Category Archives: Community

XFINITY

XFINITY is “more of everything you want,” according to Comcast. XFINITY is a new service platform from Comcast which will enable them to sell you not only more cable television services, but also sell you home telephone and broadband Internet … Continue reading

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Property Tax Confusion

Since property tax payments are due at the end of this week, I thought that I’d take a few moments to talk about exactly who taxes property within the City of Eden Prairie. There are more entities taxing your property … Continue reading

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Two Takes on Suburban Transit

I am a regular reader of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspaper.  Generally, I think the paper does a good job of covering news from across the Twin Cities and throughout the state. Sometimes, however, it seems to me that the paper goes … Continue reading

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Friday Report for July 2, 2010

Here’s my Friday Report to the Mayor and City Council for today, July 2, 2010: OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER½Friday Report DATE: July 2, 2010 TO: Mayor and City Council FROM: Scott H. Neal, City Manager RE: Friday Report for … Continue reading

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The 4th is Near!

  Eden Prairie puts on a great event every year for the 4th of July. Our Hometown Celebration attracts more than 20,000 people to Round Lake Park for a day of fun and entertainment, and of course for the spectacular … Continue reading

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Singletree Lane

The Singletree Lane Project started today. The road was closed this morning from Flying Cloud Drive to Glen Lane. The project will add width to the road so that we can add a turning lane. The design also features sidewalks, … Continue reading

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Poles

This is a photo that I snapped today of the Xcel transmission poles on the north side of Hwy 5 right in front of Kowalski’s. The pole line that this pole is part of starts at a substation in Eden … Continue reading

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Chickens in the City

There is a growing question in American cities. It’s “The Chicken Question.” Should cities allow residents to raise chickens on their private property? KARE-11 did a nice story on The Chicken Question. Here’s a link to their website if you’d … Continue reading

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Art Center News

We are wrapping up our first year of operating the Eden Prairie Art Center. As we wrap up Year 1, the numbers are in on the revenue performance of the Art Center, and the numbers look good. Our 2009 Art … Continue reading

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Purgatory Creek Park

I get an assortment of nice comments, valid criticism and helpful critique on a daily basis as part of my job as city manager in Eden Prairie. It’s all part of the job. You’ve got to take the good with … Continue reading

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Airport Zoning Public Hearing: Not Much Action

The Joint Airport Zoning Board (JAZB) for Flying Cloud Airport held a public hearing last Thursday night in the City Council Chambers to hear public comments about the proposed airport zoning ordinance. The JAZB is a multi-jurisdictional commission with membership … Continue reading

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Welcome to Lakeville

I snapped these two photos yesterday of the new bridge for Dakota County Road 70 over the northbound lanes of I-35 going through Lakeville. What I want to draw your attention to is the Lakeville logo emblem that is attached … Continue reading

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Southwest Suburban Cable Commission

No one, I’m quite sure, is waiting breathlessly to hear about the results of last night’s Southwest Suburban Cable Commission meeting. But, in the interest of keeping Eden Prairie residents and blog readers worldwide informed, here’s what happened. But first … Continue reading

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New Liquor Store Blog

That’s Tammy Wanchena. Tammy manages the City’s Prairie Village Mall liquor store. That’s the store adjacent to Kowalski’s Market grocery store. Tammy and her staff do a great job at the store, which was remodeled just last year. If you … Continue reading

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Ice Arena Air

There is a bill making its way through the State Legislature that will introduce significant change to the air in our indoor ice arenas. Paul Wahl explains the issue well in a story he wrote for the Bloomington Sun Current … Continue reading

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