2009 News & Events

December 2009

Mayor and City Council inauguration is Monday, Jan. 4 (12/31)

Minneapolis City offices closed Friday, Jan. 1 (12/30)

Celebrate a family-friendly New Year's Eve at Wirth Park (12/29)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/25)

Keep your sidewalks shoveled: It's for your safety and it's the law! (12/24)

Minneapolis crews are out plowing and treating streets and alleys on Dec. 24 (12/24)

City preparing for possible winter storm (12/23)

City to re-hire 15 police officers (12/22)

More than 40 miles of roadways were paved or seal coated in 2009 (12/21)

Fire department receives donation of pet rescue supplies (12/18)

Idling your vehicle wastes money, pollutes the air we breathe (12/18)

Thousands of Census jobs available in metro area (12/18)

Air pollution health advisory issued for metro area for Dec. 17 and 18 (12/17)

Minneapolis tap water among the nation's best (12/15)

Innovative affordable-housing project made possible by Recovery funding (12/15)

Minneapolis Police honor officers and civilians (12/15)

New, improved Downtown bus service begins Dec. 14 (12/11)

Help spread the word on Facebook - We're having a Snow Emergency (12/10)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/09)

Minneapolis Recovery funding helps homeowners save energy (12/08)

National Mentoring program launches Minneapolis chapter (12/08)

City Council approves 2010 budget (12/08)

Dec. 17 public H1N1 vaccination clinic not affected by recall (12/07)

City completes its first Ranked Choice Voting election (12/07)

City Emergency Communications Center celebrates 30 years of service (12/04)

City spreading the word about snow emergencies through social, traditional media (12/03)

Minneapolis Police will conduct extra DWI patrols in December (12/02)

Drivers rate Minneapolis least congested major city in the nation (12/02)

STEP-UP program seeks Minneapolis youth for 2010 summer jobs (12/01)

City-County Chorus to perform 12 free holiday concerts (12/01)

November 2009

Tips for enjoying a greener holiday season (11/30)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 26 and 27 (11/24)

Air pollution health advisory issued for metro area for Tuesday, Nov. 24 (11/24)

Let downtown Minneapolis dazzle you this holiday season (11/24)

Minneapolis metro has one of nation?s best commute times (11/20)

Minnesota Shubert Center breaks ground, creating jobs with Recovery funding (11/19)

Minneapolis holds H1N1 vaccination clinics for seven Minneapolis elementary schools (11/17)

Minneapolis wins National Night Out's #1 ranking again! (11/17)

City of Minneapolis begins using paperless postal system (11/17)

Minneapolis holds two public hearings on its proposed 2010 budget (11/16)

Minneapolis showcases sustainable design at Midwest Home Show (11/13)

Recovery funds help create housing and jobs for homeless youth (11/12)

Minneapolis Saint Paul ranked safest metro area for pedestrians (11/10)

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15 (11/10)

Minneapolis City offices closed Wednesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day (11/09)

Energy efficiency workshop for non-profits within Innovation Corridor is Nov. 10 (11/09)

Art-deco style Hollywood Theater seats up for sale (11/04)

October 2009

Getting Minneapolis elections results (10/30)

2nd Avenue North converts to two-way street (10/30)

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center funded by Recovery dollars (10/30)

MPD officers on alert for impaired drivers this Halloween weekend (10/30)

Walk safe this Halloween and make it a habit (10/28)

Help slow down Emerald Ash Borer (10/28)

Minneapolis area tops Forbes "America's safest city" list (10/27)

Minneapolis TV show shares important city information in three languages (10/27)

Public hearing on entertainment in wine establishments set for Nov. 4 (10/27)

Recovery dollars will fund solar projects in Minneapolis Saint Paul (10/26)

Bus lanes open on Marquette and 2nd avenues for bus driver training (10/23)

Street sweeping set to begin in Minneapolis (10/21)

Recovery funds helping Minneapolis residents enter the workforce (10/20)

City receives nearly $1 million grant to increase domestic violence prevention efforts (10/20)

Help available for drivers along 1st Avenue as parking enforcement begins (10/20)

Construction wrapping up along Marquette and 2nd avenues Downtown (10/19)

