Author Archives: Rick Getschow

2018 EPy Awards

Every year I have the honor of hosting our spring and fall employee recognition events. Our spring event took place this week where we presented our annual employee awards — appropriately called the “EPys.” Following a welcome introduction, we honored our fellow employees for reaching milestones in their years of service. We then recognized our EPy Award winners. The […]

Eden Prairie Liquor is Giving Back to the Community

You have probably heard about the ways in which profits generated at Eden Prairie Liquor benefit our community – providing funding for improvements to our parks and streets, and more. But have you heard about the ways in which Eden Prairie Liquor is partnering with our local PROP food shelf to help feed hungry families […]

Technology Superhero

A robust, reliable and secure information technology system is a key ingredient to the success of any organization. The City of Eden Prairie is no different. Our superb Information Technology Division is managed by our IT Manager Aditi Salunke. Aditi is currently being featured by the League of Minnesota Cities in a Cities Matter program that features […]

Top 10 List for Backyard Chickens in EP

Last Thursday, July 20 was the first official day Eden Prairie residents could apply to have backyard chickens on their property. The City Council passed a second reading of an ordinance allowing backyard chickens in Eden Prairie July 11 that became effective last Thursday. The eventual adoption of an ordinance allowing backyard chickens followed more than […]

Sunday Liquor Sales Have Begun

I have previously written about our city liquor operations and the possibility of Sunday sales. That possibility is now here, as the first Sunday liquor sale in Minnesota in over 150 years occurred this past Sunday, July 2. All three of our city stores were open at 11 am.  This video captures the first few sales of […]