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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Personal Note from Edina City Manager Scott Neal

For the past 30 years, I have worked as a city manager or administrator in five different communities in three different states. It’s a very public-facing job in which I’m often asked to do public speaking and writing. And despite my c...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

City to Host Virtual Meeting with Morningside Neighborhood to Discuss Flooding Infrastructure

Edina, Minn., May 29, 2020 – Residents of Edina’s Morningside Neighborhood are encouraged to participate in a virtual public meeting Wednesday, June 3, to talk about infrastructure improvements to help reduce flooding impacts in that a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Edina Extends Temporary Nighttime Curfew Through June 3

Edina, Minn., June 1, 2020 – Consistent with Minneapolis, St. Paul and several other surrounding cities, the City of Edina is taking extreme precaution to ensure the safety of the city, its residents and businesses. Edina Mayor Jim Hovland has d...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Edina Extends Temporary Nighttime Curfew

Edina, Minn., May 31, 2020 – Due to continued unrest in the Twin Cities, the City of Edina is taking extreme precaution to ensure the safety of the city, its residents and businesses. Edina Mayor Jim Hovland has declared another 8 p.m. curfew in...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Edina Declares Temporary Nighttime Curfew

Edina, Minn., May 29, 2020 – In response to unrest in the Twin Cities and reported threats of violence in the western suburbs, Edina Mayor Jim Hovland has declared an 8 p.m. curfew in Edina tonight and Saturday, May 30.

The Edina City Council hel...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Braemar Arena Reopening for Organized Youth Sports Organizations & Programs

Edina, Minn., May 29, 2020 – The City of Edina will reopen Braemar Arena, 7501 Ikola Way, beginning June 1 in accordance with Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-63, which allows limited organized youth sports with restrictions.

The City...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Fire Damages Edina Apartment on West 49th Street

Edina, Minn., May 28, 2020 – The Edina Fire Department was called to an apartment building in the 3900 block of West 49th Street 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, after management called 911 to report the fire.

Fire crews arrived to discover heavy smo...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Braemar Golf Course Receives Grants to Offer Hope and Play to All Abilities, Veterans

Edina, Minn., May 29, 2020 – Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, has been awarded two grants totaling $8,000 through the Minnesota Section PGA Foundation. The PGA HOPE and George Walters grants will help the golf course provide...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Heritage Award Honors Remodel of English Tudor Revival House

Edina, Minn., May 21, 2020 – The detailed remodel of an English Tudor Revival home on the original site of the Henry F. Brown farmhouse has received the 2020 Edina Heritage Preservation Award.

Julie and Doug Baker purchased the house in the 4600 ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Edina Crime Prevention Fund Cancels Edina Fall Into The Arts Festival

The following press release was originally issued by the Edina Crime Prevention Fund. 

Edina, Minn., May 27, 2020 – Following the news of the Minnesota State Fair cancelation, the Edina Crime Prevention Fund has decided to cancel the 202...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

City of Edina Statement on the Death of Mr. George Floyd

The range of emotions we are all feeling regarding the death of Mr. George Floyd, including sorrow, grief, anger and frustration, is nearly impossible to express. On behalf of the City of Edina, our community extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd&a...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

City Manager Issues Order Allowing Temporary Outdoor Customer Service Areas in Edina

Edina, Minn., May 28, 2020 – To allow businesses to better operate during the COVID-19 pandemic when social distancing is necessary and comply with the Stay Safe MN Plan, City Manager Scott Neal has issued an order allowing businesses to tempora...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Organics Recycling Carts Delivery Begins in Early June

Edina, Minn., May 19, 2020 – Carts for the City’s new organics recycling program will be delivered to homes throughout Edina beginning the first week of June.

Organics carts will be delivered to homes based on assigned...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City of Edina Lifts Group Play Ban, Opens Playgrounds

Edina, Minn., May 15, 2020 – The City of Edina will lift its ban on group play and reopen some park amenities Monday, May 18. Gov. Tim Walz recently announced Minnesota’s Stay-at-Home order will expire May 18, and be replaced with a Sa...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City Cancels June Concerts and Events at Centennial Lakes Park

Edina, Minn., May 15, 2020 – Due to the health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and to comply with the group gathering restrictions set by Gov. Tim Walz, the City of Edina has canceled June events and entertainment at Cente...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City Accepts Applications for Well-Sealing Grants

Edina, Minn., May 13, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Engineering Department is accepting grant applications from property owners who want to seal private wells on their properties. Engineering staff estimates there are approximately 1,000 ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Map of Historic Edina Walking Tour Goes Live

Edina, Minn., May 13, 2020 – Interested in a walking tour of historic Edina near Edina City Hall and the Edina Country Club?

