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  • Eden Prairie tackling energy efficiency in search of savings

  • Posted on April 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service Eden Prairie tackling energy efficiency in search of savings News, Environment By Alex Chhith Murphy News Service The city of Eden Prairie invested $500,000 in 2013 to pay for energy efficient projects, as a part of a nine-year initiative aimed at reducing energy usage. The 20/40/15 initiative was introduced by......read more



  • Art unites breast cancer survivors

  • Posted on April 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service Art unites breast cancer survivors Art By Martha Lueders Murphy News Service A superhero should be easy to spot with the colorful tights and capes they wear, but in real life superheroes may seem ordinary without the Hollywood glamour. So that’s where Barbara Porwit comes in. The Twin Cities artist......read more



  • 5th-grader makes “Feel Better Baskets” for hospital-bound kids

  • Posted on April 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service 5th-grader makes “Feel Better Baskets” for hospital-bound kids News By Shonna Korsmoe Murphy News Service Alanna Worrall knows how it feels to be a child staying at the hospital. She remembers how scary it was and how things like bubbles, toys and board games made her feel better. When she......read more



  • Fashion for philanthropy

  • Posted on April 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service Fashion for philanthropy Fashion, Nonprofits By Alyssa Bluhm Murphy News Service  Twin Cities designer Emma Berg’s latest collection will be presented April 22 at the Ritz Theater as part of a philanthropic fashion event inspired by 10 young women from several local Boys & Girls Clubs. Berg’s spring/summer 2014 collection,......read more



  • April concerts highlight homeless youth

  • Posted on April 4, 2014 by Murphy News Service April concerts highlight homeless youth Music BY ANTHONY RATNARAJ MURPHY NEWS SERVICE  Popular Stick Pounding artist and Grammy Award-nominee Melanie DeMore in April will join One Voice Mixed Chorus – Minnesota’s and the nation’s largest LGBTA choral group – to raise awareness about homeless youths in the Twin Cities. Jane......read more



  • Audio: Spring Jam Battle of the Bands

  • Posted on April 3, 2014 by Murphy News Service Audio: Spring Jam Battle of the Bands Music, Audio By Shonna Korsmoe Murphy News Service  ...read more



  • Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour features remodeling ideas

  • Posted on April 2, 2014 by Murphy News Service Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour features remodeling ideas News By Alyssa Bluhm Murphy News Service  More than 50 homes will be available to homeowners looking for inspiration for their own remodeling projects late April on the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour. The free, self-guided tour takes place over......read more



  • Clothing needy a big mission for Bloomington church

  • Posted on April 1, 2014 by Murphy News Service Clothing needy a big mission for Bloomington church Faith By Rebekah Ellis Murphy News Service Every Wednesday evening from September through May neatly organized racks of clothing, shoes and accessories are rolled into the lower level of Community of the Cross Lutheran Church in Bloomington. The church’s Community Clothes Line......read more



  • Wayzata’s Zilverberg finishes U career as All-American

  • Posted on April 1, 2014 by Murphy News Service Wayzata’s Zilverberg finishes U career as All-American Sports By Sam Gordon Murphy News Service Wayzata native Danny Zilverberg knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up — an All-American wrestler. “It’s been a goal ever since I was ten years old,” the Wayzata High School grad said.......read more



  • The Ultimate Trickster

  • Posted on April 1, 2014 by Murphy News Service The Ultimate Trickster Business Martha Lueders Murphy News Service When you walk into the Eagle Magic Store in Burnsville you’ll see a colorful display of tubes and boxes with Chinese writing and Egyptian hieroglyphics. In the back is an entire room filled with old antique tricks, Larry Kahlow, owner of......read more



  • Writer fulfills dream with new novel

  • Posted on March 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service Writer fulfills dream with new novel Literary By Marguerite Schauer Murphy News Service  Tamara Hughes has always read romance novels. So it’s no small deal that the Brooklyn Park resident had her first e-novel, “Once Upon a Masquerade,” published last month. While reading one day, Hughes asked herself: “Why didn’t......read more



  • Brooklyn Park Council Adopts Wildlife Policy

  • Posted on March 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service Brooklyn Park Council Adopts Wildlife Policy News By Shonna Korsmoe Murphy News Service The Brooklyn Park City Council took action this week to address the issue of troublesome wildlife on public lands. Director of Recreation and Parks Jon Oyanagi presented a draft of a wildlife management policy to the Council......read more



  • One-stop shop for graduates

  • Posted on March 31, 2014 by Murphy News Service One-stop shop for graduates Video, Education Video by Fan Wang Murphy News Service  ...read more



  • Changes reflect unique vision of local gym

  • Posted on March 28, 2014 by Murphy News Service Changes reflect unique vision of local gym Business, Sports By Christopher Aadland Murphy News Service From the inside, Lions Gym and Wellness Center looks typical: free weights, treadmills and other equipment are spread out about while muscular personal trainers encourage clients to achieve their fitness goals. But the center is......read more



  • Twins Announce Plans for Home Opener

  • Posted on March 28, 2014 by Murphy News Service Twins Announce Plans for Home Opener Sports BY WENDY LU MURPHY NEWS SERVICE Greetings to fans from legendary players, plenty of music and a ball-park wide “group” photo will be just a few of the activities taking place Monday, April 7 when the Minnesota Twins play their 2014 home opener......read more