The Eden Prairie Foundation has announced four finalists for the Prairie Brewfest Choice Grants, a news release from the foundation says. Attendees of the Sept. 7 Brewfest will vote on the four grantees to decide which will receive $400, $600, $1,000 or $2,000 in grant funding.
As DJ Preiner celebrated seven years at Eden Prairie’s CHOICE, Inc., this July, he reflected that his time working with adults with intellectual disabilities has felt like forever, and no time at all.
Sitting cross-legged at Eden Prairie’s Camp Eden Wood, a group of five 6-year-olds and five adult camp counselors toss a bundle of yarn around their circle, wrapping a loop around their wrist before passing it on.
Summer still has its grasp on Eden Prairie, but election season is almost upon us. Ten candidates filed to run for the Eden Prairie School Board by Aug. 13, when the filing period closed. There are four seats that are up for election on Nov. 5.
The League of Women Voters of Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Hopkins will host a historical exhibit to celebrate the league’s centennial on Aug. 23-24, according to a news release from the organization.
Wendy Johnson hasn’t owned a dog for years, but when she and her granddaughter pulled up to her home near Cedar Ridge Elementary in Eden Prairie on July 22, there was one relaxing in the yard.
Under rainy skies, around 150 people came to Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie to run, walk and remember those who lost their lives to distracted driving at the 12th annual Raksha Vigil and 5K Run, held by the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation on Aug. 10.
Many of the monarch butterflies that Forrest Meyer raises in his front yard will eventually travel up to 3,000 miles on their yearly migration to the southern United States and Mexico. For miles traveled, though, Meyer beats them by a long shot — the 77 year old has walked enough in his dail…
WAYZATA — The sturgeon known to some as Lou is still lurking in the Minnehaha Creek, which has more people speculating about where the fish came from.
There’s an outbreak of hepatitis A in multiple Minnesota counties, including Hennepin County, that has caused 13 people to be hospitalized, the Minnesota Department of Health said in an Aug. 8 news release.
VICTORIA — The Lowry Nature Center is celebrating a half-century of widening nature’s door to Twin Cities residents.
MINNETONKA — Boom Island Brewing Company is getting ready to open its doors in Minnetonka.
On the idyllic summer evening of July 30, nearly 70 people gathered indoors at the Eden Prairie Community Center to talk about how to save such days for future generations.
MINNETONKA — Thousands of bicyclists — riding on everything from a penny-farthing to tandem and recumbent bikes to bikes pulling carriers and road bikes — took in the sights of the Lake Minnetonka area and beyond as they rode in the 14th annual Tour de Tonka.
Motorists traveling eastbound on Highway 212 in Dahlgren Township near Cologne will encounter a closure from Highway 284 to County Road 36 from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5.
Six months since Eden Prairie raised its tobacco purchasing age to 21, it's business as usual for retailers.
While the term "abandoned home" may bring to mind haunted houses at the end of an eerie lane, the reality is usually fairly mundane.
Starting in 2004, Terry Degner shepherded Eden Prairie's elementary schoolers safely to and from school, watching over them on his bus named Big Murphy. When the bus emptied in the morning, though, Degner's work wasn't over: Every day, he settled down in a nearby Caribou Coffee to work on hi…
The Eden Prairie Reads Committee has chosen “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” as its book for 2019, the organization said in a news release.
Did you have fun at Eden Prairie's Independence Day celebration this year? Just wait: The city's Fourth of July celebration might be an even bigger spectacle in 2020 if the parade Mayor Ron Case suggested for next year's event comes to pass.
EXCELSIOR — Over 100 vintage vehicles filed the Excelsior Commons on Sunday, July 28, for the seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance.
EDINA — Southwest News Media has been tracking a sturgeon fish swimming through west metro waters recently and now, what could be the same fish, has been spotted once again.
An invasive insect never before found in Minnesota has been discovered in Eden Prairie, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture said in a July 25 news release.
When Sgt. Brent DuPont joined the Eden Prairie police force at 23, Highway 5 was a two-lane road and Scenic Heights was a dirt road.
Elected officials from Minnetonka and Eden Prairie will host a community conversation on climate change and clean energy on July 30, according to a news release from State Rep. Laurie Pryor’s office.
A survey on traveling with dementia is available online from the Twin Cities-based Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group, according to a news release from the Roseville A/D.
Whether putzing through slowdowns or minding stop-and-go’s, Twin Cities drivers experience traffic congestion at nearly twice the rate they did in 1995.
A late start to construction at the Hennepin County Library in Eden Prairie didn’t throw the work off schedule, and work on the renovated library should be done in December, the project’s manager said.
Under shady trees and on the sidelines of public baseball fields, Minnesotan artists have turned rusty steel containers into an art encounter.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed westbound Highway 212 near Cologne at the west junction of County Road 36 due to an emergency drainage repair between Highway 284 in Cologne and Highway 5/25 in Norwood Young America, according to a press release.
A few weeks ago, Southwest News Media reported on the "Legend of Lou," a giant fish spotted in Gray's Bay on Lake Minnetonka.
Around 300 people showed up at Edenvale Park on July 10 to pit themselves against Eden Prairie police officers in soccer, basketball and lawn games, according to a city spokesperson Megan Yerks.
Preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) show a decline in drug overdose deaths between 2017 and 2018.
The Eden Prairie Community Foundation invites nonprofits serving Eden Prairie to apply for small grants this fall, the foundation announced in a news release.
WAYZATA — A factor other than E. coli caused illness to more than 100 people who spent time in the Big Island area of Lake Minnetonka on the Fourth of July, said Dave Johnson, an epidemiology manager with Hennepin County Public Health.
The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation will host its 12th annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness about distraction-free driving on Saturday, Aug. 10, in Eden Prairie.
ORONO — The city of Orono took patriotic steps at a recent City Council meeting resolving to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before all public meetings.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen restored a “hunk of aluminum parts” back into a modern work of art.
The “Oregon Trail” video game is famous for its matter-of-fact portrayal of the harsh conditions travelers faced on a journey across the U.S., from Missouri to Oregon. It was a popular educational game in the 1990s and early 2000s and is well-known for blunt phrases like “You have died of dy…
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