Arts & Culture

To help make education available to all who seek it, Minnesota State University Mankato has launched new engineering programs within the past year at Normandale Community College in Bloomington and at the campus in Edina.

Sharpen your pencils, and pull your lunchbox out of the closet: Edina Public School students return to school this year on September 3 (grades 1–12) and September 4 (early childhood, special education and kindergarten).

You wouldn’t know it by their graceful tapping and stylish top hats and fishnet stockings, but the Rhinestone Rockettes are no spring chickens.

These four elite Edina preps are forthright about their fortunes. They share their successes. They contribute to their community.

The 2013 Best of Edina party was a smashing success, as hundreds of Edina residents, leaders, businesspeople and luminaries came out to celebrate what makes our community great. Our staff photographer, Tate Carlson, was on hand to document the night. Check out his photos here.

What’s the best thing about Edina’s heralded Fourth of July Parade? Is it the fire trucks and police cars? The bands, the horses, the elected officials and candidates? Is it the candy? How about being with friends and family on a lovely summer day?

Edina resident and author Jen Dewing continues to succeed with her children’s books. Her most recently released title, A-B-C What I Can Be!, was featured on the Today Show.

Book clubs, art programs and movies— The Edina Library and Southdale Library heat up in July with jam-packed activities for everyone. Children of all ages can find something to do, with book clubs for both girls and boys in grades 4-6, and story time for wee ones.

Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, remains to this day one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Exciting, adventuresome, at times disturbing and extraordinarily original, Child 44 is one of those rare debuts that seems impossible to top.


An Edina author has written a new title to add to your summertime stack of beach reads. The Last Scroll by James Fricton is a unique reading experience.