Edina

Reputed to be one of the most affluent Twin Cities suburbs, it is home to Southdale Center, the country's first indoor mall, and the Dairy Queen headquarters.

West Metro
June 12
Edina Mayor James Hovland, shown during a City Council meeting earlier in June, says that an incident cited in a recent race and equity report related

Edina to revise race report after concerns over anonymous comments

Investigation by parents, officials cast doubt on reported incident.
West Metro
June 7
The Southdale Library is slated to be replaced by 2021 as part of a project county commissioners are vetting.

County presents alternatives for Southdale Library site

The current building is likely to be demolished in the middle of 2019, with the new library opening in 2021.
West Metro
June 6
Edina residents listened to a discussion about a proposed development near Southdale Center during a City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Edina rejects residential project near Southdale

The move was another win for neighbors strongly opposing taller buildings in the Southdale Center area.
West Metro
June 4
The proposed seven-story 7250 France Avenue apartment tower has been redesigned several times, and it continues to draw opposition from surrounding ne

Edina leaders, residents at loggerheads on future development

City weighs its evolving footprint against residents' resistance to apartment towers near Southdale.
West Metro
May 23

Edina teachers, school board report threats amid tensions

School board Chairman Leny Wallen-Friedman apologized and said he failed to back up teachers.
West Metro
May 15
The video clip of a black man being handcuffed by a Edina police officer disturbed many, who saw unnecessarily rough treatment by an officer.

Edina gives go-ahead to address 'long-term racial inequities'

City Council approves report by task force formed in response to a viral video of an Edina officer handcuffing a black man in 2016.
West Metro
April 25

Edina breaks ground on 50th & France retail, residential project

100 upscale apartments, 5,000-square-foot plaza and retail in the works.
West Metro
February 19
The view of the proposed water treatment plant at Southdale Center from France Avenue. The city is expected to vote on the construction of the plant a

Edina doesn't intend for its new water treatment plant to be run-of-the-mill

Edina is looking to build a water treatment plant at Southdale Center that would improve the city's water taste and clarity.
Don't Miss
February 17
About 60 percent of Edina’s DWI arrests last year were made on the three highways that cross the city — Hwys. 100, Crosstown 62 and 169. More than

Edina's drunken-driving arrest rate shows focus on state highways

The suburb, with a dedicated enforcement officer, focuses on freeways that carry most traffic.
West Metro
February 8
John Tribbett, left, and Ilana Budenosky with the St. Stephen’s Street Outreach met with a man who was panhandling along Nicollet Mall, Thursday in

Super Bowl visitors leave some Minnesota Nice along with winter gear

Parkas piled up, thanks to last-minute collection.
West Metro
January 21
Protesters went to Edina City Hall in October 2016 after an encounter between a white police officer and a black man.

In Edina, claims of racism bring action

With Edina in a harsh spotlight, residents offer their take on bias and inequities.
West Metro
December 12, 2017

Hennepin County scraps relocation of courtrooms from Edina to Bloomington

When Southdale facility closes, some residents will be directed downtown.
Home & Garden
December 11, 2017
An upside-down Christmas tree.

Deck the halls with an upside-down Christmas tree — really, it's a thing

If "Tree Christmas the Around Rockin' " makes sense to you, here's a trend to match.
West Metro
December 9, 2017
The Edina Rotary Club is having a 13th birthday celebration for Moses Mwaura, the young Kenyan boy they sponsored, who received corrective eye and tee

Seven years after his 'miracle,' Kenyan boy returns to Minnesota

Moses Mwaura first came to the Twin Cities for life-changing surgery that straightened his crossed eyes and corrected his vision.
Variety
December 4, 2017
In August, Ben Lee was recognized during the 2017 National Student Poets Ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Edina teen athlete and budding scientist wins national poetry award

A Twin Cities high school student aims to help kids discover through poetry that "it's cool to be you."
Local
November 2, 2017
Sophia Baechler, 7, of Edina, died in 2015 from carbon monoxide poisoning while riding in a boat on Lake Minnetonka.

Minnesota law requiring carbon monoxide detectors on boats wins national recognition

It's the first boating law of its kind in the U.S.
West Metro
October 14, 2017
The cover of Thinking Minnesota showcases the article alleging political “indoctrination” in the Edina School District. It was sent to all househo

Charge of 'political indoctrination' heats up Edina school board race

An article in Thinking Minnesota, a magazine produced by the Center of the American Experiment, became the focus of a recent candidate forum.
West Metro
September 30, 2017

Ann Dickey, 47, dies shortly before Edina Athletic Hall of Fame induction

She won seven letters as a member of state championship soccer and golf teams. But she was involved with getting girls involved in sports to the end.
West Metro
September 7, 2017
George Heinen, 8, left, and Mac Hoekstra, 9, fished at the spot created by the dam. Removing the dam would create a healthier creek but would take awa

Months later, Edina residents argue for or against Arden Park renovation

Project would remove a fishing hole and affect all of Minnehaha Creek.
West Metro
August 19, 2017
The Morningside neighborhood intersection at 44th and France, viewed from the roof of Edina Cleaners, may dramatically change in the coming year.

Edina's Morningside neighborhood braces for inevitable change

Anticipated redevelopment at France and 44th has residents debating the area's identity and future.
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.
West Metro
August 7, 2017
Anthony Anderson, 22, was homeless for three years and eight months. Now he is one of 38 young adults who have moved into apartments at the 66 West co

Once homeless, young adults settle in at new apartment complex in Edina

A new supportive housing complex is the first of its kind in the west metro.
West Metro
July 20, 2017
"We've had enough of our residents raise this issue that we think it’s important to study it,” said Edina Mayor James Hovland, shown in May.

Edina considers resuming passenger rail service that ended 75 years ago

In a policy U-turn, the suburb will hold a public hearing to gauge interest.
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
West Metro
July 7, 2017
Security video footage showed a man, believed by police to be Pierre Ramone Larsen, next to a car in Edina. Larsen was arrested June 25 and is suspect

Edina police hope arrest ends 'one-man crime spree' that targeted unlocked doors

After Edina's biggest string of burglaries in recent memory, suburban police officials urge their residents to secure their cars and homes.