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Blogger Roundup: Senior Spotlight, Mother’s Day Recipes and Mainstreet Days

A look at recent blogs posted on Minnetonka Patch.

Each week, Minnetonka community members turn to Patch’s Local Voices section to share information, insight and opinions about what matters to them. Patch blogs give anyone from gardening enthusiasts to local business owners the power to easily connect with the whole neighborhood.

Here’s a look at what Minnetonka Patch bloggers had to say over the last week.

Blogger Kris Anderson shares news about Homes Within Reach, a non-profit that helps lower to moderate income families become homeowners in the Hennepin County suburbs.

Spring Clean Your 401(k)

Blogger Ric Lager says that you should sell the worst mutual funds you own, preserve the gains, and wait for a time to buy better company retirement plan mutual funds “on sale.”

Getting Down to Business: Have You Got What It Takes?

In 2012, the Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development says that nearly 61,000 Minnesotans launched startups. Read this blog to find out if you’re ready to start your own business, and learn more about first steps.

Senior Spotlight: Karl Amundson

With only a few weeks left of school, Minnetonka Public Schools gives recognition to their seniors. Karl Amundson plays the lead in the MHS spring musical.

Don't Confuse Registration of Your Domain Name with Minnesota Registration of Your Business Name

Blogger Bonnie Wittenburg cautions that if you were able to register the intended name of your new business as your Internet domain name, that doesn’t mean that you have rights to operate your business under that name in Minnesota.

The MN Chapter for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy 13th Annual Walk-n-Roll

Did you know that spinal muscular atrophy is the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two? Learn more about how you can help to raise money for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Mainstreet Days set for May 18

The Hopkins Area Jaycees will host the annual Mainstreet Days Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 in downtown Hopkins.

Patty Lazarus offers her perspective on the wait for a child in a two-part series.

Give Your Mom the Time of Day

Did you know that as many as 86 percent of American moms feel unappreciated? On Mother’s Day pamper your mom with a few simple treats you can make from the kitchen.

Minnetonka High School Senior Spotlight: Maddie Peters

MHS Senior Maddie Peters plans to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a physician. She has maintained a weighted 4.4 GPA while being involved with many activities.

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