Edina, incorporated in 1888 and one of the most affluent suburbs of Minneapolis, is home to some billionaires such as Best Buy founder Richard M. Schulze, a Hindu temple named Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, three places listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 44 parks; runs municipal liquor stores (others not allowed); and in popular culture of the state is known as acronym for "Every Day I Need Attention". Prominent people associated with it include baseball player Ike Davis, footballer Adam Goldberg, Olympian Jenny Potter, beauty queens Dorothy Benham and Barbara Peterson, golfer Hilary Lunke, hockey icon Bill Nyrop, singer Craig Finn and actress Lynsey Bartilson. James B. Hovland is the Mayor.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded the Edina City Council for their inclusive approach, calling it “a step in the right direction”. He asked other city councils in USA and Canada to follow this pattern because of growing diversity in their populations.
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