Minnetonka

16 Jun 19
KJASR

It was Rise and shine Saturday for four more games—morning style.

16 Jun 19
KJASR

The Summer Jam opened on Friday and there were some surprises.

15 Jun 19
Battle of New York

The New York Islanders shocked the hockey world by qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and made some noise by sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. With the Islanders rise in the standings, they hold the 23rd overall pick in the NHL Draft. This is the Islanders latest pick in the first round […]

15 Jun 19
Ye Olde Lake Minnetonka

The Lake Minnetonka area is rich in history, particularly Big Island. From the turn of the century amusement park, to the Veterans Camp that operated throughout most of the 20th century, to the farm and the Olaf Searle residence. Everything Big Island will be touched on at some point while I grow this site. For […]

15 Jun 19
Just Us Construction & Restoration, Inc.

Just Us Construction & Restoration, Inc. has professionals experienced in fire and smoke damage repair that are ready to assist you in the redesign process to get your space feeling like home again. Call 612-268-1141 for fire and smoke damage repair in Minnetonka, MN. Click here to visit our website.

15 Jun 19
Westonka Daily News

June 20-23 festivities will include art show, catamaran racing and concerts The Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash, a festival that combines the Wayzata Art Experience, Wayzata Match Cup and Bash for the Boardwalk concerts, is returning to downtown Wayzata for a second year. Full Story: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sailor/community/wayzata/lake-minnetonka-summer-splash-promises-art-music-and-sailing-in/article_b3b8e1da-8bec-11e9-ab0c-eb60bfd91c11.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

15 Jun 19
Westonka Daily News

The Orono estate formerly owned by Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs has been put up for sale two months after their deaths. The couple were found dead in their mansion at 1700 Shoreline Drive this past April in what authorities ruled was a murder-suicide. Now, the 20+ acre estate is up for sale through Coldwell Banker […]

15 Jun 19
Westonka Daily News

When Brad McGill purchased Dry Drivers 11 years ago, he didn’t expect it to take over his life and move from land to water. With McGill at the helm, Dry Drivers became Designated Drivers under the company DASSHH, a company with a mission to keep people safe as they get to their destination — particularly […]

15 Jun 19
News Directory

Many people travel to Summit Avenue in St Paul's to appreciate its extensive collection of historic stone parks. Good luck doing the same thing in Minneapolis. Today, the name of the Minneapolis comparable Mansion Street, Park Avenue, is a high-speed town center airplane. But it was once the posh address of the city's elite, which […]

14 Jun 19
Welcome

Related coverage Many people travel to Summit Avenue in St. Paul to admire its extensive collection of historic stone mansions. Good luck doing the same in Minneapolis. Minneapolis’ comparable mansion street, Park Avenue, is today known largely as a high-speed roadway into downtown. But it was once the posh address of the city’s elite, dubbed […]

14 Jun 19
ChrisD.ca - Winnipeg News

The city will begin its emerald ash borer management program next week to preserve the health of the city’s ash trees.

14 Jun 19
Just Us Construction & Restoration, Inc.

Just Us Construction & Restoration, Inc. has professionals experienced in fire and smoke damage remediation that are ready to assist you in the redesign process to get your space feeling like home again. Call 612-268-1141 for fire and smoke damage remediation in Minnetonka, MN. Click here to visit our website.

