• Things to do at The Bakken
  • Pea Soup with Cayenne
  • Huck Finn

    Huck Finn: Childrens Theater Company 

    Photo Dan Norman - Click for show times...

  • Shroom Season
  • Golden Beets and Beet Leaves
  • Huck Finn 2

    Mark Twain's Huck Finn CTC, March 3 to April 4-Click for showtimes

    Photo by Dan Norman 

  • Gold Mine Antiques
  • LocallyLaid Eggs
  • Goldmine China
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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...

 

MN State Rep Yvonne Selcer  

Minnesota State Representative Yvonne Selcer (D) SD48A won her reelection this November in a recount, which was ultimately resolved in her favor. Selcer will return to the State Capitol in January to continue representing her district. Yvonne's upcoming town hall listening session will be held on Saturday, January 10th from 10:30-11:30 at the Glen Lake Activity Center, at 14350 Excelsior Boulevard. Her goal is to provide an opportunity for community members to express their priorities for the next legislative session. Representative Selcer shares her thoughts about the election and the future...

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Minnesota Communities...

 

SWLRT Community Meetings

Station Designs - Community Open Houses will take place in April at different locations in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. The community open houses are for the purpose of viewing the LRT station architecture concepts and to learn more about what goes into designing a light rail station. Metropolitan Council project staff will be on hand to receive public input and answer questions. Find out more about dates, times, locations and maps by clicking the read more link.... 

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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...

 

CTC: Huck Finn

Director of CTC's production of "Huck Finn," Greg Banks, explains, "When you adapt classics, you are always looking for an opportunity to enter into the story anew, to tease out what it continues to say about society and about ourselves. Theater grants audiences a part to play in bringing the story to life. For me, that's what makes it so exhilarating."

In this inventive take on Twain's classic story, acclaimed Twin Cities actor Ansa Akyea and CTC Company members Dean Holt and Reed Sigmund take on multiple roles, from Huck and Jim to a bullfrog, a steamboat, fog, and even the great Mississippi river itself. 

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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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Food...

 

 

LocallyLaid Eggs - We know you've been walking on eggs waiting to find out more about the difference between Supermarket Speak and Egg Speak. Finally, the chicken and the egg, which came first dilemma, solved #PHLFOOD

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Out and About...

 

 

Bakken Museum: Visit and sign up for one of many programs like Robotics: from programming to designing, -kids love creating Lego robots. More about all the programs at the Bakken coming soon in Things to Do.

 

 

Happening Now...  

 

 

Rock the Ordway 2015: Ribbon cutting and open house March 1st for the Ordway's new concert hall. Check-it-out: Twenty-two performances in all..