The Edina Heritage Preservation Commission, along with City staff, created a map for self-guided tours. It lists 12 stops...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Fire damages Edina home on Amy Drive

Edina, Minn., May 12, 2020 – The Edina Fire Department was called to the 5900 block of Amy Drive at 4:13 p.m. Monday, May 11, after the homeowner reported a fire.  

Fire crews arrived to discover smoke coming from the home’s ea...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

City of Edina Closes Edina Aquatic Center, Cancels and Postpones Recreation Programs

Edina, Minn., May 11, 2020 – Due to the health and safety challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Edina will close the Edina Aquatic Center for the 2020 season and cancel or postpone recreation programs through Aug. 1...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

City Awards Forgivable Loans to 11 Edina Small Businesses

Edina, Minn., May 8, 2020 – The City of Edina has awarded 11 small Edina businesses a $9,000 forgivable loan.

The businesses selected to receive the loans are:

  • Beaujo’s Wine Café & Bistro
  • Bluebird Boutique
  • Clothes Mentor
  • Euro...
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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Honor Class of 2020 Graduates from Edina on Edina TV

Example photo and congratulatory message to Class of 2020 graduate

Coronavirus has altered, postponed or canceled the events to celebrate high school and college students from Edina who have worked hard to graduate as the Class of 2020.

To honor them and acknowledge their accomplishments, Edina TV will display photos of C...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Plans Controlled Burn of Public Works Rain Garden

A controlled burn of the native rain garden at the Public Works & Park Maintenance Facility, 7450 Metro. Blvd., is planned for Friday, May 1.

A controlled burn is a fire set intentionally for the purposes of managing native plants. Fire is a natural pa...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Edina Fire Department Collecting Cloth Masks

Edina, Minn., April 21, 2020 – Along with fire departments across Minnesota, the Edina Fire Department is collecting homemade cloth masks at its Fire Stations No. 1 and 2, 6250 Tracy Ave. and 7335 York Ave. Masks can be left in the bins...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Organics Recycling Program Delayed to June

Edina, Minn., April 21, 2020 – The City’s new organics recycling program originally set to launch this spring will now begin sometime in June with carts coming to homes throughout Edina early that month.

In an effort to meet Mi...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Braemar Golf Course Set to Open April 18

Edina, Minn., April 17, 2020 – Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, will reopen Saturday, April 18.

Gov. Tim Walz today issued Executive Order 20-38, which expands allowable outdoor recreation activities, including golf. The orde...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Housing & Redevelopment Authority to Meet Thursday, April 16

Edina, Minn., April 10, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will hold an electronic meeting Thursday, April 16.

Due to COVID-19 and Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay-at-Home Order, the meeting wi...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

City Accepts Applications for Street Funding Task Force

Edina, Minn., April 10, 2020 – The City of Edina is accepting applications for the City Manager’s Street Funding Task Force. The group will recommend how street reconstruction and maintenance should be funded in the future.

Th...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Edina Planning Commission to Meet Wednesday, April 15

Edina, Minn., April 10, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting Wednesday, April 15.Due to COVID-19 and Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay-at-Home Order, the meeting will be held electronical...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Board of Appeal & Equalization to Meet April 22

Edina, Minn., April 10, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Board of Appeal & Equalization will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

Each year, property owners are mailed value notices informing them of the values placed on their pro...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

City Gives $100,000 to VEAP for Rental Assistance Program

Edina, Minn., April 10, 2020 – The Edina City Council voted unanimously at its April 7 meeting to give Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) $100,000 from the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund to provide limited emergency rent...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Braemar Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Edina, Minn., April 10, 2020 – Braemar Golf Course has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International progr...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Pen Pal Program Aims to Encourage Safe Socialization During an Isolating Time

Edina, Minn., April 10, 2020 – The Edina Senior Center, Edina Community Education and Edina Library have come together to launch “Dear Edina: A Pen Pal Program” to keep the community connected while distance is at th...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

‘Images of Edina’ Photo Contest Entry Period Starts April 13

Edina, Minn., April 10, 2020 –Every photo has a story to tell. The City of Edina and Edina Magazine invite those who live, work or go to school in Edina to submit their best photos that tell Edina’s story in the 17th-annual “...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, April 7

Edina, Minn., April 3, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold a virtual work session and meeting Tuesday, April 7.

The work session will be held 5:30 p.m. for the Council to receive a recommendation on a Travel Demand Management Ordinan...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

$1,000 Reward Offered in Residential Vandalism

Edina, Minn., March 30, 2020 – The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of the person or persons responsible for recent damage in the 6300 block of Rolf Avenue.

