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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Important Fall 2021 Edina Building Permit Updates & Reminders

Dear Edina permit holder,

 

The following information is primarily intended for single family demo and new home permit holders. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

 

Fall and Spring are the most difficult tim...

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Building Inspections
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Hire Only Licensed Contractors

Protect yourself. Don't let an unlicensed contractor ruin a great project. Learn more at Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

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Additional Info... Building Inspections
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Stormwater Management Escrow

The Stormwater Management Escrow is a new requirement effective Jan. 1st, 2021 that is meant to ensure compliance with the permit’s approved Stormwater Management Plan; and thus, the City Stormwater Policy. The permit holder has to schedule a pr...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Stormwater Management Escrow

The Stormwater Management Escrow is a new requirement effective Jan. 1st, 2021 that is meant to ensure compliance with the permit’s approved Stormwater Management Plan; and thus, the City Stormwater Policy. The permit holder has to schedule a pre-inspecti...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

2021 Fall/Winter Activities Directory Now Online

The 2021 Fall/Winter Activities Directory is being mailed to Edina homes and should arrive around Aug. 16.

Get an early start looking at classes, leagues, workshops and events by viewing it online (PDF).

Registration at EdinaParks.com begins at noon Monday, Aug. 23 for Edina residents and noon, Wednesday Aug. 25 for everyone else.

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Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Shredded Paper No Longer Accepted in Organics; Put in Trash

Edina, Minn., Oct. 13, 2021 – Shredded paper will no longer be accepted in curbside organics recycling, effective immediately.

People should bag their shredded paper and place it in their garbage. Shredded paper is not allowed in regular recyclin...

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Press releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Public Invited to Participate in ‘Race, Justice & Policing: Past, Present and Future’

The City of Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC) welcomes all to participate in a community presentation, “Race, Justice and Policing: Past, Present and Future” 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17.

The virtual presen...

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Press releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Walk With the Mayor Scheduled for Oct. 16th

 The October Walk With the Mayor is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Bredesen Park, 5901 Olinger Blvd. 

Participating in the Walk with the Mayor gives community members a chance to voice concerns, share opinions and thoughts ...

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Press releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

City, Edina Magazine Honor Photo Contest Winners

Edina, Minn., Sept. 28, 2021 – The City of Edina and Edina Magazine recognized winners of the 2021 Images of Edina photo contest at the Sept. 21 City Council meeting. (View the winning images.)

This year’s panel of volunteer judges included Angela Johnson,...

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Press releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Free Buckthorn Drop-off Two Weekends in October

Edina, Minn., Sept. 24, 2021 – Edina residents can drop off their buckthorn shrubs for free during the semi-annual buckthorn dump over two weekends in mid-October.

The drop-off site will be set up in a lot across from Braemar Golf Dome at 7420 Br...

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Press releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Six Edina Police Officers Named DWI Enforcement All-Stars

Edina, Minn., Sept. 22, 2021 – Six officers of the Edina Police Department were recently recognized among the best in the state at stopping drunk driving, earning DWI Enforcement All-Star recognition from the Minnesota Department of Public Safet...

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Press releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

'Town Talks’ Continue With Discussion on Fire Operations

Edina, Minn., Sept. 15, 2021 – Fire Chief Andrew Slama will continue the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” with a discussion about his department’s operations. The event will be held 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Council Chambers of Edina Ci...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

City of Edina to Dedicate Yancey Park

Edina, Minn., Sept. 14, 2021 – The City of Edina will honor the community’s Black pioneers and dedicate Yancey Park, 5220 Hansen Road, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.

The names of Edina’s pioneering Black families are these: Byley, Carson, Fyte (Fite), ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Nominations to be Collected for Human Rights Award

Edina, Minn., Sept. 14, 2021 – The City of Edina Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC) on Sept. 27 will begin accepting nominations for the 2021 Tom Oye Human Rights Award, recognizing individuals or groups in the community whose good work promot...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Police Explorers Hosting Open House on Sept. 21

Edina, Minn., Sep. 14, 2021 – The Edina/Eden Prairie Explorers Post No. 925 welcomes potential new members to an open house and informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, 7525 Braemar Blvd.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Edina, Richfield to Host Vehicle Day at Southdale Center

Edina, Minn., Sept. 13, 2021 – Get up close to fire trucks, police cars, snowplows and more! The Edina and Richfield Parks & Recreation departments, in partnership with Southdale Center, will host Vehicle Day 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, ...

