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Ukasha Daka

Ukasha Dakane has been an Edina resident for seven years.

On a Sunday morning at Starbucks on 50th Street in Edina, Kate Glavan was sitting by a wall away from the hustle and bustle.

The Edina Community Foundation honored 17-year-old Owen Stidman with a Student Leadership Award. Owen is a senior at Edina High School and has had many leadership roles at EHS.

Many parents try to minimize their children’s exposure to social media and screen time. So when Sarah Arndt of Edina searched through the website Etsy.com for handmade gifts, she found a perfect opportunity and alternative to screen time for her daughter Emma—sewing.

Driven, self-aware, composed, inspiring.

In January, local pastry chefs Erika Youngdahl and Jaime VanderWoude partnered up to compete at the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s annual convention.

For many children, weather can seem like a chaotic and random phenomenon. KARE 11 meteorologist Belinda Jensen hopes to change that notion with her new series, Bel the Weather Girl.

Many teachers tell students to color inside the lines. But what if coloring outside the lines and being true to one’s own unique style can make you a successful graphic artist? Edina resident Maverick Engelhart is doing just that.

Mother Nature has a way of taking the best laid plans, rumpling them up and tossing them to the side like a roughed-up ragdoll. Last year, Edina’s Jean Caizzo and Lisa Hawks planned a trip to Naples, Florida—not unusual, since many Minnesotans travel to warmer climates.

Last year, the management team for Galleria Edina decided it was time to freshen the upscale mall’s holiday themed décor. Marketing executives began a search for the best possible holiday décor company to transform the mall’s interior into a sophisticated holiday experience for shoppers.

The Rotary Club of Edina established an annual Women in Leadership Award in 2008, 25 years after Rotary Club International’s male-only membership provision was eliminated.

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