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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Met Council Seeks Applicants for Committee Vacancies

The following press release was originally sent out by the Metropolitan Council.

Metro area residents who want to help shape regional policy and services are invited to apply for advisory committees to the Metropolitan Council. The Council relies on these ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Walk With the Mayor Scheduled for Jan. 18

Edina, Minn., Dec. 23, 2019 – The January Walk With the Mayor is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Galleria, 3510 Galleria.

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

City Posts Positions and Salaries of Highest-Paid Employees

Minnesota Statue 471.701 requires “a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees.” For the City of Edina, titles and sal...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

City Seeks Applicants for Advisory Boards and Commissions

Edina, Minn., Dec. 12, 2018 – The City of Edina seeks applicants for at least 9 of its 10 advisory boards and commissions. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 31.

Among the open positions are terms on the Arts & Cultur...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Braemar Golf Dome, Driving Range Among Nation’s Best

The Braemar Golf Course Driving Range and Braemar Golf Dome have each been named among the top 50 ranges in 2019 by the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA).

This is the second consecutive year the driving range and dome were recognized individually. T...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Outdoor Skating Rinks in Edina Parks Open Dec. 16

Edina, Minn., Dec. 11, 2019 – Outdoor skating rinks in 12 Edina parks open Monday, Dec. 16, weather permitting.

Each skating park has a hockey rink and a pleasure skating rink plus a warming house.

Skating reopens this season at the newly...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

HRRC Recognizes Two with Tom Oye Human Rights Awards

Edina, Minn., Dec. 9, 2019 – The Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC) recently honored a senior at Edina High School and a longtime librarian with Tom Oye Human Rights Awards for championing human rights in the community.

A leader at Edi...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Ash Trees Being Removed, Replaced Along Vernon Avenue

Hennepin County recently issued the following press release:To respond to the emerald ash borer infestation, Hennepin County has begun removing ash trees along county roads. This includes removing 27 trees along Vernon Avenue/County Road 158 in Edina.

New ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Discounted Radon Test Kits Available to Edina Residents

To help promote safety in the home, the Edina Health Division is offering residents radon test kits for $5, while supplies last.

Radon is an odorless, colorless and tasteless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in Minnesota soils. It moves through porous...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Fire Damages Edina Home on Wooddale Avenue

Edina, Minn., Dec. 2, 2019 – The Edina Fire Department was called to the 5600 block of Wooddale Avenue at 7:56 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, after a neighbor called 911 reporting the smell of smoke and hearing their neighbor’s smoke alarms s...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Edina Mayor Joins Climate Mayors Steering Committee

Edina, Minn., Dec. 3, 2019 – Today, Edina Mayor Jim Hovland announced his participation in the newly launched Climate Mayors Steering Committee, a group of 24 mayors who will serve as a leading voice in efforts to further climate action in the cities acro...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Public Comment Period Opens on Draft Policy for Police Body-Worn Cameras

 A public comment period opens Tuesday, Dec. 3, on a proposed Edina Police Department policy governing use of body-worn cameras.

With the advancement of digital recording devices, the public has begun to expect the interactions of law enforcement ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Minnesota Housing Awards Two Edina Developments Financing

Two housing developers, Aeon and MWF Properties, were awarded financing by Minnesota Housing for their affordable housing developments in Edina.  

“This is a big deal,” said Affordable Housing Development Manager Stephanie Hawk...

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Posted on: November 23, 2019

Possible Suspect in Illinois Double-Homicide Found in Edina

Edina, Minn., Nov. 23, 2019 – At 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, the Edina Police Department received a tip that a car matching the description of one involved in a double-homicide in Illinois was in Edina. Police responded to the 6600 block of Vernon Avenue.

Offi...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Come Home 2 Edina Mortgage Program Increases Home Price to $425,000

The Edina Housing Foundation (EHF) recently approved an increase of the purchase price cap for Come Home 2 Edina’s mortgage program from $350,000 to $425,000, which will allow additional housing inventory to qualify and enable more potential hom...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Explorer Post 925 Earn Honors in Annual Explorers Conference

Edina/Eden Prairie Law Enforcement Explorers Post 925 recently participated in the 24th-annual Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorers Conference in Duluth and won multiple awards.  

“Our Explorers represented themselves and the Edina and Ed...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Edina School Board Election Results Are In

Janie Shaw, Julie Greene and Leny K. Wallen-Friedman have won the 2019 Edina School Board election. For complete results, visit the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

No Arrest Made in Weekend Graffiti at Local School

Edina, Minn., Nov. 5, 2019 – The Edina Police Department has completed its investigation of a weekend case of graffiti at a local elementary school.

The Edina Police Department responded to a “miscellaneous public” call at 2:1...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Backyard Rink, Braemar Field Open Nov. 2 for Winter Activities

The Backyard Rink at Braemar Arena and the dome-enclosed Braemar Field open Nov. 2 for rentals and open time on the ice and field.

Family open skating on the outdoor Backyard Rink, behind Braemar Arena at 7501 Ikola Way, will be 8-9:30 p.m. Fridays. Admiss...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Winter Parking Restrictions Start Nov. 1

Starting Nov. 1, winter parking rules go into effect across Edina to help ensure roads are safe before, during and after a snowstorm or other severe weather.

  • All vehicles must be off City streets between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • No vehicle maybe parked on any stre...
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Posted on: November 1, 2019

EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List

This information was originally issued in a press release by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adding two sites and proposing to add five sites to the Superfund National Priorities...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Statement Regarding In-Squad Video from Sept. 7 Officer-Involved Shooting

Edina, Minnesota, Oct. 24, 2019 – Earlier this week, the City of Edina held a private meeting with the Quinones family and their attorneys to share some portions of video from Edina’s squad cars during the Sept. 7 officer-involved shooting in Richfield. T...

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