Rosland Park welcomes first barrier-free playground

  New equipment at Rosland Park will finally allow for everyone to enjoy the fun and thrills of a playground. The new playground will feature accessible pathways and surface structures, giving non-mobile children and adults the opportunity to reach all levels of the play structure. When completed, the structure will be 8 feet tall and […]

Seniors savor four-legged friendships

Smiles, engagement, and sparkling eyes can be seen in the residents of The Waters Senior Living Center in Plymouth each time they interact with four-legged friends, according to what Becky Willett, community relations director for The Waters. The program, Secondhand Hope, is an ongoing partnership between Secondhand Hounds, a Twin Cities based nonprofit animal rescue, […]

Immigrant physicians advance through unique Minnesota program

Minnesota’s first-in-the-nation program has resulted in two immigrant physicians securing positions in the University of Minnesota Pediatrics Residency Program. Established by the 2015 legislature, the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Assistance Program is the first state-level effort in the country that supports pathways to licensure for immigrant and refugee physicians. Funded through the Minnesota Department of […]

Local adrenaline junkies take on next challenge

This June, Lake Minnetonka adventurers Ryan Foss and Erin Hammer will be taking on their next endurance challenge at the 2016 Great Pacific Race, that will take them on an epic 3,000-mile boat rowing adventure across the world’s largest ocean from Monterey, California, to Waikiki, Hawaii, to raise funds for national children’s charities. “We are […]