While the Twin Cities area is not included in a blizzard watch for west-central, southwest and portions of south-central Minnesota Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, the area is still under a winter-weather advisory from 3 p.m. Sunday through noon Monday, according to the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen.
You wouldn’t say the No. 2 seeded Eden Prairie High School girls hockey team was fearful of its first-round matchup with Bloomington Jefferson. Instead, you could describe Eden Prairie’s approach as cautious.
The City Council must reconsider their more than a decade old decision to build Cedar Hills Park. Cedar Hills Park is a proposed park that the city wants to build just north of Riley Creek in the southern part of Eden Prairie. This park will be the last step in destroying a historically beautiful area. It was as recently as 2005 when the southern part of Eden Prairie Road was undeveloped. Now in 2016 developers have come into the area and have built hundreds of new houses; all this development has destroyed much of the natural beauty in the area. There is one area in southern Eden Prairie that has remained untouched by the development; although it most likely will not last much longer because the city is making plans to eliminate the beautiful area as soon as this spring. This area of natural beauty contains natural hiking trails that have little to no impact on the environment and are enjoyed by countless individuals every day. But the city wants to destroy that area; the city believes that the best way to showcase nature is to reshape the land and chop down many trees; all so they can build a paved trail, play field, playground, basketball court and two parking lots. The city insists that all these unneeded additions will somehow enhance the beauty of the area.
I was pleased that Eden Prairie High School has taken on the rich, nuanced play "Twelve Angry Jurors." It would be a disservice to the text and to the audience if the play were reduced to just one more "expose" of racial and economic bias in American society. It is so much more than that.
Eden Prairie High School held its annual Signing Day Celebration Thursday, one day after the official national signing day. Blame the snow and Wednesday's two-hour delayed start. Thursday, Eden Prairie recognized 19 student athletes who signed national letters of intent with Division I or Division II schools. The list, in alphabetical order, includes Jeff Athey (baseball, University of Nebraska), Griffin Back (swimming, University of Wisconsin), Ashley Brueggeman (volleyball, University of North Dakota), Carter Coughlin (football, University of Minnesota), Trevor Divinski (baseball, Minnesota State Univer-sity, Mankato), Michael Graham (hockey, University of Notre Dame), Cole Froemming (lacrosse, Marquette University), Isabelle Haeger (swimming, University of Nebraska Omaha), Esabelle Levine (basketball, East-ern Michigan University), Maddie Milbrath (soccer, University of Minnesota), Anna Mixon (soccer, Minne-sota State University, Mankato), Julia Mixon (soccer, Minnesota State University, Mankato), Lauren Oberle (softball, University of Minnesota Duluth), Ben Price (lacrosse, Post University), Ashley Ramacher (track, University of Minnesota), Kate Rydland (hockey, Penn State University), JD Spielman (football, University of Nebraska), Mike Swanson (football, Augustana College), Ryan Swanson (baseball, Creighton University).