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.

October 4, 2019
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
May 18, 2019
The Hennepin County Board decided four years ago that it wouldn’t be feasible to renovate the library building at 7001 S. York Av.

Hennepin County's Southdale Library will move to Southdale Center

The existing building will stay open until the new one is finished in 2022.
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March 15, 2019
Pam Philipp is the director of “head fairy” at Operation Glass Slipper, a nonprofit that outfits teen girls in need with prom dresses each year. A

Minnesota nonprofit set to hold final prom dress giveaway for teens in need

The "fairy godmothers" behind Operation Glass Slipper are retiring, leaving the nonprofit's future uncertain.
March 7, 2019
Pam Philipp is the director of “head fairy” at Operation Glass Slipper, a nonprofit that outfits teen girls in need with prom dresses each year. A

Expected snowstorm postpones Minnesota nonprofit's final prom dress giveaway

A Twin Cities nonprofit that faces an uncertain future is now being affected by this weekend’s expected snowstorm. Operation Glass Slipper, an all-volunteer…
West Metro
January 9, 2019
Patricia Langer has three grand pianos in her home: one in her living room that her students use for performances, and two in a downstairs studio.

Edina piano teacher offers lessons in music and life

Patricia Langer of Edina, a piano teacher since 1969, helps her students achieve at the highest level.
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.
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.
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.
West Metro
October 16, 2018
Renderings of the Grandview Green concept, part of a June presentation by the city of Edina.

Edina puts brakes on Grandview Green project over Hwy. 100

The 750-foot bridge — widely referred to as a "lid" — would support a public green space over the highway and be surrounded by private development. The city says bridge could still be decades away.
West Metro
September 12, 2018
Edina Mayor James Hovland said city staff members had some reservations about the creation of a resident oversight board to review police misconduct c

Edina aims to improve racial equity, drops police oversight board

The multiyear plan, approved last week by the City Council, includes dozens of directives but leaves out some requested by a task force that sought to address police relations.
August 28, 2018
Rep. Erik Paulsen and DFL challenger Dean Phillips squared off Tuesday in their first debate ahead of the November election. and greeted each other at

Third District forum in Edina focuses on campaign finance reform

It was the first policy forum that DFLer Dean Phillips is holding as he challenges U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen in the west metro congressional district.
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.
West Metro
August 3, 2018
The Fifth Congressional District candidates squared off in a debate on Aug. 2. The debate included DFL candidates, from left, Patricia Torres-Ray, Mar

DFL rivals work to stand out in competitive Fifth District race

Kelliher and Torres Ray emphasize experience; Omar offers new voice.
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 30, 2018
Edina chooses preferred developer for old public works site

Edina chooses preferred developer for old public works site

Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate was chosen for apartments, but questions remain about public spaces.
West Metro
June 12, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
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.
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February 17, 2018
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, 2018
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.