Animal loving family starts travelling petting zoo

Growing up on a dairy farm in Holdingford, Jim Warga always knew that he wanted his own farm one day. But instead of just having cows and horses, he wanted to work with some more unique animals. Jim said he was inspired by the various unique animals he encountered when he visited his high school […]

The covered bridge of Mille Lacs County

The beautiful covered bridge of Mille Lacs County tends to grab travelers’ attention as they pass by on Highway 95 just before reaching the western county line. The structure bridges a gap over a small body of water and, from the roadside perspective, appears to sit all by itself. Its style whispers of a bygone […]

Minnetonka High School opens new independent research labs

This semester, Minnetonka High School welcomed a new independent science research program and laboratory space where students work with mentors on research proposals. Minnetonka Research Director Kim Hoehne said the program is a high level independent research program for students who have already exhausted the advanced placement science curriculum. Last month, students learned how to […]

Blues Hall of Famer

With one career behind him, Vonderharr now concentrating on music With one career behind him, 62-year-old Burnsville resident Steve Vonderharr is leaning into his other career as one of Minnesota’s top bluesmen. A counselor by trade, Vonderharr is grabbing every gig he can after retiring from the Minnesota Department of Human Services in February. He […]