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.

Local
October 4
Volunteers Rita Kolodjski left, and Terri Jones sorted through foods donated by the East Side Neighborhood Services mobile food shelf at Bassett Creek

Hennepin County plans to cut funding for nonprofits that provide food for people in need

Nonprofits say move would be shortsighted; county says it needs to fund other services.
West Metro
July 11
Rocker Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl Goddard, posed with actor Johnny Depp on the red carpet at the River Centre in St. Paul, at the 2016 Starkey

Starkey ends its celebrity-packed Twin Cities gala

The Starkey Hearing Foundation's high-profile, red carpet gala — the biggest celebrity event in Minnesota each year — is ending after a nearly 20-year run.Since…
West Metro
December 4, 2018
This screengrab from a video on Twitter showed a man who was shoved heading backward out the door of a McDonald’s in Eden Prairie.

Charges: Man pointed gun at Somali teens in Eden Prairie McDonald's

He allegedly pulled handgun, threatened Somali teens at Eden Prairie restaurant.
Politics
October 26, 2018
Rep. Erik Paulsen and challenger Dean Phillips debated late week on "Almanac."

Erik Paulsen, Dean Phillips campaigns dispute ads, campaign finance

As Election Day nears, the competitive race for the Third Congressional District seat is becoming increasingly contentious.
Politics
October 24, 2018
Rep. Erik Paulsen and DFL challenger Dean Phillips squared off at a debate in August.

Trump endorses Rep. Erik Paulsen in late-night tweet

Paulsen's first ad highlighted how he's breaking with Trump, but now he's being endorsed by the president.
Local
October 23, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan met with Erik Paulsen at his office in Plymouth.

National political stars descend on closely fought Minnesota

Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio among GOP stars visiting to boost House candidates.
Local
October 20, 2018
Third District challenger Dean Phillips, left, and Rep. Erik Paulsen debate on “Almanac." Co-host Eric Eskola is pictured, center.

Lewis, Paulsen face off with Craig, Phillips, in TV debates

In one of their final debates before the Nov. 6 election, the candidates clashed over issues ranging from health care to taxes.
Local
October 6, 2018
Rep. Erik Paulsen, right, and his Democratic challenger Dean Phillips both speak during their debate.

Paulsen, Phillips clash at second debate in congressional race

With less than a month before the election, the race is heating up.
Business
September 7, 2018
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen

Rep. Erik Paulsen breaks with Republicans on BWCA, urging feds to reconsider mining decision

Congressman says feds should reverse decision on mining exploration.
Local
September 5, 2018
The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC associated with House Republican leadership, and Rep. Erik Paulsen’s campaign released new TV ads sin

Republicans attack Dean Phillips' business background in new TV ads as he competes for Rep. Erik Paulsen's seat

They rip Paulsen's foe for wealth, business practices.
Local
August 21, 2018
DFL challenger Dean Phillips and Rep. Erik Paulsen greeted each other at the end of Tuesday's Third Congressional District debate in St. Louis Park.

Paulsen, Phillips face off on taxes, health care in 3rd Congressional District debate

The debate at a St. Louis Park hotel quickly grew testy, with both candidates attacking the other almost immediately.
Politics
July 25, 2018
Dean Phillips, Democratic candidate for Congress, gave out free cookies and lemonade from his revamped 1960s milk truck at Music in Plymouth.

Dean Phillips takes his campaign on the road — and lakes — hoping to unseat Paulsen

Dean Phillips hopes his campaign tactics boost energy — and votes.
West Metro
June 28, 2018
Barbara Onstad of Edina shot this photo at a festival at Eden Prairie’s Round Lake just as the sun was setting.

Eden Prairie ranked second-best lake beach town in America

WalletHub's annual study put the suburb in the No. 2 spot, with Duluth at No. 14.
West Metro
May 30, 2018
Hopkins Superintendent Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed sat with Alice Smith Elementary School fourth-graders as they studied Minnesota rocks during class.

Hopkins superintendent makes history

The first woman and person of color leading the west metro school district, Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed is part of a changing face of leadership serving a student body that is increasingly diverse, too.
Local
April 2, 2018
(Clockwise) Reps. Tom Emmer, Collin Peterson, Erik Paulsen and Jason Lewis

Full-page ad calls out Paulsen, Lewis, Emmer and Peterson on gun control measures, NRA donations

It's unclear who exactly is behind the group "Listen to the Children."
West Metro
December 26, 2017
This is the sign on a Starbucks Coffee shop in downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Minn. Court of Appeals rules transgender man's discrimination suit vs. Starbucks can proceed

Lawsuit claims the coffee shop's employees in Edina and Eden Prairie refused to serve him.
West Metro
October 24, 2017
Eden Prairie bid an official farewell Monday to the Minnesota Vikings, the team that has called the city its off-field home for 36 years.

Eden Prairie, home of Vikings for 36 years, bids team farewell

Eden Prairie bid an official farewell Monday to the Minnesota Vikings, the team that has called the city its off-field home for 36 years.
Super Bowl LII
August 8, 2017
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 as

Minnesota fights sex trafficking by cracking down on buyers

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, 2017

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, 2017
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, 2017

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, 2017
Ahead of Super Bowl LII, to be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in February, a new campaign using billboards spreading educational messages and enhanced st

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, 2017
Police surrounded a vehicle on eastbound Hwy. 212 between Hwy. 101 and Dell Road in Eden Prairie on Feb. 7, 2014, after the driver led them on a high-

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, 2017
The Dalai Lama addresses a mostly Tibetan audience at the Minneapolis Convention Center in 2016. The Tibetan spiritual leader is set to return to Minn

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, 2017
Nathan Lehman

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.