People

A girl ice skating on the Parkers Lake ice rink

This photo, taken by Plymouth resident Troy Brantner, took second place in the “People and Families”

Mike Bauer says that he has always had an independent streak. Even while working a steady job that he loved, he dreamed of doing something on his own. As president and founder of Bauer Design Build, a commercial general contractor company, he’s been pursuing that dream for the past 12 years.

After years of following their respective careers across the country, KSTP’s Kirsten Swanson and Greg Mees of the Star Tribune have settled in Plymouth. Mees and Swanson tell us more about their college newspaper, the challenges facing journalists in 2017 and finding a home in Plymouth.

For true Minnesota State Fair enthusiasts, planning a day at the massive exposition isn’t about where to go first; it’s about what to eat first.

Miranda Mead is determined to raise awareness about childhood cancer and here’s why—it was estimated by the American Cancer Society in 2014 that 15,780 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and 1,960 deaths from cancer will occur among children and teens.

Wayzata High School senior Grace Larson is working to give kids an experience that she always wished she had as a child.

With microbreweries popping up all over the Twin Cities, it should be no surprise that another beer-related hobby is on the rise: homebrewing.

Liz Ansley is convincing proof that talent can be taught—and self-taught for that matter. An award-winning photographer Ansley makes her living taking photos, even though she has no formal training in photography.

At any given time, there are about 70 local residents—teachers, carpenters, real estate agents, insurance salesmen and business owners—carrying a pager 24/7, trained and ready to assist the Plymouth Fire Department

Jacob and Nathan Ritter are a formidable duo. The 18-year-old twins maintain 4.0 GPAs at Wayzata High School, play competitive chess, and are part of a weekend hockey league.

As a full time working mother, Amy Larson doesn’t have much time in the morning to worry about her style. She is more preoccupied with getting her two little girls ready for the day. This is why Larson applied for Plymouth Magazine’s makeover contest.

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