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Posted on: March 1, 2024

Nominations Open for Edina Heritage Award

Edina, Minn., Feb. 28, 2024 – Nominations are open for the 21st-annual Edina Heritage Award, which honors a local business, person or neighborhood for a commitment to preserving, rehabilitating or restoring a historical place in the city.

The 202...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Edina Spring Load Restrictions Go into Effect Feb. 26

Edina, Minn., Feb. 23, 2024 – Spring load restrictions in Edina go into effect 12:01 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, the same day the Minnesota Department of Transportation starts spring load restrictions in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

New General Manager Named for Braemar Arena & Field

Edina, Minn., Feb. 21, 2024 – Jesse Buchholz has been hired as the new General Manager of Braemar Arena & Field.

The 28-year-old grew up playing hockey in Michigan and has spent his career at ice arenas and recreational facilities. His resume includes ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Braemar Golf Course Receives PGA GameChanger Award

Edina, Minn., Feb. 2, 2024 – Braemar Golf Course recently received another PGA GameChanger Award for having the largest juniors program in the PGA section.  

Established in 2019 by the PGA of America's Player Engagement team, the GameChanger Award...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Annual Tree Sale Kicks Off Feb. 26 With 18 Species To Choose From

Edina, Minn., Feb. 12, 2024 – Edina residents and property owners can purchase one or two new trees at less than half their cost during Edina’s annual tree sale.

The sale preview begins Tuesday, Feb. 20, with the sale opening at noon Monday, Feb. 26. Trees...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Mayor, Edina Public Schools Superintendent to Present State of the Community March 8

Edina, Minn., Feb. 14, 2023 – Edina Mayor James B. Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent Stacie Stanley will present the 2024 State of the Community, “Edina: The Next Generation,” Friday, March 8.

The presentation will be emceed by City ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Volunteers Sought To Help Draft Plan for Lincoln Drive Area

Edina, Minn., Feb. 15, 2024 – Volunteers are sought to help create a plan to guide development and redevelopment in the Lincoln Drive area near Londonderry Road and just east of U.S. Highway 169.

The Lincoln & Londonderry Small Area ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Spring and Summer Activity Registration Opens Noon Feb. 21

Edina, Minn., Feb. 15, 2023 – Edina residents can sign up at EdinaParks.com for spring and summer activities, classes and programs starting noon Wednesday, Feb 21. Those who live outside of Edina can sign up starting noon Wednesday, Feb. 28. 

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

‘Town Talks’ Continue With Discussion on Affordable Housing

Edina, Minn., Feb. 9, 2024 – Affordable Housing Development Manager Stephanie Hawkinson will continue the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” with a discussion on affordable housing in the community. The event wil...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Walk With the Mayor to be Held Feb. 17

Edina, Minn., Feb. 8, 2023 – Council Member Carolyn Jackson will lead this month’s Walk with the Mayor 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Galleria, 69th Street and France Avenue. Jackson is filling in for Mayor Jim Hovland, who is att...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Three Arrested in Assault Incident

Around 4:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, Edina officers responded to the 7000 block of Amundson Avenue on a report of an assault. One victim was transported to the hospital. Three suspects were taken into custody, but two other suspects left the scene before pol...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Edina Homes Targeted in Recent Burglaries

Edina, Minn., Feb. 1, 2024 – The Edina Police Department and surrounding law enforcement agencies have responded to multiple burglaries in the metro area within the last few months.

Edina detectives are working collaboratively with law enforcemen...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Create Community Art through the Edina Art Grant Program

Edina, Minn., Feb. 2, 2024 – The City of Edina seeks applications for projects that support and facilitate arts and culture activities and events in the community.

The art grant application period opens Friday, Feb. 2. The deadline to apply is Ma...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Finance Department Receives Certificate of Achievement

Edina, Minn., Feb 2, 2024 - The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Edina’s Finance Department fo...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Pa Thao Named City’s Next Finance Director

Edina, Minn., Jan 26, 2024 – Pa Thao has been named the City of Edina’s next Finance Director.

Thao was hired by the City in December 2021 as an Auditing and Accounting Coordinator before being promoted to Assistant Finance Dir...

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Five Retire From City of Edina in Second Half of 2023

Edina, Minn., Jan. 24, 2024 – With nearly 100 combined years of full-time service, five staff members retired from the City of Edina in the second half of 2023. 

Mike Rice, Building Inspector

Mike Rice retired from the Fire Depar...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Nick Donahue is the new Community Engagement Officer

Edina, Minn., Jan. 10, 2023 – Nick Donahue is the Edina Police Department’s new Community Engagement Officer. 

Donahue joined the Edina Police Department as a Police Officer in November 2015. He has been involved in the SWAT te...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Homes At Least 100 Years Old Eligible for Special Designation

Edina, Minn., Jan. 10, 2024 A new program helps Edina homeowners learn about and celebrate homes that are at least 100 years old.

The Century Homes program, launched this year, recognizes these homes that preserve Edina’s history. The...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Farmers Market at Centennial Lakes Park Seeks Vendors

Edina, Minn., Jan. 10, 2024 – Vendors can apply now to sell their 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 6 through Oct. 3 (except July 4) i...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 24, 2021

Outdoor Skating Rinks in Edina Parks to Open Saturday, Jan. 13

Jan. 26, 2024 Update – All outdoor rinks and Centennial Lakes Park are closed for skating due to warm weather conditions. Edina, Minn., Jan. 10, 2024 – Outdoor skating rinks and warming houses in neighborhood parks wil...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Walk With the Mayor to Be Held Jan. 20

Edina, Minn., Jan. 10, 2024 – This month’s Walk with the Mayor will take place 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Southdale Center, 6901 France Ave. S. It will begin at the food court entrance. 

Community members are welcome to wa...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Radon Action Month

Edina, Minn., Jan 5. 2024 – January is Radon Action Month, and the City of Edina’s Community Health Division is once again offering $5 test kits to residents while supplies last. Exactly $5 is required if paying in cash, as no change is available.

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Travis Larson Recognized with DWI Hat Trick

Edina, Minn., Dec. 27, 2022 – Officer Travis Larson of the Edina Police Department completed a DWI Hat Trick during his shift May 27, 2023, and was recently recognized for it by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffi...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Jaren Zech Appointed to Minnesota Cannabis Advisory Council

Edina, Minn., Dec 20, 2023 – Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Edina Police Officer Jaren Zech to the newly formed Minnesota Cannabis Advisory Council (CAC) as an Expert in Municipal Law Enforcement with Advanced Training in Impairment Detection and E...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Heckert Named Edina Police Lieutenant

Edina, Minn., Dec. 13, 2023 – A 10-year veteran of the Edina Police Department has been named Lieutenant.

Jake Heckert was promoted to the position effective Dec. 4. He oversees the department’s Professional Standards Division which inc...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Walk With the Mayor to be Held Dec. 16

Edina, Minn., Dec. 4, 2023 - This month’s Walk with the Mayor will take place 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Galleria, 69th Street and France Avenue. The walk will begin by Starbucks and Cov on the east side of the mall.

Members of the commu...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

City Invites Residents to Apply for a Board or Commission

Edina, Minn., Dec. 6, 2023 – 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 through Jan....

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Three Arrested in Stolen Vehicle Incident

Edina, Minn., Dec. 4, 2023 – Around 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, the Edina Police Department received a license plate reader alert in the 50th and France District of a vehicle stolen from Eagan. 

Officers located the vehicle near Edina City H...

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