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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.

While working in his yard one day, David Schmidt took a snapshot of his cat, Roxy. Schmidt and his family, who live in Chaska, adopted Roxy 10 years ago. “We found her at the Humane Society and it was immediately obvious that she was the right kitten for us,” Schmidt says.

While in her dining room one day, Christine Neff Kojetin did not expect to get so close to a buck. “This young buck had ventured to the point that he was literally 20 feet from me on the other side of a window and fence,” Kojetin says.

Every year we look forward to the flood of images that appear on our submission site as we launch our annual photo contest. This year was no different and we received countless beautiful photos from many talented members of our community.

Lisa Tomassen, an Eden Prairie resident, loves snapping photos of her children. In October 2014, on an annual pumpkin picking trip to Marshall’s Farm Market and very pregnant with her second child, Tomassen captured a moment of her oldest helping her pick out pumpkins.

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.

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Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway
Saturday, May 30
[Arts & Performance], [For the Kids]
Sons of Mystro are young violinists made up of brother duo Malcolm, 23, and Umoja, 20, who use their violins to creatively interpret various genres of music; reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own creations