2010 News & Events

December 2010

Winter Parking Restrictions resume in Minneapolis (12/28)

Winter Parking Restrictions resume in Minneapolis (12/23)

Federal grant boosts Minneapolis streetcar plans (12/22)

Day 3 of Snow Emergency under way, Winter Parking Restrictions resume 8 a.m. Thursday (12/22)

Minneapolis City offices closed Dec. 24 (12/22)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (12/20)

Violent crime drops to one of the lowest levels in Minneapolis in more than 25 years (12/20)

City, Fire Department thank residents for following Winter Parking Restrictions rules (12/17)

Crews haul nearly 50,000 cubic feet of snow out of Downtown overnight (12/15)

Snow Emergency plowing continues, and you can help the blizzard cleanup (12/14)

Second consecutive Snow Emergency in Minneapolis beginning Monday, Dec. 13 (12/13)

2011 budget has City spending less than it did in 2001 (12/13)

Homegrown Minneapolis makes progress on eating local, healthier (12/13)

Grants to help bridge digital divide awarded to 11 organizations in Minneapolis (12/10)

Public comment invited on City's draft Urban Agriculture Policy Plan (12/10)

City of Minneapolis Public Works facility wins award (12/09)

Minneapolis earns high ranking for National Night Out participation (12/09)

High school students help corner store provide more fresh, healthy produce (12/09)

Eating local, healthier in Minneapolis (12/09)

Help your neighbors get around - shovel your sidewalk (12/06)

November 2010

Minneapolis Public Schools take a step toward better performance and accountability (11/30)

New multi-space meters begin service in downtown Minneapolis (11/30)

Join the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee (11/23)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 25 and 26 (11/23)

Learn how Minneapolis is helping residents eat and grow more healthy, local food (11/23)

Open house seeks comments on Downtown's east-west bus transit improvements (11/23)

Understanding your proposed property tax for 2011 (11/19)

Save money and enjoy a richer holiday season (11/19)

City selects oslund.and.associates to lead Peavey Plaza revitalization project (11/19)

Minneapolis approves 2011 Audit Plan (11/17)

Minneapolis earns top credit ratings, despite budget and economic challenges (11/17)

Youth documentary photography exhibits spark community dialogues on health (11/17)

STEP-UP program seeks Minneapolis youth for 2011 summer jobs (11/14)

Minneapolis schedules two public hearings on its proposed 2011 budget and tax levy (11/12)

Prepare for winter: make sure you're ready for a Snow Emergency (11/12)

Are you prepared for snow shoveling season? (11/12)

Minneapolis leaf bag and brush pickup ends week of Nov. 15 (11/12)

Separating resources from trash: America Recycles Day is Nov. 15 (11/12)

Minneapolis City offices closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day (11/10)

New, smarter parking meters start appearing in downtown Minneapolis (11/09)

Study supports goals for women and minority business participation in City contracts (11/04)

Park Board approves site for I-35W bridge collapse memorial (11/04)

Minneapolis opens Emergency Operations Training Facility (11/04)

Minneapolis program to aid local corner stores promote fresh produce and healthy foods (11/04)

October Click It or Ticket effort in Minneapolis results in 328 citations (11/04)

The state?s look into the future predicts "the new normal" (11/02)

October 2010

Minneapolis gives away radon test kits (10/29)

Minneapolis metro area named one of "Best Cities to Relocate to in America" (10/28)

Minneapolis voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2 (10/25)

Historic Mill District to be site for American Academy of Neurology world headquarters (10/22)

Segment of Hiawatha Trail at 24th Street to close for three weeks (10/22)

Plymouth Avenue Bridge closes as a safety precaution (10/22)

A football game and presidential visit means extra traffic at the U of M Saturday (10/22)

Minneapolis launches modern-day version of the old "Welcome Wagon" (10/21)

Street sweeping set to begin in Minneapolis Tuesday, Oct. 26 (10/19)

City celebrates 2,000th home energy savings visit, thanks in part to Recovery funding (10/14)

Home energy audit program helps Minneapolis homeowners save thousands (10/14)

City Council approves changes to dangerous animal ordinance (10/08)

Minneapolis to host 2013 Neighborhoods USA conference (10/08)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, Oct. 11 (10/08)

Plan ahead for a 5 p.m. Twins playoff game start Thursday, Oct. 7 (10/06)

October 6 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Day in Minneapolis (10/06)

City departments team up to make people and their pets safer (10/06)

Minneapolis Fire Department distributing and installing free smoke detectors (10/06)

Installation of largest solar array in the upper Midwest under way at Convention Center (10/06)

Wear Twins gear to work Oct. 6 to celebrate first playoff game at Target Field (10/05)

Minneapolis partners to prepare for flu season (10/05)

City's 2 percent loan program for small businesses reaches milestone (10/01)

