Eden Prairie residents showed their skills at the Minnesota State Fair this year, with 17 locals taking home first-place prizes. According to the State Fair's website, the following Eden Prairie residents came in first place in their respective categories:

  • Bruce Johnson, wood toys
  • Mark Cota, Outdoor woodworking
  • Jackie Peters, crocheted baby booties
  • Sharon Belsaas, twined basketry
  • Sharon Lindbloom, free hand painting birds on porcelain
  • Denise Beusen, in both original design for canvas needlepoint and embroidery and crewel categories
  • Orlando Logelin, counted cross stitch on a 50 inch canvas
  • Mary Alsop, large bed quilt
  • Jane Ding, crocheted wall hanging or picture
  • Maria Ann Youngs, in both machine knitted toy and afghan categories
  • Denise Beusen, knit and bolt


State fair christian klein

Christian Klein, a Prairie View Elementary fourth grader, won an award in photography at the Minnesota State Fair.

  • Meg Schmitt, in kindergarten crayon drawing, acrylic or oil painting, weaving and kindergarten grand prize
  • Jane Qin, fifth-grade, colored pencil drawing
  • Lucy Qian, fifth-grade, watercolor painting
  • Kayla Stevenson, ninth-grade, tempura painting
  • Kai Schmitt, grade 4-6 category, landscape or cityscape photography
  • Christian Klein, grade 4-6 category, photography

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.


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