Go for Gold: Q&A with Vadnais Heights resident & 2018 gold-medal Olympian Hannah Brandt

Hannah Brandt didn’t step on to the ice and instantly fall in love.   No, 5-year-old Hannah wasn’t a fan of hockey right away. Her feet were so cold that she almost quit on the spot.   Lucky for Team USA, as Brandt won a gold medal  at the 2018 Olympics this past February, she Read More

TIPS: What to Look for in an Architect

There are many components that go into selecting the right architect for your project – here are 8 that provide a great starting point.              1. The architect will listen to the expressed needs of the client.  The client’s priority should be the architect’s priority. 2. The architect understands the clients business and the impact the Read More

Two Sheets Are Better Than One

John Gardiner explains why Pagel Ice Arena’s two ice sheets have been a huge hit for the entire Minnetonka Community John Gardiner recognized early in to his parenting years that there was a need for an ice facility in the heart of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Toting his two hockey-playing kiddos, Max and Jake, who is currently Read More

Wearing the ‘C’; Gentry Academy students learn leadership qualities on and off the ice

On the corner of County Road E just past Highway 61 in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, sits a private school unlike any other. The three-story brick building is home to roughly 110 students from fifth through 12th grade who are both academically and athletically inclined (most with a specific focus on Minnesota’s most beloved sport, hockey). Read More