2008 News & Events

December 2008

More cops, technology, smart policing keep Minneapolis safer in 2007 (12/28)

Think outside the box and conserve this holiday (12/08)

November 2008

Minneapolis Truth in Taxation public hearing set for Monday, Dec. 1 (11/25)

Find out what you need to know to have a successful Snow Emergency season (11/25)

Minneapolis new electric cars take to the streets quietly, cleanly (11/24)

Weigh in on proposed changes to Hennepin and 1st avenues in Downtown (11/21)

STEP-UP program seeks Minneapolis youth for 2009 summer jobs (11/21)

Minneapolis approves $5.6 million foreclosure plan (11/21)

Workshop helps residents deter burglars, make homes more secure (11/21)

Minneapolis shines this holiday season (11/20)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 27 and 28 (11/20)

Once again, Minneapolis wins National Night Out's top award (11/18)

Campaign signs must come down in Minneapolis (11/14)

New Block E Station to serve as outreach and safety center downtown (11/13)

Yard waste pick-up ends the week of Nov. 21 (11/12)

City seeks public comment on federal foreclosure funds (11/07)

Six civilians recognized for prompt actions in two rescues (11/07)

Minneapolis City offices closed Tuesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day (11/05)

Remember to vote! Here's what you need to know (11/03)

Air quality advisory issued for Twin Cities for Nov. 4 (11/03)

October 2008

Turn back the clock and take steps to keep your family safe (10/31)

Minneapolis Police seek qualified students to serve as community service officers (10/28)

Minneapolis is ready for record-high voter turnout on Nov. 4 (10/23)

Minneapolis green initiatives featured in TV documentary (10/22)

Minneapolis leads Midwest health care investments (10/22)

2008 Charitable Giving Campaign is Oct. 17-31 (10/21)

Minneapolis offers resources for dislocated workers (10/21)

Voice your opinion on proposed changes to Hennepin and 1st avenues in Downtown (10/20)

Minneapolis seeks to fill two vacancies on Arts Commission (10/20)

City seeks applicants for new Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (10/16)

Minneapolis five-week fall street sweep begins Tuesday, Oct. 21 (10/15)

Help celebrate Minneapolis Development Review's success (10/14)

Help keep emerald ash borer from devastating Minneapolis trees (10/10)

Minneapolis City offices closed Columbus Day, Oct. 13 (10/08)

Minneapolis sees downward trend in crashes between bikes and vehicles (10/08)

Minneapolis Public Schools referendum on Nov. 4 ballot (10/07)

Task force reports progress in lowering youth violence (10/03)

Portion of Lake of the Isles Parkway to close for two weeks (10/03)

Voice your opinion on changes to Hennepin Avenue and First Avenue North (10/03)

Thousands take to the streets for Oct. 5 Twin Cities Marathon (10/02)

10th Avenue Bridge to close part of Sunday, Oct. 5 (10/01)

Ann DeGroot to head Youth Coordinating Board (10/01)

September 2008

Bicycle commuting up nearly 50 percent in Minneapolis (9/29)

Minneapolis approves steps to improve the City's collaboration with neighborhoods (9/26)

Learn more about getting help paying your natural gas bill (9/24)

Fire Prevention Week promotes family, pet safety (9/23)

Minneapolis ranked as one of the most sustainable cities in the U.S. (9/23)

Pre-registration deadline for General Election is Oct. 14 (9/22)

Share your input on the City's financing plan for neighborhood revitalization (9/16)

Gold Medal Park to be home to bridge collapse memorial (9/15)

Workshop promotes well-managed rental properties (9/15)

Lane restrictions to affect portions of 3rd and 4th streets in Downtown (9/12)

Residents give Minneapolis high marks for quality of life (9/12)

Kenilworth Bridge along Lake of the Isles to close for two weeks (9/10)

City employees take quick action to help save a heart attack victim (9/10)

Highway 62 to close Sept. 12 weekend (9/08)

Public hearing on license fee increases set for Oct. 1 (9/04)