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Press releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Review and Comments Sought on Draft Climate Action Plan

Edina, Minn., Sept. 3, 2021 – A draft of Edina’s first Climate Action Plan is complete and ready for people to read, review and submit comments.

The plan includes chapters on greenspace and trees, local food and agriculture, water, tran...

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Press releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Businesses and Organizations Can Join in HalloBoo Celebration

Edina, Minn., Sept. 3, 2021 – Local businesses and organizations can apply to participate in the popular HalloBoo Trick-or-Treat Trail event set for Oct. 28.

The event, in its second year after a first-year sellout, offers families a fun alternat...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Search Crews Find Body of Missing Girl

Edina, Minn., Sep. 7, 2021 – The body of a missing girl was recovered early Tuesday afternoon in the area of Rosland Park, concluding a search that spanned more than 18 hours.

“On behalf of the City, I want to send our deepest condolenc...

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Press releases
Posted on: September 6, 2021

Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Toddler

UPDATE (Sep. 7, 9:30 a.m.) - An updated clothing description of the girl has been provided by family: yellow top, blue leggings, pink shoes. She is autistic and non-verbal and may not respond.

Edina, Minn., Sep. 6, 2021 – The Edina Police Department is ask...

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Press releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Community to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Edina, Minn., Aug. 31, 2021 – Two local residents are planning an event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

“9/11” is shorthand for four coordinated terrorist attacks carried out the...

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Press releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Fall Into the Arts Returns Sept. 11-12

Edina, Minn., Aug. 31, 2021 – After taking last year off due to the pandemic, the Edina Fall Into the Arts Festival returns to Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S., this September. 

Admission to the festival is free, with hours of ...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Human Rights & Relations Commission to Host ‘Stop the Hate’ Event

Edina, Minn., Aug. 23, 2021 – The City of Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commission will host “Stop the Hate,” an event for the community to listen, discuss and offer blueprints for action to combat and counte...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

‘Drive 25:’ City Reduces Local Speed Limits to 25 Miles Per Hour

Edina, Minn., Aug. 24, 2021 – To improve safety and mobility of all users and all modes of transportation, the speed limit on most local streets in Edina will be reduced to 25 miles per hour (mph) this fall.

In 2019, municipalities were granted t...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

City Returns to Full In-Person Meetings Sept. 1

Edina, Minn., Aug. 24, 2021 – City meetings will largely be conducted as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning next month.

Under State law, all City Council Members and members of boards and commissions must attend meetings in person after Aug....

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Chalk the Walk Returns to Centennial Lakes Park

Edina, Minn., Aug. 27, 2021 – Residents are invited to bring their chalk and create positive messages and images at Centennial Lakes Park during the Chalk the Walk event Sept. 23-26.

Participants will be able to work on their chalk design during ...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Edina Senior Center Offers ‘Aging Mastery’ Program

Edina, Minn., Aug. 27, 2021 – The Edina Senior Center will offer its first Aging Mastery Program to help adults ages 55 and older create a playbook for aging well and developing behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health,...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

From Egg Shells to Dirt: Compost Comes Full Circle to Edina in September

The City of Edina will hold another free compost distribution event beginning Friday, Sept. 3. Edina residents can pick up pre-sealed bags of compost at the Braemar Golf Dome parking lot, 7420 Braemar Blvd. Each bag is the product of Edina’s com...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

City of Edina Asks Businesses and Residents to Cut Nonessential Outdoor Water Use

In an effort to conserve water during the drought, the City of Edina has shut off lawn sprinklers at several municipal facilities. Passive areas in parks are also being left to survive with little or no irrigation.

Edina is in the “extreme drough...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Planning Commission to Meet in Person Aug. 25

Edina, Minn., Aug. 19, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, Aug. 25.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Members of the public can attend in person or watch the meeting live:

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Press releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Todd Milburn Tabbed to Lead Edina Police

Edina, Minn., Aug. 11, 2021 – A veteran of nearly 30 years in one of Minnesota’s largest and most diverse cities, Todd Milburn has been selected as the next Chief of the Edina Police Department, City Manager Scott Neal announced.

