Shops & Business

As community members continue to evaluate how the area is best served, the neighborhood around 44th Street and France Avenue is giving and getting support from incoming businesses, including Callahan Framing Co. and Bean + Ro.

On perhaps the busiest weekend in Edina each year, Deb Rasmussen made the purchase of a lifetime.

26.2 miles, sore muscles, hard work, time commitment, training goals, perseverance and strength. To many, running a marathon might seem impossible, but with help from community, faith and a greater purpose, local runners from Team World Vision remind us that nothing is impossible.

When the Clean Response crew brought flowers to Nancy at her reconstructed townhome, she felt like family. “They treated me just like they would want things done for their own mom or grandmother,” says Nancy, 70, who experienced a house fire in February.

Quinn Lewis has been involved with scouting since around the first or second grade, starting as a Cub Scout. Now he is on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. 

Joanne Attikossie, 18, went from knowing enough English to ask, “Do you speak English?” to receiving a full financial scholarship to Washington University in St. Louis, where she plans to study environmental policy.

If you ask Mohamed Malim about his earliest memories, his response will take you all the way to Kenya, to the confines of a refugee camp where he lived with his mother and sibling.

In April, the Edina Chamber of Commerce recognized Michelle Norton as its volunteer of the year, an honor that’s been around for nearly half a century. Chamber president Lori Syverson noted Norton’s dedication to the issues she cares about, as well as chamber projects that benefit the community.

Entrepreneurs Todd and Kathy Laabs grew up in Iowa. They met at an MBA program at the University of Iowa.

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