Minnetonka opens the 2020 football season at home on Friday, Oct. 9 versus Eden Prairie. The Skippers have lost 18 consecutive games to the Eagles, including the 2017 state championship contest.
Representatives for both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates made stops in Minnesota this week, indicating the state will be an important part of both campaigns this fall.
Matthew Greenwood was at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club as a tournament marshal. The Chaska resident made his claim to be back at the course in 2028, purchasing a Ryder Cup 2028 sweatshirt at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship last year.
Scheels, an employee-owned and operated sporting goods and entertainment chain store headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, has a slogan of "Gear. Passion. Sports."
The Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a free live webinar July 23 on how to plant live native prairie in your own backyard.
The months of June and July bring sunshine, warm weather and berries to Minnesota. Peak strawberry season has arrived and many pick-your-own patches across the state have opened for business while still maintaining health precautions in light of COVID-19.
Minnesota’s emergence from shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic inched forward Wednesday, as Gov. Tim Walz announced limited openings of a number of sectors of society and the economy, but not until June 1.
A favorite quote of mine is from Thomas Jefferson, who said “The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a gover…
A new friend? How about Yetta, a lovely mostly black female born in May 2018. She occasionally chatters to tell you about her needs. She is cautiously friendly with strangers, but if she knows you she is very friendly and starts purring as soon as you pet or brush her. She will ankle rub, fo…
My first day at Eden Prairie News was Nov. 7, 2018 − the day after the midterm elections. I walked into the office of reporters who had been up until 3 a.m. waiting for results and making sure the print edition went to press. Though they were exhausted, they warmly welcomed me into the fold.
Stepping out of my truck and into the cool fresh air of a late evening, it felt so good to be outside in nature, especially after being trapped inside my house for these many weeks. To the west, the sun was setting, and I figured I had about 10 minutes before all the fun began.
Well before Gov. Tim Walz asked Minnesotans to make and donate cloth face masks for a statewide drive, Cyndy Powers-Kettler was working on a plan to get some of the city’s essential workers that very same protective equipment.
The Eden Prairie High School football factory had churned out 11 big-school state championships since 1996, yet only two of its players' names were called in an NFL draft prior to last year, Jay Foreman in 1999 and Carter Bykowski in 2013.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will cancel its 2020 egg take operations for walleye, northern pike, muskellunge and steelhead because the work cannot be done safely under COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
Eden Prairie has been named one of the greenest cities in the U.S. by Insurify, according to a news release from the insurance comparison company.
Nobody at Eden Prairie Schools was surprised when Gov. Tim Walz ordered that the state’s schools remain closed for the rest of the year.
Picha Heritage Farm will host its 20th annual Birch Island Woods Plant Sale with curbside pickup beginning May 6, owner Terry Picha told Eden Prairie News.
The Picha Heritage Farm hosts its 20th annual plant sale with online ordering starting now and plant pickups at the farm beginning May 6.
An additional grant from the Eden Prairie Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund will go to help feed children on the weekends.
The death of our community newspaper is no small thing. The economics of running “small town” newspapers has always been challenging, even in the best of times. Ad revenue and subscribers that newspapers rely on to stay in business have steadily become scarce. A worldwide pandemic is the fin…
If Nibir Sarma’s neighbors hear the soft strains of a saxophone from his windows in the coming months, they can thank Alex Trebek for the music.
I’m told the Eden Prairie News will cease to exist after April 30. As someone who was part of the Eden Prairie News staff for 34 years of its 46-year history, I feel qualified to give the eulogy.
The year 2020 dawned with a severe hit by the ever-powerful tsunami of COVID-19. Now, no day goes by without a deluge of scary reports in daily newspapers, TV and radio describing in graphic details, the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Thursday (April 23) afternoon that students will remain at home for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
Celebrating the birth of cute farm critters is a springtime tradition at the Minnesota Zoo that goes back years, but this year marks the first time the Farm Babies program is a virtual experience.
We have appreciated the long-time support shown by residents and businesses in the city of Eden Prairie and communities surrounding Lake Minnetonka. We developed many partnerships over the years with our loyal advertisers and readers who turned to us as their primary source for local news an…
The Minnesota Golf Association has cancelled or rescheduled all events through May 31 including Member Days, Senior Tour, and men’s, women’s and junior competitions.
We have transformed Minnesota. Each of its 87,000 square miles in some way bears the effects of humanity's development and its leftovers, according to researchers and advocates around the state.
While descriptors like “unprecedented” and “once-in-a-lifetime” are common while describing the current conditions as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic turns the world upside down, many public safety departments have long been preparing for circumstances like this one.
Eden Prairie High School athletes nailed their winter sports seasons. The Eagles’ boys hockey team finished Class AA runner-up, the Eden Prairie girls basketball team returned to the state tournament for the first time since 2014, Eden Prairie’s boys swim and dive team finished in the top-5 …
Some area schools ranked highly on U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best High Schools in Minnesota list, released April 21.
Eden Prairie High School students Abirami Rajasekaran and Harini Senthilkumar won a Grand Award and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, among other recognitions, at the 2020 Twin Cities Regional Science Fair, according to Senthilkumar.
After careful consideration, Special Olympics Minnesota has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Games, one of the organization’s biggest events of the year.
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