• Minnesota Fishing Season 2013

    Minnesota Fishing Season 2015, Click for where and when to fish

  • Peter Pan

    CTC: Peter Pan April 21 to June 21: click for more info...

  • CTC Peter Pan

    CTC: Peter Pan April 21 to June 21, click for more info..

  • Burlap Window Planter
  • Mushrooming: Spring Hunt
  • Gold Mine Antiques
  • Golden Beets and Beet Leaves
  • LocallyLaid Eggs
  • Things to do at The Bakken
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  • Sea Scallops and Bacon

    Sauteed Kale and Garlic with Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops

  • Goldmine China
  • Rainbow Trout

    Stuffed Rainbow Trout with Herbed Corn Bread & Pumpkin Seeds

  • Spring at Marshall's

    It's Spring: Sailers Greenhouse, Click Here...

  • Blueberry Pie MOM

    Bake Mom a Pie: Mother's Day, May 10, 2015

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

 LocallyLaid Eggs

CLUCK CLUCK: we know you've just been walking on eggs for #PHL's Q & A on @LocallyLaidEggs. Have you brushed up on your egg idioms, egg-speak? In an eggshell, we know the first question that comes to mind: which came first, the chicken or the egg? It's still a hard egg to crack after centuries of disagreement, but the scientific community says a proto-type egg came first, of course from a non-chicken ancestor. To end what has been a vicious circle problem you really can't lay an egg on scientific consensus.

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Remarkable Women...

 

Prop: Janet Palmer  

Janet Palmer was recently named Executive Director for People Reaching Out to People (PROP). She's been with the organization since 2008 after a career change from the private sector. "At that time, I decided that I wanted a change and do something that felt more meaningful to me and closer to my community," she recalled. PROP is a local food shelf and emergency service organization that serves Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. "I'm excited and honored to be taking over this role," she said.

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Minnesota Communities...

 

Versique's 4th Dress for Success Event

Minneapolis-based consulting and executive search firm, Versique, is kicking off its fourth annual women's professional clothing drive to support Dress for Success Twin Cities. Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. Last year, the Versique drive resulted in the single-largest donation to the Twin Cities branch of Dress for Success, with a total of 62 large bags of clothing and four full clothing racks. This year's Professional Clothing Drive will take place April 22 to May 7, 2015. Versique will provide clothing donations and interview skills workshops.

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Home and Garden...

 

Green Acres Enchanted Event Center

Cinderella Story: once upon a time fertile fields stretched for miles across what used to be all woodland, marsh and natural prairie. Barns dotted Eden Prairie's rolling landscape. After decades of exposure to the elements, the repurposed Goodrich Ramus Barn, the oldest standing barn in Eden Prairie, was barn again by Steven Shussler, the creator of the well-known Rain Forest Cafes®, and head of Schussler Creative, with support from the City of Eden Prairie and the Eden Prairie Historical Society.

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Places to Go...

 

Gold Mine Antiques, Wayzata MN

Gold Mine Antiques in Wayzata, Minnesota retains the celebrity of being Minnesota's oldest antique store. The venture began with a coterie of "Gold Miners," women who collected so many treasures they had to find a place to store, display, and sell them. Today, they have the luxury of other antique collectors bringing in their own silver, china and paintings, so gone are they days of treasure hunting. The treasures now come to them. Housed in a 1880 Queen Anne clap board with a front porch, belonging originally to the Braden Family, the house itself is No.2 of the 26 historically significant sites in Wayzata, according to Robert Vogel, an architectual historian.

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Minnesota Happenings...

 

Mushrooming: Spring Hunt

Mushrooming: Happy Spring Hunting. When is picking season? Watch the message boards on morels.com. Mushrooms usually appear in the upper mid-west by Mother's Day. Sunday May 10th... So, we've got a way to go. Mark your calendars. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, calories for a cup of fresh morels total 20. That cup of morels contains about 3.4 g of carbohydrate, 2.1 g of protein and a scant 0.4 g of fat. Watch the video...

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Things to Do...

 

Bakken Museum

Bakken Museum: "Grounded in the past, Wired for the Future.." at the Bakken there are things to do for every kid, from building robots, creating art-work that utilizes a form of green energy, to the "Passport to Invention Program," field trips and science work-shops. Find out about the Bakken's "Gadgetorium" and the "Meet the Makers Program."

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Minnesota Grown...

 

Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery

Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery, the first farm winery in Southern Minnesota established in 1993 by George and Paula Marti, follows a family heritage of immigrant entrepreneurs who were co-founders of New Ulm, Minnesota and business partners in the construction and operation of the Schell Brewing Company founded in 1860.

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  Transportation...

 

Update: Flying Cloud Drive HWY 61

Update 3-23-15- According to Jason Staebell, Hennepin County is now in the process of finalizing the design for the Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) project in Eden Prairie. Construction is now scheduled to start in the middle of 2016 lasting into 2018. Phasing and detours for construction will be determined once the final design is finished and approved in 2015.

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Home & Garden...

 

 

Mid-West Living: Short video on how to create a beautiful indoor garden including materials and instructions, followed by organic gardening..on BBC. 

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Out and About...

 

 

CTC: Children's Theater Company: what is it like back-stage before a performance? The production of Peter Pan at CTC April 21 to June 21 UnitedHealthGroup Stage.

 

 

Happening Now...  

 

 

Spring Crafts: Make your own soap with DIY Milk Carton fresh Citrus and Fruit Soaps from Martha Stewart.