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String of home burglaries reported in the South Lake Minnetonka area
DNR begins tagging invasive carp
E. Coli closes more local beaches; Excelsior Beach remains closed
Excelsior’s Second Street road construction project continuing until September
Local Muslims and non-Muslims celebrate Ramadan together
Published June 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm
Autism discussion June 8 at Congregational Church of Excelsior
Published June 1, 2017 at 8:52 am
Matteo Musso will speak on his new book “Handbook of Us: Understanding Accepting People with Autism” at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at the Congregational Church of Excelsior, 471 3rd St, Excelsior. Musso, 13, is a young man with autism and limited speech. After 12 years of silently observing and...
Jews and Muslims unite through Love Your Neighbor event in Plymouth
Published March 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm
Event draws the faiths together, cultivating new bonds by embracing similarities, accepting differences Recent hate crimes targeted at Muslim and Jewish communities across the country have led to mutual outpourings of support. Last month, a crowd-funding campaign launched by two Muslim Americans...
Keg and Cork fundraiser back for a second round
Published March 2, 2017 at 6:16 pm
By Nicole Brodzik
For the second year in a row, local breweries, wineries and cideries are coming together to support local students at Our Lady of the Lake’s Keg and Cork fundraiser on Saturday, March 4. There a few changes from last year’s inaugural...
Excelsior’s St. John the Baptist marks Ash Wednesday to usher in Lenten season
Published March 1, 2017 at 11:45 am
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church began the season of Lent on March 1 with an Ash Wednesday service in Excelsior. Ash Wednesday officially starts of the Lenten season that lasts 40 days and nights. This 40-day period signifies Jesus’ time spent fasting in the desert, where Christians believe...
Tapestry Interfaith Women explores the Jewish faith
Published January 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm
Sixty-seven women gathered to learn more about the Jewish faith Jan. 5 for a Tapestry Interfaith Women event at the Bet Shalom Reform Congregation in Hopkins. The group was formed last year by three women from Plymouth, all from different faith backgrounds, after the Paris terrorist attacks. The...
Plymouth gymnast prepares for largest Jewish athletic competition
Published December 13, 2016 at 11:17 am
The Wayzata High School sophomore to represent Team USA in Israel After recovering from an injury that kept him from competing at nationals last spring, Wayzata High School sophomore and gymnast Tyler Schmidt has made a comeback and will represent his faith and nation this summer at Maccabiah 2017...
Navigating Medicare classes underway
Published October 25, 2016 at 2:59 pm
Anyone who is getting ready to retire and wants to know more about Medicare, or is a family member or caregiver to someone with Medicare coverage may benefit from attending a presentation to learn about Medicare. The presentation is an educational opportunity, not a sales pitch. It is offered in...
Local nonprofit provides refuge, restoration and redirection to Kenyan girls
Published October 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Light of Hope Kenya celebrates International Day of the Girl Educating Kenya’s girls of today and empowering Africa’s leaders of tomorrow has been the goal for Boni and Sandy Karanja of Plymouth, as co-founders of Light of Hope Kenya, a girls home and school in Naivasha, Kenya. For the fourth...
Vigil shines light on domestic violence
Published October 18, 2016 at 10:06 am
Community members and those affected by domestic violence solemnly walked to the intersection of Rockford Road and Northwest Boulevard in Plymouth. Nine months earlier Trisha Nelson’s life was taken by her longtime partner at that location. It was at that site where Trisha’s sister, Tanya Fure,...