October 2015

Found 4 blog entries for October 2015.

Sure, autumn in Bloomington is gorgeous, but did you know that it is also one of the deadliest seasons of the year? In fact, it’s the worst season for pedestrian fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration.

This is especially true when the victim is a child. Adults know the rules of the road, whether walking or driving. Kids, on the other hand, are easily distracted and may not understand how to behave safely as a pedestrian or on a bike. That leaves the responsibility for their safety in the hands of drivers ― a frightening thought for those of us who commute daily and know that too many drivers just aren’t paying attention.

Let’s take a look at three autumn events that cause the most pedestrian fatalities.


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The latest Bloomington real estate market stats can be summed up in one sentence: new listings are down, closed sales are up and so are prices.

It remains a seller’s market as we enter fall so buyers need to act quickly when they find a home they want to buy.

Let’s take a look at a breakdown of these Bloomington real estate market statistics so you can get a better idea of what’s been happening.

The Bloomington Market Overall

The most significant statistic, at least on a year-to-year basis, is the inventory of available homes. As occurred last month, the number of Bloomington homeowners that decided to list their homes for sale dropped yet again – this month it is down 28 percent over this time last year.

On a month-to-month basis we

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This month, the Kris Lindahl Team salutes Normandale Hills Elementary School, located in West Bloomington. The school serves slightly more than 500 students in grades K through 5 with 35 full-time teachers. There are about 14 students for every teacher at the school, ranking eighth in the district in student-teacher ratios.


Aside from the school’s core curriculum, it offers:

  • Americorp
  • English as a second language
  • Gifted and talented program
  • Kids’ Safari (before and after school child care)

Extracurricular activities at Normandale include, Before the Bell, Channel 70 News, NHKids Safety Patrol, Lunchroom Helpers, Office Helpers, Junior Knights and Flag Patrols.

Rankings and Test Scores

School ratings

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We’re almost through the first week of October 2015! It’s amazing how summer flew by and we’re heading toward winter. There is so much to do this month in Bloomington and we’ve chosen some events we think you will want to attend.

Farmer’s Market

Bloomington’s Farmer’s Market is winding down for another year but you still have two more Saturdays (the last market is October 17). Get your fresh produce, honey, maple syrup, cheese and more. Find details here.

Help the Kids

Feel like getting dressed up? Plan on attending a dinner gala and silent auction brought to you by The Nerdery and Extra Life Nerds. You can look forward to a three-course meal and an auction with items from Minnesota Wineries, the Minnesota Vikings and more. All proceeds

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