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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Roofing Inspections Delayed Due to Weather

Due to early snowfalls, inspections on roofs are on an "anytime" basis. This means we have them on our schedule and as soon as the inspectors can have a good visual of the roof they will inspect them. Homeowners are required to keep the permit a...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Winter Parking Restrictions Begin Nov. 1

Edina, Minn., Oct. 23, 2020 – As the calendar turns to November, winter parking rules go into effect throughout Edina. In order to ensuring roads are safe before, during and after a snowstorm or other severe weather, beginning Nov. 1: 

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting Oct. 28

Edina, Minn., Oct. 20, 2020 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Cha...
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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Edina Police Investigate Accident on York Ave.

Edina, Minn., Oct. 16, 2020 -- Edina Police are investigating after a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the 6700 block of York Ave. around 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening. 

The victim, a 58-year-old male, was crossing the road when he was struck by a fem...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Edina’s Longest-Serving Employee Retires After 45 Years

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Edina, Minn., Oct. 12, 2020 – The longest-tenured employee in the City of Edina’s history is retiring after a 45-year career.

Administrative Assistant Ruth Schmoll, who found the job as a part-time secretary/dispatcher in the newspaper ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Edina HRRC to Host ‘Community Conversation on Race, Justice and Policing'

Edina, Minn., Oct. 6, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commission will host a “Community Conversation on Race, Justice & Policing” 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Several community members ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

City of Edina Helps Seniors Stay Connected, Offers Resource Drive-Thru Fair

Edina, Minn., Oct. 16, 2020 – The Edina Senior Center is partnering with Bloomington Public Health to provide a free Senior Resource Drive-Thru Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Braemar Golf Course parking lot, 6364 John Harris Drive.&nbs...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Edina Police Recognized with MADD Award

Edina, Minn., Oct. 16, 2020 – The commitment of the Edina Police Department to keep impaired drivers off the roads was recently recognized, as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) gave the City its Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency Met...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Residents Urged to Weigh in on Proposal to Change Local Speed Limits

Edina, Minn., Oct. 8, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Engineering Department seeks the public’s input on proposed changes to local speed limits.

Since August 2019, Minnesota cities have had the authority to set speed limits on stre...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Public Advised Against Contact with Three Edina Lakes

The following press release was recently issued by the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

Edina, Minn., Oct. 6, 2020 - WARNING - The public should avoid contact with the water in:

  • Lake Cornelia
  • Lake Edina
  • Lake Holiday

The water contains blue-green al...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Fire Damages Home Near South Harriet Park Neighborhood

Edina, Minn., Oct. 5, 2020 – Shortly after midnight this morning, Monday, Oct. 5, the Edina Fire Department responded to a fire call in the 5200 block of Halifax Avenue South. 

The residents discovered the fire in the basement o...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Community Flu Shot Clinic to be Held Oct. 6

Edina, Minn., Oct. 1, 2020 -- A community flu shot clinic for up to 150 people will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road.

Immunizations are available by appointment only due to COVID-19 precautions. Vacci...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Edina Art Center Offers Reimagined Art Workshops

Edina, Minn., Oct. 2, 2020 –The Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St., remains closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but has found creative ways to reimagine its workshops to bring art to the community.

The fall workshops have been modified for the heal...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

City of Edina Offers Pumpkin Smash & Bash

Edina, Minn., Sept. Oct. 2, 2020 – Edina residents can recycle their pumpkins at the free Pumpkin Smash & Bash from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Countryside Park, 6240 Tracy Ave. S.

The event will feature a pumpkin-rolling conte...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Free Buckthorn Dump Two Weekends in October

Edina, Minn., Oct. 1, 2020 – Edina residents can dump their buckthorn shrubs for free during the semi-annual buckthorn dump over two weekends in mid-October.

Residents can drop off buckthorn brush across from Braemar Golf Dome at 7420 Braemar Blvd.&nbs...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Edina City Council to Meet Wednesday, Oct. 7

Edina, Minn., Sept. 30, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Wednesday, Oct. 7.

At its work session, the City Council will meet with the chairs of its advisory boards and commission to discuss proposed wo...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

City of Edina’s Advisory Commissions to Hold Virtual Meetings in October

Edina, Minn., Sept. 30, 2020 – The City’s advisory commissions will hold virtual meetings in October.

The following commission meetings have been scheduled:

  • Energy & Environment Commission, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8
  • Community Health Com...
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Posted on: September 27, 2020

Two Arrested for Suspected Roles in Hospital Ramp Shooting

Edina, Minn., Sept. 27, 2020 – The Edina Police Department has arrested two people believed to be involved in the Sept. 14 shooting at the M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital parking ramp at 65th Street and France Avenue.

