Things you don’t know about Arden Hills

In a few years Arden Hills, Minnesota could be one of those cities that national TV audiences hear a lot but know nothing about. You know, like Pontiac, Michigan, former home of the Detroit Lions stadium.

Heck, Minnesotans don’t know much about it. So as the legislature considers whether to spend public money on a new Vikings stadium in Arden Hills, here are five things to know about the Twin Cities suburb:

1. The City of Arden Hills agreed to buy a portion of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site in 2006, intending to develop the site for homes and commerce. Price tag: $45 million, according to Wikipedia.

2. Lakota People chilled out at Arden Hills’ Lake Johanna on their way to Rice Lake for the annual harvest of wild rice.

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3. Bethel University and Northwestern College call Arden Hills home.

4. Arden Hills is the corporate base of Land O’Lakes, which for some reason maintains a Twitter account.

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5. Van Morrison wrote and recorded a song called “Linden Arden Stole the Highlights,” which has absolutely nothing to do with Arden Hills. But hey, we’re running out of material here.