Big mountain pro Michael Goulette • Berthoud Pass (Colorado) backcountry • 2004
Augie Doggie lit by the sun through a window blind • St. Cloud, Minn.
THE CURRY DIVA
Heather Jansz, known nationally as the Curry Diva, extols the virtues of exotic spices and peppers, shown here before she began passing the peppers and root vegetables around the room so 'The Arboretum Cooks!' diners could hold and smell food from around the world Thursday, April 11, in Chaska.
Chad Taylor, Eaton Rapids, MI, wrestles with speeding steer at the Hamel Rodeo Saturday afternoon, July 10, in Hamel.
Mouse House Dining Room • Minneapolis, Minn. • 2008
Toby, a seven-year-old Great Pyrenees, gets special attention from Dylan Bartness, also seven, in the petting zoo at the Corn Days summer festival at the Church of St. George in Long Lake, Minn. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.
Minnetonka forward Leah Kramer, center, battles for the ball with an unidentified Wayzata player Thursday, Sept 18 at Minnetonka High School. The Trojans beat the Skippers 3-2.
Wayzata senior midfielder Calvin Koep controls the ball against Apple Valley Nov. 5, at the Metrodome. Wayzata lost to Apple Valley in the state final 4-0.
Wayzata senior wide receiver Ethan Zeidler (10) narrowly misses catching a Nick Martin pass early in the first quarter. Zeidler scored a touchdown to help the Trojans beat Osseo 30-7, clinching the section 5-5A title and a trip to St. Cloud State and the state tournament Friday, Nov. 4, at Wayzata High School.
Wayzata LB Will Long, right, puts pressure on Lakers RB Jack Kaiser early in the Trojans 47-20 defeat of Prior Lake at home in Savage Thursday, Sept. 1.
A Prior Lake fumble in the second quarter is picked up by Trojan senior DB Alex Carlson as Wayzata set in motion their 47-20 beat-down of the Lakers at home in Savage Thursday, Sept. 1.
Author Marya Hornbacher in her Office • Mouse House • Minneapolis, Minn. • 2008
January 22, 2004; Grand County, CO, USA; Minnesota mountaineer Paul Delmaine leads a summit push to 13, 391 ft. (4,082 m) Parry Peak in Grand County, Colorado on a windy Winter morning. The peak marks the highest point of the Continental Divide Trail.
Five year old Jack Robinson, Hanover, takes in the action at the Hamel Rodeo Bull Riding Bonanza, July, 7, at Corcoran Lions Park. Fans were encouraged to wear pink on Thursday for Tough Enough to Wear Pink. One dollar for every fan in pink will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.
Royals first baseman, junior Joe Brettingen (21), slides safely into home plate amidst the cheerful uproar of his exuberant teammates in the fifth inning against Robbinsdale Armstrong Tuesday, June 7, at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis. Playing in the Section 6 losers bracket, Hopkins creamed the Falcons 15-5 in six innings.
Minnetonka sophomore Sydney Baldwin (8) follows a first period goal against Roseville into the net. The Skippers clinched the 2012 Class 2-A championship Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul with a 3-0 shutout of the Raiders.
With the the puck already bouncing off the back of the net, Skippers sophomore forward Diana Draayer, center, seems suspended horizontally while teammate Laura Bowman (16) salutes their victory and Draayer's overtime goal that ended the Benilde-St. Margaret season for 2012. Minnetonka eliminated the Red Knights 2-1 in sudden death overtime Friday, Feb. 17, at Parade Ice Garden in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis harpist Andrea Stern provides music at 'Noerenberg Gardens Garden Party' held at the Wayzata botanical garden Thursday, July 28, on Chrystal Bay on Lake Minnetonka. Stern has played music at the annual Garden Party since its inception.
Freeman Park in Shorewood played host to Holy Yoga, led by instructor Pamela Helling, left, Friday, July 29. Another Holy Yoga instructor, Bethany Connely, in yellow top, says, "It's a blessing to do yoga outside in nature."
Louise Robertson, an 11 year employee of the facility, works out in the Wings Wellness Center in the newly expanded Lake Minnetonka Shores, Wednesday, July 6, in Spring Park.