Area ultimate frisbee tournament draws hundreds

by Sean Miner Instead of horses and their polo-playing riders, the sprawling fields of Twin City Polo Club hosted hundreds of a different sort of athlete on May 7 and 8. As part of the Hopkins Hustle ultimate frisbee tournament, dozens of high school teams competed on a patchwork of fields, marked off by cones. […]

From prop to international hit

What started as a simple prop in a photography studio is now an international project that reaches hundreds of thousands. Jill Emmer, an Edina photographer and mother of two, started the now international sensation when she used a rainbow umbrella as a prop in her photography. A photographer friend asked where she got it, and […]

Exploring the boathouses of Lake Minnetonka

By Jason Jenkins Photos submitted by Karen Melvin Karen Melvin, an architecture photographer living in Plymouth, has become very familiar with Lake Minnetonka over the years. For more than a decade, Melvin and her husband owned a cabin on Cooks Bay, where friends and family would visit and take boat tours of the lake. “I […]

Bees are on the way in Lakeville

Lakeville Rotary, watershed, city fund pollinator garden  With a donation, grants and its own $1,000 investment, the city of Lakeville will build a pollinator garden at Valley Lake Park this summer. Slated to be located east of the shelter at the park, the 8,000-square-foot garden will be stocked with native plants that bloom throughout the […]

Butterflies have a safe haven in Columbia Heights

A local Girl Scout troop has created a habitat for monarchs in the city’s community garden area on Reservoir Boulevard. The troop, housed at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights, created the garden on April 26 with guidance from resident Connie Buesgens. Last summer, Buesgens’ yard was certified as a monarch waystation. According to […]