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Posted on: January 1, 2023

New Tree Protection Permit Required for Some Projects

The City of Edina has a new Residential Tree Protection Ordinance 2022-10 in effect as of 1/1/2023. Please visit these links to see the Residential Tree Protection Checklist, and Residential Tree Protection Escrow Worksheets and Examples of how t...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Workshop on Cahill District Plan Set for Feb. 21

Edina, Minn., Jan. 27, 2023 – Residents, business people and anyone who is interested in helping collaborate on the future of Edina’s Cahill District are invited to a workshop 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Edina Public Wor...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Engineering Director to Highlight Transportation Projects in Grandview District

Edina, Minnesota, Jan. 27, 2023 - Join the City for a virtual information session next week on street projects in the Grandview District.

Engineering Director Chad Millner will present an overview of historical studies, recently completed projects and futu...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

City Invites Residents to Apply for a Board or Commission

Edina, Minn., Dec. 8, 2022 – Interested in getting involved with local government? Consider applying for appointment to one of the Edina City Council’s advisory boards or commissions. 

Applications will be accepted thr...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Four Retire From City of Edina in Second Half of 2022

Edina, Minn., Jan. 18, 2023 – Four staff members retired from the City of Edina in the second half of 2022. All of them had worked for the City for 15 years or more.

Jeff Elasky, Deputy Police ChiefJeff Elasky retired as Deputy Police Chief Aug. ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

City Recognizes Four More ‘Green Businesses’

Edina, Minn., Jan. 11, 2023 – Four more businesses were recently recognized as “Green Businesses” by the City of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission (EEC). 

The EEC recognizes businesses that model g...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Community Encouraged to Participate in Virtual National Day of Racial Healing Event Jan. 17

Edina, Minn., Jan. 11, 2023 – The City of Edina encourages residents to observe the National Day of Racial Healing Tuesday, Jan. 17.

This will be the seventh-annual National Day of Racial Healing. The day was established in 2017 to share stories,...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Vendors Sought for Centennial Lakes Park Farmers Market

Edina, Minn., Jan. 10, 2023 – Vendor applications are open to sell locally grown or produced food or flowers this summer at the Centennial Lakes Park Farmers Market.

The summer market runs 3-7 p.m. Thursdays June 8 through Sept. 28 in the most pi...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Walk With the Mayor to be Held Jan. 21

Edina, Minn., Jan. 13, 2023 – Walk With the Mayor continues this winter to give community members the opportunity to share opinions and thoughts with Mayor Jim Hovland while walking through the city. 

The January Walk With the Mayor is s...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Edina Seeks Feedback on new Fire Station 2 Design

Edina, Minn., Jan. 13, 2023 – The public is invited to provide feedback and ideas for preliminary design of the new Fire Station 2 online or in person 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Public Works & Park Maintenance Facility, 7450 Metro Blvd...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Radon Action Month Brings Return of $5 Test Kits

Edina, Minn., Jan. 6, 2022 – January is Radon Action Month, an annual reminder of the importance of checking homes for radon. As part of Radon Action Month, the City’s Health Division offers $5 test kits to residents. ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Performers Sought for Centennial Lakes Park Summer Series

Edina, Minn., Dec. 20, 2022 – A variety of performers are sought for afternoon and evening summer entertainment at Centennial Lakes Park, plus the popular children’s shows.

Comedy, dance, live music in any genre, performance art, puppet...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Outdoor Skating Rinks Open in Edina Parks

Edina, Minn., Dec. 22, 2022 – The ice at Centennial Lakes Park and outdoor skating rinks in neighborhood parks have opened for the season.

Twelve neighborhood parks have hockey and leisure rinks, warming houses and restrooms:

  •  Arden Park,...
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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Edina Fire Hires Paramedic/Firefighter, Promotes Four to Captain

Edina, Minn., Dec. 19, 2022 – Todd Porthan, Scott Vadnais, Travis Jacobs and Matt Willems were recently promoted to Captain and Natalie Young has been hired as a Paramedic/Firefighter for the Edina Fire Department. 

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Minnehaha Creek, Arden Park Restoration Receives National Engineering Award

Edina, Minn., Dec. 1, 2022 – The restoration of Arden Park and the portion of Minnehaha Creek that runs through it was recently recognized with a national engineering award.

The 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Program, co...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Utility Fee and Rate Changes Proposed For 2023

The following article was originally published in the December issue of Edition: Edina. The City Council is scheduled to take final action on the proposed changes at its Dec. 20 meeting.

Do you know how many gallons of water your household uses in a year? ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Outgoing City Council Members to be Honored at Dec. 20 Reception

Edina, Minn., Dec. 12, 2022 – The public is invited to attend a reception honoring outgoing members of the Edina City Council.

The reception honoring Ron Anderson and Kevin Staunton will be held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the lobby and...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Skate With Anna and Elsa at Winter Ice Festival Jan. 8

Edina, Minn., Dec. 21, 2022 – Celebrate the season with an afternoon of skating, horse-drawn trolley rides, curling demonstrations and more fun at the 32nd Winter Ice Festival 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Centennial Lakes Park.

People can bring...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Walk With the Mayor Scheduled for Dec. 17

Edina, Minn., Dec. 15, 2022 – Mayor Jim Hovland will hold his last “Walk with the Mayor” for 2022 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Galleria. 

Participating in the Walk with the Mayor gives community members a chance to...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Petrashov convicted in Metro-Wide Burglary Spree

Edina, Minn., Dec. 9, 2022 – David Petrashov, 26, of Maple Grove, pled guilty in August to multiple charges stemming from a string of burglaries that occurred in 2021 in Edina and throughout the metro.

