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The Insider's Guide to Lake Minnetonka

Everything you wanted to know but didn't want to ask.

Melinda Jacobs
Melinda Jacobs enjoys the lake with her English Bulldog Walter, daughter Madeline, and husband Howard Grodnick

BY MELINDA NELSON, WITH SARAH HOWARD AND STEPHANIE MARCH
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHANIE COLGAN • ILLUSTRATIONS BY ERIC HANSON


LAKE MINNETONKA IS 125 MILES OF LAKESHORE, two centuries of tradition, and shorthand for the most seductive of lifestyles. With the right attitude, addresses, and accessories, The Lake can be yours for a weekend, a day, or a single golden evening.


The Lake Life

Lake Minnetonka has long been a source of inspiration, fascination, and abundant opportunity.


Lake Minnetonka and its Hamptons Cousins

A look at the similarities between Lake Minnetonka and its fancier, more fabulous Hamptons cousins.


The Big Lake

A seagull's-eye view of the good life.



The Right Address

Where to live the good life around Lake Minnetonka.



See and Be Seen

Where to take a meeting, broker a deal, lunch with the girls, and find Mr. Right.



If You've Got it, Flaunt it

Look like a Lake Minnetonka local with laid-back but luxe resortwear.



Tonka Chic

Where to eat, shop and play around The Big Lake.



Video: Melinda Jacobs on the Docks of NorthCoast

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine senior editor Melinda Nelson chats with Melinda Jacobs about Lake Minnetonka memories and celebrity encounters.



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