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Posted on: April 16, 2021

2021 Quality of Life Survey is Underway

Edina, Minn., April 15, 2021 – The City of Edina’s 2021 Quality of Life Survey is underway.

The City contracted with Polco (NRC) to develop a six-page survey. The survey includes questions about quality of life in Edina, local policies ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Board of Appeal & Equalization to Meet April 21

Edina, Minn., April 12, 2021 – The City of Edina’s Board of Appeal & Equalization will meet virtually 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.

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

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, April 20

Edina, Minn., April 15, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, April 20.

The Council will hold a closed session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss public safety. The regular City Council meeting will begin a...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Annual Salary Posting

Minnesota Statue 471.701 requires that “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 an...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Access to Edina City Hall Restricted April 13

Edina, Minn., April 13, 2021 – There will be no curfew in Edina Tuesday, April 13. However, in an abundance of caution, access to Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., will be restricted.

Eden Avenue from West 50th Street to Grange Road will be clos...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Curfew in Effect 7 p.m. April 12 through 6 a.m. April 13

Edina, Minn., April 12, 2021 – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has issued a curfew for Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey counties from 7 p.m. Monday, April 12 (tonight) to 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 13. Anyone traveling to or from work is exempt from the curfew.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Spring Hydrant Flushing Begins April 12

Edina, Minn., April 9, 2021 – The City of Edina’s spring hydrant flushing program will begin Monday, April 12, and is scheduled to conclude in approximately three weeks.

This program is necessary to clean the watermains and minimize the...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting April 14

Edina, Minn., April 8, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Get a Free Tree and Compost for Your Edina Yard

Edina, Minn., March 29, 2021 – The City of Edina is giving away a tree seedling, along with a bag of compost to help it grow, to Edina residents who promise to plant the tree at their Edina home. 

The City has 1,000 seedlings and bags of compost t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, April 6

Edina, Minn., April 1, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, April 6. 

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will meet jointly with the Planning Commission and Heritage Preserva...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Register Now for the Step To It Challenge

Edina, Minn., March 26, 2021 – Take on the Step To It Challenge, a free four-week physical activity challenge and friendly competition among local communities.

This is Edina’s third year competing in the challenge in which residents, sc...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Residents Encouraged to Complete Survey for Climate Action Plan

Edina, Minn., March 24, 2021 – Edina residents are encouraged to complete a short survey to share how they experience nature in Edina and any concerns they have for the future. The survey is one of the first steps in the City’s develop...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Man

Jackie Little

Edina, Minn., March 25, 2021— The Edina Police Department is asking for assistance from the public to locate a missing person. 

Jackie Rahm Little, age 34, was last heard from by family members via phone on Friday, March 19. Subsequent efforts to ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

‘Images of Edina’ Photo Contest Entry Period Starts April 15

Edina, Minn., March 16, 2021 – 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 18th-annual &ldquo...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Public Hearing on Draft Parking Ordinances Begins March 19

Edina, Minn., March 19, 2021 – Starting Friday, March 19, members of the Edina community have the chance to weigh in on proposed changes to local parking ordinances.

In 2020, the Edina City Council requested the Planning Commission evaluate the ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, March 16

Edina, Minn., March 12, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, March 16. 

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss a Sustainable Building Policy and preliminary staff r...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

City Seeks Nominations for Annual Mayor’s Commendations

Edina, Minn., March 10, 2021 – The City of Edina seeks nominations for the annual Mayor’s Commendations, given to those who have volunteered their time and effort to make significant contributions to the community.

Awards are given in t...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Nominations Now Open for Edina Heritage Award

Edina, Minn., March 9, 2021 – The nomination period for the Edina Heritage Award is now open. Each year, the award is given by the Edina Heritage Preservation Commission to a local business, person or neighborhood for a commitment to preserving,...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

$1,000 Reward Offered in Speedway Robbery

Crime Alert

Edina, Minn., March 10, 2021— The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of the people responsible for a recent robbery at Speedway, 5401 France Ave. S.

At 7:08 p.m. Thursday, Fe...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Spring Load Restrictions Go into Effect March 4

Edina, Minn., March 2, 2021 – Spring load restrictions in Edina go into effect 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 4, the same day they take effect across the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

Weight restrictions are implemented each spring to help preserv...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting March 10

Edina, Minn., March 3, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Creates Housing Preservation Program

Edina, Minn., March 3, 2021 – The City of Edina has created a program to buy and preserve smaller single-family homes in the community.

“Edina residents have been calling for a preservation of the smaller, more affordable homes in the c...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, March 2

Edina, Minn., Feb. 24, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, March 2. 

