John Freivalds shares the passion behind his hobby of toy-train collecting A first-time trip to see John Freivalds’ toy-trains setup is a dizzying experience. What some would call a weekend hobby, Freivalds has turned into the tangible reconstruction of a time remembered. The 15-year collection of classic toy trains is only part of the 1:50 [...]

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BY MELISSA DIAMOND  GUEST COLUMNIST  My Palestinian friend Amar often talks about how he wants to create change and work toward peace in his region and in the world. Recently, he shared this inspirational story with me, and he asked me to share it. Just because political peace talks are collapsing does not mean that [...]

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Excelsior Fire District Tuesday, April 8 7:27 a.m. – A medical call was answered on Maple Ridge Road in Deephaven. 9:23 a.m. – Crews responded to a gas leak on Smithtown Road in Shorewood. 5:06 p.m. – A medical call was answered on Lake Street in Excelsior. 9:58 p.m. – A medical call was answered [...]

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Wayzata High girls lacrosse goalie Hannah Verdoorn tries to stop the onslaught in a 21-2 Lake Conference loss to Eden Prairie April 18 at Wayzata High Stadium. Sara Woodring (9) is the Eagle shooting on goal above. (Photo by Mark Trockman – trockstock.com)

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Minnetonka High pitcher Ryan Helgeson didn’t do anything fancy in a 10-0 victory over Lakeville South under the lights April 18 at Minnetonka’s Veterans Field. The senior right-hander threw a high percentage of strikes in boosting his record to 2-0. “We have scored a lot of runs in each of Ryan’s wins,” said Skipper head [...]

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