VIVIAN HEITKE – Celebrating 100 Years of Life

I grew up near Dassel, Minnesota in a small Swedish community called Lake Jenny. My parents were both Swedish emigrants, but met...

Robin Reid – Candidate for the Medina City Council 2020 Election

Four candidates are running for two open seats this fall for Medina's City Council. Every day this...

Living a Great Story

Stephanie Feller had felt pressure around her nose for some time, something wasn't right. She brushed it off, chalking it up to...

Why It’s Critical to Support Small Local Business

Much has changed in the last 10 years, especially when it comes to retail. We all know Amazon is greatly shaping the...

A Splash of Love from Make-A-Wish Minnesota

When Andrea and Adam first told their daughter Hannah that her older sister Ella was going to get a wish granted in...

Kalla Lily Salon & Spa

A common thread in Medina is how multiple generations run many of the family-owned businesses around town. When getting to know the...

Fortin Hardware – Hamel History

The days of generational family-owned businesses is waning in many parts of the state, but Hamel is hanging on to that small...

With One Leg To Stand On: How Farmers State Bank of...

Interview with Farmers State Bank of Hamel's CEO Shorty Dorweiler, President Rowdy Dorweiler and Board Member Julius Dorweiler

RODEO 101

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT RODEOS, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASKPhotos by Bob Hosker Today’s professional rodeo holds...

Western Arts: Rodeo couple exhibits trick riding and roping, gun spinning...

Hamel, Minn. – July 6, 2022 - A pair of western entertainers will hit the “stage” at the Hamel Rodeo July 7-10.

Medina Police Partner with Social Workers

Medina Police Department, and six other cities from the Lake Minnetonka area, have joined the embedded social worker program offered through Hennepin...

Medina’s Annual Clean-Up Day

Medina Public Works hosts the annual Clean-Up Day with the primary goal of PREVENTING POLLUTION. Proper...

2021 Toys for Tots Drive

Toys for Tots drive is now underway through 12/16/2021Through the gift of a new toy you will be helping to bring joy...

Medina Police – Honored to Serve Our Community

The role of police officers is multi-dimensional as they are both a part of the community they serve, and the government protecting...

Staying Healthy Through The Winter

The summer is over and the days are getting shorter and darker. In Minnesota, we don’t get the benefit of natural Vitamin...

Knee Pain? No More.

Knees are often ignored and not appreciated until they start to hurt or limit your ability to move freely. Knee replacements, like...

The Beginnings of Hamel, Minnesota

Settled by French Canadian pioneers, the Hamel area of Medina, Minnesota, sits on high, sloping land that overlooks the Elm Creek Valley. ...

Better Place Forests

Upon entering Better Place Forests in Saint Croix Valley, my senses were overtaken by feelings of serenity and peacefulness. The sky was...

1-2-3-4-5 Spare Ribs

"These sweet & sticky Chinese ribs are certified genius."  -Food52 Editors Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. meaty...

Local Charm, Honor And Deliciousness In Medina’s Backyard

In an age of huge supermarkets, Two Pony Gardens brings Medina-grown, day-harvested vegetables and old-fashioned charm to grocery shopping.

Child Tax Credit 2021

Businesses are opening back up, mask mandates are being lifted, and COVID cases are at an all-time low. Despite this, many families...

French Apple Tart

Through her recipes in the Barefoot Contessa series, Ina Garten has a way of turning simple ingredients into something special that is...

The Silver Linings

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected many people's lives throughout the past year. Some people have lost jobs, some lost loved ones...

The Story Behind Schmidt Lake & Schmidt Lake Road

Hamel is one of the last “small towns” standing that can boast of its close proximity to Minneapolis while maintaining its original...

The Crumb That Fell Off the Cake

by Sarah Sandhu This was never about a remodel, it was about creating a space to have your best...

Remembering Pete Schmidt

In February COVID-19 still required people to wear masks and limited the number of people who could attend a funeral. Out of...

2021 Olympian Shane Wiskus with videographer Steven Nye: a mission and...

Things never go as planned when creating a documentary. That’s one of the many lessons I’ve learned while in production on the...

The Hamel Rodeo Parade Sunday, July 10, 2021

This year’s parade will be Sunday, July 11th at 2:00 pm.  The Parade will start on Hunter Drive and Elm Creek, will...