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.

Stage & Arts
May 26

One fair lady is the featured work of art at Edina Art Fair

Kristi Abbott’s portrait ‘Cassidy’ is the featured work at the vibrant and popular festival.
West Metro
May 8

Edina youth housing project gets more than $1 million in local funding

Affordable-housing project for homeless youth secures seed money from local sources.
West Metro
May 6

Edina voters approve $125 million bond measure to renovate schools

Owners of a $400,000 home would pay $299 more per year to help modernize classrooms and expand high school.
West Metro
May 4
At South View Middle School's Writing Center, 8th grader Emma Hammond...

Edina schools seek $125M to modernize classrooms, instruction

District is asking voters to fund a proposal that calls for adding on to the high school and security and infrastructure improvements.
West Metro
May 1
Khalil Hampton, a student from Eastview High School in Woodbury, led a...

Twin Cities students walk out to join Black Lives Matter protest

Many metro-area high school students walked out of school and were headed for the noon rally at Martin Luther King Park.
March 31

West metro cities seek state funding for special projects

Several west metro cities are at the Minnesota State Capitol this year asking for state aid for several projects — everything from a Lake Minnetonka pier to ice arena renovations in Plymouth.
West Metro
March 13

Edina narrows Grandview concepts, but some neighbors still are hard against it

Opponents are still fighting for the land to be solely for public use but fear the “train has left the station.”
February 24

Pointing to I-35W-494 bottleneck, Dayton officials push for road funds

Cabinet members, suburban leaders press for Dayton proposal to ease traffic at the nation’s 17th worst interchange at 35W and 494.
West Metro
February 20

Edina may change liquor laws to keep up with Minneapolis

Restaurateurs say the city’s food/alcohol formula puts them at a disadvantage.
West Metro
February 18

Teen could get 14 years in prison for robberies in Minneapolis and Edina

A Minneapolis teenager could be sentenced to 14 years in prison for a series of violent robberies in southwest Minneapolis and Edina last year. Antonio…
West Metro
February 15

Walking to Southdale is easier after Edina's $4 million pedestrian project

Edina’s $4 million pedestrian project aims to make the growing area more walkable.
Sports
February 8

At Edina, Giles builds his own prep hockey dynasty

Despite critics, former North Star Curt Giles has rebuilt Edina’s high school hockey legacy as head coach.
West Metro
February 5

Edina residents to vote May 5 on $125M plan for schools

The school district will hold a referendum on a $125 million bond proposal on May 5.
West Metro
February 5
Peter Rehkamp-Larson, Jean Rehkamp-Larson and Andrew Rehkamp-Larson wa...

Edina's racist past is focus of Wikipedia 'edit war'

Edina’s racist past is the focus of an “edit war” on Wikipedia. Eight times last year, a university student added information about the city’s history of racial exclusion to Edina’s Wikipedia page. And each time, the same anonymous Wikipedia reader/editor removed the information.
West Metro
February 2

Minneapolis raises price for informal dog park

Minneapolis originally said it would seek at least $1.5 million for the land. But last week, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and City Council President Barb Johnson told neighboring cities that the land was worth more than they thought.
West Metro
January 22

Edina council: Fast forward on bees, rewind on chickens

Back-yard bees in Edina are one step closer, but chickens? Not so fast. The City Council this week gave preliminary approval to an ordinance amendment…
Health
January 21

Edina couple transform young lives through medical mission trips

An Edina doctor and his wife have helped improve the lives of dozens of babies born with cleft lips and palates through Children’s Surgery International, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that sends volunteer medical teams to a half-dozen countries around the world.
South Metro
January 12

Hennepin County's dated Southdale Library may be in for a new chapter

County leaders are weighing whether to raze the 42-year-old building, which also houses a service center and courtrooms.
West Metro
January 12
Edina High School teacher Jackie Roehl led her English class in a deba...

Edina school board to vote on $125M referendum

The $125 million measure for school upgrades would be the district’s first in over 10 years.
West Metro
December 23, 2014

Dog park fetches $1 million bid from Edina and St. Louis Park

Minneapolis has said it wants full market value:$1.46 million.
Local
December 19, 2014

Minneapolis rinks will open when Mother Nature says

Crews stymied by recent warm weather that's likely to carry over for a week
Local
December 15, 2014

Obituary: James Roberts, World War II veteran

James K. Roberts was part of the 100th Bomb Group, also known as the “Bloody Hundredth” for the overwhelming casualties it suffered during the war.
West Metro
December 12, 2014

After 5-year fight, historic Edina house demolition is a surprise

City officials say the demolition was legal, but some neighbors are baffled and angry that the long fight to preserve the historic character of their block ended so abruptly. The home’s fate was considered on at least five separate occasions by the city’s Heritage Preservation Board.
South Metro
December 10, 2014

Preliminary Southwest LRT station designs released

Metro Transit is releasing basic plans for suburban light-rail stations; proposals to be fine-tuned in 2015.
West Metro
December 9, 2014
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Edina residents 'up in arms' over sidewalks plan

A plan to build sidewalks in neighborhoods throughout Edina is erupting into a high-stakes fight about the city’s future — and what kind of identity a suburb should have in the 21st century if it wants to thrive.