Monday afternoon, Mark Weber, Jeff Strate and David Lindahl took a moment to have their picture taken for Eden Prairie Local News (EPLN). The trio had just set up EPLN’s holiday kiosk at Eden Prairie Center mall. They happen to be board members of your online newspaper and are known for their community work.
EPLN staffers — reporters, editors, photographers and support staff — will be at EP Center mall through Friday, Dec. 23. Our kiosk is set on the second-level walkway between AMC Theatres and the food court.
Photographer Gillian Holte hosted the kiosk Monday evening. She was there to tell EPLN’s story and to help holiday shoppers sign up for a free subscription on their smartphones. EPLN is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) news organization that operates on grants, donations, advertising and sweat equity. We are your neighbors and work hard to deliver honest, compelling reporting.
EPLN’s most recent stats: From Nov. 12 through Dec. 1, nearly 60,000 of our digital pages were viewed by 20,700 users. We’ve posted nearly 1,500 stories during our first 30 months. We’ve become Eden Prairie’s most dependable and prolific news source.
Look for us at the mall Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday (Dec 17) from noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday (Dec 18) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Donations can be made on your smartphone anytime, but if you need help, see us at the mall. Qualifying, full-year donations at the mall (as low as $5 a month) are rewarded with a free cup or more of delicious joe at Smith Coffee & Cafe. Secure donations can also be made on this website by clicking here.
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