September 2010

Plan ahead as weekend events bring extra traffic into downtown Minneapolis (9/30)

PrepareFair emphasizes importance of role of Downtown businesses in emergencies (9/29)

National tour to showcase Minneapolis' public and private solar energy sites (9/28)

Minneapolis, Saint Paul forge plan to attract green businesses, jobs (9/24)

City seeks proposals for new bike walk center in north Minneapolis (9/21)

Investment of foreclosure recovery funds helping revitalize distressed communities (9/21)

Take a fire safety quiz and help Minneapolis' fire-education and outreach efforts (9/17)

Downtown will be bustling as the Twins and Vikings play Sunday, Sept. 19 (9/17)

Food preservation events help residents enjoy healthy eating year-round (9/16)

New plan for 35W Remembrance Garden unveiled (9/10)

We Want You Back brings its message to homes throughout the city (9/10)

If you can count, you can help Minneapolis biking and walking efforts (9/08)

Bike sharing program expands to north Minneapolis (9/03)

Turn off engine when picking your kids up at school (9/03)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Labor Day (9/02)

City awards 2010 climate change grants to eight local organizations (9/02)

August 2010

Minneapolis awarded for water quality innovations (8/31)

Help Minneapolis drop-outs finish credits and get diplomas (8/31)

Oct. 7 Minneapolis local food resource hubs has been cancelled (8/31)

City, U of M spread the word about being positive landlords, tenants and homeowners (8/27)

Plan ahead for the first dual Twins and Vikings games Sept. 2 (8/27)

Public meetings set to seek input on Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan (8/20)

Minneapolis Elections wins national honor for Ranked Choice Voting implementation (8/20)

Camden Bridge opens to traffic Saturday, Aug. 21 afternoon (8/20)

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions (8/19)

Minneapolis area is No. 1 for med-tech (8/18)

Deputy's funeral procession taking place in Minneapolis (8/17)

Mayor Rybak's proposed 2011 budget focuses on police, potholes and paychecks (8/17)

One of state's greenest buildings now in operation for the City of Minneapolis (8/16)

Plan ahead Aug. 17 as multiple events bring extra traffic into downtown Minneapolis (8/16)

Emergency management exercise underway at south Minneapolis school (8/11)

Energy assistance and conservation meeting for rental property owners is Aug. 30 (8/10)

Low-interest energy loans available for Minneapolis multi-family residential properties (8/10)

Stay cool, hydrated and informed: Avoid heat-related sickness (8/09)

Come see the City's newest and greenest building (8/05)

$100,000 in grants available to help bridge the digital divide in Minneapolis (8/04)

Minneapolis Development Review center closing at noon Aug. 3 (8/03)

July 2010

Make every night National Night Out (7/30)

Hennepin and 1st avenues two-way conversion leads to fewer crashes, better access (7/27)

Minneapolis asks food establishments to be aware of inspections scam (7/22)

Survey asks how you preserve food at home (7/21)

Voting in the August 10 Primary? Here's what you need to know (7/21)

Portable fountains to dispense tap water available along Torchlight parade route (7/20)

Third annual Sister Cities Day celebrates multi-cultural connections around the world (7/15)

Plan ahead as road closures will affect busy Downtown events July 16 and 18 (7/14)

Energy efficiency rebates, programs help rental property owners save money (7/13)

Minneahaha Parkway closed Saturday, July 10 (7/09)

Workshops focus on promoting use of locally grown food (7/09)

Minneapolis director of emergency preparedness receives national award (7/09)

Online survey seeks Minneapolis residents' drinking water habits (7/07)

Update on July 3 fire in southeast Minneapolis (7/07)

Minneapolis City offices closed Monday, July 5 (7/01)

Minneapolis and Canada celebrate a 40-year connection (7/01)

June 2010

Minneapolis secures $1 million appropriation for early warning system (6/29)

Plan ahead for dual events at Target Field and Target Center (6/28)

Absentee balloting has begun for Aug. 10 Primary (6/28)

Apply for a grant to save energy in Minneapolis (6/25)

Free Internet access now available throughout Minneapolis (6/25)

Buses to replace light-rail service June 25-27 weekend (6/24)

Several Downtown streets close for Sunday, June 27 Pride Parade (6/24)

Stretch of I-35W in Minneapolis to close June 25 weekend for ramp work (6/24)

Forbes ranks Minneapolis metro area as third best market for young professionals (6/22)

Keep tap water with you to fight the summer heat (6/22)

Minneapolis area ranks as one of nation's top urban getaway vacation spots (6/21)

National Night Out is Aug. 3; register your event by July 14 (6/21)

Casey Carl named Minneapolis City Clerk (6/18)

Minneapolis metro area once again leads the nation in volunteering (6/15)

370 motorists ticketed during Minneapolis CLICK IT OR TICKET enforcement effort (6/15)

