• SWLRT Funding
  • Eggs & Robots
  • Gold Mine Antiques
  • Minnesota Fishing Season 2013

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

  • LocallyLaid Eggs2
  • LocallyLaid Eggs
  • Fort Snelling Memorial Day 2013

    Fort Snelling Memorial Day Parade 

  • Things to do at The Bakken
  • Blueberry Stars Pie

    What to Bake Memorial Day: Blueberry Stars Pie

  • Spring at Marshall's

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

  • Peter Pan

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

  • Sea Scallops and Bacon

    Sauteed Kale and Garlic with Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops

  • 101 & 61 Reconnection Project
  • Loading the Canon

    Loading the Canon: Memorial Day Fort Snelling

  • CTC Peter Pan

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

  • Burlap Window Planter
  • Rainbow Trout

    Stuffed Rainbow Trout with Herbed Corn Bread & Pumpkin Seeds

 

 

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...

 

SWLRT Funding/Station Cuts?

John Welbes, Communications/ Media Relations for the Southwest LRT project, responded to a Q & A on the current status of funding/ possible cuts for six LRT stations including: .Southwest Station, Eden Prairie Town Center and Mitchell Stations and Golden Triangle Stations in Eden Prairie. The Royalston Station in Minneapolis and the Penn Station in St. Louis Park. The towns in the train's path include: Minneapolis,St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie.

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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 5-15: HWYS 101 and 61

Update 5-15-15- Progress on Hwys 101/61 reconnection project. There will be closures starting Wednesday May 20 at 2am through mid-July. Highway 61 (Flying Cloud Drive) will be closed between Great Plains Blvd. and County Road 101. There will be no access to the County Road River Crossing at 101 between Chaska, Chanhassen and Shakopee. The county road river crossing at 101 is open for motorists between Shakopee and Eden Prairie.

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Home & Garden...

 

 

Fourth of July Desserts from Better Homes & Gardens: Blue and White Stripe Shooting Star Sugar Cookies with Surprise Red centers.  

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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...  

 

 

Fallen Heroes: Memorial Day Tribute. Never forget their service; never forget their sacrifice. Thanks to Chris Wszolek for creating this beautiful video.