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”

For Maggie McGill, pageants weren't always a part of the plan. The Plymouth native and current freshman at the University of St. Thomas has spent the last year competing in pageants, where she's challenged herself, made a global impact and met a celebrity or two.

Senator Amy Klobuchar

From her early days learning how to ride a bike on a Plymouth dirt road, to her graduation as valedictorian of Wayzata High School, Amy Klobuchar opens up about her Plymouth upbringing and how it shaped her into the political dynamo s

Peg Brantman is becoming an old pro at picturing Plymouth; her first-place image, Victory Tunnel, graced our July 2013 back page. But this one, which earned her a second-place nod in the Landmarks category, is poignant for its reflection of historic St.

For the last five months, Hannah Carlson has been traveling the country promoting the Oscar Meyer brand as a “hotdogger,” a prestigious post-college job that only 12 out of 1,000 applicants earn each year.

World-renowned Indian musician and Plymouth resident Nirmala Rajasekar speaks highly of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, which she celebrates every year with her friend and fellow Plymouth resident, Leela Venkataramanan, who throws a much-anticipated party for 40-odd guests.Rajasekar hails

Hobby photographer Danny Dobrin—who’s had art featured on this page before—has been snapping shots for about eight years, but it was this image captured last summer of daughter Nyla that caught the eye of the 2012 Picture Plymouth judges.Dobrin, who works for a modern creative agency called Morse

There’s more to the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) than those delectable Samoas and Thin Mints: Meet Katie Delano, Plymouth’s very own Gold Award winner, who sought to change her community by establishing a local tutoring program.Considered GSUSA’s most prestigious honor, scouts who pursue the G

You might recognize financial planner Terry Sandvold from his billboards on I-94 and other places.

For Medina’s Joe and Kathy Reis, who were recently honored with the Hammer Community Partner Award, volunteering and community service are a way of life. “We don’t do it for the award; it’s the way we were raised,” says Joe.

Roy Zhao can add semi-finalist for the 2013 U.S. Physics Team to his college applications.

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