Get in the Swing at the Braemar Golf Dome

, December 17, 2014 | Posted in Park and Recreation

By Amy Smith, Braemar Golf Course Business Manager A week ago it was 50 degrees outside and the idea of playing golf outdoors was conceivable.  In fact, we received a number of calls regarding the potential of the golf course being …
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Chaska.net Powers Down

, December 16, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

When they founded their municipal internet service provider Chaska.net in 2004, the City of Chaska gave every other city in  Minnesota something new to think/worry about.  I was the city manager in Eden Prairie at the time.  I fielded question …
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Gift Sets and Limited Releases

, December 16, 2014 | Posted in Edina Liquor

By Tom J. Anderson, Store Manager, Southdale With the holidays right around the corner, there’s nothing like getting a gift of libations. Many limited releases and gift sets are available this time of year. Here are just a few:  The new …
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Keep the Holidays Festive and Safe

, December 16, 2014 | Posted in EFD Pulse Blog

For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. Many households …
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All About Stout

, December 15, 2014 | Posted in Edina Liquor

By Dave Foley, Assistant Manager, Edina Liquor- Southdale If you are looking for a beer to warm the body and delight the palate during the long, cold Minnesota winter, a stout is a great option. There are several different types of …
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I’m Going To Miss Mark Bernhardson

, December 11, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

I’m going to miss Mark Bernhardson. Mark is the city manager in Bloomington. He’s been the city manager of Bloomington since 1991. Prior to that he served a short stint as the city manager of Orono, but prior to that …
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Friday Report for December 5, 2014

, December 5, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

Here is the Friday Report I shared with City Council Members this afternoon. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. Town Hall Meeting – The City Council’s fall Town Hall meeting is scheduled for tomorrow – Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at …
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‘Tis the Season

, December 4, 2014 | Posted in Edina Liquor

By Tim Hengemuhle, Assistant Manager, Edina Liquor – Grandview A holiday party just isn’t a party without good spirits!  Break out your punch bowl and mix up one of these festive drinks. Festive Champagne Punch 1 (12 ounce) can frozen …
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LGA in Jeopardy?

, December 1, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

Below is a November 26 article written by Mike Mullen at Politics in Minnesota about the incoming chair of the House Property Tax and Local Government Finance Committee, Rep. Steve Drazkowski, who is a bit more conservative than his DFL predecessor …
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The Art of the Long View

, November 25, 2014 | Posted in Boards & Commissions Blog

By Connie Carrino, Member of the Wooddale Valley View Small Area Planning Team Today, I tackled one of my least favorite chores: a deep-dive cleaning of my bookshelves, removing the books and cleaning the nooks and crannies. The silver lining to …
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