Ukasha Daka

Ukasha Dakane has been an Edina resident for seven years.

If the walls could talk in the great room of Debra Schipper’s Minnetonka home, they would have a lot to say. Her powerhouse of an organization where gifted kids who are also identified on the autism spectrum can learn important social skills began in that very room—with just 12 students.

Gary Rohrer is no stranger to victory. The Edina resident has won 37 national championships in handball, in both singles and doubles, and recently added four more feathers to his cap.

As fans, we find a star’s life fascinating. Their hangouts seem cooler, their favorite foods tastier and their clothing choices hipper. Despite these intriguing qualities, at the heart, stars are like you and me.

For Lynn Franz and Joe Krueger, adopting Nathanael was only the first step in what has become a lifelong relationship with Guatemala. The 6-year-old is one of a handful of international adoptees who attend Cornelia Elementary.

Karen Kelly didn’t quit when Vantage Point, the publisher that offered to print her first novel, Prospice, suddenly closed its doors. Instead, the Edina mom self-published the book under her own trademark, Legitur Books.

The large sign above the Grandview-area bowling alley featured a spinning bowling ball and pin that said “Biltmore Lanes,” but the Edina hotspot was more commonly known as Gus Young’s. And it’s no wonder.

For the last 15 years, Edina residents have dominated the leadership of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA), increasing the organization’s efforts and impact throughout the Twin Cities metro community and making the University of Minnesota a better place to attend.  While Edina

“During the past two years, photography has become a family hobby as we have enjoyed learning how to use our cameras and compose pictures. I was inspired to take this picture when our youngest child, Ava, took the initiative to try using the DSLR camera.

For Hayley Morrison, being a Girl Scout is about more than selling cookies.

For Edina resident Patrick Kelly, it was time to come home. The insurance agency owner and Richfield native recently moved his company, Wayzata Asset Management, to Edina.