Free Wireless Wednesday to help raise funds for hurricane victims (9/03)

August 2008

There's plenty of parking Downtown - make sure you're parking legally! (8/31)

Minneapolis voters go to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 9 (8/29)

Minneapolis one of top U.S. cities to earn a living (8/28)

Some City services to remain open on Labor Day; 311 service available this weekend (8/28)

Cuernavaca, Mexico to become Minneapolis' newest Sister City (8/27)

Join "More to Tri" and show the nation how fit Minneapolis is (8/27)

What you need to know about traffic in Minneapolis during the RNC (8/27)

Free wireless access for convention visitors, residents (8/25)

Absentee voting for Sept. 9 Primary is now open (8/22)

Public Works wins national award for bridge collapse response (8/22)

Picking kids up at school? T: turn off the engine! (8/22)

Get Out the Vote festival promotes Restore Your Voice initiative (8/20)

Help make Minneapolis the most walkable city around (8/19)

Minneapolis Bike Walk Ambassadors can help improve your commute (8/13)

Sign up to receive Minneapolis utility bills by e-mail (8/12)

Mayor delivers 2009 budget to Council (8/11)

City Council approves resolution to support voter re-enfranchisement (8/08)

Alex Jackson becomes Minneapolis Fire Chief (8/08)

Volunteer to spruce up Minneapolis before company comes! (8/05)

Major downtown transit overhaul project launched (8/05)

Removing blighted properties promotes stronger, safer neighborhoods (8/05)

July 2008

I-35W southbound from I-94 to Crosstown to close nights July 29-31 (7/29)

Share your input on proposed outline of City's future relationship with neighborhoods (7/28)

Minneapolis Saint Paul again leads the nation in volunteering (7/28)

Minneapolis Police honors officers, civilians for valor, service, and dedication (7/28)

Air quality advisory issued for Twin Cities for July 28 through Aug. 2 (7/28)

Art fairs, Fringe Festival make for an art-filled weekend (7/28)

Alex Jackson is new Minneapolis Fire Chief (7/25)

Donation helps Minneapolis Fire Department get new gear (7/25)

Minneapolis honored for noise mitigation efforts (7/24)

Torchlight Parade pays tribute to Minneapolis 150 (7/23)

Work group proposes framework for community engagement (7/23)

Plan ahead for the September 9 Primary (7/22)

City's commitment to public safety reflected in lower crime numbers (7/21)

Learn more about how RNC events will affect Minneapolis (7/18)

Forum helps connect Latino community with City services (7/18)

MN/DOT to close portions of I-35W in both directions this weekend (7/17)

Current, former city leaders gather to kick off Minneapolis 150 (7/17)

Public ceremonies to commemorate I-35W Bridge collapse anniversary (7/16)

See a baseball game played by the rules from 1860! (7/15)

Busting bicycling myths for a safer ride this summer (7/15)

National Night Out street closure deadline is July 25 (7/10)

Questions about your tap water? (7/10)

Nicollet and Hiawatha avenues are important detours this weekend (7/10)

Town Limits signs mark 150 years of growth and change (7/09)

Social services is the theme of annual Latino Resource Fair (7/08)

Do your part to protect our water quality (7/07)

New nonprofit created to aid riverfront revitalization (7/07)

Minneapolis named one of top cities for building personal net worth (7/02)

Play it safe with July 4 fireworks (7/02)

Workshop helps housing associations prevent, reduce crime (7/01)

Digital fusion art captures beauty of Minneapolis (7/01)

Minnehaha Parkway at I-35W to close on July 2 and 3 (7/01)

June 2008

Youth Coordinating Board seeks executive director (6/30)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Independence Day (6/30)

Sister City Day celebrates Minneapolis' 150 year heritage (6/30)

Minneapolis named one of the most livable cities in the world (6/25)

Roadwork to close portions of Second Avenue South and Columbia Parkway (6/25)

Children's Hospital expansion closes portion of Chicago Avenue (6/24)

Buses give youth free rides to their summer activities (6/24)