At 8:54 p.m. Monday, S...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Nominations Now Being Collected for Human Rights Award

Edina, Minn., Sept. 21, 2020 – The City of Edina Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC) is accepting nominations for the 2020 Tom Oye Human Rights Award, recognizing individuals or groups in the community whose good work promotes human r...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Event to be Held in Bloomington

Bloomington, Minn., Sept. 24, 2020 -- The State of Minnesota, in partnership with Normandale Community College, Minnesota National Guard and the City of Bloomington, will conduct a three-day COVID-19 testing event in a parking ramp at Normandale Community...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Newest Edina Police Officer Sworn In this Summer

Edina, Minn., Sept. 15, 2020 – On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Gaby Doyle was sworn in as Edina’s newest Police Officer. Her mother, Jennifer, pinned on her badge, 114.   

A native of Edina, Doyle started at the Edina Police Dep...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Public Advised Against Contact with Four Edina Lakes

The following press release was recently issued by the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

Edina, Minn., Sept. 15, 2020 - WARNING - The public should avoid contact with the water in:

  • Arrowhead Lake
  • Lake Cornelia
  • Lake Edina
  • Lake Holiday

The water contai...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting Sept. 23

Edina, Minn., Sept. 16, 2020 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Edina Housing & Redevelopment Authority to Meet Thursday, Sept. 24

The Edina Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will hold an electronic meeting Thursday, Sept. 24.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

•    Edina TV (Comcast Channe...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

$5,000 Reward Offered in Attempted Robbery and Shooting

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and charging of the man responsible for an attempted robbery and shooting Monday, Sept. 14, at the M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital parking ramp.

At 8:54 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, t...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Public Advised Against Contact with Arrowhead Lake

The following press release was recently issued by the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

Edina, Minn., Sept. 11, 2020 - The public is advised to have no contact with the water in Arrowhead Lake.

Water monitoring recently conducted at Arrowhead La...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

City of Edina Offers Family Fun This Fall

Edina, Minn., Sept. 11, 2020 – The City of Edina will offer new, family-friendly events to allow socially distant gatherings this fall.  

For “Chalk the Walk,” residents are invited to bring their chalk and create pos...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Absentee Voting at City Hall Begins Sept. 18

Edina, Minn., Sept. 8, 2020 – Absentee voting for the Nov. 3 General Election begins Sept. 18 at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.

All eligible voters in Edina can vote early by absentee either in person or by mail. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, Sept. 15

Edina, Minn., Sept. 9, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Following a closed session to discuss pending litigation, a work session will be held at 6 p.m. for the Council to meet with ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

‘Town Talks’ Continue With Discussion on Transportation and Traffic

Edina, Minn., Sept. 8, 2020 – Transportation Planner Andrew Scipioni will continue the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” with a virtual discussion about transportation and traffic from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. &a...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

City of Edina Reopening Braemar Golf Dome and Braemar Field

Edina, Minn., Sept. 7, 2020 – After remaining closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and comply with State orders, the City of Edina will reopen the Braemar Golf Dome, 7420 Braemar Blvd., for the season on Monday, Sept. 14, and Braemar Field...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Braemar Arena Offers Adult Open Hockey

Edina, Minn., Sept. 7, 2020 – Braemar Arena, 7501 Ikola Way, will begin to offer adult open hockey beginning Sept. 9, after postponing the program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adults ages 18 and older will be able to play pick-up hockey from 11:...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Planning Commission and HRA to Hold Electronic Meetings Sept. 9 and 10

Edina, Minn., Sept. 1, 2020 – The Edina Planning Commission and Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) will hold electronic meetings next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. Members of the public ca...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Edinborough Park to Host Free Weekly Children’s Entertainment

Edina, Minn., Sept. 7, 2020 – Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S., will host free weekly children’s entertainment at noon Thursdays in the Amphitheater beginning Sept. 17.

The performance schedule includes the following acts:

Sept. 17: W...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Edina Parks & Recreation Brings ‘Silly Walks’ to Parks

Edina, Minn., Sept. 7, 2020 – Edina Parks & Recreation is hoping to spread joy by bringing “Silly Walks” to the City’s parks.

A Silly Walk gives park goers the opportunity to participate in a leisurely a...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

City, Edina Magazine Honor Photo Contest Winners

The City of Edina and Edina Magazine recognized winners of the 2020 Images of Edina photo contest at the Sept. 1 City Council meeting.

This year’s panel of volunteer judges included Angela Johnson and Sarah Dovolos of Edina Magazine; Jerod Wilson...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

EPA Adds Groundwater Plume to Superfund National Priorities List

The following press release was recently issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information can be found at EdinaMN.gov/plume.

St. Louis Park and Edina, Minnesota, Sept. 1, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Recreational Water Advisory Issued for Lake Cornelia and Lake Edina

The following press release was recently issued by the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

Edina, Minnesota, Aug. 26, 2020 – The public should avoid contact with the water in Lake Cornelia and Lake Edina. The water contains blue-green algae at le...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

City of Edina’s Advisory Commissions to Hold Virtual Meetings in September

Edina, Minn., Aug. 25, 2020 – The City’s advisory commissions will hold virtual meetings in September.