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss a recent utility rate study. Members of the public can ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

City of Edina Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

Edina, Minn., Feb. 24, 2021 – Edina and communities around the country are in a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery: vaccinations. Local governments must ensure that residents have the information they need about how, when, where and...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Edina Police Swears In Newest Officer

Edina, Minn., Feb. 24, 2021 – The City of Edina’s Police Department welcomed its newest Police Officer on Tuesday, Feb. 23, as Travis Larson was sworn in during a ceremony at City Hall in front of his family. 

“I&...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Governor Walz Announces COVID-19 Community Vaccination Site at Mall of America

Release courtesy Office of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan

St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 24, 2021 – As part of the State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program (CVP), Governor Tim Walz announced a new community vaccination site to...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting Feb. 24

Edina, Minn., Feb. 19, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Cha...
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Posted on: February 18, 2021

State Launches New Tool to Connect All Minnesotans to COVID-19 Vaccines

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 18, 2021 — Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the launch of the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool that helps all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. The Vaccine Connector is t...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Fire Chief Tom Schmitz to Retire Feb. 19

Edina, Minn., Feb. 11, 2021 – After 25 years serving the City of Edina, Fire Chief Tom Schmitz is retiring from his position this month. Schmitz began as Fire Chief in February 2014, capping a distinguished career in the fire service the cities ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City Seeks Volunteers for Communications Feedback Group

Edina, Minn., Feb. 10, 2021 – The City of Edina seeks more volunteers for a group that provides regular feedback on its communications.

Goals of the group, formed in 2018, are to foster a culture of two-way communication with residents and ensure...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Wednesday, Feb. 17

Edina, Minn., Feb. 17, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17. 

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss its use of task forces and begin preparations for an ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Edinborough Park Reopens PlayPark

Edina, Minn., Feb. 12, 2021 – After being closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Edina has reopened the Edinborough Park PlayPark, 7700 York Ave S. Reservations for a two-hour timeslot can be made online at Edinamn.maxgalaxy.net...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

‘Town Talks’ Continue With Discussion on Organics Recycling

Edina, Minn., Jan. 28, 2021 – Organics Recycling Coordinator Twila Singh will continue the City of Edina’s “Town Talks” with a virtual discussion about organics recycling from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. &nb...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Mayor, Edina Public Schools Superintendent to Present State of the City Feb. 25

Edina, Minn., Feb. 1, 2021 – Edina Mayor James B. Hovland and Edina Public Schools Superintendent John Schultz will present the “2021 State of the Community” Thursday, Feb. 25. The pair will speak about Edina’s resp...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Edina Parks & Recreation Ready for Activity Registration

Edina, Minn., Feb. 5, 2021 – Online registration for the City of Edina’s spring and summer parks and recreation activities begins noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Edinamn.maxgalaxy.net for Edina residents. Registration for those who live outside Edina begins n...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nominations Open for Edina Police Officer of the Year

Edina, Minn., Feb. 4, 2021 – The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is accepting nominations for the 2020 Mike Siitari Officer of the Year Award.

The Crime Prevention Fund recognizes an Edina Police Officer each year who has gone above and beyond the ca...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Arts & Culture Commission Seeks Submissions for Virtual Art Gallery

Edina, Minn., Jan. 27, 2021 – The City of Edina’s Arts & Culture Commission seeks submissions for the themed public virtual art gallery “From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum,” an exhibition exploring how our ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting Feb. 10

Edina, Minn., Feb. 2, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Chan...
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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Edina Mayor, Rotary Club Challenge Residents to 2,021 Acts of Kindness

Edina, Minn., Jan. 27, 2021 – Mayor Jim Hovland and the Rotary Club of Edina challenge residents to complete 2,021 acts of kindness.

During this difficult time, it is more important than ever to support one another and give back to our community. For this ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, Feb. 2

Edina, Minn., Jan. 28, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2. 

The City Council will first meet at 5:30 p.m. in a closed session to complete the City Manager’s annual per...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Kitchen Fire in Edina Condominium Injures One

Edina, Minn., Jan. 25, 2021 – At 3:03 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, the Edina Fire Department responded to a call of a fire in the 4100 block of Parklawn Drive. The fire, located in a second-floor unit of the condominium building, started in the kitchen ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Edina Parks & Recreation Hosting Best in Snow Contest

Edina, Minn., Jan. 21, 2020 – The City of Edina’s Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a “Best in Snow” contest to encourage residents to make the most of winter and showcase their best snow creatio...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting Jan. 27

Edina, Minn., Jan. 20, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 ...
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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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