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Fall/Winter Activity Registration Begins Monday, Aug. 23

Edina, Minn., Aug. 13, 2021 – Online registration for fall and winter park and recreation activities begins noon Monday, Aug. 23, at EdinaParks.com for Edina residents. Registration for those who live outside Edina begins noon Wednesday, Aug. 25. ...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet in Person Aug. 17

Edina, Minn., July 27, 2021 – The Edina City Council will next meet Tuesday, Aug. 17.

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss City Manager Scott Neal’s proposed 2022-2023 budget. Members of the public can attend the open session in per...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Planning Commission to Meet In Person August 11

Edina, Minn., Aug. 4, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, August 11.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Members of the public can attend in person or watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 or 16)
  • Facebo...
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Press releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Torchlight Concert/Lighthouse Night to be held Aug. 8 at Centennial Lakes Park

Centennial Lakes Park will host the Edina Model Yacht Club’s Lighthouse Night and First John Philip Sousa Band’s Torchlight Concert from 6 p.m. to sunset Sunday, Aug. 8.

At 6:30 p.m., visitors to the park, 7499 France Ave. S., can enjoy...

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Press releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

City Seeks Applications for Human Services Funding

The City of Edina’s Human Services Task Force seeks proposals for 2022-2023 human services funding. This funding is open to human services agencies and organizations that address an immediate basic human need (i.e., elements required for surviva...

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Press releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Battle of The Badges Blood Drive Returns Aug. 24

Join the City of Edina’s Police and Fire departments to help save lives as the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive returns in August. 

The competition for units of blood, which pits the City’s public safety departments against oth...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet in Person Aug. 4

The Edina City Council will next meet Wednesday, Aug. 4.

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss a recent staffing study of the Public Works Department and Park Maintenance Division before moving into closed session to discuss pending ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Building Inspection Services Now Available by Appointment

Starting Monday, Aug. 2, Edina residents can book in-person appointments with the Building Inspections Division 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services available for appointment with the division include applying and paying for permits...

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Press releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

City Changes Mechanism for Street Funding

The Edina City Council recently changed the way streets will be paid for in the community. By the year 2038, street reconstruction in Edina will be completely paid for with property taxes.

Since the late 1990s, adjacent property owners have been assessed r...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Watershed District Issues Advisory for Three Edina Lakes

Edina, Minn., July 28, 2021 - The public should avoid contact with the water in Mirror Lake, Lake Edina and the Lake Cornelia chain of lakes in Edina. The water contains blue-green algae at levels that may cause short-term and long-term harm, inc...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Planning Commission to Meet in Person July 28

Edina, Minn., July 21, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, July 28.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Members of the public can attend in person or watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 or ...
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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Drought Conditions Worsen to Warning, Residents Reminded to Follow Water Restrictions

Edina, Minn., July 21, 2021 – In response to progressing drought conditions, the City of Edina reminds residents to follow water restrictions and practice water conservation. The city is in a drought warning as defined by the Minnesota Departmen...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Watershed District Issues Advisory for Mirror Lake

Edina, Minn., July 22, 2021 - The public should avoid contact with the water in Mirror Lake. The water contains blue-green algae at levels that may cause short-term harm including skin irritation and gastrointestinal problems. People and pets sho...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Edina City Council to Hold Special Meeting to Discuss Citywide Masking Policy

Edina, Minn., June 26, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Monday, June 29, to discuss legal strategy and a possible citywide masking policy.

The City Council will start with a closed session to discuss legal strategy...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING: Right of Way Vacation at Pentagon Village, Lot 3

CITY OF EDINA

4801 WEST 50TH STREET

EDINA, MINNESOTA 55424

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON

VACATION OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY EASEMENT

IN THE CITY OF EDINA

HENNEPIN COUNTY MINNESOTA

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Edina, Minnesota ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Ordinance Amending City Code Concerning Green to Go Packaging

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Oct 13 and Nov 3 Public Hearing: A revision to the approved re-development plans at 70th & France

THE EDINA PLANNING COMMISSION will meet at the Edina City Hall, Council Chambers, 4801 West 50th Street, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 7:00 PM, and will at said time and place to consider the following:

 

Mortenson and Orion Investments are re...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Caregiver Support Group

The Edina Senior Center hosts a Caregiver Support Group through Senior Community Services on the first Thursday of every month at 1 p.m.

