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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 and married here in America. I am the fourth of...

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 week (September 14-17) we'll meet one of those four individuals...

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 a sinus infection. Later in January of 2018 she and...

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 scope of commerce. What we may not be as aware...

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 the form of a splash pad through Make-A-Wish Minnesota, Hannah...

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 area’s commerce, one can’t help but notice how the Dorweilers,...

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 town atmosphere. Farmers State Bank of Hamel just celebrated its...

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

Interview with Farmers State Bank of Hamel's CEO Shorty Dorweiler, President Rowdy Dorweiler and Board Member Julius Dorweiler It was the fall of 1919.

RODEO 101

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT RODEOS, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASKPhotos by Bob Hosker Today’s professional rodeo holds a distinct position in the world of modern sports having...

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

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

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 County Human Services. Calls for service to Medina Police Department...

Medina’s Annual Clean-Up Day

Medina Public Works hosts the annual Clean-Up Day with the primary goal of PREVENTING POLLUTION. Proper garbage collection and disposal improves recycling, lessens the impact on...

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 to a child this holiday season! If you would like...

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 that community. The Medina Police Department provides law enforcement and...
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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 D from the sunshine this time of the year. Our...
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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 hip replacements are almost getting to be a standard procedure...

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.  The Western Hennepin County community enjoys a rich history as...

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 bluer, the soaring trees a deep green, it was if...