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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Commissions Welcome New Members As Others Step Down

The City recently celebrated the retirement of several commissioners from its advisory bodies at the Annual Boards & Commissions Recognition Event Tuesday, April 30. 

Nine commissioners retired within the last year; those included: 

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

New Championship 18 Opening at Braemar Golf Course

Braemar Golf Course opens the new Championship 18 course this week with a VIP celebration and media preview, a league day and an inaugural tournament.

The Championship 18, designed by renowned golf course architect Richard Mandell, features open fairways, ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

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: May 14, 2019

Southdale Library to Hold Open Houses

Below is information released from Hennepin County regarding open houses for the new Hennepin County Library -- Southdale. 

Join us at the next community open houses for the new Hennepin County Library – Southdale.

  • Thursday, May 30, 6-8 p...
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Posted on: May 10, 2019

City Seeks Volunteers for Housing Task Force

The City of Edina seeks volunteers for its new Housing Task Force. The Task Force will assist in the development of a comprehensive housing strategy for the community.

“The Task Force will be created to look at the current housing stock and deter...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Edina Transportation Commission to Participate in Twin Cities Bike to Work Day

The Edina Transportation Commission will host a “commuter pit stop” at Utley Park, 4501 W. 50th St., on Twin Cities Bike to Work Day Friday, May 17.

The event is organized and sponsored by Our Streets Minneapolis, a volunteer organizati...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Braemar Skate School Director Nominated for Excellence Award

Braemar Arena Skate School Director Kathleen Gazich has been nominated for the President’s Award of Excellence through the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).

The President’s Award of Excellence is a new award this year that recogni...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

44th & France Small Area Plan Recognized with Heritage Award

The City of Edina’s Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) awarded the 44th & France Small Area Plan with the 2019 Heritage Award. The Edina Heritage Award is given to individuals, families, companies or organizations that have made an outst...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Southdale 2 TIF Pooled Funds Work to Preserve Affordable Housing in Edina

Edina, Minn., April 26, 2019 – The Edina Housing & Redevelopment Authority at its meeting April 25 approved a $350,000 grant to support Aeon’s acquisition and rehabilitation of an apartment building 7008 Sandell Ave. and keep it af...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Abstract Painter, Minnesota Artists Show at Edina Art Center

Edina, Minn., April 24, 2019 – An abstract painter who uses the pigments of nature itself in her work and the spring exhibition from Minnesota’s original art organization are featured at the Edina Art Center through May.

Emily Donovan f...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Edina Liquor Now Delivers to Homes and Businesses

Edina, Minn., April 24, 2019 – Edina Liquor has launched delivery to homes and businesses in the city.

Delivery is free; the minimum order is $35. Edina Liquor employees process, fill and deliver the orders.

“This is a free service we ar...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Student Positions Open for City of Edina Commissions

Edina, Minn., April 19, 2019 – The City of Edina seeks student applications for its eight commissions. Two seats are available on each of the commissions.  

Commissions include:

Arts & Culture Commission

Community Health Commi...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Detective Joel Moore Named Investigator of the Year

Edina, Minn., April 24, 2019 – Edina Police Detective Joel Moore was named Investigator of the Year by the Tri-County Law Enforcement Association. He accepted the award at the Association’s Annual Member Gathering April 18 in St. Paul....

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Vetter Hired as Edina’s Parks & Recreation Director

Perry Vetter has been hired as the City of Edina’s new Parks & Recreation Director. He will begin work in Edina June 10.

Vetter is currently the Assistant City Manager for the City of Minnetonka. He began his career with the City of Minnetonk...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Hovland Presents 2019 Mayor’s Commendations

Edina Mayor Jim Hovland gave five commendations at the 40th-annual Community Volunteer Recognition Reception.

