Author: Jim Bayer

Jim is a retired teacher currently keeping busy as a reserve teacher, tutor, and Eden Prairie High School softball coach. Jim’s career began as a journalist, photojournalist, and editor before working in healthcare public relations and later earning a master’s degree in special education. Jim and his wife, Sue, a registered nurse, have lived in Eden Prairie for more than 25 years. Their two children, Jen and Matt, graduated from EPHS and live in Eden Prairie. Jim and Sue have four grandchildren.

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Paul Nelson sounded almost giddy as he and his wife, Karen, pointed their vehicle south on I-35 on April 5, headed to northern Arkansas in search of an uncertain glimpse of the last total solar eclipse in the U.S. until 2044. “We saw the one in 2017 in Wyoming, which was absolutely amazing!” he said. The Nelsons were among the millions of people who traveled from places around the country that would see little or none of the eclipse to states that would: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The…

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