Sign up to volunteer during the Republican National Convention (6/23)

Minneapolis approves layout for Central Corridor Light Rail (6/23)

School board candidates can file July 1 (6/23)

Celebrate Minneapolis' 150th Anniversary at events this summer (6/20)

Minneapolis community engagement work continues (6/20)

City wins wellness award (6/18)

Minneapolis Police help with Cedar Rapids flooding recovery (6/18)

Minneapolis one of best U.S. cities for the outdoors (6/17)

Walking tours bring Minneapolis history to life (6/11)

Minneapolis limits vehicle idling to improve air quality (6/10)

Public input sought on new bicycle master plan (6/10)

New police patrols make Downtown even safer (6/05)

New Police Academy cadet class is one of the most diverse (6/04)

Minneapolis MOSAIC kicks off June 7 (6/04)

Several Three schools to provide free meals to parents and kids (6/04)

May 2008

Forum focuses on the future of arts in Minneapolis (5/30)

National Night Out Planning Week is June 16-22 (5/29)

Reduce risk of theft by following a few simple tips (5/27)

Section 8 housing voucher waiting list takes applications June 12 and 13 (5/22)

City sets public hearing for Central Corridor light rail project plans (5/21)

Minneapolis ranks among top places to raise a family (5/21)

Metro area tops nation as heart-friendly for women (5/20)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Memorial Day (5/20)

Minneapolis hosts state Green by Design conference (5/20)

New, tough guidelines to help reduce youth gun possession, violence (5/20)

Spanish language training valuable part of MPD outreach (5/16)

Farmers market season begins (5/16)

Public hearing set on proposed vehicle booting ban (5/16)

Midtown Bike Center a haven for bicycle commuters (5/16)

Help, information available at Southside foreclosure forum (5/15)

Midtown Greenway bridge named in honor of former U.S. Rep. Sabo (5/15)

Minneapolis recognized as a bike friendly community (5/12)

Share a graffiti-prevention solution to help clean up your neighborhood (5/08)

Share your comments on a draft resolution on registering RNC demonstrations (5/06)

New, high-tech 3-wheelers help police patrol downtown (5/06)

Report tracks progress in making Minneapolis more sustainable (5/05)

Weigh in on new street furniture designs at an open house (5/05)

ABC ramps offer carpoolers free parking on Wednesdays in May (5/01)

April 2008

Cable program shares the story of Minneapolis' first 150 years (4/30)

Join the effort to find mentors for hundreds of waiting kids (4/30)

Minneapolis Police squad cars get new look, go high tech (4/29)

Lowry Avenue Bridge to close April 25 (4/24)

Minneapolis resident survey will be conducted in May and June (4/23)

New bike center a boon to commuters, bike enthusiasts (4/23)

46th Street Bridge to close April 25 for demolition (4/23)

Celebrate National Police Week at precinct open houses (4/23)

Group of 32 diverse officers joins Minneapolis Police force (4/22)

Minneapolis and Saint Paul push for green jobs, manufacturing (4/22)

Lowry Avenue in north Minneapolis to close for repairs (4/18)

City Council approves next steps to implement Instant Runoff Voting (4/18)

Join in Bike Walk to Work Week activities (4/18)

Help Minneapolis celebrate 150 years of people, places, and innovations (4/18)

Fire Department's Engine 11 celebrates 150th anniversary (4/18)

Minneapolis wins victory in real estate fraud lawsuit (4/16)

New City website can help homeowners go green (4/15)

Help keep Minneapolis a great city for people, pets (4/15)

Minneapolis awards 2008 climate change grants (4/11)

Road crews target potholes in Minneapolis (4/10)

Construction closes Nicollet Mall to traffic starting April 21 (4/09)

Enter your home for an energy efficiency makeover (4/08)

Street sweeping begins April 15; watch for no parking signs (4/08)

Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour showcases city living (4/03)

Minneapolis joins lawsuit to stop real estate fraud scheme on North side (4/02)

Safety fair helps young people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind (4/01)

