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.

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.
West Metro
August 11, 2016
Hennepin County Commissioner Randy Johnson in 1984, five years after h...

Some big shoes to fill on Hennepin County Board as Randy Johnson retires

After a 38-year run, the commissioner is stepping down.
West Metro
July 23, 2016

What happens to suburbs if Southwest light rail isn't built?

After significant development, leaders worry about the fate of their cities if line never comes.
Blogs
June 30, 2016

Stratasys 3-D printed mask gets star power in form of Bjork

The artist Bjork starts Tokyo show wearing mask made by 3-D printing firm Stratasys.
West Metro
June 14, 2016
Facial recognition technology compares surveillance camera footage to...

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office acknowledges using facial recognition software

A crime-fighting tool until now kept under wraps by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is drawing both praise as a critical asset in the hunt for bad guys, but also concern in an era of growing surveillance.
West Metro
May 5, 2016

Obituary: Robert 'Bob' Carling built garbage hauling business from a borrowed pickup truck

There was much to be proud of for this self-made man who built his business from its humble start with a borrowed pickup truck to become Eden Prairie Trashtronics, the city's first citywide garbage hauler, with 12 trucks and 12,000 customers.
West Metro
April 16, 2016

Group protests cuts of librarians from Eden Prairie schools

The members believe licensed media specialists should be in Eden Prairie's school libraries.
West Metro
March 8, 2016

New Eden Prairie rescue group helps reptiles find homes

Creepy Crawly provides a temporary home for not-so-cuddly pets
Business
February 20, 2016

If you see it in stores, C.H. Robinson likely helped get it there

As inventories and delivery times tighten, Eden Prairie-based C.H. Robinson has evolved into one of the top logistics companies in the country
West Metro
February 11, 2016

Eden Prairie officer who accidentally shot motorcyclist blamed 'muscle memory'

A motorcyclist accidentally shot by an Eden Prairie police officer is pursuing a lawsuit against the department. Matthew Hovland-Knase, 22, of Bloomington, led police on…
West Metro
January 26, 2016

Eden Prairie police officer returns to work after shooting investigation

The Eden Prairie police officer who shot and wounded a fleeing motorcyclist last year is back at work, following a seven-month Hennepin County investigation. Sgt.…
West Metro
November 7, 2015
Finley, Brown 4, left and her brother Noah, 6, rode their bikes in a t...

Single-family home rentals surge in Twin Cities suburbs

What makes economic sense for many families can become a problem for cities.
West Metro
September 24, 2015

Eden Prairie boy, 12, has a message for GOP candidate Ben Carson

12-year-old Yusuf Dayur isn't letting the GOP candidate dim his dream of being president.
South Metro
September 18, 2015
Minnesota Vikings owner Zigy Wilf attended Tuesday evening practice.

Vikings development in Eagan: A real estate play, new marketing efforts

New connections with fans, development opportunities for Wilfs are foreseen.
West Metro
September 17, 2015

Spree of burglaries in Eden Prairie prompts crime alert

After a spike this summer in break-ins and burglaries in Eden Prairie, police are warning residents to take more precautions. This week, police had four…
West Metro
September 16, 2015

Funeral set for family killed in Greenwood murder-suicide

Deaths of parents, three teens are still under investigation.