Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Form vs. Function

We are being blitzed right now by applications for regulatory approval of new wireless communications towers. We used to call them cell phone towers, but they are about so much more than that today. It’s about the wireless phone you … Continue reading

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Building Permit Rebound

That’s a photo that I snapped today of the new Menard’s retail store going up in Eden Prairie. Before the new store could go up, the old one had to go down, because they chose to build the new store … Continue reading

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Explore Eden Prairie

This is not a new logo. It’s a patch. It’s called the EXPLORE Eden Prairie patch. It was designed for the Silver Award through the Girl Scouts by Sarah Wilde, Katie Vergeront and Sydney Seelig from Prairie Sun Service Unit … Continue reading

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And the winner is…..Eden Prairie!!!

Eden Prairie city employees are engaged in a weight/health management program called Way2Go! We are competing with the City of St. Louis Park and Three Rivers Park District. There are a number of different elements of this competition, but the … Continue reading

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Best Compliment of the Year

I got what I consider to be the best compliment of the year yesterday. It came from a local business owner after David Lindahl, our Economic Development Manager, followed up with him after one of our Meet & Greet visits … Continue reading

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2010 Minnesota State Legislative Report

The 2010 session of the Minnesota State Legislature is over. Actually, it’s been over for over a week now. But I just received my 2010 Session Report from the Municipal Legislative Commission yesterday. This is a great report because it … Continue reading

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MAGC Awards

I had the good fortune last week to attend the 2010 Northern Lights Awards Banquet for the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) at Centennial Park in Edina. The Northern Lights awards are given by MAGC to recognize excellence in … Continue reading

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Somali Cultural Event Is A Success

Laurie Blake wrote a very nice article in the Star Tribune titled “Somalis lead culture class in Eden Prairie.” I attended the event last week. It was held in the Heritage Rooms here in Eden Prairie City Center. The food … Continue reading

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History in Eden Prairie

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Eden Prairie? If you are, then there’s a book on sale that you ought to buy! Written by the late Helen Holden Anderson, Eden Prairie, The First 100 Years was … Continue reading

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Tesla in Eden Prairie

Nice report in the Twin Cities Business Journal about an upcoming appearance by Tesla in Eden Prairie: Tesla’s electric supercar coming to Eden Prairie Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal – by Jim Hammerand Staff writer Electric automaker Tesla Motors … Continue reading

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Blog Contact Follow-Ups

For those of you loyal readers, you know that I do not use this blog as a forum for me to dialog with readers. I’d like to. That sounds like fun. But it would take waaaaaaay too much of my … Continue reading

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Animal Management

There is an interesting article in today’s Chicago Sun-Times about the impact Chicago’s foreclosed, and presumably vacant, homes are having on the urban raccoon population. Sounds nasty. It’s an interesting article because, in my view, it covers several aspects of the … Continue reading

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Another One??!!

It’s been a tough year for small airplane crashes in Eden Prairie. During the past nine months, we’ve experienced three separate crashes from small aircraft. Two of them were shortly after take-off from Flying Cloud Airport. The other one was … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, It’s Only Vaucheria tuberosus, Tribonema sp., and Melosira varians

        On March 9 the City Council held a joint workshop with representatives of the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the erosion of the riverbank of the Minnesota River … Continue reading

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It’s Gonna Happen: 494-169

The improvement project for the intersection of I-494 and Highway 169 is going to happen. The linked Star Tribune article says it better than I can. Funds found to unsnarl 494-169 Eden Prairie’s Mayor and City Council and City staff … Continue reading

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