Pedestrian master plan approval is first step to making city more walkable (10/19)

Learn what it takes to create a community garden (10/19)

Buying a home or remodeling? Minneapolis housing fairs can help (10/16)

City offers assistance on starting a business in Minneapolis (10/16)

Learn more about new improved bike access on Hennepin and 1st avenues (10/16)

Minneapolis receives national recognition for youth violence prevention efforts (10/15)

Learn to save energy and money at the Cool County Green Expo (10/14)

Minneapolis launches new website to show how City is using federal Recovery funding (10/13)

Discounted energy-saving CFL bulbs available this fall (10/09)

Minneapolis launches voter education tour (10/09)

Hennepin and 1st avenues conversion will make it easier to get into and around Downtown (10/09)

Skyway Senior Center holds art and silent auction fundraiser Oct. 13 (10/09)

Minneapolis Police Department to participate in state-wide seat belt enforcement effort (10/08)

Minneapolis Grand Rounds in top 10 great public spaces in U.S. (10/08)

Minneapolis accepts second round of applications for free wireless accounts for nonprofits (10/07)

Ranked Choice Voting ballots are now posted online (10/07)

Minneapolis looks ahead to 2030 with adoption of sustainable growth plan (10/06)

Minneapolis named one of "America's smartest cities" (10/06)

Minneapolis City offices closed Columbus Day, Oct. 12 (10/06)

Minneapolis honors Cuernavaca firefighters killed in the line of duty (10/05)

Thousands to participate in Twin Cities Marathon Oct. 3 weekend (10/02)

Minneapolis homes part of the world?s largest solar energy event Oct. 3 (10/01)

Minneapolis climate change grant promotes local foods (10/01)

Minneapolis names director of Neighborhood and Community Relations (10/01)

September 2009

Minneapolis Public Housing puts $31.8 million in Recovery funding to use (9/30)

Streets around the Metrodome to close for Sept. 27 Vikings game (9/25)

Minneapolis hosts property management workshop (9/25)

Public comment sought for prototype bus shelter in downtown Minneapolis (9/25)

Non-profit to raise funds to restore historic cemetery in Minneapolis (9/24)

Absentee voting using Ranked Choice Voting begins October 2 (9/24)

Hennepin and 1st avenues switch to two-way streets in October (9/23)

MPD Crime Lab is first in Minnesota to receive ASCLD/LAB (ISO) certification (9/21)

Minneapolis outlines plans for H1N1 flu response (9/21)

Used copiers for sale by bid process (9/17)

Meetings set to share upcoming changes to Hennepin and First avenues (9/16)

Greening of Target Center roof is complete (9/16)

A Public Health Journal reaches a milestone with 500th broadcast (9/15)

No Primary in Minneapolis on Sept. 15 (9/14)

Open houses set to provide info and gather input on Bottineau Transitway study (9/11)

Mill City Farmers Market is first zero waste farmers market in state (9/11)

Minneapolis named one of the "best U.S. cities to earn a living" (9/10)

Public hearing on newsrack standards set for Sept. 23 (9/10)

Minneapolis Utility e-bill is efficient, environmentally friendly and saves money (9/09)

Crime Stoppers offers reward for information on backyard robbery cases (9/09)

City, Unisys partner with PCs for People to provide computers for residents in need (9/09)

Arsenic cleanup gets underway, thanks to Recovery funding (9/08)

Minneapolis juvenile police program wins international award (9/03)

Minneapolis Police Department wins second international award of the year (9/03)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Labor Day (9/03)

Trees available for tornado re-leaf (9/02)

Retirement prompts Police Department command staff changes (9/01)

August 2009

Minneapolis takes advantage of Recovery funding to rehab Camden bridge (8/28)

Minneapolis approves free wireless service for agencies working to bridge digital divide (8/28)

Minneapolis approves $2 million in Recovery act funds for Water Works project (8/28)

Council action on proposed Charter amendment (8/28)

Two blocks of Hawthorne Avenue start carrying two-way traffic August 28 (8/28)

A tornado struck, and Minneapolis responded (8/27)

Public service announcement video donated to promote Clean City Minneapolis (8/26)

Busy stretch of Hennepin closed for work Aug. 28-31 (8/25)

