Arts & Culture

produce garden

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

I’ve fallen in love with Fredrik Backman’s writing the same way he states in this book he wants his son to fall in love with words. “Like whirlwinds in your head. Like a punch to the gut.”

home front entryway

Walk through your front door and try to visualize it as a guest; what do you notice? Do your eyes land on a pretty focal point? A common mistake in foyers is a lack of artwork or interesting features.

Manitou Days

Join the town in a kickoff to summer.

cabin-friendly plants

Cabin owners know

Swirling, sun-kissed clouds make for a serene, award-winning photo.

Jean Auger considers herself a “photographer for fun.” She regularly gets up before the sunrise each morning to check if there are any photo-worthy sights. And nature photos are her expertise.

Hopeful covid sign hanging in window

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended all of our lives. The unanticipated lifestyle changes took a toll on all of us; however, people didn’t lose all hope. 

The first things you notice when you step foot in the newly built modern Scandinavian-style home uniquely nestled into the established neighborhood in Mahtomedi, are the open-concept floor plan, the light and bright rooms, the quality finishes and efficient use

Michelle Bruhn in her garden next to leafy greens

Growing up, Michelle Bruhn was in a family of green thumbs; gardening was second nature.

Allan Evans

While writing at his kitchen table in his previous home in Woodbury, Allan Evans heard a slooooow creak of a cabinet door behind him. Leary, but undaunted, he continued to type away.

Luutsön band members

When asked how it feels to be making music with his fellow bandmates, Seth Bostrom says it’s one of his favorite things to do. “Creating music with each other is such a unique experience," he says.

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