The following commission meetings have been scheduled:

  • Heritage Preservation Commission, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8
  • Parks & Recreation...
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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, Sept. 1

Edina, Minn., Aug. 26, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The work session will be held at 5:30 p.m. for the Council to get an update on the Morningside flood risk reduction strategy. ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Law Enforcement Seeks New Recruits for Explorers Post 925

Edina, Minn., Aug. 25, 2020 – An informational meeting for potential participants of Edina/Eden Prairie Explorers Post No. 925 will take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the South Metro Safety Training Facility, 7525 Braemar Blvd. ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing in Bloomington Sept. 1

The following press release was recently issued by the City of Bloomington. You must register for an appointment to be tested at the event.

Bloomington, Minnesota, Aug. 21, 2020 – State and local health officials will offer free COVID-19 testing ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Continues to Accept Applications for Well-Sealing Grants

Edina, Minn., Aug. 23, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Engineering Department is still accepting grant applications from property owners who want to seal private wells on their properties. Engineering staff estimates there are approximately...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Edina Planning Commission to Meet Wednesday, Aug. 26

Edina, Minn., Aug. 18, 2020 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

High Algal Toxin Levels Detected in Lake Cornelia

Edina, Minn., Aug. 22, 2020 – The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District has collected water samples that indicate high algal concentrations in Lake Cornelia that may include blue-green algae in numbers that exceed the World Health Organiza...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Fall/Winter Activity Registration Begins Aug. 19

Online registration for fall and winter park and recreation activities begins noon Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Edinamn.maxgalaxy.net for Edina residents. Registration for those who live outside Edina begins noon Wednesday, Aug. 26. 

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

City to Accept Applications for Small Business Grants Beginning Aug. 19

Edina, Minn., Aug. 13, 2020 – Applications for the City’s second round of grants to small businesses will open 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.

“We’re hoping this program will enable and sustain a strong local economy,&...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Darren Davis Named Mike Siitari Officer of the Year

Edina, Minn., Aug. 12, 2020 – Officer Darren Davis was named the 2019 Mike Siitari Officer of the Year by the Edina Crime Prevention Fund. Edina Police Chief Dave Nelson presented Davis with the award at a small gathering outside the Edina Polic...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Edina Night to Unite Canceled for 2020

Edina, Minn., Aug. 12, 2020 – After being rescheduled once due to COVID-19, the Edina Police Department has made the difficult decision to cancel Night to Unite this year. 

“It wasn’t an easy decisio...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Several File For Local Office

Several residents have filed Affidavits of Candidacy for seats on the Edina City Council.

City offices open for election are Mayor and two seats on the City Council. Those elected will serve from January 2021 to January 2025.

Incumbent Mayor James B. Hovlan...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Fires Damage Edina Apartment and Home

Edina, Minn., Aug. 9, 2020 – The Edina Fire Department responded to two recent fires.  

Edina Fire was called to the 6400 block of Barrie Road at 4:09 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, after a resident of the building reported seeing smoke on an up...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Walk With A Council Member Scheduled for Aug. 19

Edina, Minn., Aug. 3, 2020 – Through the election in November, the Walk With the Mayor will be replaced with Walk With a Council Member. The August Walk with Council Member Ron Anderson is scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Cent...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Braemar Golf Course 2019 PGA Junior Program Named Top in Minnesota, One of the Largest in the Nation

Edina, Minn., Aug. 3, 2020 – Braemar Golf Course was presented the inaugural Gamechanger Award by the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America for having the top 2019 PGA Junior program in Minnesota and one of the largest in the country.

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Hovland Presents 2020 Mayor’s Commendations

Edina, Minn., Aug. 5, 2020 – Edina Mayor Jim Hovland recently presented six Mayor’s Commendations to outstanding volunteers and service organizations in the community.

Mayor’s Commendations are typically presented in the sprin...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Fall/Winter Activity Registration Begins Aug. 19

Edina, Minn., July 27, 2020 – Online registration for fall and winter park and recreation activities begins noon Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Edinamn.maxgalaxy.net for Edina residents. Registration for those who live outside Edina begins noon Wednesday...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City Cancels Popular Fall Events

Edina, Minn., July 28, 2020 – Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and with the health and safety of residents and visitors in mind, the City of Edina has canceled three annual events known to attract large crowds.

The popula...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Newest Edina Police Officer Sworn In this Summer

Edina, Minn., July 22, 2020 – On Wednesday, July 22, Guled Abdullahi was sworn in as Edina’s newest Police Officer. His mother, Jamila, pinned on his badge, 177.   

“Being a Police Officer is about service to...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Edina City Council to Meet Wednesday, Aug. 5

Edina, Minn., July 29, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5.

The work session will be held 5:30 p.m. for the Council to meet with the Planning Commission. Members of the public can liste...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Edina’s Advisory Commissions to Hold Virtual Meetings in August

Edina, Minn., July 29, 2020 – The City’s advisory commissions will hold virtual meetings in August.

The following commission meetings have been scheduled:

  • Community Health Commission – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10
  • Parks & Recre...
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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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