 Sessions focus on helping caregivers as they care for themselves and their loved ones—a safe place to share experiences, struggles, humor, coping strategies and learning from one another. For a list of available groups and for question...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

TED Talk

The Danger of a Single Story

Our lives and our cultures are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice - and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a criti...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Defensive Driving Courses

Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center will be offering in-person classes that explore the latest in vehicle technology, changes in laws and defensive driving principles.

Minnesota law allows a 10 percent reduction on auto insurance premiums each year for three years to individuals completing the course. To register, visit the Minnesota Highway Safety Center at www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294. Cost of class i...

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Senior Center
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Tech Tuesday

Frustration-free password management

Passwords are vital to protecting yourself while online. Register for a class on password management on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Deadline to register is Nov. 18. 

Register here... Senior Center
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Eden Avenue Detour

Eden Avenue is closed until the end of October for roadway and utility reconstruction.

Eden Avenue is closed until the end of October for roadway and utility reconstruction. The Edina Senior Center, Edina Library and Grandview businesses remain open during construction. Please follow posted detour routes. For more information click here.&am...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Hometown Hero Neighbors

Country Club residents

Country Club residents Jeff Hall,  Jane Lonnquist and Mimi Stake led a group of neighbors to learn about restrictive covenants on area properties and take steps to renounce them.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Homeownership Rehab Program

Tool Belt

You may qualify for up to $30,000 to make repairs or necessary improvements to your home through the City of Edina’s Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program. This program provides low interest deferred loans to households with incomes up to 125 percent of the...

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Additional Info... Spotlight - Affordable Housing

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Watch Da Beauty League

Da Beauty League skaters on the ice

Come watch professional hockey players compete in a fun four-on-four summer league at Braemar Arena! Fans get an up-close look at some of their favorite players inside the West Arena.

Additional Info... Spotlight - Braemar Arena

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Seasonal Transition

Exterior view of covered field

With the return of sunnier days and warmer weather, Braemar Field is currently an open-air field. The dome will return for the 2021-2022 season in November. For rental inquiries, please complete the Facility Reservation Request Form.

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Spotlight - Braemar Field

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Fall into the Arts Festival

People stroll walkways at Centennial Lakes Park during Fall into the Arts Festival

Join us for the 2021 Fall into the Arts Festival September 11 and 12! This annual event at Centennial Lakes features handmade items from local artists in our Urban Oasis.

Additional Info... Spotlight - Centennial Lakes

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Visit Edinborough Park

Edinborough Park Great Hall

Edinborough Park is also home to a 25-yard, 6-lane swimming pool and walking track. 

Spotlight - Edinborough Park

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Explore Edina's 44 Parks

Walking bridge

Use Park Finder to find a park, trail or other summer-fun amenity near you.

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Spotlight - Parks

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Get Technology Help

Closeup of people holding laptop computer

Sign up for Tech Tuesdays to learn to avoid online scams, organize passwords and other skills.

See Topics and Sign Up Spotlight - Senior Center

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Learn, Create, Broadcast!

BCAT Studio in Bloomington, Minnesota

Residents of Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Richfield have free access to a 1,200 sq. ft. television studio and professional equipment to record their own show for broadcast on Public Access Television. Get started by filling out a ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

TIF: What Is It and How Does It Work?

In the past few years, the City of Edina has
experienced redevelopment at a pace not seen for nearly five decades. The City has used Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) on just six of more than50 large-scale construction projects in those years.
Most people...

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TIF: Tax-Increment Financing
Posted on: November 25, 2019

What TIF Can and Can’t Pay For

Why doesn’t the City of Edina use tax-increment financing (TIF) for more parks, road improvements, a community center or other resident wishes?

That’s a question City staff members hear from residents. The answer is quite simple: The la...

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TIF: Tax-Increment Financing