Jessica Kingston and James Pierce were awarded the Mayor’s Individual Service Commendation for their work leading a Race & Equity Ta...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

City Reminds Residents to Treat Ash Trees This Spring

Edina, Minn., April 9, 2019 – Residents or businesses with Ash trees on their properties should make sure to have them treated against Emerald Ash Borer in the next couple months if they haven’t already, Edina’s Fore...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

City of Edina Emergency Response Now Using Smart911

Edina, Minn., April 11, 2019 – The Edina 911 Emergency Communication Center now offers a free, new service called Smart911 to help 911 Dispatchers and first responders when someone calls 911.

When a person calls 911, information voluntar...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Edina City Council Advocates for Local Priorities

Edina, Minn., April 11, 2019 – Four members of the Edina City Council joined more than 2,000 mayors, council members and other delegates from cities, towns and villages across the country in Washington, D.C., last month for the National...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Register Now for the Step To It Challenge

Edina, Minn., April 4, 2019 – Take on the Step To It Challenge, a free four-week physical activity challenge and friendly competition among local communities.

This is Edina’s first year competing in the challenge in which residents, sch...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

France Avenue, Highway 62 Closures Begin Friday, April 12

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently issued this press release:

France Avenue Bridge Repair in Edina Begins April 12 with Hwy 62 weekend closure

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — MnDOT, in partnership with Hennepin County, will repair the France A...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

France Avenue Bridge Improvements Start Soon

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is set to begin improving the France Avenue bridge over Minnesota Highway 62.As a part of the project, drivers will notice improved pavement, a new traffic signal, accessible sidewalks and a lengthened ramp to ea...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Home on Malibu Drive Destroyed by Fire

Edina, Minn., April 2, 2019 – The Edina Fire Department was called to the 4900 block of Malibu Drive 4:39 p.m. Sunday, March 3, after a passerby reported flames coming from a home’s roof.

The family was home at the time of the fire, but...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Five Retire In the First Quarter of 2019

Edina, Minn., April 4, 2019 – The City of Edina said goodbye to five staffers in the first quarter of 2019. The retirees had over 131 years of cumulative experience.

“We are very fortunate to have such a large number of staff who stay with the City during ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

‘Images of Edina’ Photo Contest Call for Entry Starts April 1

Edina, Minn., March 26, 2019 – 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 16th-annual &...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Fire Damages Edina Home on Xerxes Avenue

Edina, Minn., March 26, 2019 – The Edina Fire Department was called to the 5800 block of Xerxes Avenue South 1:27 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, after one of the residents reported a fire.

Firefighters arrived to a working fire in the kitchen, but were ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

City Seeks Feedback on West 72nd Street

Edina, Minn., March 25, 2019 – City of Edina seeks feedback on the design of West 72nd Street between Lynmar Lane and France Avenue.

As part of the redevelopment of 7200 and 7250 France Ave., the City Council is requiring the developer to reconst...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

City Launches Its First Cricket League

Edina, Minn., March 20, 2019 –The Edina Parks & Recreation Department is launching its first-ever cricket league this spring.

The adult tape ball cricket league will be recreational and co-ed, with games played Friday and Saturday evenings Ma...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Four Sworn In as Edina’s Newest Paramedic/Firefighters

Edina, Minn., March 13, 2019 – Tyler Haege, Thomas Hegge, Ivan Mazurkiewicz and Daniel Schlick took the oath of office at Edina City Hall and officially joined the Edina Fire Department as Paramedic/Firefighters Monday, March 11.

Prior to joining the Edina...

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Posted on: March 23, 2019

Edina Police Standoff Ends Safely With One in Custody

Edina, Minn., March 23, 2019 – A St. Paul man is in custody after a four-hour standoff with Edina Police Saturday, March 23.

At 9:36 a.m., Edina Police responded to a call from a patron visiting Bredesen Park, 5901 Olinger Blvd. The patron report...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Spring Load Restrictions Go into Effect March 15

Edina, Minn., March 13, 2019 – Spring load restrictions in Edina go into effect 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 15.

Weight restrictions are implemented each spring in an effort to preserve and protect Edina’s road system during the thawing and...

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