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A few years ago, an editor presented me with an assignment that seemed somewhat insurmountable. Somewhere in the suburbs, there were groups of moms who gathered together to plan and exchange meals. Could I find one and write an article about it?

A napkin. The driver simply reached to retrieve a napkin. That seemingly innocuous action led to the death of 19-year-old Shreya Dixit, who was on her way home from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to celebrate Diwali, an important Hindu festival, with her Eden Prairie family.

Something New for the Best of Southwest Metro 2017!

Voting for our annual readers’ choice poll will take place January 1-31, 2017 here on the site and finalists will be posted online in March.

Look for the winners in the July 2017 issue of Southwest Metro Magazine!

Eden Prairie photographer Christine Neff Kojetin captured this moment at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in fall of 2014. Kojetin says her family visits the arboretum frequently, enjoying what each season has to offer.

Minnesota is known for its wide array of delectable apples and Erica Bergmann has some of her own in her Victoria backyard. The apple trees bloom and produce the favorite fruits, sprouting plenty of autumn wonder for her 2-year-old daughter, Evelyn, to enjoy.

Spring and summer in Minnesota mean rain, thunderstorms and sometimes severe weather. One April day last year, Matthew Peyton knew a lightning storm was around the corner.

While Prince fans everywhere were stunned at the news of his death, the city of Chanhassen and local law enforcement had a different challenge: When your city suddenly becomes the epicenter of an international news story, how do you keep all your residents and your visitors safe?

In the days following Prince’s death, fans paid their respects and shared memories at Paisley Park and throughout the southwest metro.

If everyone in Minnesota has their own Prince story, most residents of Chanhassen have a handful. Whether they danced at Paisley Park or happened upon him during a late night grocery run at Cub Foods, Prince was around.

We just didn’t make a fuss about it.

With the snap of her camera, Lisa Tomassen caught a fleeting sunny scene outside her Eden Prairie home. On a May day, playing outside with her two children, she noticed the two bright red birds, a cardinal and the rarer scarlet tanager, having a splash in the pond outside her home.

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Saturday, May 11
[Benefits & Fundraisers]
Join us for the Annual Breanna's Star Fundraising Event on Saturday, May 11th, 2019, a night of Art, Celebration, and Giving.
Saturday, July 13
[Benefits & Fundraisers], [Education & Community], [Home & Garden]
Step Into 11 Gorgeous Gardens at the 2019 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour Are you looking for garden inspiration? Are you a garden enthusiast looking for a great way to spend a beautiful summer day? Join us for the Hennepin County Master Gardeners’ annual Learning Garden Tour beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Event Galleries

Take a look at photos from events in your community.