Pandemic Problem Solving


It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to adapt quickly, and one of those ways was how kids got their education. Shifts from in-person learning to distance and hybrid learning formats created some gaps in learning. That’s when two Edina moms, who were teachers, decided to step in and fill those gaps. Read more about Pandemic Problem Solving


A Hornet Through and Through

A year ago, Edina High School student Will Hanson never saw himself winning State for long jump in track and field. “I had no idea going into the season that I would have this much success,” Will says. “I wasn’t really looking at it as ‘I have a chance to win State for this.’” During the pandemic, Will decided to try a new sport during his senior year at Edina high school. A longtime baseball player, Will made the transition to track and field after a friend convinced him. Read more about A Hornet Through and Through

Emphasis on Education

Maxine Wallin

Maxine Wallin is one of Edina’s foremost community philanthropists. A librarian by training, she values education and founded Wallin Education Partners with her husband Win in 1992. What started as a scholarship program for 14 students has grown into a nonprofit offering scholarships with a support framework, creating a nationally respected college completion program. Read more about Emphasis on Education


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