January 2016

Found 5 blog entries for January 2016.



The United States Environmental Protection Agency has dubbed January National Radon Action Month as a reminder to Americans that it’s time to check the air in their homes.

Indoor air pollution is a problem nationwide but here in Edina, especially in the winter when our homes are bundled up tight, it can be an even bigger concern. While there are many indoor pollutants in our homes (carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, etc.), one of the dangerous contributors to indoor air pollution is radon, a radioactive gas that can neither be smelled nor seen.

Radon gas forms when rocks emit uranium and radium as they break down. These substances get into your home through even the tiniest of cracks in the foundation. Check out the photo, above. Pretty scary, isn't

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Why Rochester on an Edina blog? Rochester, my friend, is the home of “Minnesota’s Craft Beer Boom,” according to The Growler’s Louis Garcia. So, not only can you get world-class medical care in Rochester, but some pretty tasty local brews as well.

Grand Rounds

Last year saw three new brew pubs open in Rochester. Grand Rounds was the first and it opened for business in April of 2015 with a name only the Mayo Clinic pros will get. “We wanted the name of the brewpub to reflect what we’re trying to create – a sense of community, a gathering place, a true neighborhood pub where folks feel welcome, where anyone and everyone can meet and have a good discussion over a pint,” the website claims.

Grand Rounds serves food as well as some tasty craft

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Condos in Edina MN

While looking at houses for sale in Edina for one of our clients we noticed a number of interesting new listings. This is, by the way a great time to shop for homes. Competition is lower in winter than at any other time of the year so you can relax and take your time when looking for that perfect Edina house for sale.

West Village

Built in 1990, West Village is a townhome community located east of Cahill near the intersection with W. 70th. This roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has 1,875 square feet of living space. It features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, screened porch and a private patio off the master bedroom. We like the oversized laundry room and the private, wooded views. This Edina townhome for sale has been

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The Shoppes At Arbor Lakes - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maple_Grove%27s_Shoppes_at_Arbor_Lakes_-_East_End.jpg

No, it’s not located in Edina and, yes, we do have some pretty amazing shopping of our own right here in town. But, for a change of pace you may just want to head north to Maple Grove and check out the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.

The Shoppes is just one of three shopping areas in downtown Maple Grove. The other two include The Fountains at Arbor Lakes and Main Street. Combined, the three offer more than 220 businesses and boast of “more retail space than anywhere in Minnesota.”

Some of the retailers you will find here include:

  • American Eagle
  • Banana Republic
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Forever 21
  • Hot Mama
  • Lane Bryant
  • Pottery Barn
  • PacSun
  • Teavana
  • The Children's Place

The Shoppes opens every day at 10:00 a.m. However,

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