Streets around the Metrodome to close for Aug. 21 Vikings game (8/21)

311 is open special Saturday hours to help answer storm damage questions (8/21)

Plan for traffic during TCF Bank Stadium's first big event (8/21)

If you can count, you can help Minneapolis biking and walking efforts! (8/21)

Special tree debris removal set for parts of south Minneapolis (8/20)

Make sure your contractor or tree company is licensed (8/20)

Minneapolis update on response to possible tornado in south Minneapolis (8/19)

EPA to begin final phase of soil cleanup in south Minneapolis (8/17)

Minneapolis holds license fees flat to help businesses in the tough economy (8/14)

Minneapolis City Council begins 2010 budget process (8/14)

Mayor Rybak's proposed 2010 budget focuses on jobs (8/13)

Air pollution advisory issued for the metro area for Aug. 13 (8/12)

Minneapolis named one of "America's best cities" (8/07)

Minneapolis named one of the "best cities for working mothers" (8/05)

Seal coating of Hennepin and First Avenues begins Friday, Aug. 7 (8/04)

July 2009

Minneapolis has a special message for folks at National Night Out (7/31)

Ella performers to offer free lunchtime events at Minneapolis Convention Center Aug. 5 and 12 (7/31)

46th Street Bridge across I-35W reopens July 31 (7/30)

Go green, save green at your National Night Out block party (7/30)

Quiet observance to mark second anniversary of I-35W Bridge collapse on Aug. 1 (7/30)

Recovery funding helps Minneapolis police pay for 13 officers (7/28)

Minneapolis metro area ranks among the best in the nation (7/28)

Help your neighbors learn about Ranked Choice Voting at National Night Out (7/24)

City seeks qualified candidates for director of Internal Audit (7/23)

New Ambassadors to make downtown friendlier, cleaner, safer (7/23)

Minneapolis crime at lowest levels in years (7/23)

Minneapolis Police honor officers and civilians at annual awards ceremony (7/20)

Drinking fountains at Torchlight Parade let you refill your water bottles for free (7/20)

Intermittent intersection closures resume July 22 and 23 along Marquette Avenue (7/20)

La Feria, the annual Latino Resource Fair is Aug. 8 (7/20)

Enjoy the "Best Days of Summer" at the Minneapolis Aquatennial, July 17-25 (7/17)

Minneapolis named 'happiest place for families' (7/17)

Finding what you need on the City's website just got easier (7/16)

Conserve energy as you beat the summer heat (7/16)

Get creative at July 18 public art dedication and iron pour at Jackson Square Park (7/16)

Downtown Minneapolis named a great place for empty nesters (7/16)

Minneapolis ranked as the most literate city in the nation (7/14)

Important National Night Out registration deadlines are approaching (7/13)

Plan ahead for a busy weekend in Minneapolis (7/10)

Public hearing on business license fee increases set for July 22 (7/10)

Water the boulevard trees and help maintain the urban forest (7/09)

Government Accountability Office questions whether bottled water regulation is sufficient (7/09)

Twin Cities artist Michael Schmidt's work featured in Art in the Mayor's Office (7/08)

Celebrate world cultures at annual Sister City Day celebration (7/07)

Minneapolis tap water creates less waste (7/06)

City seeks public input on draft pedestrian master plan (7/06)

Weigh in on proposed street light fee at two public meetings (7/02)

Do your part to keep Minneapolis waters clean and sparkling (7/02)

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

website shows how recovery funding is at work in Minneapolis (7/01)

June 2009

Minneapolis City offices closed July 3 (6/29)

Portion of Central Avenue NE to close June 29 through July 1 (6/25)

Get the facts about Minneapolis tap water (6/24)

Know how to handle the heat (6/23)

Travel and Leisure ranks Minneapolis as one of world's top biking cities (6/23)

Interactive sculpture to be dedicated at Lake Hiawatha Park June 20 (6/19)

12th Street exit from I-394 to close for four weeks (6/19)

Lowry Avenue Bridge implosion scheduled for June 21 (6/19)

Governor cuts Minneapolis funding by $30 million through 2010 (6/17)

Tips for a safe summer (6/15)