Bike share program gets rolling in Minneapolis (6/15)

MPHA to open two- to four-bedroom units waiting list on June 22 (6/14)

Public hearing set on candidate for City Clerk (6/10)

Living Well sustainability report outlines Minneapolis' successes and challenges (6/10)

Survey ranks Minneapolis as cleanest city in America (6/08)

Thinking of planting earth-friendly landscaping? (6/04)

Jeff Johnson to head Minneapolis Convention Center (6/02)

May 2010

Minneapolis City offices closed on Memorial Day (5/28)

Click It Or Ticket campaign to target seat-belt scofflaws in Minneapolis (5/28)

Tours showcase homes for sale in south and northeast Minneapolis (5/27)

Mercer survey ranks Minneapolis as sixth best eco-city in the world (5/26)

Tour the historic Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery on Memorial Day (5/26)

Minneapolis area ranks high in surveys on fitness and quality of life (5/25)

Share your ride May 26 to reduce congestion as events bring extra traffic into downtown (5/25)

National Night Out is Aug. 3; start planning now! (5/24)

Plan ahead as May 26 events bring extra traffic into downtown Minneapolis (5/21)

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority upgrades more than 700 homes to reduce energy costs (5/19)

May 22 is Minneapolis Farmers Market Appreciation Day (5/19)

Public Housing Authority holds energy fair and renovation project (5/19)

Road improvements coming to Minneapolis this construction season (5/17)

City, U of M groups partner to address noisy, unruly properties near campus (5/14)

Skyway Senior Center holds art and silent auction fundraiser May 18 (5/14)

Summer walking tours showcase Minneapolis' history (5/13)

Spring into the garden May 15 with Blooms Day (5/12)

City seeks residents, business owners to serve on Pedestrian Advisory Committee (5/07)

Public hearing on Taxicab licensing code amendments set for May 17 (5/07)

Great Streets grants to help 18 businesses along Minneapolis' commercial corridors (5/04)

April 2010

Transit options to Twins game right on target (4/30)

Don't prune ash trees: help reduce spread of emerald ash borer (4/30)

Velma Korbel is City?s new Civil Rights director (4/30)

Precincts to host open houses during Police Week, May 10 -15 (4/29)

Living Green Expo May 1-2 (4/29)

Minneapolis helps MayDay festival toss the water bottle (4/28)

I-94 in north Minneapolis to close in both directions April 30-May 3 (4/28)

Census takers going door-to-door to households that did not return census form (4/28)

Nominate your favorite piece of public art by May 31 for a MAC award (4/26)

Greening Your Business Expo is April 27 (4/23)

On 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Minneapolis calls for sustainability every day (4/22)

City project will photograph every property in Minneapolis (4/20)

Minneapolis-owned vacant lots available for community gardens (4/20)

Viewing plaza beneath the I-35W bridge to close for maintenance work (4/19)

Top rating for Minneapolis from all three credit rating agencies (4/19)

City Council approves additional funding to accelerate pothole repairs (4/16)

Minneapolis Earth Day reminder: Few trees still remain at a discounted price (4/16)

Study finds Minneapolis is seventh least wasteful city in the nation (4/15)

Know what to do when calling 9-1-1 (4/14)

Minneapolis surpasses 2000 census response rate (4/14)

Camden Bridge closes Monday for major repairs (4/09)

Trains, trails, sidewalks, and streets all lead to opening day at Target Field (4/09)

Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is April 24 and 25 (4/09)

Litter clean up, fun run highlight Minneapolis Earth Day events (4/09)

Wear Twins gear to work Monday to celebrate opening day at Target Field (4/09)

Minneapolis business completes largest solar installation in Minneapolis-Saint Paul (4/08)

Street sweeping begins April 12 (4/08)

Minneapolis named America's best bike city (4/06)

Minneapolis Greenprint report outlines five years of successes and challenges (4/06)

City's seasonal pick up of yard clippings, branches begins this week (4/06)

Firefighters battle building fire on East Lake Street (4/02)

City approves expansion of food carts Downtown (4/02)

First Twins games bring more transportation options to Target Field, Downtown (4/02)

March 2010

New hours, expanded online options coming to Minneapolis 311 (3/31)

Be a smart dog owner this spring (3/31)

Thousands of dollars available for energy assistance for qualifying residents (3/31)

I-35W Bridge collapse detour routes are being resurfaced (3/30)

It's lights out in Minneapolis for "Earth Hour" global climate change awareness (3/26)

Minneapolis Park Board removes emerald ash borer-infested trees (3/26)

Minneapolis gears up for successful opening of Target Field (3/26)

Recovery funds to help the EPA clean up soil at 500 homes in Minneapolis arsenic site (3/25)

Minneapolis among 10 greenest cities in the nation (3/25)

