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Posted on: August 18, 2019

Activity Registration Begins Monday, Aug. 19

Registration opens

  • 8 a.m. Aug. 19 - Edina residents
  • 8 a.m. Aug. 26 - People who live outside Edina

Braemar Arena registration begins at noon Aug. 20.

Registration site

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Nominations Now Being Collected for Human Rights Award

The City of Edina Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Tom Oye Human Rights Award, recognizing individuals or groups in the community whose good work promotes human relations and advances human rights.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

‘Finding Beauty: Art & Healing’ Opens at Edina Art Center

The work of two physicians who integrate their unique perspective on healing into art are featured at the Edina Art Center in August and September.

Together, Kevin H. Komadina and Joel Carter have garnered extensive experience in the care and healing of pa...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Police Department Seeks Public's Help in Finding Missing Woman

Update Aug. 15: The missing person has been found safe.

Editor's Note: The following is a Missing Person Alert from the Minnesota BCA

The Edina Police Department seeks the public's help in finding Melinda Ann Larson, 64.At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, Larson l...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

‘Battle of the Badges’ Blood Drive Returns to City Hall

The Edina Police Department and Memorial Blood Centers will host a blood drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the Council Chambers of Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. The blood drive is part of Memorial Blood Centers’ annual “Ba...

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Press releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

$1,000 Reward Offered in Arson and Vandalism

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 arson and vandalism. 

Overnight on July 23, officers responded to the Parklawn Court are...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

‘Open Streets on 50th' Calls for Vendors and Sponsors

Online registration is open for vendors interested in participating in the “Open Streets on 50th" event. Open Streets on 50th will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

The City will close West 50th Street between Wooddale Avenue in Edina an...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Walk With the Mayor Scheduled for Aug. 21

The August Walk With the Mayor is scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S. Participants should meet at Hughes Pavilion a few minutes before the start of the walk at 6:30 p.m.

“The new pedestri...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

City Seeks Applications for Human Services Funding

The City of Edina’s Human Services Task Force seeks proposals for 2020-2021 human services funding. This funding is open to human services agencies and organizations that address an immediate basic human need (i.e., elements required for surviva...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Fall/Winter Activity Registration Begins Aug. 19

Registration for most park and recreation classes and events outlined in the 2019-2020 Fall/Winter Activities Directory begins 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, for Edina residents. Registration for those who live outside Edina begins 8 a.m. Aug. 26. Fall registrat...

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Press releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Six Edina Businesses Recognized as Green Businesses

The City of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission (EEC) launched a new business recognition program in May 2019 to celebrate green and sustainable actions promoted by local businesses in Edina. Since its launch, six Edina businesses have e...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

$1,000 Reward Offered in Utley Park Vandalism

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 at Utley Park, 4521 W. 50th St. 

Sometime overnight on July 18, a person or perso...

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Press releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Two Retire In the Second Quarter of 2019

The City of Edina said goodbye to two longtime public safety staffers in the second quarter of 2019. Fire Prevention Administrative Assistant Karen Bretson and Police Department Administrative Assistant Nancy Karkhoff each retired at the end of May. &...

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Press releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Council Member Staunton Completes Term Serving Cities Across the State

Edina, Minn., July 11, 2019 – Edina City Council Member Kevin Staunton completed his term on the Board of Directors of the League of Minnesota Cities at the end of June, closing out three years of service to Minnesota cities.

The League ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Citizens’ Academy Starts Sept. 5

Edina, Minn., June 19, 2019 – Find out what working in law enforcement is really like through the Edina Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy. The program starts Sept. 5 and runs for 12 weeks through Nov. 21, and adu...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Braemar Golf Course Restaurant Focuses on American Classics

Edina, Minn., July 9, 2019 – Boasting a new menu featuring American cuisine, Red River Kitchen has shifted into its full summer mode as a family-friendly restaurant for golfers, Edina residents and visitors at Braemar Golf Course. 

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Dockless E-Scooters Available in Edina

Looking to get around town but don’t have your own wheels? Edina residents and visitors have access to electric scooters through a new micro-mobility sharing service.

Lime has begun to deploy dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, to various ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Fire Damages Edina Home on Londonderry Road

The Edina Fire Department was called to the 6600 block of Londonderry Road 12:41 p.m. Saturday, June 29, after one of the residents reported a fire.

Firefighters arrived to a working fire in the garage of a single-family home, and were able to quickly exti...

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Posted on: July 6, 2019

Edina Police Seek Two Missing Children

[UPDATE 10:55 a.m. Saturday, July 6]The two missing children have been found safe, because of social media and everyone who helped get the word out.