14 Jun 19
MinnPost
Take naps if you need to. Then stay up late Friday and Saturday, because Northern Spark happens just once a year. Formerly a one-night, dusk-to-dawn marathon, the free nighttime arts festival is now spread over two nights, June 14-15, from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. You don’t have to sleep in the whole next day, and if it rains the first night, there’s always the second night. This year’s theme is “We Are Here: Resilience, Renewal and Regeneration.” The festival will take place in three locations: the American Indian Cultural Corridor (AICC) in Minneapolis, at All My Relations Arts and the Franklin Library; the Commons in downtown Minneapolis, an urban park where the winner of this year’s Creative City Challenge, “Radical Playground,” will debut on Friday; and St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and the Rondo Community Outreach Library. Northern Spark at the Commons will also be the site for a reception for the national conference of Americans for the Arts (AFTA), which is here through Sunday. [cms_ad:x100]It’s a challenge to figure out how to “do” something as large, diverse and spread-out as Northern Spark. Start by spending some time on the website. Get your bearings on the interactive map. (The Art tab will also tell you where the info tents and bathrooms are.) Head for the Art & Events page and look around. There are 33 projects distributed over the three locations. Pick a project that interests you and go there. Or browse by neighborhood. The site lets you create a “My Night” list of projects you want to see. Make a wish list. Download a free Metro Transit Ride pass. Bring a water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes. Out of the 33 projects, we’ve made a wish list of eight, as a starter. If you go, stay open to suggestion, distraction, and going with the flow. Just being in an engaged and lively late-night crowd at any of the three locations will be a kick all by itself. At the Commons Kalpulli Yaocenotxli: “Radical Playground Opening Performance.” This will only happen Friday night from 9:10-9:30 p.m. It will begin with a blessing and procession that transitions from the Northern Spark Americans for the Arts reception tents to the Radical Playground installation with an opening dance ceremony. The performance will include at least three commissioned alebrije puppet outfits by artists in Oaxaca. Foci Artists, “Neon Garden.” A wall of interactive neon will be a chance to take a selfie for social media – and think about how we communicate. A portable neon bending station will clue us in to how neon works. Along the AICC Rosy Simas (Seneca) and Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe) with Jonathan Thunder (Ojibwe): “WEave: HERE.” At 11 p.m. both nights, Simas will lead an hourlong procession along Franklin Avenue to an installation curated by Erdrich and Thunder. The performers will be in sculptural costumes highlighted by projections. [cms_ad:x101]Marlena Myles, Tamara Aupaumut, Elsa Hoover, Dawi, James D. Autio and Jess Grams: “Hanyétu Wówapi Thipi (The Night Library).” The library will become a cultural embassy filled with indigenous language and stories. “Let All the Nations Know: Hymns from Indian Melodies and the Sacred Harp.” Because sacred harp/shape note singing. In Rondo Tish Jones, Co-curator and MC: “Rondo Stage and Open Mic.” With live music, poetry, and song – and the charisma of Tish Jones – this will be a destination on both nights. Baba Jesse and Resounding Rhythms: “Resounding Strength – Resilient Song.” An interactive audience drum circle, with the refreshing, renewing rhythms of the djembe drum. Chris Scott, Clarence White, and Hawona Sullivan Janzen: “Rondo Family Reunion: Pictures and Poems for Our People.” Photographs and poetry will tell the stories of the Rondo diaspora. Follow the lawn signs to find them. Dark & Stormy’s ‘Dry Powder’  If you want to see a light-hearted comedy, a jolly farce or perhaps a perky musical, never, ever go to a Dark & Stormy production. But if you long to see something twisted, occasionally murderous, always thought-provoking and often wickedly funny, D&S is for you. Their latest, Sarah Burgess’ “Dry Powder,” is a tale about a private equity firm in a PR crisis, looking for a way out. Morals, ethics, integrity and compassion are not in their vocabulary. They’re all jackals. Directed by Michaela Johnson, the play is smartly cast, with Robert Dorfman as Rick, the rapacious, mendacious head of the firm; Sara Marsh and Alex Galick as Jenny and Seth, his competitive, manipulative minions (D&S is Marsh’s theater; she’s the founder and artistic director); and Darrick Mosley as Jeff, the man who owns the California-based luggage company they mean to acquire. Jeff seems to really, really care about his employees. Oleaginous and smiling, Rick is the baddest of the bad. (Watching Dorfman crook a finger or raise an eyebrow is priceless.) Jenny and Seth trade zingers as they vie for Rick’s approval. You almost feel sorry for Jeff, just a guy trying to save his ripe-for-picking company and his poor, failing winery. As always, D&S, which uses what little money it has to pay the actors, strips the production down to bare essentials: a desk, a high table, a couple of chairs. Swapping one tie for another (with a flourish) constitutes a costume change. The theater – a room in the Grain Belt Warehouse – isn’t even a black box. It’s a gray box. The play is in your face and almost in your lap. [image_credit]Photo by Tom Wallace[/image_credit][image_caption]Darrick Mosley as Jeff and Sara Marsh as Jenny in “Dry Powder.”