About Town Annual Report

About Town is an annual report produced by the City of Edina. It highlights events and accomplishments of the previous year and outlines some key issues of the upcoming year.

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Previous Issues

About Town started in 1990 as a magazine to keep Edina residents informed of news, activities and programs that were important to them. It also included articles of interest about Edina residents and community history. 

Issues from 2001 to 2020 are available online in English. (Translations in Somali and Spanish begin with the 2021 annual report released in January 2022.)

Find previous issues in the archives.

  1. Armed Robbery on Edina Industrial Boulevard

    The Edina Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery Dec. 5 Read on...
  2. City Seeks Feedback on Historic Bridge Replacement

    The City is collecting community feedback on the idea of replacing the historic Wooddale Avenue Bridge over Minnehaha Creek. Read on...
  3. Edina Police Looking for Tips on Nov. 13 Incident

    The Edina Police Department is looking for information on an incident that occurred Sunday, Nov. 13, around 8:30 p.m. at 3500 W. 69th St. Read on...
  4. City Seeks Ideas for Juneteenth Celebration

    The City seeks ideas from the community for next summer’s Juneteenth celebration. Juneteenth, which commemorates ending the enslavement of African-American people in the United States, became a federal holiday in 2021 and is a City holiday in Edina. Read on...
  5. Toys for Tots Drop-off Returns to Police and Fire Station

    The Edina Police and Fire departments are again drop-off sites for the Toys for Tots holiday gift program. Donations are being accepted at the Police Department, 4801 W. 50th St., and Fire Station 1, 6250 Tracy Ave., through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. Read on...
  6. Five Edina Police Officers Named DWI All-Stars

    Five officers of the Edina Police Department were recently recognized as among the best in the state at stopping drunk driving, earning DWI All-Star recognition from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS). Read on...
  7. Purchase Price, Income Limits Increase for Mortgage Program

    Participants in an Edina second-mortgage program can now purchase a home with a price up to $500,000. The Come Home 2 Edina second mortgage program provides down-payment assistance loans to support people in affordable home ownership. Read on...
  8. New Round of Free COVID Tests Available Ahead of Holidays

    Four additional free at-home rapid tests are available to all Minnesota households in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday through the State’s online ordering program. Read on...
  9. Edina Responds to Three-Alarm Apartment Fire

    The Edina Fire Department worked with partner agencies to extinguish a three-alarm fire that displaced all residents of a local multi-family building. Read on...
  10. Shop at Edina’s Inaugural Pop-Up Holiday Craft & Book Bazaar

    Meet artists and crafters and buy one-of-a-kind gifts at the inaugural Pop-Up Holiday Craft & Book Bazaar 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Read on...
  11. Walk With the Mayor Scheduled for Nov. 19

    The November Walk With the Mayor is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Southdale Center. By participating, community members have a chance to voice concerns, share opinions and thoughts as well as just talk with Mayor Jim Hovland. Read on...
  12. Edina Voters Approve Sales Tax Referendum to Invest $39.3 Million in Local Parks

    Braemar and Fred Richards parks will receive a wide range of amenities and improvements, including new courts, trails and playgrounds. Additionally, Braemar Area will receive critical repairs and upgrades. Read on...
  13. Edina Winter Parking Restrictions Begin Nov. 1

    To ensure roads are safe before, during and after a snowstorm or other severe weather, winter parking rules are in effect Nov. 1-March 31 in Edina. Read on...
  14. City, Edina Magazine Honor Photo Contest Winners

    Winners of the Images of Edina photo contest were honored at the Oct. 6 Edina City Council meeting. Edina Magazine readers voted online to choose the “Readers’ Choice” award. One overall “Best In Show” winner was chosen. Read on...
  15. Pumpkin Smash & Bash Nov. 3 Offers Fun Way to Compost

    Smash, squash and responsibly dispose of your Halloween pumpkins at the free Pumpkin Smash & Bash from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. at Countryside Park, 6240 Tracy Ave. S. Read on...
  16. Schultz Named Police Lieutenant