Recovery funding helps put young people to work as youth start summer jobs (6/15)

Pat O'Connor is interim Elections director (6/12)

Recovery funds to help small businesses, City buildings become energy efficient (6/12)

Recovery funds approved for Camden Bridge, other Minneapolis projects (6/11)

Prepare for road closures around Minneapolis June 13 weekend (6/10)

June 20 event to raise awareness of local refugee communities (6/08)

Public comment sought on TIF plan for proposed Consolidated Redevelopment District (6/05)

Recovery funding creates 500 jobs for youth in Minneapolis (6/05)

Third phase of the Lakes of Isles Parkway reconstruction begins June 9 (6/05)

City breaks ground on its first building project to meet LEED gold standards (6/04)

Groundbreaking legislation enables solar energy initiatives (6/04)

Running to stay fit is goal of National Running Day in Minneapolis (6/03)

Nominate a garden that promotes community pride (6/03)

Community development projects that will receive federal recovery funding approved (6/03)

Public is invited to attend the first annual Minneapolis Arts Commission awards (6/03)

Minneapolis seeks federal recovery funds to rehab Camden Bridge (6/01)

Planning week for National Night Out is June 15 - 21 (6/01)

Free acts perform at Minneapolis MOSAIC's grand gala opening June 6 (6/01)

Portion of eastbound I-94 in Minneapolis to close June 5 - 8 (6/01)

May 2009

Minneapolis officials finalize applications for $7.5 million in recovery funding (5/29)

Minneapolis wins partnership award for innovative climate change grants (5/28)

Portion of westbound I-94 in Minneapolis to close May 29 weekend (5/28)

Second phase of the Lakes of Isles Parkway reconstruction begins June 1 (5/27)

Minneapolis metro area ranked second fittest in the nation (5/27)

Minneapolis launches new website for residents to monitor City's performance (5/21)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Memorial Day (5/21)

Mayor Rybak in China to promote Minneapolis business, tourism (5/18)

Help keep emerald ash borer from devastating Minneapolis trees (5/18)

Online survey seeks Minneapolis residents? drinking water habits (5/11)

Minneapolis celebrates National Police Week with precinct open houses (5/11)

Learn how to get around cheaper, healthier and happier during Bike Walk Week (5/11)

Minneapolis climate change grants will help reduce City's carbon footprint (5/07)

At-risk kids photo exhibit featured through Art in the Mayor's Office Program (5/05)

April 2009

Jobs Available in local 2010 Census Office (4/29)

Forum to highlight efforts to reduce youth violence (4/28)

May is American Indian Month (4/28)

Updated information on novel H1N1 flu in Minneapolis (4/27)

Lane restrictions downtown begin April 27 along portions of 3rd and 4th streets (4/24)

Minneapolis ranked as the second most fun city in the country (4/23)

Public meetings set on ways to make locally grown produce more available (4/22)

Make every day Earth Day (4/22)

Candidate filing for 2009 Minneapolis municipal election begins July 7 (4/21)

Healthy, local food in Minneapolis (4/21)

Home Tour showcases city living, green remodeling ideas (4/21)

Major Minneapolis construction projects under way (4/20)

Public meetings set on proposed changes to Minneapolis? City Charter (4/17)

Road work to close portions of Lake of the Isles Parkway, Lyndale Avenue South (4/16)

Drills, information help prepare residents for severe weather season (4/16)

Cleanup efforts take on a fresh look and feel in Minneapolis (4/15)

Minneapolis tells its green story (4/14)

Minneapolis aggressively pursues stimulus funding (4/09)

Nominate your favorite work of 2008 public art for an award (4/09)

Spring street sweeping begins April 14; watch for no parking signs (4/08)

Get City news on Twitter or by RSS feed (4/07)

Affordable Housing Summit - April 7 (4/07)

Minneapolis Advantage funding offers aid to home buyers (4/07)

Business expo to help green your business, improve bottom line (4/07)

Minneapolis non-profits encouraged to apply for free wireless Internet accounts (4/06)

Innovative community micro grants available to fight graffiti (4/03)

Minneapolis IT contract with Unisys wins national recognition (4/03)

