Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Farewell

October 28, 2010, will be my last day as Eden Prairie’s city manager. So before I go, I thought that I’d share a few thoughts about my tenure here. I started working here in April of 2002. Speaking only for … Continue reading

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Blog Feedback

Since my days of doing this blog are starting to wind down, I thought that I’d trot out one of my readers’ tried and true favorites: actual reader feedback. Here’s a random mixture of it, with names and other identifying … Continue reading

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Calling All Potential BAC Members

The City has a number of citizen advisory commissions. These commissions are really important to the overall functioning of city government. Commission members provide staff with valuable insights and information about living in Eden Prairie. They provide the Council with … Continue reading

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Good Stuff from (Really) Good Staff

One of my favorite things about this blog is that I get to bring attention to the excellence among the employees that I see all around me here everyday. Here are three good examples: That woman with the handgun (which … Continue reading

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Typical Government in Eden Prairie

So when you hear the start of the phrase, “typical government….,” what do you think of? Typically, I’ll bet, something not so good. It’s a negative image, right? Particularly during campaign season, it’s difficult to find anyone of any party … Continue reading

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The Barn Is Saved

This is a great story of how a unique historic property in Eden Prairie was saved by a private benefactor. A very nice outcome for all concerned. http://www.startribune.com/local/west/102656144.html?elr=KArks:DCiUBDia_nDaycUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

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Take A Hike With Kate Havelin

Twin Cities Author Kate Havelin is coming back to Eden Prairie on Saturday, October 23 to take what she referred to in a 2009 interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” as the Best Hike in the Twin Cities with the … Continue reading

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The Field Is Set, Probably

The last day to file to be on the official ballot for this fall’s City election was Tuesday, August 17 at 5:00 pm. At that time, the following people had filed: Mayor Jon Duckstad Nancy Tyra-Lukens City Council Kathy Nelson … Continue reading

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Eden Prairie in the American Legion World Series

Hey, this is a Big Deal: Eden Prairie remains unbeaten in Legion World Series By STAFF and NEWS SERVICES Last update: August 16, 2010 – 1:51 AM Eden Prairie remained unbeaten in the double-elimination American Legion World Series by rallying … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Blog

The City’s 20-40-15 initiative received some very nice recognition last week from the U.S. Department of Energy. They lauded the initiative in their official agency blog. Here’s what they said: Making the “Best Place to Live” Even Better Posted by … Continue reading

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Time To Declare

If you’re interested in serving your fellow citizens as a member of the Eden Prairie City Council, it’s time to declare that interest publicly. Three of the five seats on the City Council are up for election this year: the … Continue reading

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The Face of America Project

Today I met Tony & Kitch Mussari. That’s them on the left. Tony & Kitch are the principals behind something called The Face of America Project. If you’ve never heard of The Face of America Project, don’t be embarrassed. I … Continue reading

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Future of ADC in EP

Well this has been quite a week for news in Eden Prairie. We got the wonderful news of being selected as Money magazine’s Best Place to Live in America on Monday. Then on Tuesday we¬†learned that Tyco Electronics had purchased … Continue reading

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We’re #1 We’re #1 We’re #1

The results are in. CNN/Money Magazine has named Eden Prairie has its Best Place to Live in America for 2010!! The big news was announced on The Today Show this morning. Here’s the clip from the NBC website: Best Places … Continue reading

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Work Comp Exp Mod

Work Comp Exp Mod is insider lingo for workers compensation insurance experience modification factor. The City purchases its workers compensation insurance coverage from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT). Each year the LMCIT applies an experience modification rating … Continue reading

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