EXCELSIOR — Paul and Rachelle Taunton of Chanhassen sat at the rear of their boat, enjoying a meal and enjoying Lake Minnetonka.
Annual physicals; eyeglass prescription renewals; dental cleanings. All of these non-essential healthcare services have been put on hold as doctors from optometrists to dentists struggle to stay socially distanced from the few patients who require emergency services unrelated to the COVID-19…
It seems simple enough. If I’m going to a store or restaurant, why not see if my neighbors want something too?
MINNETONKA — The new Chipotle Mexican Grill that opened in Minnetonka on Thursday, April 16, features a "Chipotlane" — a drive-thru pickup lane that allows customers to get their online orders without leaving their car.
EXCELSIOR — Sarah Perkins leaned against a railing, taking in the view of Lake Minnetonka Saturday from downtown Excelsior.
SPRING PARK — Summer is usually a busy time at the Minnetonka Drive-In, but it’s been an especially “crazy” time this spring.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented stress on local businesses. To help, Southwest News Media has launched a local guide to help locals find open businesses.
TONKA BAY – Tony Grant was doing some practice casting Monday in his Lake Minnetonka neighborhood, anxiously awaiting “a better time” to get his 16-foot boat into the water.
MINNETONKA — Jen Patterson loaded up a coaster wagon with bags of pizza kits, cookies, salad and beer from a driveway, not a store.
MINNETONKA — Several local breweries have realized a shortage of growlers, but no shortage of customer and community support during the virus-spurred economic slowdown.
Minnetonka-based CANVIVA’s products are typically CBD-based sleep aids, stress relievers and muscle balms. But when owner Jim Zimmerman tried to buy hand sanitizer for his employees in reaction to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and found that even Amazon was sold out, he realized he had…
NAVARRE — One day a few years ago, Mound resident Nicole Pomije was making chocolate chip cookies for her father-in-law but hit a snag — she didn’t have a baking sheet.
SPRING PARK — In an effort to help families in need, Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge is giving away complimentary walleye dinners to its customers.
ORONO — An Orono company was one of 13 companies that received Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants of a total of $344,000 from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, according to a news release from DEED.
Lunds & Byerlys is changing store hours company wide in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, including reserving one hour every morning for people who are at higher risk of severe illness by the virus.
WAYZATA — D’Amico & Partners, which owns D’Amico & Sons in Wayzata and Campiello in Eden Prairie, will temporarily close all but one of its locations through April 12 in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a news release says.
EXCELSIOR — Maynards in Excelsior will serve a special menu, instead of its buffet, and will clean more frequently in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic, according to a March 12 news release.
SPRING PARK — A local UPS driver has been inducted into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving, a news release from the organization says.
Hy-Vee, which operates a number of stores in the southwest metro, announced possible changes to its staffing — including reductions — in a Tuesday email announcement.
MAPLE GROVE — Project Prom is back again for the 13th year giving away prom dresses to those who cannot afford the prom experience, according to a news release from the organization.
MOUND — Ron Gust believes there are a few reasons the municipal liquor store in Mound, Harbor Wine & Spirits, has been successful as the alcohol market has become more competitive over the last several years.
MediaNews Group, owner of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and dozens of other newspapers from coast to coast, has purchased the assets of Red Wing Publishing/Big Fish Works.
PLYMOUTH — Three events in the next several weeks will take a look at the future of the Hollydale Golf Course, which faces a proposed 319-home development.
WAYZATA — CoV restaurant in Wayzata will close temporarily from Feb. 17 to March 9 for maintenance and to refresh the interior, according to a news release from the restaurant.
HOPKINS — A Hopkins dental office is offering free dental care for new patients in honor of Dentistry from the Heart on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
EXCELSIOR — Ann Woodbeck and her husband Dale's goal after purchasing Excelsior Bay Books is "just not to wreck it," she told Lakeshore Weekly News.
MINNETONKA — Housing developer Dominium is moving to a larger office space in Minnetonka, according to a Dec. 27 news release from the company.
WAYZATA — Julieta Shoes have a big claim. The Wayzata-based shoe company says they're “the most comfortable heels you will ever wear.”
Eden Prairie, with its plentiful grocery stores and restaurants, doesn’t qualify as a food desert, but it didn’t always feel that way.
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