Students help update Richfield High School cafeteria

Richfield High School took a page out of the junk food marketing playbook when it opened the school year with a spruced-up cafeteria. But don’t worry, school lunch clerks weren’t pushing Snickers and Ho Hos. Their goal, instead, was to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, and they succeeded, according to Pam Haupt, the district’s […]

Book asks what peace means to us

John Noltner of Bloomington speaks about his new book, “A Peace of My Mind: American Stories,” during a release party in September. (Submitted photo) It was a simple question, and one that intrigued John Noltner of Bloomington. He’s been asking the question for more than five years, and the answers have kept him busy. “What […]

Edina welcomes solar energy future

Only a short few months after being available, the Edina Community Solar Garden has already been filled with residential subscribers. Cooperative Energy Futures, in partnership with the city of Edina and Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, announced that 66 families were signed up for the first month of service. The solar garden, which will be […]

Eden Prairie resident starts company to transform drug industry

A key component to any startup business is identifying a product or service that isn’t being provided, or improving an existing one. That niche can be found in a variety of ways, and might not even be a product or service that’s personally interesting to the person pursuing the idea. That’s not how things happened […]

Golden Valley native inspired by grandfather, joins U.S. Army

Peter Watkins, of Golden Valley, was 12 years old when he first realized his dream to join the United States military. For his birthday, he flew to Broomfield, Colorado, to spend time with his grandparents.   During the visit, they went to a fallen soldiers monument. Watkins remembers the monument vividly. There was a “huge” […]