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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. 

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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: January 15, 2021

Edina City Council to Meet Wednesday, Jan. 20

Edina, Minn., Jan. 13, 2021 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Wednesday, Jan. 20. 

The City Council will start its work session at 5 p.m. in a closed session to discuss pending litigation. At 5:30 ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

City Accepts Applications for Climate Action Plan Working Group

The City of Edina is accepting applications for a working group of the Energy & Environment Commission. The new working group will support the development of a Climate Action Plan.

The working group will be made up of seven residents, some of whom are ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Planning Commission to Hold Electronic Meeting Jan. 13

Edina, Minn., Jan. 6, 2021 – The Edina Planning Commission will hold an electronic meeting next week.

The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Members of the public can watch the meeting live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Chan...
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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Gorman Recognized with Dorothea Nelson Award

Edina, Minn., Jan. 8, 2021 – Recreation Supervisor Nicole Gorman was recently recognized for her accomplishments in the parks and recreation field, earning the Dorothea Nelson Award from the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association (M...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Braemar Driving Range and Golf Dome, Head Pro Jay Meyerhoff Recognized

Edina, Minn., Jan. 6, 2021 – For the third straight year, the Braemar Golf Course driving range and Braemar Golf Dome earned recognition as “top 50” ranges by the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA).  

In additio...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

City of Edina’s First Responders Set to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Edina, Minn., Jan. 5, 2021 – The City of Edina’s first responders will begin to be vaccinated this week .

Bloomington Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna to all certified emergency medical responders, emergency medic...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, Jan. 5

Edina, Minn., Dec. 31, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic work session and meeting Tuesday, Jan. 5. 

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will discuss the recruitment process for boards and commissions, publ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

$5 Radon Test Kits Available to Edina Residents

Edina, Minn., Dec. 31, 2020 – To help Edina residents ensure their homes are safe, the City’s Health Division is offering residents radon test kits for $5.

Radon is an odorless and colorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in Minn...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Edina Police Deploys Body-Worn Cameras on Officers

Edina, Minn., Dec. 31, 2020 – Beginning this month, Edina Police officers are now outfitted with body-worn cameras. 

For more than a decade, the department has utilized in-squad camera systems which have proven to be an excellent tool fo...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Outdoor Skating Rinks in Edina Parks Open Dec. 28

Edina, Minn., Dec. 18, 2020 – Outdoor skating rinks in 14 Edina parks will open Monday, Dec. 28, weather permitting. 

The 12 neighborhood parks with rinks are:

  • Arden Park, 5230 Minnehaha Blvd.
  • Cornelia School Park, 7142 Cornelia Drive
  • Count...
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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Residents Urged to Weigh in on Future Funding of Street Reconstruction Before Jan. 19

Edina, Minn., Dec. 14, 2020 – A task force is asking residents to weigh in on future funding of street reconstruction in Edina.

The City’s Utility Fund covers the cost of curb and gutter and other utility improvements in a neighborhood ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Water Resources Coordinator Named Floodplain Manager of the Year

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Edina, Minn., Dec. 9, 2020 – City of Edina Water Resources Coordinator Jessica Wilson was recently named the 2020 “Lisa Buchli Floodplain Manager of the Year” by the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers (MnAFPM), a group of professionals dedicated...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Edina City Council to Meet Tuesday, Dec. 15

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

At its 5:30 p.m. work session, the City Council will recognize outgoing Council Members Mary Brindle and Mike Fischer...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

France Avenue Traffic Signals to Be Temporarily Removed at West 58th Street

Edina, Minn., Dec. 10, 2020 – The traffic signals at 58th Street and France Avenue will be removed soon and reinstalled in the spring.

As part of the West 58th Street neighborhood reconstruction project, new signals were installed. Unfortunately, the signa...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Applications Open for City of Edina Boards and Commissions

Edina, Minn., Dec. 7, 2020 – The City of Edina seeks applicants for eight of its 10 advisory boards and commissions. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, Jan. 31. 

There will be open positions on the Arts & Culture ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Edina Housing & Redevelopment Authority to Meet Dec. 10 and 17

The Edina Housing & Redevelopment Authority will hold electronic meetings 7:30 a.m. Thursdays Dec. 10 and 17. 

Members of the public can watch the meetings live:

  • Edina TV (Comcast Channels 813 or 16)
  • Facebook.com/EdinaMN 
  • City’...
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Posted on: December 4, 2020

HRRC Recognizes ‘Seeds of Change’ Organizers with Tom Oye Human Rights Award

Edina, Minn., Dec. 1, 2020 – The Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC) recently honored organizers of the summer “Seeds of Change” art installation at 50th & France with the 2020 Tom Oye Human Rights Award for ch...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Galleria Recognized as ‘Green Business’

Edina, Minn., Dec. 1, 2020 – Galleria Shopping Center was recently recognized as a gold-level “Green Business” during the third quarter of 2020. 

Each quarter, the City of Edina’s Energy & Environment Co...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Edina City Council to Meet Dec. 7, Planning Commission to Meet Dec. 9

Edina, Minn., Dec. 1, 2020 – The Edina City Council will hold an electronic meeting Monday, Dec. 7, to consider proposed street projects for 2021. 

The Engineering Department has proposed two street projects for 2021: Melody Lake A &...

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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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