Sometime in the...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Edina Public Works and Parks Reduce On-Site Staffing, Make Service Changes

Edina, Minn., March 31, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Public Works Department and Park Maintenance Division have reduced staffing until further notice to comply with Executive Order 20-20 issued by Gov. Tim Walz to help slow the spread of...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Recycling Must Be Placed in Carts; Yard Waste Pickup Delayed

Edina, Minn., March 31, 2020 – All recycling materials must be inside of recycling carts starting Monday, April 6, as a measure to protect drivers during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, some garbage haulers have delayed picking up yard wa...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Two More Edina Businesses Recognized as Green Businesses

Edina, Minn., April 1, 2020 – Each quarter, the City of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission (EEC) recognizes businesses that model green and sustainable actions. Two businesses were recognized as bronze-level Green Businesses d...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Group Play Banned in Edina

Effective 8 a.m. Monday, March 30, group activities that are not in compliance with obvious physical and social distancing, such as basketball, soccer and other non-individual sports, are not allowed in Edina in order to comply with Gov. Tim Walz&rsqu...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Edina Senior Center Honored for Innovative Senior Program, Dispels Myths About Aging

Edina, Minn., March 27, 2020 – The Edina Senior Center has been recognized by the National Council on Aging’s National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) with a 2019 Program of Excellence Award for its “See Them Shin...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Seven Sworn In as Edina’s Newest Paramedic/Firefighters

Edina, Minn., March 23, 2020 – Allie Adie, Luke Anderson, Alex Heroff, Bernie de Hoog, John Meyer, Chris Liston and Ryan Schmitz took the oath of office at Edina City Hall and officially joined the Edina Fire Department as Paramedic/Firefighters...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

CloverRide Circulator Bus Changes Service to Accommodate All, Keep Riders Safe

Edina, Minn., March 23, 2020 – In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, but also provide necessary transportation, the CloverRide circulator bus will shift from scheduled stops to on-demand service with one rider per trip. Riders from anywhe...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Edina Non-Profits Step Up in Time of Need

Edina, Minn., March 20, 2020 – To meet the needs of individuals and families in the community who have been especially impacted by COVID-19, several Edina non-profits have come together: The Edina Community Foundation and the Meal Fund, supporte...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Drop-off sites open Sunday to collect materials for people supporting COVID-19 response

This news release originated from Hennepin County.

Hennepin County has created drop-off locations for items needed to protect people responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Staff working in quarantine operations, as first responders, in public health, and in cli...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Blake Road Closing for Gas Belt Line Replacement

Edina, Minn., March 20, 2020 – Part of Blake Road will be closed beginning March 30 to allow CenterPoint Energy to replace part of the natural gas beltline system in Edina. The project will be conducted in phases to lessen the impact on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Edina City Hall to Temporarily Close March 20

Edina, Minn., March 19, 2020 – To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., and the Public Works & Park Maintenance Facility, 7450 Metro Blvd., will close to the public 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 20. The buil...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Edina Close Playgrounds, Encourage Social Distancing

Edina, Minn., March 20, 2020 – The City of Edina will close playgrounds in all City parks beginning March 20 until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Park users are asked to stay off the fencing around play structures during the...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor Declares Local Peace Time Emergency

Edina, Minn., March 16, 2020 – Edina Mayor Jim Hovland has declared a local peace time emergency due to COVID-19. The declaration invokes the City’s disaster plan and authorizes other appropriate community containment and mitigation st...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Edina Liquor Closes Stores, Focuses on Delivery Service

Edina, Minn., March 17, 2020 – To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Edina Liquor’s three locations have temporarily closed to shoppers. Edina Liquor’s delivery service will continue with expanded hours.

Edina Liquor’...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

City Responds to COVID-19 FAQs

The City has begun publishing a list of frequently asked questions relating to its response to COVID-19.

Questions and answers will be updated frequently. They were last updated March 16, 2020.

Submit a question by sending an email to mail@EdinaMN.gov.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Edina to Close Some Facilities, Cancel Events

Edina, Minn., March 13, 2020 – Following guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Edina will close its recreation facilities and suspend some events, programs and meetings Sat...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Spring Load Restrictions Go into Effect

Edina, Minn., March 2, 2020 – Spring load restrictions in Edina go into effect 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 6, the same day they take effect across the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

Weight restrictions are implemented each spring in an effort to p...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

City Seeks Volunteers for Outdoor Maintenance and More at Centennial Lakes Park

Edina, Minn., Feb. 27, 2020 – Do you like to work outdoors? Help your community? Spend time in one of Edina’s most beautiful parks? Consider volunteering at Centennial Lakes Park this year!

Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S., is...

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