Around Town

Yancey Park sign

The Yancey family was one of several pioneer Black families who settled in the area that would later become Edina after the wake of the American Civil War in 1865.

While the cold sticks around, there’s still plenty of fun to have in the great outdoors. The good news is you won’t have to go far to explore a Minnesota winter, just don’t forget your wool socks. The following winter activities may help you find a reason to embrace the frost.

For Last year, at the Great Gatsby–themed Edina Chamber Gala, attendees took a trip to the roaring 1920s.
The first thing that stands out is the openness. “I see people walking much deeper into the library,” says librarian Maureen Millea Smith.
Jazz music and hunger relief may seem unrelated, but it was a passion for the rhythms of jazz that sparked one of the biggest hunger relief projects in the country. 
Stop by the new Dampfwerk Distillery in St. Louis Park and your tour will involve quite a few introductions.
The word “mall” has been synonymous with Edina ever since Southdale Center, America’s first indoor mall, opened over 70 years ago.
The interests and talents of Edina’s Lisa Rose are varied and noteworthy. She’s an actress and a school teacher. She teaches Zumba and is a Minnesota State Fair award winning baker.
The smell of popcorn hangs heavy in the January air and the quiet of winter is interrupted by jolts of laughter.
Imagine you’re strolling through Chelsea Market in New York City. The twinkling lights, the towering Christmas trees, the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers.
When Edina city clerk Deb Mangen first started working in city government 39 years ago, everyone in her office still used typewriters.

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