Freon No More

, April 11, 2014 | Posted in Park and Recreation

R22 Freon is an currently an issue at Braemar Arena but will soon be no more with construction this fall. The buzz in the “Arena world” is that the R22 Freon refrigerant chemical that cools 120 rinks in Minnesota will …
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Them, Them and Us?

, April 9, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

I attended the board of directors meeting today of the Municipal Legislative Commission (MLC).  The MLC is an organization of 16 suburban cities in the Twin Cities that have similar demographics, tax bases and legislative goals.  I’ve talked about the …
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City Council Meeting Summary for April 1, 2014

, April 3, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

Here is the summary of the City Council’s April 1 meeting that I shared with City staff.  The report is not intended to be as thorough as meeting minutes.  It’s not written to prioritize some actions as important and some …
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Gewürztraminer and Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Make a Great Pairing

, April 1, 2014 | Posted in Edina Liquor

For a special family or holiday gathering, or even a weekday dinner, the pairing of Gewürztraminer and stuffed sweet potatoes will make your taste buds go wild! The sweet and spice laden peach, orange and lychee flavors in Hogue Gewürztraminer …
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Southwest LRT: Met Council Staff Recommendation

, March 31, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

No original work today, just the text of an email from the Metropolitan Council that landed in my Inbox about two hours ago describing the Met Council’s staff recommendation for the SWLRT Project. Building shallow tunnels for light rail tracks …
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Tools To Keep You And Your Loved Ones Safe

, March 28, 2014 | Posted in EFD Pulse Blog

By Karen Bretson Fire Prevention Administrative Assistant The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms Recently a homeowner noticed smoke and was able to get the family outside to safety. The fire captain responding to the fire was disheartened to learn that …
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What’s going on at the Senior Center?

, March 28, 2014 | Posted in Park and Recreation

Our active adults are out and about, even in this cold, snowy winter. Did you know we have many good speakers on important topics that are of interest to many? Topics such as “are you ready to move?” and a …
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, March 27, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

Public art is a serious subject in Edina.  We have meetings about it.  We talk about it. We spend money on it.  Sometimes we argue and fight about it.  Like I said, it’s serious. We have a beautiful piece of …
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Home Values Are Up

, March 25, 2014 | Posted in Scott Neal

Homeowners throughout Hennepin County are receiving their valuation notices, and they’re eyes are opening wide.  For the first time in several years, large percentages of homeowners are seeing significant increases in the assessed valuations of their homes.  In Edina, the …
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Are You Up for a Challenge?

, March 20, 2014 | Posted in Park and Recreation

Wikipedia says this: “Edina is often regarded as one of, if not the most affluent address in the Twin Cities metro by locals.” The truth is, even with all the wealth in our community, there are still kids in Edina …
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