Eden Prairie

Comprising many large lakes, ponds and multi-use trails, the city also is home to more than 2,000 businesses and the headquarters of Digital River, SuperValu, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, MTS Systems Corporation and the Minnesota Vikings.

Super Bowl LII
August 8
A 46-year-old man was arrested during a sting in St. Peter, Minn. Southern Minnesota law enforcement agencies are ramping up sex trafficking stings.

Minnesota fights sex trafficking by cracking down on customers

As the Super Bowl gets closer, law enforcement officials and nonprofits across Minnesota are taking aggressive new action to crack down on customers of prostitution and boosting programs aimed at keeping teens out of the sex trade.
Local
August 2

First-ever U study analyzes the patterns of sex buyers in Minnesota

They tend to be middle-class, married white men from all over the state.
West Metro
July 15
North Minneapolis' Webber Park library, which opened in May, is the newest branch in the Hennepin County Library system.

Hennepin County Library system scraps plan to renovate every 12 years

Renovating libraries based on the building's use, instead of an automatic revamp every 12 years, could be more efficient and possibly less expensive over time, Hennepin County Library leaders now say. It might also ensure that patrons get the same experience no matter which library they visit.
West Metro
July 13

Hennepin County leaders say new approach needed to address gaps — from housing to income

Officials estimated that eliminating the racial and ethnic income and employment disparities would mean $4.6 billion in income growth
Super Bowl LII
June 14
Minnesotans showed early interest in being part of Super Bowl LII next February at U.S. Bank Stadium, submitting 3,727 applications to volunteer in just a few hours Wednesday.

Group unveils $1M campaign to fight Super Bowl sex trafficking

The effort brings together public and private sector, with input from survivors.
West Metro
June 2

Chaska to pay family $1.75M for fatal police shooting on Hwy. 212

Dawn Pfister's family sued the city and officer after the 2014 shooting.
West Metro
May 31

Dalai Lama plans return to Minnesota for humanitarian panel

The panel, hosted by Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie, will also include actor Forest Whitaker.
West Metro
May 27

Charges: Man killed parents in Eden Prairie with screwdriver

The 38-year-old had recently been released from a civil commitment for mental health issues.
West Metro
May 9

Carver County man dies in ATV accident

Kevin L. Jorgensen, of Camden Township, had been riding on an ATV track built on his property when he lost control and flipped the vehicle about 7 p.m. Monday.
West Metro
April 22
Saynab Egal picked up her daughter Salma Tahlil (not pictured) from Ed...

Affordable housing crisis is hitting Eden Prairie families hard

In increasingly diverse Eden Prairie, Section 8 housing is in short supply.
West Metro
April 20

Eden Prairie confronts affordable housing shortage as Somali families are squeezed out

Somali leaders estimate a third of East African residents have left the city.
West Metro
March 11
Kuhu Singh with her husband Rajeev and their son Puru, 12, walked through their Eden Prairie neighborhood.

Indian families in Minnesota are on edge after U.S. attacks

About 200 residents last weekend held a peace vigil in Eden Prairie to remember two Indian computer engineers shot last month in a Kansas bar.
West Metro
February 7

Hennepin County looks to increase staff to prosecute, investigate sex trafficking

Funds sought to beef up county attorney's, sheriff's offices.
West Metro
February 1
The city of Eden Prairie is looking for naming suggestions for a new male barred owl living at its Outdoor Center.

Whooo's that? Eden Prairie owl needs a name

The barred owl will join the critter crew of the city's Outdoor Center, an environmental education center.
South Metro
January 27

Eden Prairie museum showcases aviation history year-round

The location, which will celebrate its second year, already has expanded.
West Metro
January 7

West metro briefs: Hennepin County cities, schools receive $1.8M in sports grants

From new Minneapolis high school fitness centers to a new ice rink in St. Louis Park, schools and cities are benefiting from Hennepin County’s $1.8…
West Metro
January 7

Suit filed over couple's fatal shooting on Hwy. 212 accuses police of colluding

City, BCA deny collusion in '14 shooting case review.
West Metro
December 26, 2016
"He was always the voice of reason," said Lisa Richardson, a closed-captioner of meetings who worked with retiring Hennepin County Commissioner Randy Johnson.

Randy Johnson, longest-serving Hennepin County commissioner, retires

Randy Johnson leaving Hennepin County after almost 40 years
West Metro
November 7, 2016

Hennepin County shifts child protection mission with new model

As child abuse cases rise, Hennepin County Board is considering plan to prevent it.
West Metro
October 17, 2016

Hennepin County's teen birthrates continue to decrease

Birthrate for Hennepin County teens falling faster than state's.
West Metro
October 10, 2016

Hot presidential race spurs record voter registration in Henn. Cty.

More than 740,000 Hennepin County voters have preregistered, breaking 2008's mark of 720,000 preregistered voters.
West Metro
September 20, 2016

Taxpayers in Hennepin, Ramsey counties can brace for a rate hike next year

Leaders in the state's most populous counties get their first look at 2017 budgets.
West Metro
September 17, 2016

More senior housing in west metro sparks clashes with residents

New suburban buildings too big for some neighbors.
Blogs
September 15, 2016

Stratasys 3-D printed dress hits Fashion Week runway

Stratasys 3-D printed dress hits Fashion Week runways in New York
West Metro
August 31, 2016

Hennepin County approves extra $20.5M for Southwest LRT

The extra funds are part of a last-minute funding patch intended to keep the controversial $1.9 billion project afloat.