Minneapolis Police's Bait Vehicle Program recognized (3/24)

City microgrant supports website linking would-be gardeners to gardens (3/24)

Minneapolis marks Youth Violence Prevention Week (3/23)

City homebuyer assistance program offers new round of zero-percent forgivable loans (3/22)

Commerce Secretary Locke promotes Recovery tax credits during Minneapolis visit (3/22)

Bicycles allowed on Nicollet Mall 24/7 (3/19)

2010 election calendar brings change (3/18)

National Youth Violence Prevention Week is March 22-26 (3/18)

Minneapolis ranked as one of the "Best Places to Live in 2010." (3/18)

Order a low-cost tree for your yard (3/17)

Learn about City boards and commissions during online chat, open house (3/17)

Spring thaw means Minneapolis water gets extra treatment (3/16)

Minneapolis gets an early start on work to permanently patch potholes (3/16)

Minneapolis approves $15.4 million for foreclosure stabilization with Recovery funds (3/15)

Minneapolis participating in "Earth Hour" to raise awareness of global climate change (3/15)

Minneapolis ranks as one of nation's top time-saving cities (3/15)

City Council reappoints Police Chief, department heads (3/12)

New taxi stand will better serve Warehouse District crowds on weekend nights (3/12)

Minneapolis plans ahead to improve how folks get around on game day at Target Field (3/12)

Mayor declares Friday, March 12, Darcy Pohland Day (3/11)

Special parking restrictions lifted on Bryant and Grand avenues (3/11)

Artists: learn more about a new housing design competition (3/10)

New exhibit showcases south Minneapolis art, artists (3/09)

Air pollution health alert and advisory issued through Wednesday, March 10 (3/08)

Neighborhood sustainability conference is March 13 (3/08)

Winter Parking Restrictions end in Minneapolis (3/05)

Fire Department's instruments drive to help Minneapolis schools music programs (3/04)

City, Red Cross help Chile and Minneapolis' sister city with earthquake relief (3/04)

Metro air quality worsens; health alert issued for March 4 and 5 (3/03)

Water quality is focus of three League of Women Voters discussions (3/02)

City seeks applicants for director of Civil Rights (3/02)

Applicants sought for new City Audit Committee (3/01)

Mayor delivers State of the City Address March 10 (3/01)

February 2010

Winter Parking Restrictions still in effect, crews continue to monitor situation (2/26)

Minneapolis awarded more than $60 million in Recovery Act's first year (2/25)

Emerald ash borer discovered in Minneapolis (2/25)

Fire department joins Salvation Army in March food drive (2/25)

Awards for businesses facade improvements to help spur vitality, investment (2/22)

Air pollution health advisory and alert issued for metro area, Feb. 19 and 20 (2/19)

City helps launch innovative youth violence intervention program (2/18)

Governor proposes $29 million cut in aid to City (2/18)

City streamlines process for appointments to volunteer boards and commissions (2/17)

Minneapolis area ranks in top five in national well-being survey (2/16)

Help friends and neighbors follow Winter Parking Restrictions (2/12)

Help friends and neighbors follow Winter Parking Restrictions (2/12)

Minneapolis City offices closed on Presidents Day, Feb. 15 (2/12)

Air pollution health alert issued for Minneapolis-Saint Paul for Feb. 11 through 13 (2/11)

Winter Parking Restrictions begin Feb. 11 (2/10)

$41 million grant to boost Minneapolis-Saint Paul CityLiving home buying programs (2/09)

Recovery funding supports $41 million home buying program (2/09)

Minneapolis seeks experienced candidates for City Clerk position (2/09)

Minneapolis declares Snow Emergency (2/08)

Air pollution health alert issued for metro area for Feb. 4 and 5 (2/04)

Low cost rain garden workshops offered (2/04)

Retired Minneapolis fire truck to have new life in Kenya (2/03)

Help make this evening's snowy commute a safe one (2/01)

January 2010

Minneapolis to file a "friend of the court" brief in unallotment appeal (1/29)

Minneapolis picks local developer for Convention Center solar array (1/29)

H1N1 immunization clinics at Minneapolis parks (1/28)

Great Streets investments revitalizing commercial corridors, small businesses (1/27)

Friendly playoff game wager between mayors to involve local music (1/21)

Minneapolis receives $19.5 million in Recovery funds for foreclosure help (1/14)

Youth Coordinating Board celebrates 25 years of supporting community youth (1/14)

Pet licenses now available online (1/12)

Minneapolis City offices closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/12)

Construction of Green home helps revitalize north Minneapolis (1/07)

2010 Census Minneapolis kick-off event set for Jan. 14 (1/06)

Mayor and City Council begin new terms (1/05)

Event to help entrepreneurs do business with the City of Minneapolis (1/05)

Improvements making Minneapolis a better biking city (1/05)

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