Fair Housing Month focuses on housing for seniors (4/01)

March 2008

Minneapolis ranks among top places to recruit small businesses (3/31)

Don't block the box during our springtime snowstorm (3/31)

Cigarette butts go in the ashtray, not in the street (3/28)

Final phase of Lake Street reconstruction resumes (3/27)

Join "Earth Hour" on March 29 and help fight climate change (3/27)

Protect our water by creating naturally beautiful rain gardens (3/26)

Newsletter helps you prepare forEmergency preparedness (3/25)

Main Street Bridge in NE Minneapolis closes for replacement (3/25)

City urges state to allow funding for neighborhood investments (3/24)

Minneapolis named among the greenest places around (3/20)

Brave 7-year-old receives 911 Hero Award (3/20)

Questions about national reports of local drinking water? (3/12)

Learn what Minneapolis is doing to ease congestion (3/12)

March 14 is application deadline for graffiti prevention micro grants (3/11)

Safeguard your home to have a worry-free spring vacation (3/11)

Minneapolis Police seek public's assistance in identifying robbery suspect (3/11)

Order a tree for your yard and help green Minneapolis (3/11)

School trip to the Black Hills inspires Art in the Mayor's Office art exhibit (3/07)

Help make Minneapolis the most walkable city around (3/06)

Minneapolis seeks Fire Chief (3/06)

Minneapolis 911 wins national award (3/04)

February 2008

There's still time to get a flu shot (2/28)

Get answers on your property taxes at an open house (2/28)

Lowry Avenue Bridge closed Feb. 28 (2/27)

City's environmental leadership recognized (2/27)

Mayor Rybak plans for a strong economy in State of City address (2/27)

Conference promotes sustainable communities (2/27)

City celebrates $8 million redevelopment project in North Minneapolis (2/26)

City workshop promotes well-managed rental properties (2/26)

Calendar helps residents have a green 2008 (2/25)

Minneapolis Police honor block clubs and volunteers (2/25)

Apply for a grant to fight global warming (2/22)

Adopt a vacant house to promote safer neighborhoods (2/22)

Minneapolis tap water is the star of local theater production (2/21)

Minneapolis kicks off sesquicentennial celebration (2/20)

Susan Segal is the new City Attorney (2/15)

Minneapolis ranks high among greenest U.S. cities (2/15)

City offers homebuyers new online toolkit (2/15)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Presidents Day, Feb. 18 (2/13)

Minneapolis named among fittest cities in the nation (2/12)

Don't block the box on this evening's snowy commute (2/04)

Air pollution advisory issued for southern Minnesota (2/04)

January 2008

Black History Month events focus on economics (1/31)

Wireless Minneapolis grants help bridge the digital divide (1/30)

City of Lakes Loppet ski races set for Feb. 2 - 3 (1/29)

Residents should check with utility companies before letting workers into your home (1/22)

Neighborhoods near the U of M encouraged to apply for Good Neighbor Fund grants (1/22)

Minneapolis again ranks as one of the top cities in the nation to have a baby (1/22)

Find out about project to increase public transit in I-35W corridor (1/18)

Thousands of Minneapolis homes will receive airport noise relief following legal settlement (1/18)

Minneapolis honors 2008 Martin Luther King Essay Contest winners (1/18)

Circulator buses provide free transportation for kids (1/17)

At-risk youth have new path to success, services (1/17)

Minneapolis is one of top cities for walking, biking, or taking transit to work (1/16)

NRP 'Framework for the Future' informational meetings set (1/16)

Minneapolis City offices closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 21 (1/15)

Citizen's Academy offers inside look into the life of a Minneapolis Police officer (1/15)

Most entrances to I-94 and I-394 reopen following tanker rollover (1/09)

Sign up for police e-mail alerts to help make your neighborhood safer (1/08)

Get Fit Twin Cities: A fun way to be healthy (1/07)

New newsletter helps families be ready for emergencies (1/03)

Minneapolis captures top honors in 2007 (1/03)

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