As part of a plea deal with the Hennepin Cou...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Armed Robbery on Edina Industrial Boulevard

At approximately 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, the Edina Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery in the 5300 block of Edina Industrial Boulevard. One suspect presented a handgun and robbed two individuals of their cash and cell phones and left ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

City Seeks Feedback on Historic Bridge Replacement

Edina, Minn., Dec. 1, 2022 – The City is collecting community feedback on the idea of replacing the historic Wooddale Avenue Bridge over Minnehaha Creek.

The bridge is historically significant because it was built in 1937 as part of the ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Edina Police Looking for Tips on Nov. 13 Incident

Edina, Minn., Nov. 17, 2022 – 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.

A dark-colored SUV with a loud muffler pulled up to a woman as she was standin...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

City Seeks Ideas for Juneteenth Celebration

Edina, Minn., Nov. 18, 2022 – The City of Edina 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 fed...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Toys for Tots Drop-off Returns to Police and Fire Station

Edina, Minn., Nov. 17, 2022 – 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 T...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Five Edina Police Officers Named DWI All-Stars

Edina, Minn., Nov. 15, 2022 – 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 Safet...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Purchase Price, Income Limits Increase for Mortgage Program

Edina, Minn., Nov. 14, 2022 – 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 affordab...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

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.

Minnesotans who have previously ordered tests are again able to receive four ad...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Edina Responds to Three-Alarm Apartment Fire

Updated at noon Nov. 18

In regards to the fire that occurred at 6328 Barrie Road the evening of Nov. 16, the Edina Fire Department has been able to determine the area of origin was a kitchen in a second floor unit. The cause is still under investigation. F...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Shop at Edina’s Inaugural Pop-Up Holiday Craft & Book Bazaar

Edina, Minn., Nov. 9, 2022 – 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.

Dozens of area artists and crafters will be on hand displaying their wo...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Walk With the Mayor Scheduled for Nov. 19

Edina, Minn., Nov. 19, 2022 – The November Walk With the Mayor is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Southdale Center.

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

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Edina Voters Approve Sales Tax Referendum to Invest $39.3 Million in Local Parks

Edina, Minn., Nov. 9, 2022 – Edina residents approved a half-percent sales tax referendum Tuesday, Nov. 8, that will allow the City to invest $39.3 million in major improvements at Fred Richards Park and Braemar Park and Arena. 

Under the plan, Br...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Edina Winter Parking Restrictions Begin Nov. 1

Edina, Minn., Oct. 26, 2022 – To ensure roads are safe before, during and after a snowstorm or other severe weather, the following winter parking rules are in effect Nov. 1-March 31 in Edina:  

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Ordinance Amending Morningside Area Water Service Fees

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 20, 2023

PUBLIC HEARING: 5146 Eden Avenue Site Plan

Public Hearing Notice

 Case File: 2023.05

Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023

City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Jester Concepts is requesting Site Plan approval to build a 13,500 square foot restaurant with an outdoo...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

PUBLIC HEARING: 4404 Valley View Road Subdivision

Public Hearing Notice

 

Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023

City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Case File: 2023.07

City Homes is proposing a subdivision to establish individual lots for the approved four-unit townhome p...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

PUBLIC HEARING: Affordable Housing Zoning Ordinance Amendment

THE EDINA PLANNING COMMISSION will meet at the Edina City Hall, Council Chambers, 4801 West 50th Street, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 7:00 PM, and will at said time and place hold a Public Hearing to consider the following:

THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL wil...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Lunch & Learn Series

You are invited to join us for a delicious complimentary lunch and hear presentations from dynamic community organizations on a wide variety of topics.

Lunch & Learn Series

  • Funeral Pre-Planning Seminar - Join us for an informational seminar on pre-planning for your funeral or cremation with the Cremation Society of Minnesota. Class will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. Free, registration require...
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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Fitness Offerings

Get fit with one of our fitness offerings at the Senior Center in 2023!

Upcoming Fitness Class Offerings:

  • The ABCs of T'ai Chi Chuan - Mondays, Jan. 9, 23 & 30; 2 p.m. Cost is $15/session or drop-in rate of $5 per class.
  • Functional Fitness - Demo class will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. Cost is $9. Full class ...
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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Hometown Hero Andy Warczak

Andy Warczak stands next to evergreen tree in winter

Andy Warczak has had a lifelong passion for trees. He's donated about $15,000 over the last few years for maples, oaks and evergreens to be planted in east Edina parks, leaving a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Help for First-Generation Homebuyers

Couple celebrates while unpacking boxes inside their new home

First-generation homeowners can get an extra $15,000 - and never have to pay that part back - if they are approved for the Come Home 2 Edina Second Mortgage Program.

Program Information Spotlight - Affordable Housing

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Improvements Coming To Braemar Arena

Metal sculpture of hockey player on rock outside Braemar Arena

Upgraded restrooms and locker rooms, better rink surfaces and critical infrastructure updates are coming after voters approved a sales tax to finance a parks improvement plan.

Learn More... Spotlight - Braemar Arena

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Ice Skating Open for the Season

Two people ice skating at Centennial Lakes Park

Bring your skates or rent some from us and glide along one of the most picturesque rinks in the Twin Cities.

Skating information Spotlight - Centennial Lakes

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

Xfinity workers, community members and Mayor Jim Hovland cut the ribbon outside a new Xfinity store

Mayor Jim Hovland and Council Member Carolyn Jackson joined with Comcast/Xfinity staff and community members Oct. 13 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Xfinity store by Comcast at 7101 France Ave.

Spotlight - Economic Development

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Visit Us At 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: September 29, 2022

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Subscriptions are changing in 2023. Learn how to make sure you continue receiving The Times.

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Sign up for classes

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Registration is now open for the "Introduction to Public Access Television" class.

Learn what it takes to make your own show on Public Access Television and discover the free resources available to residents of Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Richf...

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