Author: Brad Canham

Prior to moving to Eden Prairie in 2000, Brad served as an newspaper editor and hard news reporter. In Eden Prairie he worked as an executive in high-tech firms, including ADC Telecommunications and Allot Communications. More recently he has worked in high-tech firms in Minnesota and in Silicon Valley while residing in Eden Prairie. Brad graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA, and has a Master of Business Communications degree from the University of St. Thomas (UST). Brad is currently researching high-tech entrepreneurial leadership for a doctorate from the UST-School of Education. “Brad the Dad” has three children, one grown, two in Eden Prairie schools, and especially enjoys exploring Eden Prairie’s trials and lakes with his wife Sandi.

As an early morning walker, I encountered a possessed worm here in Eden Prairie. And so, a third case of an aggressively invasive species of worm, Amynthas spp., the so-called jumping worm, was confirmed on Oct. 1, 2021 in Eden Prairie. The jumping worm is known for its snake-like movements, rapid wiggling, and stripping of nutrients from forest floors and lawns. The Eden Prairie reports on the jumping worm, which has the potential to completely alter the character, functionality, and make-up of northern forests, are documented here. To-date there have been 247 confirmed sightings in the state of Minnesota.…

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Duncan McKinlay, age 14, of Eden Prairie wants to say “Thank you” at least 500 times. And you are invited to help by dropping in and helping with the thank you’s. The time to drop in and help is Wednesday, August 4, from 5:30 – 8 pm at the Chanhassen American Legion Banquet Hall, 290 Lake Dr. E, Chanhassen. There, McKinlay is managing the creation of hand written thank cards. McKinlay is a member of Scout Troop 346, and the effort is part of his Eagle Scout project to thank the members of the Minnesota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters…

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Hey, does that sound like Free Bird to you? On the evening of Thursday, July 22, residents in various Eden Prairie neighborhoods heard muffled, but persistent beat of music carried in the humid summer air. As reported on various Facebook groups and pages the mystery music was heard in the areas of Homeward Hills Road, Pioneer Trail, The Preserve, 212 and Dell Road, Highway 169 in Bloomington and Eden Prairie, Off of Village Woods and Coachman Lane, near Hyland Park, around Lake Riley, as well as near the Eden Prairie High School, Oak Point elementary school, and Cedar Ridge elementary…

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Three Eden Prairie students have earned the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, according to a press release. · Graham Anderson of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, child of Pete and Ginny Anderson, is a junior economics major at SJU. · Devin Murphy of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, child of Michael and Joan Murphy, is a senior computer science major at SJU. · Bennett Sommers of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, child of Jon and Jeanne Sommers, is a sophomore accounting major at SJU. To be included on the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade-point average of at…

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Eden Prairie Players (EPP) has a new online production, EPP Radio Theater. EPP Radio Theater is a new series of recorded short plays that EPP fans will be able to view. Conceived as a way to continue producing theater for our audience during the pandemic, the production includes three plays, Infidelity, Indelible, and The Stranger In The Storm. Infidelity premieres on the EPP website on Friday, July 9 and 6:00 PM. To view it, visit here . The other two shows Indelible, and The Stranger In The Storm will each have their own premiere date this summer. Indelible will premiere on July 23 at 6:00 PM and…

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Nonprofits that serve Eden Prairie and have an innovative project to make EP better are invited to apply for a 2021 Brewfest Choice Grant, according to a press release from the Eden Prairie Community Foundation which administers the grant. Attendees of the EP Foundation’s Prairie Brewfest event on Sept. 11 will vote on the Brewfest Choice Grants and decide which community needs should get $400, $600, $1,000 or $2,000 in grant funding. “People who support the Foundation fill important needs in Eden Prairie,” Executive Director Mark Weber in the EP Foundation’s press release, “and this is an extension of that.…

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…it may be argued that opinions increasingly guide human behaviors – while knowledge is increasingly buried in the garbage-laden tsunami of raw data. Truth itself has often been merely used. Used as an adornment sprinkled into language. Used only for its ability to influence. In other words, truth is not valued for its own sake. Instead, truth is used – as propaganda.

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On Friday, June 25, two separate residential intersections in the Fairfield neighborhood of Eden Prairie suffered damage to street signs as a result of a vehicle cutting the corner. On Friday June 25, the steel street sign at Hanover Lane and Shephard Way was bent over and mailboxes scattered and crushed. On the southeast corner of Hanover Lane a vehicle went over the curb into a yard and flattened the street sign and clipped a mailbox post, smashing one metal mailbox flat. There were reports in the residential neighborhood that a large semitrailer-type vehicle had proceeded through the intersection at…

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It’s time to let those pent-up pandemic feelings flow like a river, break free like a storm, and move like a runaway train. Queue the (natural) lights and get ready to let those tears flow, smiles crack, and eyes widen with a full-on Broadway musical revue experience here in Eden Prairie. Amanda Gagnon sings “Take Me To The World” from “Evening Primrose.” This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Eden Prairie Players is presenting a Broadway revue, A Whole New World: Post Pandemic Visions at Staring Lake Park Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, June 25-27, 7 pm- 8:30 pm.…

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 09, 2021– According to a press release, Mitesco, Inc. (OTCQB: MITI) , an operator of wellness clinics combining technology and customized personal care plans, has signed a lease for its third The Good Clinic™ location located at Elevate at the Southwest Station. Michael Howe, The Good Clinic CEO said, “Our third The Good Clinic™ site is to be located in an ideal residential community. The Good Clinic™ focuses on providing primary care, preventive care, behavioral wellness, chronic disease management, immunizations and other health services,” according to the press release. Howe cited the Eden Prairie location’s “dense population and the…

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