Arts & Culture

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.

Charles Lazarus’ love of music has led him all over the country and the world. A highly talented and accomplished trumpeter, Lazarus made his Carnegie Hall solo debut when he just a 19-year-old student at Julliard.

The entryway of Sunset Hill Elementary used to be beige and bare, but it now boasts a colorful and intricate mural. The schoolwide project—with all students contributing to the painting—was designed by a local artist and completed at the end of last school year.

Plymouth home design firm Mingle has you covered with this season’s trends in colors, patterns and textures. “Oak is actually back, believe it or not,” says kitchen and bath designer Megan Dent.

About 16 years ago, John Copeland’s wife found a flyer advertising a program called “Read Naturally” that was looking for volunteers to come and tutor children who had trouble reading. Copeland decided to get involved out of curiosity. To this day, he has continued volunteering and now tutors stu

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.

Mariah Luksan
Benilde-St. Margaret’s

West Lutheran High School celebrated 20 years in its Plymouth location last year, and it’s gone through plenty of changes during that time.

Paying for college won’t be a concern for four Armstrong High School seniors. They’re recipients of the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship and will receive full tuition to designated four-year universities throughout the nation.

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.

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