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Should you sell in 2020? There is much we don’t know about what the future will bring, but there are many reasons people need to move: health, finances, family issues, downsizing, transitioning, getting out from under high rents. A stable house payment and low interest rates are attractive to many.

The legislative session has once again begun, and I am thrilled to be back at the capitol advocating for the people of Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. As your state senator, I understand it is an awesome responsibility to be your voice as my colleagues and I work to craft laws that improve the …

I hope the new year finds you and your family well. A new year should bring new goals, and with just six short weeks until the 2020 Legislative Session, I have had this at the forefront of my mind. Some of my top priorities for this year center on three issues you may be familiar with: emerg…

Eden Prairie News is hosting its second annual holiday memories essay contest. Contest winners and honorable mentions will have their stories featured in the Dec. 26 issue of Eden Prairie News. Here is one of those stories:

Eden Prairie News is hosting its second annual holiday memories essay contest. Contest winners and honorable mentions will have their stories featured in the Dec. 26 issue of Eden Prairie News. Here is one of those stories:

Eden Prairie News is hosting its second annual holiday memories essay contest. Contest winners and honorable mentions will have their stories featured in the Dec. 26 issue of Eden Prairie News. Here is one of those stories:

“I am thinking of transitioning to a smaller place to live, but where do I begin?” As a Realtor, this is often the very first question I am asked when meeting with a senior who is looking to sell their home and downsize. It can feel overwhelming. But the good news is there is a lot of help a…

Some people look at an old building and see a broken-down structure that no longer has value. It was built using old technology, by people who are no longer here. Out with the old and in with the new. But there are also people who look at an old building and imagine themselves in another tim…

I was 14 years old in 1980 when John Anderson, an Illinois Congressman and independent candidate for president, visited my middle school. Bright-eyed and a bit naive, it was the first time I’d ever seen a politician — those men in suits on television — in real life.

The bedrock of a strong democracy is the act of voting. Each citizen has the awesome responsibility to cast their ballot to choose our leaders and to create a government for the people by the people. It is easy to not vote, but that only leads to an alienated, apathetic, uneducated and uninf…

Over the past few weeks, the city of Eden Prairie has experienced a number of remarkable weather events. This included some historic low temperatures and near record accumulation for the month of February. For that reason, I want to begin with a note of thanks to all of you for your patience…

I recently had the privilege of touring the Eden Prairie Senior Center. While I was there, a hot card game was going on, an exercise class was jamming in the lower level and beautiful hand crafted items were being made in the wood shop. (By the way, the wood shop is crazy awesome and, for a …

You wouldn’t know it by driving through its neighborhoods, but in Eden Prairie there are young people who are living in their car, couch-hopping from one friend’s home to another, or seeking shelter in Minneapolis or St. Paul. That’s why it’s so gratifying for the Eden Prairie Community Foun…

It’s been an amazing privilege and truly an honor to have represented the people of Eden Prairie on the City Council for 22 years. Helping people problem-solve issues that involve local government, strategizing how to sustainably fund our residents’ needs and wants and learning the intricaci…

I hope to earn your vote to become your strongest advocate as mayor, to keep Eden Prairie No. 1. For the past 14 years as your council member, I’ve earned your trust by respectfully and inclusively working together to improve services cost-effectively, which made us award-winning. At the loc…

With the school year now officially underway, you’ve likely done everything you can to set your teen up for a successful year. Purchased all their school supplies? Check. Kept them on track with their grades and activities? Check. Scheduled conferences with their teachers? Check. But there’s…

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