Author: Gillian Holte

Gillian Holte was born and raised in Eden Prairie before graduating from Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism in 2019. She is currently an editor and producer at the CW Twin Cities.

The historic Cummins-Phipps-Grill House hosted the 8th annual Farmhouse Market and Vintage Sale on May 6-7. The Eden Prairie Historical Society also gave tours of the house, including the newly finished second floor. All the items for sale had previously been donated to The PROP Shop. “One guy’s trash is another one’s treasure,” said volunteer Rändi Flagstad, who has been with The PROP Shop since its second week of operations. Everything that went unsold will be sent back to The PROP Shop floor or stored for the next vintage sale. On the second floor of the house is every…

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The Eden Prairie High School prom “Moonstruck” was held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on May 7. Students took over the Lake Harriet Bandshell Park for prom photos with their friends and family. Family and friends gathered to capture prom celebrations at the Lake Harriet Bandshell Park in Minneapolis on May 7.High school students got dressed up and gathered with friends at the Lake Harriet Bandshell Park for photos prior to the prom.High school students got dressed up and gathered with friends at the Lake Harriet Bandshell Park for photos prior to the prom.Eden Prairie High School senior Brock…

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As cars arrived, Let’s Go Fishing Eden Prairie President Steve Wilson and other volunteers delivered meals to customers through open windows. The smell of fried fish flooded Immanuel Lutheran Church in preparation for the Let’s Go Fishing Eden Prairie area chapter’s annual fish fry fundraiser on March 19. Let’s Go Fishing is a volunteer organization that gives fishing experiences to seniors, veterans, youths and disabled adults free of charge. Beginning in Willmar in 2002, the organization has grown to 19 chapters throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Eden Prairie chapter began its trips on Lake Riley in 2012 and around the…

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Olympic Hills Golf Club on Feb. 22.Olympic Hills Golf Club on Feb. 22.Path in the Preserve Association on Feb. 22.Neill Lake on Feb. 22.The Cummins Phipps Grill House on Feb. 22.The Staring Lake sledding hill on Feb. 22.The Prairie Bluff Conservation Area on Feb. 22.The Prairie Bluff Conservation Area on Feb. 22.The Prairie Bluff Conservation Area on Feb. 22.The Eden Prairie Veterans Memorial at Purgatory Creek Park on Feb. 22.Purgatory Creek on Feb. 22.

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Have you ever had a driving desire to become a ninja? If so, there’s a place in Eden Prairie that can help you get there. In fact, they not only train budding ninjas, but hold competitions for them, as well. Obstacle Academy held a Ninja Sport Championship qualifier on Jan. 29. More than 80 athletes put their ninja skills to the test during the competition. Described as a “premier ninja warrior and obstacle course training gym,” Obstacle Academy opened in Edina in 2016 before moving to Eden Prairie in 2020. More ninja gyms have opened in recent years with ninja…

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