Author Archives: Rick Getschow

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 […]

2017 EPy Awards

Here at the City of Eden Prairie we conduct citywide employee recognition events in the spring and fall of each year. A few weeks back we held our spring recognition event where we also presented our annual employee awards, known as the “EPys,” for those who went above and beyond in providing exceptional service in 2016. Prior to awarding […]

LED Streetlight Conversion

We’ve been hearing several positive comments from residents lately, regarding the Xcel Energy conversion to light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in all of the cobra head style streetlights in Eden Prairie. Here’s what a couple residents had to say: I would just like to thank the city leaders, city utility and public works personnel for the […]