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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 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.

The Zoar Moravian Church was erected in 1863, east of Waconia in Laketown Township, and has since become a landmark in the community. Though it is without heat or plumbing, the Waconia Moravian Church congregation maintains the church’s rustic identity and still uses it to this day.

Last year, More than 50,000 spectators witnessed 16,000 participants brave the icy waters and take The Polar Plunge during events throughout Minnesota.

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
by Dorothy Wickenden

On a typical afternoon, David Schmidt can be found blazing one of many trails near his Chaska home. One particular morning in late 2014, he was running along one of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s trails when he decided to stop for a moment.

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Friday, May 29 to Saturday, May 30
[Arts & Performance], [For the Kids]
At the center of every circus we find a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. In 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, Cirque Mechanics dares us to leap into the circus ring to experience the endurance of this evolving art form.
Saturday, May 30
[Arts & Performance], [For the Kids]
Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway