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Local Couple Transforms Their Love of Woodwork into a Business

Excelsior Sawdust Company LLC was born when owners Patti and Steve Benson were searching for a reclaimed, rustic table to complete the dining room in their northern Minnesota cabin. 37 more words

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Help get Tanadoona camper-ready

Bring your family, co-workers and friends to help protect the natural beauty of Camp Tanadoona in Excelsior! From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, volunteers will help get camp ready for summer through a variety of projects: putting final touches on the Nature Center renovation and Big Woods Overlook, removing buckthorn, spreading wood chips, raking and more. 38 more words

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Excelsior Marina will open this summer

The Excelsior Marina will open this summer at 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior, at the former site of the Bayview Event Center.

The Excelsior investment group, LoCorr Funds, purchased the 12,267-square-foot facility last summer at a price of $4.24 million. 25 more words

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Chamber president needs no introduction

When the ice melts and long, humid summer evenings begin, work goes full-throttle at Bean’s Greenwood Marina.

Angie Bean says it’s a sunup-to-sundown job; she, her husband, Aaron, and daughter, Lillian, live at the marina and make the most of the placid Mondays and Tuesdays to go boating on the lake, when the waters are calm. 22 more words

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As McMansions invade, Excelsior faces an identity crisis

Just past the stretch of quirky downtown shops — there’s Tony’s Barber, with taxidermied animals peering out from behind the window, and Leipold’s Gifts and Antiques — you see bold arch with capital letters: “PORT OF EXCELSIOR.” Beyond lies Lake Minnetonka, still shingled with patchy ice while empty docks wait for lake weather. 245 more words

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Celebrating Danceland: 1904-1968

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society (ELMHS) will present “Celebrating Danceland: 1904-1968” on May 9, 2018 at the Old Log Theatre, 5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood, MN. 110 more words

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Lake Minnetonka Studio Tour 2018

Discover ART — A springtime tour of artists’ home studios in the Lake Minnetonka area
For the sixth year, a group of artists around Lake Minnetonka will be opening their home studios to the public on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2018. 7 more words

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