Marquette Avenue to close from 12th Street to Fifth Street beginning April 6 (4/02)

Study finds Minneapolis seventh least wasteful city in nation (4/01)

Accurate 2010 Census count has real impact on city, residents (4/01)

March 2009

Green your business and help the planet and your bottom line (3/30)

Big changes coming to Downtown transit as MARQ2 heads into final year of construction (3/30)

Minneapolis begins to rehab properties in neighborhoods hardest hit by foreclosure (3/30)

Minneapolis Police offer new tool to share feedback online (3/29)

Minneapolis helps Moorhead in fight against flooding (3/27)

Minneapolis Police honor volunteers who make a difference in their communities (3/26)

Minneapolis Police lieutenant wins national honor (3/26)

Act now if you need assistance paying past due natural gas bills (3/26)

Portion of Como Avenue SE to close for bridge and road work (3/25)

Mayor Rybak focuses on Minneapolis? economy in his State of the City Address (3/23)

Purchase a tree at a discount and help green up Minneapolis (3/23)

Marquette Avenue closes north of Washington Avenue for reconstruction (3/23)

New Minneapolis initiative to help reduce domestic violence (3/17)

Expect traffic and bus detours as road work picks up on Marquette and 2nd avenues (3/13)

Apply for a grant to fund your project to fight global warming (3/13)

Minneapolis new 2009 budget focuses on public safety and infrastructure (3/13)

Learn how rain gardens are good for the environment and your pocketbook (3/13)

Purchase a compost bin or rain barrel by March 27 (3/12)

Minneapolis getting tougher on 'Johns' (3/11)

Attend an open house to learn more about City property taxes (3/10)

Winter weather show tune tops City's Snow Emergency videos (3/10)

Federal grant to help Minneapolis bike share program and bike-walk corridors (3/10)

Join "Earth Hour" Saturday night and fight global climate change (3/09)

Air quality alert issued for Twin Cities for March 6 (3/06)

Local artist Adam Turman's screenprints featured in Art in the Mayor's Office (3/05)

Minneapolis to honor memory of Alice Rainville, first woman Council president (3/05)

Minneapolis Saint Paul ranks in top 10 areas in the nation for energy-efficient buildings (3/04)

Conference promotes ways cities can become more sustainable (3/03)

Natural gas customers may qualify for help with past due bills (3/02)

February 2009

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (2/26)

Do your part to make this evening's snowy commute a safe one (2/26)

Mayor Rybak's revised 2009 budget makes public safety and public works top priorities (2/23)

Funding promotes home ownership in foreclosure-affected neighborhoods (2/20)

Mayor Rybak to deliver revised 2009 budget on Feb. 23 (2/13)

Use City's recycling calendar to help reduce your impact on the environment (2/10)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Presidents Day, Feb. 16 (2/10)

City names appointees to Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (2/09)

New website gives you a chance to weigh in on the 2009 budget (2/03)

Black History Month Lecture Series at City Hall and Hennepin County (2/01)

January 2009

Minneapolis named one of the 15 Coolest North American Cities (1/28)

Minneapolis responds to Governor Pawlenty's budget proposal (1/28)

Public meetings set to talk about cutting Minneapolis? 2009 budget (1/28)

Air pollution advisory issued for the metro area for Jan. 27 and 28 (1/27)

Fire Department honors Minneapolis police officers who helped save 21 lives (1/27)

City Council honors winners of 2009 Martin Luther King essay contest (1/27)

Minneapolis seeks public input on bicycle sharing program (1/26)

Forbes names Minneapolis one of "America's most wired cities" (1/23)

Minneapolis City offices closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 19 (1/16)

Nominate a block club or youth volunteer for Building Blocks and Ruhland police awards (1/16)

Minneapolis ranks as one of the fittest cities in the nation (1/15)

City Hall Rotunda is host to Obama mosaic tile exhibit (1/15)

Information for people who received a citation under the City's Stop on Red Ordinance (1/14)

City Hall hosts Jan. 14 presentation on biking policy in northern Europe (1/13)

Understanding Minneapolis' annual budget (1/12)

Understanding Minneapolis' annual budget (1/09)

New Minneapolis Advantage funding offers aid to home buyers (1/07)

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