It was confirmed that they spent the night with an extended family member.

Thank you to everyone who helped,...

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Press releases
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Watch Pro Hockey Players This Summer at Braemar Arena

Da Beauty League, featuring professional hockey players competing for the love of the game, returns to Braemar Arena this summer.

National Hockey League players Zach Parise, Anders Lee and Brock Boeser are among those who have played in the league, which f...

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Press releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

John Greene Sworn In as Edina’s Newest Officer

Edina, Minn., June 26, 2019 – Officer John Greene took the oath of office at Edina City Hall and officially joined the Edina Police Department (EPD) as a Police Officer when he was sworn in 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Edina City Hall.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Public Asked to Use Main Entrance to Edina City Hall

Beginning Monday, July 1, all visitors to Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., must enter through the building’s main entrance.

“The tragic mass murder of city employees in a Virginia Beach, Virginia, municipal building last month is yet ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Edina Competitors Log 28 Million Steps in Monthlong Challenge

The Edina community logged more than 28 million steps in the City’s first year participating in the Step To It Challenge.

The Step To It Challenge is a free four-week competition among 25 communities in Hennepin County to promote getting active. ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Edina Wins Grant to Add Recycling Bins to Parks and Facilities

The Edina Parks & Recreation Department has won a $60,700 grant to put 106 more recycling containers in City parks and activity centers.

Having more recycling bins to place in key spots will increase the collection of recycling from both the public and...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

White Oaks Becomes City-Recognized Neighborhood Association

The White Oaks Neighborhood recently completed the process to become a City of Edina-recognized neighborhood association. The City now has a total of 10 recognized neighborhoods, including the Arden Park, Chowen Park, Concord, Creek Knoll, Lake C...

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Press releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Edina Crime Prevention Fund Names Joel Moore and Kevin Rofidal Officers of the Year

Edina Detective Joel Moore and Sgt. Kevin Rofidal were recently named the 2018 Mike Siitari Officers of the Year by the Edina Crime Prevention Fund.

Since 2011, the Crime Prevention Fund has recognized one officer a year in honor of former Police Chief Mik...

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Press releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

City Seeks Sculptors to Turn Student Art into Public Art Pieces

The City of Edina’s Arts & Culture Commission (ACC) seeks artists to work with local students to construct a public art sculpture based on student artwork.

Eighty grade school students in the Edina school district participated in a student sc...

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Press releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Edina Establishes Energy Benchmarking Ordinance for Businesses

The Edina City Council approved an efficient building benchmarking ordinance at its June 4 meeting. It will require owners of existing commercial and multifamily buildings over 25,000 square feet to benchmark their buildings’ energy use...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

City Manager Scott Neal Named President of MCMA

City Manager Scott Neal was recently appointed President of the Minnesota City/County Management Association (MCMA). MCMA is the professional and educational organization for appointed management serving cities, counties and other local governments in Min...

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Press releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Edina Aquatic Center Opens June 1

The Edina Aquatic Center opens Saturday, June 1, with pools and water attractions for everyone from infants to adults to enjoy.

The Aquatic Center, 4300 W. 66th St., features an Olympic-sized lap pool, diving boards, body and tube slides, a zip line plunge...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Fitness in the Park Series Returns Starting May 30

Fitness in the Park is returning this spring and summer, bringing free and fun exercise opportunities at parks and green spaces throughout the city.

New this year are Family Fitness Classes, open to all ages, and a new location – Braemar Golf Cou...

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Press releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Farmers Market, Free Movies and Concerts Start in June

Centennial Lakes Park kicks off a summer of entertainment and events starting in June.

The Maetzold Amphitheater at the south end of the park features free live concerts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings with a variety of acts from the Edina ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Five Edina Officers Recognized at MADD Statewide Award Ceremony

Five Edina police officers were recognized at the annual MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Statewide Recognition Award Program May 14. The program highlights individuals who, in their work or daily lives, embrace MADD’s mission to end drunk d...

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Press releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

City Launches Green Business Recognition Program

The City of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission (EEC) launched a new business recognition program to celebrate green and sustainable actions promoted by local businesses in Edina. The program is one step toward recognizing businesses and...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Bond-Rating Agency Reaffirms City of Edina’s Bond Rating

Independent bond-rating agency Moody’s Investors Service recently affirmed its high bond rating for the City of Edina’s $10.8 million general obligation bonds. Moody's maintains a Aaa rating on the City's outstanding general obligation...

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