    A 15-year veteran of the Edina Police Department has been named Lieutenant. Ryan Schultz was promoted to the position, effective Sept. 6. He will oversee the department’s Administrative Division and also manage the department’s Special Operations teams. Read on...
  17. Edina Police Ask for Help in Identifying Suspects

    The Edina Police Department has released photos of two men that were involved in auto thefts and strong-arm robberies in Edina and Minneapolis earlier this year and seeks the public's help in identifying the suspects. Read on...
  18. Edina Police Welcomes New Officers

    The Edina Police Department recently welcomed two new Patrol Officers to its ranks. Officers Nicole Fraser and Nick Schwarz took the oath to serve the community at an Oct. 6 ceremony at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility. Read on...
  19. October is Fire Prevention Month

    The City of Edina is observing Fire Prevention month throughout October. This year’s theme is “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.” Learn about fire escape plans and how to enter a competition! Read on...
  20. Nominations to be Collected for Human Rights Award

    The City of Edina Human Rights & Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 2022 Tom Oye Human Rights Award, recognizing those in the community whose work promotes human relations and advances human rights. Nominations are due Monday, Nov. 7. Read on...
  21. Walk With the Mayor to be Held Oct. 15

    Walk With the Mayor is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Braemar Arena, 7501 Ikola Way. Participants can talk with Hovland and learn more about the facility and the local option sales tax that would pay for the Braemar Park and Arena project. Read on...
  22. Edina Police, FBI Investigate Sept. 30 Robbery at 50th & France

    In partnership with the FBI, the Edina Police Department is investigating a Sept. 30 robbery at 50th & France. Read on...
  23. Edina Student Art To Be Projected Onto Building Oct. 7

    Artwork from Edina Public Schools students will be projected onto the Edina Community Center building, 5701 Normandale Road, 6:45-9:45 p.m. for “Healing Circles,” a public art initiative promoting self-expression and conversations around mental health. Read on...
  24. Edina Fire Responds to House Fire

    A fire table heating appliance is believed to have contributed to a house fire in Edina on the 6600 block of Limerick Drive on Sept. 25 at approximately 8:30 p.m. The fire is still under investigation, but appears to be accidental and unintentional. Read on...
  25. Early Voting for 2022 General Election Begins Sept. 23

    Edina voters can begin casting their ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election starting Friday, Sept. 23. Voters have the option to vote by mail or vote early in-person at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. Read on...
  26. Businesses and Organizations Sought for HalloBoo Celebration

    Local businesses and organizations can apply to participate for free in the popular HalloBoo Trick or Treat Trail event set for Oct. 27 at Edinborough Park. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Spaces are limited, so apply early. Read on...
  27. Edina’s Water Resources Management Plan Amended, Submitted for Agency Review

    To incorporate the Flood Risk Reduction Strategy approved by the Edina City Council in 2020, the City’s Water Resources Management Plan has been amended and submitted for agency review. Read on...
  28. Human Rights & Relations Commission to Host ‘How to Stop the Hate’ Event

    The City of Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commission will host “How to Stop the Hate,” a community conversation designed to educate about strategies to combat hate. This event will take place Oct. 2, 2-4 p.m. at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. Read on...
  29. Free Buckthorn Dump in October for Edina Residents

    Edina residents can properly dispose of their buckthorn shrubs for free across from Braemar Golf Dome at 7420 Braemar Blvd. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, and noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30. Photo ID with a current Edina address required. Read on...
  30. Chalk the Walk Returns to Centennial Lakes Park in September

    Residents are encouraged to bring their chalk and create positive messages on dedicated sidewalk panels at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S. from Sept. 22-25. Those interested can reserve a concrete square by Wednesday, Sept. 21. Read on...
  31. Artists, Crafters Sought for Pop-Up Holiday Craft & Book Bazaar

    The inaugural event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Road. People seeking to sell their art or crafts at the event must apply for a booth space by Nov. 1. Read on...
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