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Katrin Sigurdardottir

While they live thousands of miles from their native lands, Eden Prairie residents Katrin Sigurdardottir from Iceland and Teresa Olson from Chile continue to serve as honorary consuls to their respective countries.

Kris Seeler of Eden Prairie developed her love for photography from a young age, emulating her dad, who often had a camera around his neck when she was growing up.

Today’s headlines provide plenty of topics for the national discourse. Since October 2017, when #MeToo, originally created by social activist Tarana Burke, gained steam through social media to shed light on the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, the topic has garnered more attention.

This adorable picture of a curious baby pig stirred mixed feelings in Kelley Regan when it was taken. During a vacation in Hawaii with her family, Regan was attracted to a little shop with exotic plants and baby pigs for petting.

Mark Weber, executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, believes that “having a healthy volunteer force is one sign of a healthy community,” he says.

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots.

Artist Deb Zeller remembers the moment fondly. “It is just an endearing photo,” she says. “My cat was in her favorite chair, which happens to be my favorite chair. I left my magazine there the night before because I was too tired to read.

Art connects us. Each brush stroke, color, shape. Every shadow in a photograph or line in a painting can offer us a look into places, people and cultures other than our own. And in those differences, maybe we come to realize we share more than we initially thought.

To Deb Zeller, photography evokes emotional resonance with an intimate past. “My late mother was an avid hobbyist photographer,” Zeller says.

In today’s techno age, it seems that what we say to one another is dwarfed by how we communicate. Is it with the just-released incarnation of the latest cell phone? Do you say it with 140 characters or less? Or do uploaded videos and photos do all the telling?

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Saturday, July 11
[Home & Garden]
You’re invited to one of Minnesota’s most anticipated summer gardening events – the 2020 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour.
Thursday, April 23
[Benefits & Fundraisers]
Matchmaking is the purpose of a volunteer fair coming to Eden Prairie on April 23.