Arts & Culture

Six high school seniors from Edina made time in their busy schedules to chat with us about, well, their busy schedules.

Every September, a group of teens heads to the South Metro Training Center in Edina to find out what it takes to become an Explorer. These teens and youth may be future law enforcement officers, business people, lawyers or soldiers, but for the time being, they’ll be Explorers.

Erin Porth knew a good thing when she saw it, and she hasn’t looked back. When some Irish dancers performed at her school, the then-kindergartner fell in love with the style and spirit of the age-old traditional performance.

The Tom Oye Award for Human Rights honors local leaders who further equality and civility. This year’s recipient is Jessi Kingston.

Edina High School’s math team is on a roll. As the state high school math league approaches its 32nd year, head coach Alex Galt expects another successful season for Edina—and for good reason.

The Concord Elementary School garden adds sustainability, community growth, and environmental awareness to the school’s science curriculum.

Recent Edina High School graduate Hasna Ali has a self-awareness that far exceeds her age.

It’s just two shelves of books set up outside the office at a local apartment complex, but Edina’s littlest library is making a big difference in the lives of the families who use it.

To understand him means reading between the lines—the one-liners, that is. Bill Arnold likes to steer the conversation one way, toward humor. But to truly appreciate his punch lines, one needs to understand the set-up.

Ali Jarvis, proud owner of a Cavalier King Charles spaniel rescue, knows all the pup places about town. Born and raised in Edina, Jarvis keeps close ties to the community.