a section of Jefferson Highway and ensuring it is well kept.
A visit to Patio Town at the end of winter helps me pull through the last gasps of the season. Their Adirondack chairs in many colors make me happy for the remainder of the day.
Last year, the Osseo-Maple Grove Knights of Columbus provided 370 winter coats to children in need. This year they more than doubled their efforts by passing out slightly fewer than 1000 pieces of winter gear—not limited to coats.
After coming home from a long Minnesota winter day, snuggling up in front of a warm fire and putting on cozy, comfortable pajamas is the way to go.
Great River Energy in downtown Maple Grove provides an icon of the forward thinking that has gone into the development of our city.
After the excitement of the first snowfall is over and holiday festivities have been enjoyed in a white wonderland, you might be getting a little antsy for spring. Thankfully, much-longed-for blossoms can be had earlier.