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A dream come true turned into a nightmare for small business owner, Dawn Olson-Wallerus of Sugar & Spice Sweetery in Maple Grove. Her storefront opened just six weeks before a global pandemic halted everything.

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Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. announces new attorney Rachell Henning to the firm. Rachell is a member of the firm’s individual legal services department, with primary practice areas in conservatorships, guardianships, disability law, and other areas of elder law.

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Elm Creek Brewing Company is setting out to become a stopping place in Champlin, and this past weekend, the microbrewery opened its doors to the public for the first time.

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All Hy-Vee locations in the Twin Cities will host a donation campaign and “Stuff-A-Truck” event to help provide essential supplies to local nonprofit organizations amid the area’s recent unrest. The effort is part of Hy-Vee’s company-wide commitment to supporting racial unity and equality.

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Wahlburgers, the Boston-area based restaurant company; Hy-Vee, Inc., the grocery chain based in West Des Moines, Iowa; and Crescent Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm, continued their multi-city initiative dedicated to feeding first responders and frontline heroes in Minneapolis.

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A free grocery program for students is among the innovative initiatives Hennepin Technical College has launched to address food insecurity on campus. Now in recognition of the school’s efforts, LeadMN has named the college a Hunger Free Campus.

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An Osseo Senior High grad has been living her dreams during some incredible adventures ranging from working at Disney World to becoming a pro-wrestler. Her most recent adventure has been bringing food and fun to the Twin Cities area via her food truck.

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When, on March 16, Gov. Tim Walz announced the executive order closing Minnesota’s dining and entertainment establishments in a bid to help curb the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurateurs around the state had difficult decisions to make as to how their businesses would operate in a str…

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The newest Caribou Coffee location, at 9805 Maple Grove Parkway, opened in Maple Grove on March 13. The new location offers a new look and feel, along with more food and beverage options.

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Megan Tripicchio is a Champlin resident who has lived life creating her own opportunities when it didn’t seem possible. She joins the growing Youth Performance Development staff at Fuse, where she draws on her master’s in education, experience as a youth and collegiate athlete, and 15-year t…

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A successful business partnership, one of 34 years, is certainly something to celebrate. CHOICE and Davanni’s have been working together since 1986 to employ people with intellectual disabilities. Our partnership has enhanced opportunities for all parties involved. Not only have CHOICE parti…

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published their hospital ratings recently and Maple Grove Hospital was honored to receive the top rating — five stars. For the last 10 years, Maple Grove Hospital has been honored to provide high-quality care and services with the growing …

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New providers from the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing are seeing patients at the Allina Health Champlin Clinic. Acupuncturist Naomi Richman and Rachel Baar, integrative nutritionist, are now available for appointments at the Champlin clinic.

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Named for the song of a wetland bird, Okalee of Medina opened in January at 4350 Chippewa Court, Medina. Okalee offers independent and assisted living, memory care and care suites for those who need more comprehensive care.

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Comcast announced Jan. 27 plans to open six new Xfinity stores in the Twin Cities by the end of 2020. The nearly $1.5 million investment will place new retail stores in Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Blaine, Vadnais Heights, and West St. Paul.

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It’s a new year, but it’s still winter. Lucky for area residents, businesses in Champlin make it easy to not be cooped up. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly movie night, new fitness class, to join a book club or a date night experience with fine dining and live jazz music, you wo…

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Over the past 10 years, the cities of Champlin and Dayton have experienced lots of change, in the form of large-scale development and redevelopment projects, new community groups, new leadership, and Champlin Park volleyball team’s historic state championship. Below is a list of events, proj…

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Style expert George Brescia, author of the book “Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life” visits Maple Grove to offer his style advice at Mainstream Boutique, 15501 Grove Circle, for a special event Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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“This is a missing puzzle piece that every community would love to have, especially Champlin,” Champlin Mayor Ryan Karasek said at the Nov. 22 ribbon cutting ceremony at X-Golf.

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Havenwood of Maple Grove recently broke ground at its future location on Nov 1. The site is be located northwest of the intersection of Bass Lake Road and Brockton Lane/Troy Lane/County Road 101.

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Join The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes starting on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday to shop from both Minnesota makers and favorite name brands at the first-ever Plaid Market event Nov. 29 and 30.