[/image_caption]“Dry Powder” is loaded with rapid-fire financial jargon, but you don’t need to understand it to grasp what’s going on. This is the world we live in. The satisfaction of seeing such a play lies in its execution. (We saw it on opening night, when a lighting snafu in the opening moments led to a reboot. By now, the team will have it down.) And it lies in knowing we could never be as awful as the people on stage. Or could we? An area premiere, “Dry Powder” continues through June 29. It runs about 90 minutes with no intermission. FMI and tickets ($34-39; $15 under 30). Oratory Bach is now the Bach Roots Festival Under founding artistic director Matthew J. Olson, Oratory Bach Ensemble is transitioning into an annual 10-day summer event featuring music by Bach and composers he influenced. The inaugural Bach Roots Festival starts this Sunday, June 16, and continues through June 24 with concerts in breweries, a Vespers service, and two performances of the B Minor Mass. (Bach didn’t only write church music; he also wrote music for casual summer concerts at a Leipzig café.) Each event will be in a different place or city: Minnetonka, Minneapolis, St. Paul, New Ulm, Northfield. [cms_ad:x102]Most concerts are $20 or less, and the Bach & Brews night in New Ulm is free because New Ulm is Olson’s hometown. Featured artists include soprano Linh Kauffman, mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski and organist Stephen Hamilton. FMI and tickets. The Bach Roots Festival joins a robust summer line-up of classical music that also includes the Twin Cities Early Music Festival, the CELLOici recital series, the Source Song Festival, the Lakes Area Music Festival (LAMF) in Brainerd and the Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona. We’ll preview those in future Artscapes.
14 Jun 19
Twin Cities
A four-goal advantage after the first quarter was too much for the No. 5 St. Thomas Academy boys’ lacrosse team to overcome as the Cadets fell 10-3 in the state semifinals to No. 1 Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Thursday. “We’ve never seen them before and they came ready to play and I think it took us a little bit longer to get there today,” St. Thomas Academy coach Luke Marks said. “I think our defense in the second half played much better than they did in the first and offensively we just weren’t ourselves. … That’s the best defense we’ve seen all year.” The Cadets were outshot 22-6. The Red Knights scored quickly to begin the game, with a goal coming within the first two minutes. They added another less than six minutes later. The final two goals came with less than 30 seconds left in the quarter, including one that beat the whistle and found the net with a second to play. The Cadets looked to be gaining momentum in the second quarter with goals from junior attacker Bjorn Kilen and senior attacker Luke Williams, but the Red Knights responded in the third, blanking the Cadets and adding three goals of their own, including two with a man advantage. The Red Knights scored on three of the four Cadet penalties. “We talk about winning the first four minutes of every quarter and putting pressure on the other team,” Benilde coach Rob Horn said. “It was good for us to come and get those first three quick ones.” The Cadets struggled to contain junior attacker Jack VanOverbeke throughout the game. VanOverbeke scored four consecutive goals for the Red Knights and finished with five goals and three assists. “He’s very very smooth with the ball in his hands,” Marks said. “He really is the point guard of that offense.” Benilde-St. Margaret’s heads to its third straight championship game and will face Prior Lake, which they lost to in the final last year, 10-8. “We’re hungry,” Horn said. “We unfortunately know what it feels like to drop that game on Saturday two years in a row and we don’t want to cry goodbye anymore.”[related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The Cadets’ bid for a state championship in the team’s first tournament appearance is over, but the team will play for third place against Eden Prairie at Minnetonka High School on Saturday at 1 p.m. “Before this year we’d never won a conference championship, had never won a section championship,” Marks said. “To win a state playoff game and beat our rivals twice are silver linings for a great season. I’m very happy we get to play another game with these guys,  they’ve earned it.”
13 Jun 19
The Australian

That’s it for the Trading Day blog for Friday, June 14. Local markets capped a winning week with a rise, thanks to a boost in the major miners while the case for further rate cuts gains steam.